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Isomer Tagging with a Dual Multi-Wire Proportional Counter & a Differential Plunger

Cullen, DM, Mason, PJR, Rigby, SV, Khan, S, Kishada, AM, Varley, BJ, Scholey, C, Grahn, T, Greenlees, P, Rahkila, P , Jones, PM, Julin, R, Juutinen, S, Leino, M, Leppanen, AP, Nieminen, P, Nyman, M, Pakarinen, J and Uusitalo, J (2008) Isomer Tagging with a Dual Multi-Wire Proportional Counter & a Differential Plunger In: FRONTIERS IN NUCLEAR STRUCTURE, ASTROPHYSICS, AND REACTIONS: FINUSTAR 2, 2007-09-10 - 2007-09-14, Crete, Greece.

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This report details the status of an experimental research programme which has studied isomeric states in the mass 130–160 region of the nuclear chart. Several new isomers have been established and characterised near the proton drip line using a recoil isomer tagging technique at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The latest experiments have been performed with a modified setup where the standard GREAT focal‐plane double‐sided silicon‐strip detector was changed to a dual multi‐wire proportional‐counter arrangement. This new setup has improved capability for short‐lived isomer studies where large focal‐plane rates can be tolerated. The results of key recent experiments for nuclei situated above (153Yb, 152Tm) and below (144Ho, 142Tb) the N  =  82 shell gap were presented. These studies have charted the evolution of isomeric states across the neutron shell from K‐Isomers at N  =  74, to shape isomers at N  =  77 and shell‐model isomers at N  =  82, 83. The excitation energies for some of the lowest‐lying excited states in these isomeric nuclei show behaviour which is characteristic of an X(5) symmetry falling midway between the limits expected for pure vibrational and rotational behaviour. The future prospects for studies of these nuclei were discussed using an isomer‐tagged differential‐plunger setup. This technique will be capable of establishing the deformation of the states above the isomers and will aid in determining whether their behaviour is indeed well described by the X(5) symmetry limit.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Cullen, DM
Rigby, SV
Khan, S
Kishada, AM
Varley, BJ
Scholey, C
Grahn, T
Greenlees, P
Rahkila, P
Jones, PM
Julin, R
Juutinen, S
Leino, M
Leppanen, AP
Nieminen, P
Nyman, M
Pakarinen, J
Uusitalo, J
Date : 12 May 2008
DOI : 10.1063/1.2939299
Contributors :
Demetriou, P
Julin, R
Harissopulos, SV
publisherAmerican Institute of Physics,
Uncontrolled Keywords : gamma-ray apparatus, proportional counters, glass transition
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 11:55
Last Modified : 23 Jan 2020 17:24

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