Using a hybrid Gammasphere array coupled to 25 LaBr3(Ce) detectors, the lifetimes of the first three levels of the yrast band in Pd-114, populated via Cf-252 decay, have been measured. The measured lifetimes are tau(2+) = 103(10) ps, tau(4+) = 22(13) ps, and tau(6+) <= 10 ps for the 2(1)(+), 4(1)(+), and 6(1)(+) levels, respectively. Palladium-114 was predicted to be the most deformed isotope of its isotopic chain, and spectroscopic studies have suggested it might also be a candidate nucleus for low-spin stable triaxiality. From the lifetimes measured in this work, reduced transition probabilities B(E2; J -> J - 2) are calculated and compared with interacting boson model, projected shell model, and collective model calculations from the literature. The experimental ratio R-B(E2) = B(E2; 4(1)(+) -> 2(1)(+))/B(E2; 2(1)(+) -> 0(1)(+)) = 0.80(42) is measured for the first time in Pd-114 and compared with the known values R-B(E2) in the palladium isotopic chain: the systematics suggest that, for N = 68, a transition from gamma-unstable to a more rigid gamma-deformed nuclear shape occurs.

Fast-timing measurements in the ground-state band of Pd114 / E.R. Gamba, A.M. Bruce, S. Lalkovski, M. Rudigier, S. Bottoni, M.P. Carpenter, S. Zhu, J.T. Anderson, A.D. Ayangeakaa, T.A. Berry, I. Burrows, M.C. Gallardo, R.J. Carroll, P. Copp, D.M. Cullen, T. Daniel, G.F. Martínez, J.P. Greene, L.A. Gurgi, D.J. Hartley, R. Ilieva, S. Ilieva, F.G. Kondev, T. Kröll, G.J. Lane, T. Lauritsen, I. Lazarus, G. Lotay, C.R. Niţă, Z. Podolyák, V. Pucknell, M. Reed, P.H. Regan, J. Rohrer, J. Sethi, D. Seweryniak, C.M. Shand, J. Simpson, M. Smoleń, E.A. Stefanova, V. Vedia, O. Yordanov. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW C. - ISSN 2469-9985. - 100:4(2019 Oct 11), pp. 044309.044309-1-044309.044309-10.

Fast-timing measurements in the ground-state band of Pd114

E.R. Gamba;S. Bottoni;
2019

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Using a hybrid Gammasphere array coupled to 25 LaBr3(Ce) detectors, the lifetimes of the first three levels of the yrast band in Pd-114, populated via Cf-252 decay, have been measured. The measured lifetimes are tau(2+) = 103(10) ps, tau(4+) = 22(13) ps, and tau(6+) <= 10 ps for the 2(1)(+), 4(1)(+), and 6(1)(+) levels, respectively. Palladium-114 was predicted to be the most deformed isotope of its isotopic chain, and spectroscopic studies have suggested it might also be a candidate nucleus for low-spin stable triaxiality. From the lifetimes measured in this work, reduced transition probabilities B(E2; J -> J - 2) are calculated and compared with interacting boson model, projected shell model, and collective model calculations from the literature. The experimental ratio R-B(E2) = B(E2; 4(1)(+) -> 2(1)(+))/B(E2; 2(1)(+) -> 0(1)(+)) = 0.80(42) is measured for the first time in Pd-114 and compared with the known values R-B(E2) in the palladium isotopic chain: the systematics suggest that, for N = 68, a transition from gamma-unstable to a more rigid gamma-deformed nuclear shape occurs.
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