Isomeric states in Po194 and Po192 were studied at the velocity filter SHIP. The isotopes were produced in the fusion-evaporation reactions Pr141(Fe56, p2n)Po194 and Sm144(V51, p2n)Po192. Several new γ-ray transitions were attributed to the isomers and γ−γ coincidences for both isomers were studied for the first time. The 459-keV transition earlier, tentatively proposed as de-exciting the isomeric level in Po194, was replaced by a new 248-keV transition, and the spin of this isomer was reassigned from (11−) to (10−). The de-excitation of the (11−) isomeric level in Po192 by the 154-keV transition was confirmed and a parallel de-excitation by a 733-keV (E3) transition to (8+) level of the ground-state band was suggested. Moreover, side feeding to the (4+) level of the ground-state band was proposed. The paper also discusses strengths of transitions de-exciting 11− isomers in neighboring Po and Pb isotopes.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Physical Review C|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 2016|