DSAM lifetimes have been determined in the middle of 1 f(7/2) shell for the
cross-conjugated nuclei V-47 and Cr-49, populated with the reaction Si-28
on Si-28 at 115 MeV using a Au backed target. B(E2) and B(M1) reduced rates
agree very well with large scale shell model predictions. The interplay be
tween spherical and collective structures is discussed. (C) 2001 Elsevier S
cience B.V. All rights reserved.