gamma-ray transitions in the neutron-deficient nuclei Po-190,Po-197 have been identified using the JUROGAM Ge detector array coupled to the RITU gas-filled separator and the GREAT spectrometer. The yrast band of Po-190 has been firmly established through gamma-gamma coincidences and extended up to a spin and parity of 14(+). It displays similar behaviour to its isotones Hg-186 and Pb-188 above the 4(+) level, thus confirming its prolate nature. In Po-197 the band built upon the 13/2(+) isomer has been extended up to a spin and parity of 33/2(+), while the non-yrast band has been observed for the first time. The behaviour of Po-197 is found to be similar to that of the nearby even-mass isotopes, which is consistent with the model in which the i(13/2) neutron is weakly coupled to the states in the even-even core.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||European physical journal A : Hadrons & Nuclei|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2007|
- INTRUDER STATES
- HIGH-SPIN STATES
- POLONIUM ISOTOPES
- GREAT SPECTROMETER