2023 Impact factor 2.6
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 9, 183-189

High-spin states following multi-nucleon transfer

A.N. Wilson1,2 - C.W. Beausang1 - N. Amzal3 - D.E. Appelbe3 - S. Asztalos4 - P.A. Butler 3 - R.M. Clark4 -
P. Fallon4 - A.O. Macchiavelli4

1 Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, Yale University, 272 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
2 Department of Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, UK
3 Oliver Lodge Laboratory, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
4 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Received: 14 April 2000 / Revised version: 31 August 2000
Communicated by C. Signorini

High-spin states in neutron-rich nuclei, populated following deep-inelastic multi-nucleon transfer, have been studied using the GAMMASPHERE array at the LBNL, USA. A 64Ni beam at an energy $\sim 15\%$ above the Coulomb barrier was incident upon a thick 208Pb target, leading to the population of more than 130 different nuclei. The strongest channels correspond to nuclei close to the projectile and target, although transfer of up to 50 nucleons has been observed. New high-spin states in neutron-rich 60,62Fe and 68,70,72Zn nuclei have been observed. Some limitations of this method of high-spin spectroscopy are discussed, including the apparent difficulty of populating odd-odd and odd-even isotopes via this type of reaction. The data have been searched for superdeformed (SD) states in the A= 190-200 region, but no evidence for their presence has been found.

21.10.Re Collective levels - 23.20.Lv Gamma transitions and level energies - 25.70.Gh Compound nucleus - 27.90.+b $220 \leq A$

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