Absence of paired crossing in the positive parity bands of Cs 124

A. K. Singh, A. Basu, Somnath Nag, H. Hübel, J. Domscheit, I. Ragnarsson, A. Al-Khatib, G. B. Hagemann, B. Herskind, D. R. Elema, J. N. Wilson, R. M. Clark, M. Cromaz, P. Fallon, A. Görgen, I. Y. Lee, D. Ward, W. C. Ma

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High-spin states in Cs124 were populated in the Ni64(Ni64,p3n) reaction and the Gammasphere detector array was used to measure γ-ray coincidences. Both positive- and negative-parity bands, including bands with chiral configurations, have been extended to higher spin, where a shape change has been observed. The configurations of the bands before and after the alignment are discussed within the framework of the cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky model. The calculations suggest that the nucleus undergoes a shape transition from triaxial to prolate around spin I≃22 of the positive-parity states. The alignment gain of 8â.,, observed in the positive-parity bands, is due to partial alignment of several valence nucleons. This indicates the absence of band crossing due to paired nucleons in the bands.

Original languageEnglish
Article number024323
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 20

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  • Subatomic Physics


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