Decay Out of the Doubly Magic Superdeformed Band in the N=Z Nucleus 60Zn

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The doubly magic superdeformed band in the N = Z nucleus Zn-60 has been identified. Linking transitions connecting this band to the yrast line provide the first spin, parity, and excitation energy measurements for superdeformed states in the A similar to 60 region. The stretched-E2 character and relatively large B(E2) values of these transitions suggest a nonstatistical decay-out process.


  • C. E. Svensson
  • C. Baktash
  • M. A. Bentley
  • J. A. Cameron
  • M. P. Carpenter
  • M. Devlin
  • J. Eberth
  • S. Flibotte
  • A. Galindo-Uribarri
  • G. Hackman
  • D. S. Haslip
  • R. V. F. Janssens
  • D. R. LaFosse
  • T. J. Lampman
  • I. Y. Lee
  • F. Lerma
  • A. O. Macchiavelli
  • J. M. Nieminen
  • S. D. Paul
  • D. C. Radford
  • P. Reiter
  • L. L. Riedinger
  • D. G. Sarantites
  • B. Schaly
  • D. Seweryniak
  • O. Thelen
  • H. G. Thomas
  • J. C. Waddington
  • D. Ward
  • W. Weintraub
  • J. N. Wilson
  • C. H. Yu
  • A. V. Afanasjev
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3400-3403
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Publication categoryResearch

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