Very extended shapes in the A ∼ 110 region

R. M. Clark*, P. Fallon, A. Görgen, M. Cromaz, M. A. Deleplanque, R. M. Diamond, G. J. Lane, I. Y. Lee, A. O. Macchiavelli, R. G. Ramos, F. S. Stephens, C. E. Svensson, K. Vetter, D. Ward, M. P. Carpenter, R. V.F. Janssens, R. Wadsworth

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A rotational sequence of quadrupole transitions was observed in 108Cd. The estimated angular momenta imply that states in this band lie between I=40(2)-60(2)ℏ. The moments of inertia and the deduced lower limit of the transition quadrupole moment suggest a very extended quadrupole ellipsoidal shape of the nucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Article number202502
Pages (from-to)202502/1-202502/4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 12 Nov 2001

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