An experiment was performed to measure the lifetimes of the states in the superdeformed band reported in Pb192. No evidence for such a band was found, despite the fact that the experimental conditions were nearly identical to those of an earlier measurement where this band was proposed. The problems and questions encountered in the analysis are described. The arguments presented here indicate that further measurements are needed to establish the existence of a superdeformed band in this nucleus unambiguously.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics