Signature inversion in doubly odd 124La

H. J. Chantler, E. S. Paul, A. J. Boston, M. P. Carpenter, R. Charity, C. J. Chiara, P. T.W. Choy, C. N. Davids, M. Devlin, A. M. Fletcher, D. B. Fossan, D. G. Jenkins, N. S. Kelsall, T. Koike, D. R. LaFosse, P. J. Nolan, D. G. Sarantites, D. Seweryniak, J. F. Smith, K. StarostaR. Wadsworth, A. N. Wilson

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High-spin states have been studied in neutron-deficient 57124La67, populated through the 64Zn(64Zn,3pn) reaction at 260 MeV. The Gammasphere γ-ray spectrometer has been used in conjunction with the Microball charged-particle detector, the Neutron Shell, and the Argonne Fragment Mass Analyzer, in order to select evaporation residues of interest. The known band structures have been extended and new bands found. Most of the bands are linked together, allowing more consistent spin and parity assignments. Comparison of band properties to cranking calculations has allowed configuration assignments to be made and includes the first identification of the g9/2 proton-hole in an odd-odd lanthanum isotope. Two bands have been assigned a πh11/2 ⊗ νh11/2 structure; the yrast one exhibits a signature inversion in its level energies below I = 18.5ℏ, while the excited one exhibits a signature inversion above I = 18.5ℏ.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014311
Pages (from-to)143111-1431116
Number of pages1288006
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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