Superdeformation in the Doubly Magic Nucleus 40Ca

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A rotational band with seven gamma -ray transitions between states with spin 2 (h) over bar and 16 (h) over bar has been observed in the doubly magic, self-conjugate nucleus Ca-40(20)20. The measured transition quadrupole moment of 1.80(-0.29)(+0.39)eb indicates a superdeformed shape with a deformation beta (2) = 0.59(-0.07)(+0.11). The features of this band are explained by cranked relativistic mean field calculations to arise from an 8-particle 8-hole excitation.


  • E. Ideguchi
  • D. G. Sarantites
  • W. Reviol
  • A. V. Afanasjev
  • M. Devlin
  • C. Baktash
  • R. V. F. Janssens
  • Dirk Rudolph
  • A. Axelsson
  • M. P. Carpenter
  • A. Galindo-Uribarri
  • D. R. LaFosse
  • T. Lauritsen
  • F. Lerma
  • C. J. Lister
  • P. Reiter
  • D. Seweryniak
  • M. Weiszflog
  • J. N. Wilson
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number222501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Publication categoryResearch

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