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High-K Structures Under Extreme Conditions

Walker, P. M. (2005) High-K Structures Under Extreme Conditions Acta Physica Polonica B, 36. pp. 1055-1061.


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High-K isomer decay rates are compared and interpreted, with an emphasis on the spin degree of freedom. It is argued that high-K values do not in themselves lead to K mixing. Rather, evidence is presented that the most important consideration is the isomer energy relative to a rotor whose moment of inertia is approximately 85\% of the rigid-body value. The high-spin limit to the occurrence of high-K isomers is then discussed in connection with predictions of competing oblate rotation-aligned structures. Finally, some observations are made regarding the use of K isomers as a tool to access exotic nuclei, including superheavy elements, and exotic nuclear structures.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
Walker, P.
Date : 1 April 2005
Additional Information : Presented at the XXXIX Zakopane School of Physics — International Symposium “Atomic Nuclei at Extreme Values of Temperature, Spin and Isospin”, Zakopane, Poland, August 31–September 5, 2004. Published in Acta Physica Polonica B, 36, 1055-1061. © 2005 Acta Physica Polonica B.
Depositing User : Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited : 27 May 2010 14:07
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 16:18

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