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Review of Metastable States in Heavy Nuclei

Dracoulis, GD, Walker, PM and Kondev, FG (2016) Review of Metastable States in Heavy Nuclei Reports on Progress in Physics, 79 (7).

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Abstract

The structure of nuclear isomeric states is reviewed in the context of their role in contemporary nuclear physics research. Emphasis is given to high-spin isomers in heavy nuclei, with A & 150. The possibility to exploit isomers to study some of the most exotic nuclei is a recurring theme. In spherical nuclei, the role of octupole collectivity is discussed in detail, while in deformed nuclei the limitations of the K quantum number are addressed. Isomer targets and isomer beams are considered, along with applications related to energy storage, astrophysics, medicine, and experimental advances.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : subj_Physics
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Dracoulis, GDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Walker, PMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Kondev, FGUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 31 May 2016
Identification Number : 10.1088/0034-4885/79/7/076301
Copyright Disclaimer : This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Reports on Progress in Physics. The publisher is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it. The Version of Record is available online at http://iopscience.iop.org/journal/0034-4885
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 24 May 2016 14:24
Last Modified : 18 Nov 2016 18:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810807

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