Multiple beta(-) decaying states in Re-194: Shape evolution in neutron-rich osmium isotopes

N. Al-Dahan, P. H. Regan, Zs. Podolyak, P. M. Walker, N. Alkhomashi, G. D. Dracoulis, G. Farrelly, J. Benlliure, S. B. Pietri, R. F. Casten, P. D. Stevenson, W. Gelletly, S. J. Steer, A. B. Garnsworthy, E. Casarejos, J. Gerl, H. J. Wollersheim, J. Grebosz, M. Gorska, I. KojouharovH. Schaffner, A. Algora, G. Benzoni, A. Blazhev, P. Boutachkov, A. M. Bruce, I. J. Cullen, A. M. Denis Bacelar, A. Y. Deo, M. E. Estevez, Y. Fujita, Robert Hoischen, R. Kumar, S. Lalkovski, Z. Liu, P. J. Mason, C. Mihai, F. Molina, D. Muecher, B. Rubio, A. Tamii, S. Tashenov, J. J. Valiente-Dobon, P. J. Woods

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beta decays from heavy, neutron-rich nuclei with A similar to 190 have been investigated following their production via the relativistic projectile fragmentation of an E/A = 1 GeV Pb-208 primary beam on a similar to 2.5 g/cm(2) Be-9 target. The reaction products were separated and identified using the GSI FRagment Separator (FRS) and stopped in the RISING active stopper. gamma decays were observed and correlated with these secondary ions on an event-by-event basis such that gamma-ray transitions following from both internal (isomeric) and beta decays were recorded. A number of discrete, beta-delayed gamma-ray transitions associated with beta decays from Re-194 to excited states in Os-194 have been observed, including previously reported decays from the yrast I-pi = (6(+)) state. Three previously unreported gamma-ray transitions with energies 194, 349, and 554 keV are also identified; these transitions are associated with decays from higher spin states in Os-194. The results of these investigations are compared with theoretical predictions from Nilsson multi-quasiparticle (MQP) calculations. Based on lifetime measurements and the observed feeding pattern to states in Os-194, it is concluded that there are three beta(-)-decaying states in Re-194.
Original languageEnglish
Article number034301
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Subatomic Physics


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