First observation of excited states in the neutron deficient nuclei 168Pt and 170Pt

S. L. King, J. Simpson, R. D. Page, N. Amzal, T. Bäck, B. Cederwall, J. F.C. Cocks, D. M. Cullen, P. T. Greenlees, M. K. Harder, K. Helariutta, P. Jones, R. Julin, S. Juutinen, H. Kankaanpää, A. Keenan, H. Kettunen, P. Kuusiniemi, M. Leino, R. LemmonM. Muikku, A. Savelius, J. Uusitalo, P. Van Isacker

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Excited states have been observed for the first time in 168Pt and 170Pt using the a-decay recoil-tagging technique. The trend of decreasing deformation moving away from the N = 104 mid-shell continues for 170Pt but the structure of 168Pt is significantly different. The low spin level energy systematics in 168-184Pt are presented and discussed within the framework of the interacting boson model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-88
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 1998

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Funding Information:
Support for this work was provided by the Academy of Finland, the Access to Large Scale Facility programme under the TMR programme of the EU and the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council EPSRC. AK, SLK and PTG acknowledge receipt of EPSRC postgraduate studentships; RDP is an EPSRC Advanced Fellow. PJ acknowledges the receipt of a Marie Curie Research Training Grant. We would like to thank the staff at JYFL for providing the Cu beam for the first time and their excellent technical support. We also thank the French/UK (IN2P3/EPSRC) Loan Pool for the Eurogam detectors of Jurosphere and R.Darlington for providing the targets.


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