Beta decay of the axially asymmetric ground state of 192Re

H. Watanabe, Y.X. Watanabe, Y. Hirayama, A.N. Andreyev, T. Hashimoto, F.G. Kondev, G.J. Lane, Yu.A. Litvinov, J.J. Liu, H. Miyatake, J.Y. Moon, A.I. Morales, M. Mukai, S. Nishimura, T. Niwase, M. Rosenbusch, P. Schury, Y. Shi, M. Wada, P.M. Walker

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The β decay of 75192Re117, which lies near the boundary between the regions of predicted prolate and oblate deformations, has been investigated using the KEK Isotope Separation System (KISS) in RIKEN Nishina Center. This is the first case in which a low-energy beam of rhenium isotope has been successfully extracted from an argon gas-stopping cell using a laser-ionization technique, following production via multi-nucleon transfer between heavy ions. The ground state of 192Re has been assigned Jπ=(0−) based on the observed β feedings and deduced logft values towards the 0+ and 2+ states in 192Os, which is known as a typical γ-soft nucleus. The shape transition from axial symmetry to axial asymmetry in the Re isotopes is discussed from the viewpoint of single-particle structure using the nuclear Skyrme-Hartree-Fock model.
Original languageEnglish
Article number136088
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Early online date21 Jan 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

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  • Re
  • decay
  • Axial asymmetry
  • Shape transition

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