β decay spectroscopy of light Nd isotopes
Journal article, 2013

Excited states in 132,134Nd were populated in the β+/ε decay of 132,134Pm and studied through off-beam γ-ray spectroscopy. Level spins and multipole mixing ratios of transitions were determined through an angular correlation analysis. In 132Nd, a new excited 0+ state is identified and in 134Nd the level scheme is significantly extended. Differences in the location of the 02+ state and the γ bandhead above and below N=82 suggest that the lighter isotopes are much more γ-soft than the heavier Nd and that a first-order phase transitional description is not applicable in the N<82 region. © 2013 American Physical Society.

Author

E.A. McCutchan

R.F. Casten

V. Werner

R.J. Casperson

Andreas Martin Heinz

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Subatomic Physics

J. Qian

B. Shoraka

J.R. Terry

E.S. Williams

R.P. Winkler

Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics

0556-2813 (ISSN) 1089-490X (eISSN)

Vol. 87 5

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevC.87.057306

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10/7/2017