Probing the structure of the stable Xe isotopes with inelastic neutron scattering

Erin E. Peters, Timothy J. Ross, Benjamin P. Crider, Steven W. Yates

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The stable isotopes of xenon, which have attracted interest for a number of reasons, span a transitional region that evolves from γ-soft structures for the lighter mass isotopes to nearly spherical 136Xe with a closed neutron shell. The nature of this transition, which is gradual, is not well understood. To provide detailed spectroscopic information on the Xe isotopes, we have studied 130,132,134,136Xe at the University of Kentucky Accelerator Laboratory using inelastic neutron scattering and γ-ray detection. These measurements yielded γ-ray angular distributions, branching ratios, multipole mixing ratios, and level lifetimes (from the Doppler-shift attenuation method), which allowed the determination of reduced transition probabilities and provided insight into the structure of these nuclei.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02028
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - May 16 2018
Event16th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS 2017 - Shanghai, China
Duration: Sep 18 2017Sep 22 2017

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to thank H.E. Baber for his continuing contributions to UKAL. This material is based upon work supported by the U. S. National Science Foundation under Grant No. PHY-1606890.

Publisher Copyright:
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018.

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