Rotational Bands in 77Rb: Spectroscopy Near the Z=38 Deformed Shell Gap

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The gamma decays of high spin states in Rb-77 populated in the reaction Ca-40(Ca-40,3p) Rb-77 were studied with the EUROGAM I gamma-ray spectrometer at Daresburp Laboratory, in conjunction with the recoil mass separator. The data were used to extend or establish three positive parity and five negative parity bands in Rb-77. Levei lifetimes and sidefeeding times were then measured with the NORDBALL gamma-ray spectrometer, using the Doppler shift attenuation method, A very detailed level scheme including many weakly populated states was established and the bands were observed over large spin ranges. The deduced lifetimes demonstrate the high collectivity of the excited states and are consistent with their having large prolate deformations. The structures of the bands and their crossings are discussed in relation to the large shell gap at prolate deformation beta(2) approximate to 0.4.


  • A. Harder
  • A. Jungclaus
  • M. K. Kabadiyski
  • D. Kast
  • K. P. Lieb
  • M. Weiszflog
  • T. D. Johnson
  • G. Winter
  • C. J. Gross
  • R. A. Cunningham
  • W. Gelletly
  • J. Simpson
  • D. D. Warner
  • I. G. Bearden
  • T. Shizuma
  • G. Sletten
  • D. Foltescu
  • H. A. Roth
  • O. Skeppstedt
  • B. J. Varley
External organisations
  • University of Göttingen
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1680-1696
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch

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