Multiple Shape Coexistence in Cd 110,112

P. E. Garrett, T. R. Rodríguez, A. Diaz Varela, K. L. Green, J. Bangay, A. Finlay, R. A.E. Austin, G. C. Ball, D. S. Bandyopadhyay, V. Bildstein, S. Colosimo, D. S. Cross, G. A. Demand, P. Finlay, A. B. Garnsworthy, G. F. Grinyer, G. Hackman, B. Jigmeddorj, J. Jolie, W. D. KulpK. G. Leach, A. C. Morton, J. N. Orce, C. J. Pearson, A. A. Phillips, A. J. Radich, E. T. Rand, M. A. Schumaker, C. E. Svensson, C. Sumithrarachchi, S. Triambak, N. Warr, J. Wong, J. L. Wood, S. W. Yates

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Abstract

From detailed spectroscopy of Cd110 and Cd112 following the β+/electron-capture decay of In110,112 and the β- decay of Ag112, very weak decay branches from nonyrast states are observed. The transition rates determined from the measured branching ratios and level lifetimes obtained with the Doppler-shift attenuation method following inelastic neutron scattering reveal collective enhancements that are suggestive of a series of rotational bands. In Cd110, a γ band built on the shape-coexisting intruder configuration is suggested. For Cd112, the 2+ and 3+ intruder γ-band members are suggested, the 03+ band is extended to spin 4+, and the 04+ band is identified. The results are interpreted using beyond-mean-field calculations employing the symmetry conserving configuration mixing method with the Gogny D1S energy density functional and with the suggestion that the Cd isotopes exhibit multiple shape coexistence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number142502
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume123
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 3 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The assistance of Dr. F. Corminboeuf and Dr. L. Genilloud in the collection of the data is gratefully acknowledged, as are discussions with M. Zielińska and A. Gezerlis. This work was supported in part by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), TRIUMF through the National Research Council (Canada), and the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-1606890. T. R. R. acknowledges computing time at GSI-Darmstadt and support from Spanish MINECO under FIS-2014-53434-P.

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© 2019 American Physical Society.

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