Depopulation of the J(pi)=9(-) isomer in Ta-180 to the J(pi)=1(+) ground state by Coulomb excitation

Citation
C. Schlegel et al., Depopulation of the J(pi)=9(-) isomer in Ta-180 to the J(pi)=1(+) ground state by Coulomb excitation, EUR PHY J A, 10(2), 2001, pp. 135-138
Citations number
28
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A
ISSN journal
1434-6001 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
135 - 138
Database
ISI
SICI code
1434-6001(200102)10:2<135:DOTJII>2.0.ZU;2-3
Abstract
In-beam Coulomb excitation of the exotic odd-odd nucleus Ta-180 has been st udied by using a Xe-136 beam and a setup consisting of five EURO B ALL CLUS TER detectors and the Darmstadt-Heidelberg Crystal Ball array. Spectroscopi c information on the extremely rare Ta-180 is obtained from the comparison between an enriched (3.6 +/-0.3% Ta-180) and a natural tantalum target. Pos sible evidence for a depopulation from the long-lived high-spin J(pi) = 9(- ) isomer to the short-lived J(pi) = 1(+) ground state is searched for by di fferent methods. The decay of low-K bandheads, which are nanosecond isomers , towards the groundstate band can be demonstrated in delayed spectroscopy. A gamma gamma coincidence analysis provides indications of K = 5 in-band t ransitions. Finally, when tile Crystal Ball is used as an energy and gamma multiplicity filter, signals of decay into the K = 0 band are observed.