Superdeformed and Highly Deformed Bands in 65Zn and Neutron-proton Interactions in Zn Isotopes

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Superdeformed and highly deformed rotational bands were established in Zn-65 using the Ca-40(Si-29,4p)Zn-65 reaction, and averaged quadrupole moments were measured for two of these bands. The configurations of these bands were assigned based on Hartree-Fock calculations. One of the three bands exhibits at low (h) over bar omega a rise in the J((2)) dynamic moments of inertia that is similar to the alignment gain observed in Zn-60. A comparison of the rotational band configurations and their J((2)) moments of inertia for light Zn isotopes suggests that the rise in J((2)) is most likely caused by np interactions associated with the valence protons and neutrons occupying the g(9/2) intruder orbits.


  • C. H. Yu
  • C. Baktash
  • J. Dobaczewski
  • J. A. Cameron
  • M. Devlin
  • J. Eberth
  • A. Galindo-Uribarri
  • D. S. Haslip
  • D. R. LaFosse
  • T. J. Lampman
  • I. Y. Lee
  • F. Lerma
  • A. O. Macchiavelli
  • S. D. Paul
  • D. C. Radford
  • Dirk Rudolph
  • D. G. Sarantites
  • C. E. Svensson
  • J. C. Waddington
  • J. N. Wilson
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number041301(R)
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Publication categoryResearch

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