Octupole correlations in neutron rich, odd-A lanthanum nuclei

W. Urban, W. R. Phillips, J. L. Durell, M. A. Jones, M. Leddy, C. J. Pearson, A. G. Smith, B. J. Varley, I. Ahmad, L. R. Morss, M. Bentaleb, E. Lubkiewicz, N. Schulz

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    Neutron-rich, odd-Z nuclei 145La and 147La populated in spontaneous fission of 248Cm were studied using the EUROGAM array. The experiment indicates the presence of similar octupole correlations in the studied La isotopes as found in the barium core nuclei. Alternating-parity structures were found in 145La, indicating enhanced octupole correlations, as observed in 144Ba, while in 147La octupole effects are weakened by alignment phenomena, as seen in the core nucleus 146Ba.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)945-948
    Number of pages3
    JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 1996


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