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Title: E3 strength of the 11{sup -} to 8{sup +} isomeric decays in {sup 194}Pb and {sup 196}Pb and oblate deformation

Abstract

The E3 decays of the 11{sup -} isomers in the isotopes {sup 194}Pb and {sup 196}Pb have been studied experimentally and evaluated in terms of configuration mixing due to the development of oblate deformation. New results include a remeasurement of the lifetime of the 11{sup -} isomer in {sup 194}Pb and clarification of the intensities of its main decay branches including the known 496 keV E3 branch. Its intensity is an order of magnitude weaker than previously reported, leading to an E3 transition strength of 29(4) W.u. Limits are placed on possible E3 decays of the 11{sup -} isomer in {sup 196}Pb to a previously assigned 8{sup +} two-proton state. Neither the branch, nor the state is observed. An alternative 562 keV transition to a new state at 2630 keV is proposed, with an E3 strength of 26(2) W.u. The approximately constant E3 strength for the range of even-even isotopes {sup 190-196}Pb is consistent with an oblate deformation for the 11{sup -} state of similar magnitude. This is supported by K-constrained potential-energy-surface calculations for the 11{sup -} and 8{sup +} configurations.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1]; ;  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Department of Nuclear Physics, RSPhysSE, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)
  2. Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 (Australia)
  3. (Australia)
  4. School of Physics, Peking University, Beijing 100871 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20771095
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics; Journal Volume: 72; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.72.064319; (c) 2005 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; CONFIGURATION MIXING; E3-TRANSITIONS; ISOMERIC NUCLEI; KEV RANGE; LEAD 194; LEAD 196; LIFETIME; NUCLEAR DECAY; NUCLEAR DEFORMATION; POTENTIAL ENERGY; PROTONS; SURFACES

Citation Formats

Dracoulis, G.D., Lane, G.J., Peaty, T.M., Baxter, A.M., Davidson, P.M., Kibedi, T., Byrne, A.P., Wilson, A.N., Department of Nuclear Physics, RSPhysSE, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, and Xu, F.R.. E3 strength of the 11{sup -} to 8{sup +} isomeric decays in {sup 194}Pb and {sup 196}Pb and oblate deformation. United States: N. p., 2005. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.72.064319.
Dracoulis, G.D., Lane, G.J., Peaty, T.M., Baxter, A.M., Davidson, P.M., Kibedi, T., Byrne, A.P., Wilson, A.N., Department of Nuclear Physics, RSPhysSE, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, & Xu, F.R.. E3 strength of the 11{sup -} to 8{sup +} isomeric decays in {sup 194}Pb and {sup 196}Pb and oblate deformation. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.72.064319.
Dracoulis, G.D., Lane, G.J., Peaty, T.M., Baxter, A.M., Davidson, P.M., Kibedi, T., Byrne, A.P., Wilson, A.N., Department of Nuclear Physics, RSPhysSE, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200, and Xu, F.R.. Thu . "E3 strength of the 11{sup -} to 8{sup +} isomeric decays in {sup 194}Pb and {sup 196}Pb and oblate deformation". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.72.064319.
@article{osti_20771095,
title = {E3 strength of the 11{sup -} to 8{sup +} isomeric decays in {sup 194}Pb and {sup 196}Pb and oblate deformation},
author = {Dracoulis, G.D. and Lane, G.J. and Peaty, T.M. and Baxter, A.M. and Davidson, P.M. and Kibedi, T. and Byrne, A.P. and Wilson, A.N. and Department of Nuclear Physics, RSPhysSE, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200 and Xu, F.R.},
abstractNote = {The E3 decays of the 11{sup -} isomers in the isotopes {sup 194}Pb and {sup 196}Pb have been studied experimentally and evaluated in terms of configuration mixing due to the development of oblate deformation. New results include a remeasurement of the lifetime of the 11{sup -} isomer in {sup 194}Pb and clarification of the intensities of its main decay branches including the known 496 keV E3 branch. Its intensity is an order of magnitude weaker than previously reported, leading to an E3 transition strength of 29(4) W.u. Limits are placed on possible E3 decays of the 11{sup -} isomer in {sup 196}Pb to a previously assigned 8{sup +} two-proton state. Neither the branch, nor the state is observed. An alternative 562 keV transition to a new state at 2630 keV is proposed, with an E3 strength of 26(2) W.u. The approximately constant E3 strength for the range of even-even isotopes {sup 190-196}Pb is consistent with an oblate deformation for the 11{sup -} state of similar magnitude. This is supported by K-constrained potential-energy-surface calculations for the 11{sup -} and 8{sup +} configurations.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.72.064319},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
number = 6,
volume = 72,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005},
month = {Thu Dec 15 00:00:00 EST 2005}
}