Different treatments of the decay-out of superdeformed bands are reviewed, focusing on the role of the normally deformed doorway states to which the superdeformed band primarily couples at decay-out. A schematic description based on sparse GOE matrices is formulated for the normally deformed states including one doorway state. This allows for a gradual change of the normally deformed spectrum from an ordered to a chaotic situation by means of the effective dimensionality parameter. It is found that the distribution of the small normally deformed admixtures into the superdeformed band, through which it decays, depends sensitively on the effective dimensionality parameter. Analyzing the measured distribution of transition strength of decay-out gamma-ray lines in 194Hg, it is concluded that the spectrum of normally deformed states is closer to the chaotic than the ordered situation at the energy and angular momentum of the superdeformed band. ©2005 American Institute of Physics
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