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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 9, 201-206

New states in heavy Cd isotopes and evidence for weakening of the N=82 shell structure

T. Kautzsch1 - W.B. Walters2 - M. Hannawald1 - K.-L. Kratz1 - V.I. Mishin3 - V.N. Fedoseyev3 - W. Böhmer1 - Y. Jading4 - P. Van Duppen4,5 - B. Pfeiffer1 - A. Wöhr4,5 - P. Möller6 - I. Klöckl1 - V. Sebastian4,7 - U. Köster4,8 - M. Koizumi4,9 - J. Lettry4 - H.L. Ravn4 - the ISOLDE Collaboration4

1 Institut für Kernchemie, Universität Mainz, D-55128 Mainz, Germany
2 Department of Chemistry, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
3 Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, RUS-142092 Troitzk, Russia
4 CERN, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
5 Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, University of Leuven, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium
6 Theoretical Division, LANL, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
7 Institut für Physik, Universität Mainz, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
8 Physik Department, TU München, D-85748 Garching, Germany
9 Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, 1233 Watanuki, Takasaki, 370-12, Japan

Received: 13 July 2000 / Revised version: 22 September 2000
Communicated by J. Äystö

A chemically selective laser ion source has been used in a $\beta$-decay study of heavy Ag isotopes into even-even Cd nuclides. Gamma-spectroscopic techniques in time-resolving event-by-event and multiscaling modes have permitted the identification of the first 2+ and 4+ levels in 126Cd78, 128Cd80, and tentatively the 2+ state in 130Cd82. From a comparison of these new states in 48Cd with the E(2+) and E(4+)/E(2+) level systematics of 46Pd and 52Te isotopes and several recent model predictions, possible evidence for a weakening of the spherical N=82 neutron-shell below double-magic 132Sn is obtained.

27.60.+j 90$\le$A$\le$149 - 23.20.Lv Gamma transitions and level energies

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