New deformed states near the Z=50 closed shell: Sb6651117

D. R. LaFosse, D. B. Fossan, J. R. Hughes, Y. Liang, P. Vaska, M. P. Waring, J. Y. Zhang

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Three decoupled (I=2) rotational bands have been observed to rise out of irregular spherical excitations in Sb51117 at moderate spin. These bands are interpreted as resulting from low-lying g7/2, d5/2, and h11/2 valence orbitals outside the Z=50 closed shell coupled to the deformed [(g7/2)2(g9/2)-2]116Sn core state at the N=66 midshell. The valence orbitals do not significantly influence either the spherical or the deformed core shape; the latter is regulated by the at which the g7/2 and the intruder g9/2 levels cross. Two strongly coupled (I=1) bands involving [(g7/2)2(g9/2)-1] were also observed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1332-1335
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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