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Coexistence of collective oblate and superdeformed prolate shapes in 196Pb

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  • P.J. Dagnall
  • C.W. Beausang
  • P. Fallon
  • P.D. Forsyth
  • E.S. Paul
  • J.F. Sharpey-Schafer
  • P.J. Twin
  • I. Ali
  • D.M. Cullen
  • M.J. Joyce
  • G. Smith
  • R. Wadsworth
  • R.M. Clark
  • P.H. Regan
  • A. Astier
  • M. Meyer
  • N. Redon
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1993
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number3
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)465-470
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The 196Pb nucleus was populated via the 184W(16O,4n)196Pb and 186W(16O,6n)196Pb reactions at beam energies of 98 MeV and 120 MeV, respectively. A new Delta I=1 magnetic dipole band has been observed. This band is believed to be built on a collective oblate configuration involving high-K proton orbitals coupled to two rotationally aligned i13/2 neutrons. The previously observed 196Pb superdeformed band was also populated in these reactions.