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Connections between high-K and low-K states in the s-process nucleus 176 Lu

Dracoulis, George; Kondev, Filip G; Lane, Gregory; Byrne, Aidan; Carpenter, M P; Janssens, R V F; Lauritsen, T; Lister, C J; Seweryniak, D; Chowdhury, P

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Gamma-ray branches that connect high-K states to low-K states in the s-process nucleus Lu176 were observed, thus providing a link between the 58 Gyr, 7- ground state and the 5.3 h, 1- isomeric state. High sensitivity and unambiguous placement were achieved through the study of the decay of the 58 μs Kπ=14+ isomer using γ-γ-coincidence measurements. The large number of decay paths from the isomer provides a means of populating a broad selection of states from above, resulting, paradoxically, in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/55322
Source: Physical Review C: Nuclear Physics
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.81.011301

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