Shape coexistence and high-K states in 74Se populated following the β decay of 74Br
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013
Excited states in 74Se were populated following the ε/β + decay of 74Br, mainly from the J=K=4, 13.8-keV β-decaying isomer. Off-beam γ-ray spectroscopy was performed with the array of Clover HPGe detectors at WNSL Yale. Many new transitions were observed and rigorous spin assignments were made based on γ-γ angular correlations. The β-decay strength was found to proceed almost entirely to a few high-lying states near 4500 keV, which are consistent with deformed two-quasineutron high-K configurations. These doorway states then provide an effective tool for populating and identifying the lower prolate structures. Once categorized, the low-lying states of 74Se can be described as a set of near-spherical vibrational levels mixing strongly with a spectrum of prolate states which have an unperturbed bandhead near 1350 keV. © 2013 American Physical Society.