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Strength of Octupole Correlations in the Actinides: Contrasting Behavior in the Isotones 237 U and 239 Pu

Zhu, S.; Janssens, R V F; Lane, Gregory; Wiedenhover, I; Carpenter, M P; Ahmad, I.; Byrne, Aidan; Chowdhury, P; Cline, D.; Deacon, A.N.; Dracoulis, George; Freeman, S J; Hammond, N.J.; Khoo, T; Kondev, Filip G; Lauritsen, T; Lister, C J; Macchiavelli, A O; Moore, E.F.; Seweryniak, D; Smith, John Robert; Wu, C Y; Jones, G D


A study of high spin states in the odd-neutron isotones 239Pu and 237U is reported. Striking differences were found in the high-spin properties of rotational bands built on the 1/2+[631] ground states in these two nuclei. These differences mirror those observed in the even-even Pu and U immediate neighbors and appear to be related to the strength of octupole correlations.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics Letters B
DOI: 10.1016/j.physletb.2005.05.039


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