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Spectrum of γ rays connecting superdeformed and normal states in Hg192

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  • R.G. Henry
  • T. Lauritsen
  • T.L. Khoo
  • I. Ahmad
  • M.P. Carpenter
  • B. Crowell
  • T. Døssing
  • R.V.F. Janssens
  • F. Hannachi
  • A. Korichi
  • C. Schuck
  • F. Azaiez
  • C.W. Beausang
  • R. Beraud
  • C. Bourgeois
  • R.M. Clark
  • I. Deloncle
  • J. Duprat
  • B. Gall
  • H. Hubel
  • M. Kaci
  • Y. Lecoz
  • M. Meyer
  • E.S. Paul
  • N. Perrin
  • N. Poffe
  • M.G. Porquet
  • N. Redon
  • H. Sergolle
  • J.F. Sharpey-Schafer
  • J. Simpson
  • A.G. Smith
  • R. Wadsworth
  • P. Willsau
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1994
<mark>Journal</mark>Physical review letters
Number of pages5
Pages (from-to)777-781
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The complete spectrum of γ rays following the decay of superdeformed (SD) states in 192 Hg has been extracted. The spectrum, which comprises a quasicontinuous component and sharp lines, reveals the decay mechanism and defines the excitation energies of the SD band. The decay of SD states results from the coupling between a cold, ordered SD system with a hot, chaotic one with normal deformation.