High-spin states in 126Xe have been populated in the 82Se(48Ca,4n)126Xe reaction in two experiments, one at the VIVITRON accelerator in Strasbourg using the Euroball detector array, and a subsequent one with ATLAS at Argonne using the Gammasphere Ge-detector array. Levels and assignments made previously for 126Xe up to I = 20 have been confirmed and extended. Four regular bands extending to a spin of almost I = 60, which are interpreted as two pairs of signature partners with opposite parity, are identified for the first time. The α = 0 partner of each pair is connected to the lower-lying levels, whereas the two α = 1 partners remain floating. A fractional Doppler shift analysis of transitions in the strongest populated (π, α) = (−, 0) band provides a value of 5.20.4 0.5 b for the transition quadrupole moment, which can be related to a minimum in the potential-energy surface calculated by the ULTIMATE CRANKER cranked shell-model code at ≈ 0.35 and γ ≈ 5◦. The four lowest bands calculated for this minimum compare well with the two signature pairs experimentally observed over a wide spin range. A sharp upbend at ¯hω ∼ 1170 keV is interpreted as a crossing with a band involving the j15/2 neutron orbital, for which pairing correlations are expected to be totally quenched. The four long bands extend to within ∼5 spin units of a crossing with an yrast line defined by calculated hyperdeformed transitions and will serve as important stepping stones into the spin region beyond 60¯h for future experiments.
|Titolo:||Band structures extending to very high spin in 126Xe|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale|
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevC.76.034311|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|