High-spin spectroscopy of I119,121: Prolate and oblate shape coexistence

Y. Liang, D. B. Fossan, J. R. Hughes, D. R. Lafosse, T. Lauritsen, R. Ma, E. S. Paul, P. Vaska, M. P. Waring, N. Xu

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High-spin states in the odd-proton I119,121 isotopes have been studied following heavy-ion fusion-evaporation reactions using boron and carbon beams. Both prolate (=0°) and oblate (=-60°) collective bands have been observed built on low-lying positive- and negative-parity proton states, namely, h11/2, g9/2, g7/2, and d5/2 orbitals. At the highest spins (39/2) the collective behavior of the h11/2 yrast band is seen to break down when noncollective oblate states become yrast, resulting in the observation of band termination. The terminating state involves the h11/2[g7/2]2[h11/2]2 configuration at =+60°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1041-1057
Number of pages17
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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