Quadrupole excitations of even-even Ru and Pd isotopes are described within
a microscopic approach based on the general collective Bohr model which in
cludes the effect of coupling with the pairing vibrations, The excitation e
nergies and E2 transition probabilities observed in Ru104-114 and Pd106-110
are reproduced in the frame of the calculation containing no free paramete
rs. Particularly interesting are Ru-104 and Pd106-110 where good agreement
to very rich information based on Coulomb excitation experiments is achieve
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