Octupole and hexadecapole bands in 152Sm

P. E. Garrett, W. D. Kulp, J. L. Wood, D. Bandyopadhyay, S. Christen, S. Choudry, A. Dewald, A. Fitzler, C. Fransen, K. Jessen, J. Jolie, A. Kloezer, P. Kudejova, A. Kumar, S. R. Lesher, A. Linnemann, A. Lisetskiy, D. Martin, M. Masur, M. T. McEllistremO. Möller, M. Mynk, J. N. Orce, P. Pejovic, T. Pissulla, J. M. Regis, A. Schiller, D. Tonev, S. W. Yates

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The nucleus 152Sm is characterized by a variety of low-energy collective modes, conventionally described as rotations, β vibrations and γ vibrations. Recently, it has been suggested that 152Sm is at a critical point between spherical and deformed collective phases. Consequently, 152Sm is being studied by a variety of techniques, including radioactive decay, multi-step Coulomb excitation, in-beam (α, 2nγ) γ-ray spectroscopy and (n, n′γ) spectroscopy. The present work focuses on the latter two reactions; these have been used to investigate the low-lying bands associated with the octupole degree of freedom, including one built on the first excited 0+ band. In addition, the Kπ ≤ 4+ hexadecapole vibrational band has been identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1855-S1858
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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