High-Spin Isomeric Structures in Exotic Odd-Odd Nuclei: Exploration of the Proton Drip Line and Beyond
Liu, H L, Xu, F R, Xu, S W, Wyss, R and Walker, P M (2007) High-Spin Isomeric Structures in Exotic Odd-Odd Nuclei: Exploration of the Proton Drip Line and Beyond Physical Review C, 76 (3).
We investigate the role of two-quasiparticle isomeric states along the proton drip line, using configuration-constrained potential-energy-surface calculations. In contrast to even-even nuclei, odd-odd nuclei can have coexisting low-lying two-quasiparticle states. The low excitation energy and high angular momentum can lead to long-lived isomers. Also, because of the hindrance by spin selection, the probabilities of beta and proton decays from high-spin isomers can be reduced significantly. The present calculations reproduce reasonably well the available data for observed isomers in such nuclei. Unobserved high-spin isomers are predicted, which could be useful for future experimental studies of exotic nuclei at and beyond the proton drip line.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics|
|Date :||1 January 2007|
|Identification Number :||10.1103/PhysRevC.76.034313|
|Additional Information :||Published in <i>Physical Review C,</i> Vol. 76, Iss. 3. Copyright 2007 American Physical Society. Click <a href=http://prc.aps.org/ >here</a> to access the journal's website.|
|Depositing User :||Mr Adam Field|
|Date Deposited :||27 May 2010 14:06|
|Last Modified :||23 Sep 2013 18:26|
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