Background: Nuclear structure information for the neutron-rich actinide nuclei is important since it is the benchmark for theoretical models that provide predictions for the heaviest nuclei. Purpose: γ-ray spectroscopy of neutron-rich heavy nuclei in the actinide region. Method: Multinucleon-transfer reactions in Zn70+U238 and Xe136+U238 have been measured in two experiments performed at the INFN Legnaro, Italy. In the Zn70 experiment the high-resolution HPGe Clover Array (CLARA) coupled to the magnetic spectrometer PRISMA was employed. In the Xe136 experiment the high-resolution Advanced Gamma Tracking Array (AGATA) was used in combination with PRISMA and the Detector Array for Multinucleon Transfer Ejectiles (DANTE). Results: The ground-state band (g.s. band) of U240 was measured up to the 20+ level and a tentative assignment was made up to the (24+) level. Results from γγ coincidence and from particle coincidence analyses are shown. Moments of inertia (MoI) show a clear upbend. Evidence for an extended first negative-parity band of U240 is found. Conclusions: A detailed comparison with latest calculations shows best agreement with cranked relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov (CRHB) calculations for the g.s. band properties. The negative-parity band shows the characteristics of a Kπ=0- band based on an octupole vibration.
|Titolo:||Spectroscopy of the neutron-rich actinide nucleus U 240 following multinucleon-transfer reactions|
|Parole Chiave:||Nuclear and High Energy Physics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale|
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevC.92.044319|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|