2021 Impact factor 3.131
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 6, 391-397

Observation of superdeformed states in 88Mo

T. Bäck1 - B. Cederwall1 - R. Wyss1 - A. Johnson1 - J. Cederkäll1 - M. Devlin2 - J. Elson2 - D.R. LaFosse2 - F. Lerma2 - D.G. Sarantites2 - R.M. Clark3 - P. Fallon3 - I.Y. Lee3 - A.O. Macchiavelli3 - R.W. Macleod3

1 Department of Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, 104 05 Stockholm, Sweden
2 Chemistry Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
3 Nuclear Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA 94720

Received: 20 May 1999 / Revised version: 25 August 1999 Communicated by J. Äystö

High-spin states in 88Mo were studied using the \begin{sc}Gammasphere\end{sc} germanium detector array in conjunction with the \begin{sc}Microball\end{sc} CsI(Tl) charged-particle detector system. Three $\gamma$-ray cascades with dynamic moments of inertia showing similar characteristics to superdeformed rotational bands observed in the neighbouring A=80 region have been identified and assigned to the nucleus 88Mo. The quadrupole moment of the strongest band, deduced by the Residual Doppler Shift Method, corresponds to a quadrupole deformation of $\beta_{2}\approx0.6$. This confirms the superdeformed nature of this band. The experimental data are interpreted in the framework of total routhian surface calculations. All three bands are assigned to two-quasi-particle proton configurations at superdeformed shape.

21.10.Re Collective levels - 21.60.Cs Shell model - 23.20.Lv Gamma transitions and level energies - 27.50.+e 59 $\leq$ A $\leq$ 89

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