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Exotic Isomers in Deformed Atomic Nuclei

Walker, Philip M; Dracoulis, George


Excited states of atomic nuclei can have long half lives, due to the angular-momentum couplings of unpaired nucleons. Such isomeric states provide opportunities for exploring novel nuclear physics, astrophysics and physics at the atomic/nuclear interface. This review focuses on the properties of isomers in deformed nuclei, and emphasises the importance of axial symmetry in preserving the integrity of the K quantum number. A region of neutron-rich nuclei around 188Hf (Z = 72, N = 116) is...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Hyperfine Interactions
DOI: 10.1023/A:1013915200556


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