2022 Impact factor 2.7
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 5, 353-355

Short note

Identification of a high-K isomer in neutron-rich 185Ta

C. Wheldon1 - P.M. Walker1 - R. D'Alarcao2 - P. Chowdhury2 - C.J. Pearson1 - E.H. Seabury2 - I. Ahmad3 - M.P. Carpenter3 - D.M. Cullen4 - G. Hackman3 - R.V.F. Janssens3 - T.L. Khoo3 - D. Nisius3 - P. Reiter3

1 Department of Physics, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH, UK
2 University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA 01854, USA
3 Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
4 Department of Physics, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZE, UK

Received: 11 May 1999 Communicated by B. Herskind

A t1/2>1 ms, high-K isomeric state feeding a strongly coupled rotational band has been identified following the deep inelastic reaction $^{238}_{\phantom{1}92}$U + $^{186}_{\phantom{1}74}$W at 1600 MeV. Examination of ${\gamma}$-ray and X-ray data combined with a g-factor analysis derived from in-band branching ratios suggests the assignment of the new states to the neutron-rich nucleus $^{185}_{\phantom{1}73}$Ta.

21.10.Tg Lifetimes - 23.20.Lv Gamma transitions and level energies - 27.70.+q $150 \le A \le 189$

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