Two-phonon character of the lowest J=1- state of Nd142

T. Belgya, R. A. Gatenby, E. M. Baum, E. L. Johnson, D. P. Diprete, S. W. Yates, B. Fazekas, G. Molnr

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The decay properties of the 3424-keV 1- state in Nd142, which has long been interpreted as a member of the quadrupole-octupole two-phonon quintet, and of the lowest 3- state, the octupole phonon, have been examined with the (n,n) reaction. -ray branching ratios of these states have been determined, and level lifetimes have been measured by the Doppler-shift attenuation method. These data provide strong support for interpreting the 1- state as having a significant two-phonon 2+3- component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R2314-R2316
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1995

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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