Lifetime Measurements and Coulomb Excitation of Light Hg Nuclei

A. Petts, P. A. Butler, T. Grahn, A. Blazhev, N. Bree, B. Bruyneel, J. Cederkaell, E. Clement, T. E. Cocolios, A. Dewald, J. Eberth, L. Fraile, C. Fransen, M. B. Gomez Hornillos, P. T. Greenlees, A. Goergen, M. Guttormsen, K. Hadynska, K. Helariutta, R. -D. HerzbergM. Huyse, D. G. Jenkins, J. Jolie, P. Jones, R. Julin, S. Juutinen, S. Ketelhut, S. Knapen, T. Kroell, R. Kruecken, A. C. Larsen, M. Leino, J. Ljungvall, P. Maierbeck, P. L. Marley, B. Melon, P. J. Napiorkowski, M. Nyman, R. D. Page, J. Pakarinen, G. Pascovici, N. Patronis, P. J. Peura, E. Piselli, Th. Pissulla, P. Rahkila, P. Reiter, J. Saren, M. Scheck, C. Scholey, A. Semchenkov, S. Siem, I. Stefanescu, J. Sorri, J. Uusitalo, J. Van de Walle, P. Van Duppen, D. Voulot, R Wadsworth, N. Warr, D. Weisshaar, F. Wenander, M. Zielinska

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Two complementary experimental programs have taken place to investigate the origin and evolution of shape coexistence in the light mercury region. Recoil Distance Doppler-shift measurements were performed at the University of Jyvaskyla utilizing the Koln plunger device in conjunction with the JUROGAM + RITU + GREAT setup. In addition, Coulomb excitation measurements of Hg-184,Hg-186,Hg-188 were performed at REX-ISOLDE using the MINIBALL Ge-detector array. The results of the lifetime measurements of the yrast states up to I-pi = 10(+) in Hg-182 are reported. Preliminary analysis of the Coulomb excitation data is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
EditorsA Blazhev, J Jolie, N Warr, A Zilges
Place of PublicationMELVILLE
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-0623-0
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Coulomb excitation
  • Recoil Distance Doppler-shift
  • lifetimes
  • shape coexistence
  • Hg

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