Vibrational, intruder structures in 116Cd

M. Kadi, N. Warr, P. E. Garrett, J. Jolie, S. W. Yates

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Decay properties of multiphonon quadrupole vibrational states and intruder structures in 116Cd have been examined with the (n,n′ γ) reaction, γ-ray excitation functions, angular distributions, and γ-γ coincidences have been measured. Lifetimes of many levels were determined with the Doppler-shift attenuation method, exposing the degree of collectivity of the intruder structure and the three-phonon states. In combination with other recent results, this new information reveals that the intruder picture is well supported in the Cd nuclei. However, a puzzle not present in the lighter Cd nuclei emerges in 116Cd; strong configuration mixing between intruder and multiphonon vibrational excitations cannot describe the observed decays of the lowest 0+ excited states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031306
Pages (from-to)313061-313064
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2003

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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