New band structures have been observed in Pd-112, Pd-113; Pd-115 and Pd-118
produced via the fusion-fission reaction C-12+U-238 at a bombarding energy
of 90 MeV. gamma - gamma - gamma coincidence measurements hale been perfor
med with the Euroball III array. The first crossings observed in even-mass
palladium up to A-lie are interpreted as the alignment of a nu h(11/2) pair
. This interpretation is supported by the rotational behavior of odd-mass p
alladium. Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov calculations using D1S-Gogny force sugges
t a similar interpretation consistent with a prolate deformation.