The g-decay in the quasi-continuum is used as a probe of nuclear structure properties in thermally excited nuclei. The experimental analysis is performed on high-statistics EUROBALL data on (163Er, and the results are compared to band mixing calculations for this nucleus. Two topics are investigated. First, a direct experimental measurement of the rotational and compound damping width (G)(rot) (and G)() is given. From a line-shape analysis of g-g coincidence spectra values of 200 and 20 keV are obtained for G)(m)(rot) (and G)(m), respectively, in the spin region I 30-40h, in good agreement with theory. Secondly, the validity of the selection rules associated with the K-quantum number are investigated as a function of the internal energy U above yrast. K-selection rules are found to be obeyed in the decay along discrete unresolved rotational bands up to U 1.2 MeV, while in the interval U 1.2-2.5 MeV, where the order-to-chaos transition is expected to take place, selection rules are found to be only partially valid.
|Titolo:||Warm rotating nuclei: Damping mechanisms and the order-to-chaos transition|
|Parole Chiave:||GAMMA-DECAY; STATES; CASCADES; BANDS|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare|
Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale
|Data di pubblicazione:||apr-2005|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|