Medium-spin γ-ray spectroscopy of the transitional nucleus Er160

K. Dusling, N. Pietralla, G. Rainovski, T. Ahn, B. Bochev, A. Costin, T. Koike, T. C. Li, A. Linnemann, S. Pontillo, C. Vaman

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The nucleus Er160, with the structural parameter R4/2=E(41+)/E(21+)=3.10, falls on the transition path between the critical point of the vibrator-rotor shape phase transition and the rigid rotor limit, thus serving as a critical test of the CBS rotor model, which describes this transition region. Medium-spin states of Er160 have been populated via the reaction Tb159(Li6,5n) and new levels have been identified and interpreted as the even-spin members of the γ band and members of the β vibrational band. Level energies and branching ratios are compared to the CBS rotor model predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014317
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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