First observation of a superdeformed nucleus produced in an α x n reaction channel

J. Duprat*, B. J.P. Gall, M. G. Porquet, F. Hannachi, F. Azaiez, M. Aïche, G. Bastin, C. W. Beausang, R. Béraud, C. Bourgeois, R. M. Clark, I. Deloncle, R. Duffait, K. Hauschild, H. Hübel, M. J. Joyce, M. Kaci, A. Korichi, Y. Le Coz, M. MeyerE. S. Paul, N. Perrin, N. Poffé, N. Redon, C. Schück, H. Sergolle, J. F. Sharpey-Schafer, J. Simpson, A. G. Smith, R. Wadsworth

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Recent data from the EUROGAM array have revealed the population of the yrast superdeformed (SD) band of192Hg in the α4n exit channel of the16O+184W reaction at 113 MeV beam energy. The nucleus assignment was made on the basis of the SD band transition energies, and the observation of characteristic X-rays and lowlying yrast γ-transition of192Hg in coincidence with the SD band γ-rays. Both the feeding and decay-out patterns of the observed SD band have been found similar to the ones previously measured in the (36S,4n) reaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-6
Number of pages2
JournalZeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 1994


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