Rotational Bands with Terminating Properties in 59Ni

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Highly-deformed rotational bands were established in Ni-59 using the Ca-40(Si-29,2p2alpha)Ni-59 reaction. Lifetime measurements indicate that transition quadrupole moments of two of these bands decrease as they smoothly approach their maximum-spin states. The configurations of these bands as well as their band-terminating features are discussed based on configuration-dependent cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky calculations. These calculations indicate that, unlike similar bands observed previously in the region, the two bands in Ni-59 maintain significant collectivity at their I=I-max states.


  • CH Yu
  • C Baktash
  • JA Cameron
  • M Devlin
  • J Eberth
  • A Galindo-Uribarri
  • DS Haslip
  • DR LaFosse
  • TJ Lampman
  • IY Lee
  • F Lerma
  • AO Macchiavelli
  • SD Paul
  • DC Radford
  • DG Sarantites
  • CE Svensson
  • JC Waddington
  • JC Wells
  • JN Wilson
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
  • Physical Sciences
Original languageEnglish
Article number061302(R)
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Mathematical Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011040002), Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Science) (011013004)