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Title: Table of superdeformed nuclear bands and fission isomers

A minimum in the second potential well of deformed nuclei was predicted and the associated shell gaps are illustrated in the harmonic oscillator potential shell energy surface calculations shown in this report. A strong superdeformed minimum in {sup 152}Dy was predicted for {beta}{sub 2}-0.65. Subsequently, a discrete set of {gamma}-ray transitions in {sup 152}DY was observed and, assigned to the predicted superdeformed band. Extensive research at several laboratories has since focused on searching for other mass regions of large deformation. A new generation of {gamma}-ray detector arrays is already producing a wealth of information about the mechanisms for feeding and deexciting superdeformed bands. These bands have been found in three distinct regions near A=l30, 150, and 190. This research extends upon previous work in the actinide region near A=240 where fission isomers were identified and also associated with the second potential well. Quadrupole moment measurements for selected cases in each mass region are consistent with assigning the bands to excitations in the second local minimum. As part of our committment to maintain nuclear structure data as current as possible in the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Reference File (ENSDF) and the Table of Isotopes, we have updated the information on superdeformed nuclearmore » bands. As of April 1994, we have complied data from 86 superdeformed bands and 46 fission isomers identified in 73 nuclides for this report. For each nuclide there is a complete level table listing both normal and superdeformed band assignments; level energy, spin, parity, half-life, magneto moments, decay branchings; and the energies, final levels, relative intensities, multipolarities, and mixing ratios for transitions deexciting each level. Mass excess, decay energies, and proton and neutron separation energies are also provided from the evaluation of Audi and Wapstra.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
  2. McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10193446
Report Number(s):
LBL--35916
ON: DE95002653; TRN: 94:023893
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00098
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1994
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States);Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; DEFORMED NUCLEI; NUCLEAR STRUCTURE; ENERGY-LEVEL TRANSITIONS; FISSION PRODUCTS; NUCLEAR DEFORMATION; NUCLEAR DATA COLLECTIONS; COMPILED DATA; ISOMERS; HALF-LIFE 663110; 663470; GENERAL AND AVERAGE PROPERTIES OF NUCLEI AND NUCLEAR ENERGY LEVELS; FISSION