Forking and Unusual Decay Out of Superdeformed Bands in 83Zr
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Two superdeformed (SD) bands extending over eight to eleven transitions have been identified in Zr-83, The quadrupole moment of the more intense band was determined by the Residual Doppler Shift Method and is consistent with a quadrupole deformation of beta(2) approximate to 0.5. The large quadrupole moment and population intensity of the yrast SD band (approximate to 5%) in Zr isotopes relative to their isotones in Sr and Y nuclei suggest the presence of a large SD shell gap at proton number Z = 40, At the decay-out points, the Routhians of the SD bands reapproach that of the positive parity normally-deformed states which may be the reason why both of these bands feed mainly (approximate to 85%) into the positive-parity yrast band.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Journal||Physics Letters. Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|