Direct decay from the superdeformed band to the yrast line in Dy

T. Lauritsen, M.P. Carpenter, P. Fallon, B. Herskind, R.V.F. Janssens, D.G. Jenkins, T.L. Khoo, F.G. Kondev, A. Lopez-Martens, A.O. Macchiavelli, D. Ward, K.S. Abu Saleem, I. Ahmad, R. Clark, M. Cromaz, J.P. Greene, F. Hannachi, A.M. Heinz, A. Korichi, G. LaneC.J. Lister, P. Reiter, D. Seweryniak, S. Siem, R.C. Vondrasek, I. Wiedenhãver

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A number of single step linking transitions were observed in Dy. The first superdeformed (SD) band was linked to the normal yrats states and its spin, parity and excitation energy was established. An angular distribution analysis of the 4011 keV transition was performed to determine the spin of the 11893 keV SD level. The excitation energy of the lowest SD band member was 10644 keV and its spin and parity was determined to be 24.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425011-425014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2002

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