High-spin states in la 136 and possible structure change in the N=79 region

H. Nishibata, R. Leguillon, A. Odahara, T. Shimoda, C. M. Petrache, Y. Ito, J. Takatsu, K. Tajiri, N. Hamatani, R. Yokoyama, E. Ideguchi, H. Watanabe, Y. Wakabayashi, K. Yoshinaga, T. Suzuki, S. Nishimura, D. Beaumel, G. Lehaut, D. Guinet, P. DesesquellesD. Curien, K. Higashiyama, N. Yoshinaga

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High-spin states in the odd-odd nucleus La136, which is located close to the β-stability line, have been investigated in the radioactive-beam-induced fusion-evaporation reaction Sn124(N17,5n). The use of the radioactive beam enabled a highly sensitive and successful search for a new isomer [14+,T1/2=187(27) ns] in La136. In the A=130-140 mass region, no such long-lived isomer has been observed at high spin in odd-odd nuclei. The La136 level scheme was revised, incorporating the 14+ isomer and six new levels. The results were compared with pair-truncated shell model (PTSM) calculations which successfully explain the level structure of the πh11/2 - νh11/2-1 bands in La132 and La134. The isomerism of the 14+ state was investigated also by a collective model, the cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky (CNS) model, which explains various high-spin structures in the medium-heavy mass region. It is suggested that a new type of collective structure is induced in the PTSM model by the increase of the number of πg7/2 pairs, and/or in the CNS model by the configuration change associated with the shape change in La136.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054305
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 7 2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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