Search for Hyperdeformation in 146,147Gd

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A search was undertaken to look for evidence of hyperdeformation in Gd-146,Gd-147. Three experiments employing Gammasphere for gamma-ray detection coupled with the Microball for channel selection via charged particle detection were carried out with increasing detection sensitivity and statistics. No definitive evidence for band structures that could be assigned to hyperdeformation could be found. Candidates previously reported are shown not to have properties consistent with a band structure.


  • D. R. LaFosse
  • D. G. Sarantites
  • C. Baktash
  • S. Asztalos
  • M. J. Brinkman
  • B. Cederwall
  • R. M. Clark
  • M. Devlin
  • P. Fallon
  • C. J. Gross
  • H. Q. Jin
  • I. Y. Lee
  • F. Lerma
  • A. O. Macchiavelli
  • R. MacLeod
  • Dirk Rudolph
  • D. W. Stracener
  • C. H. Yu
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1585-1588
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Publication categoryResearch

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