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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 10, 41-47

High-spin states in neutron-rich Dy isotopes populated in deep-inelastic reactions

X. Liang1, R. Chapman1, K.-M. Spohr1, M.B. Smith1, P. Bednarczyk2, 3, S. Naguleswaran3, F. Haas3, G. de Angelis4, S.M. Campbell1, P.J. Dagnall5, M. Davison1, G. Duchêne3, Th. Kröll6, S. Lunardi6 and D.J. Middleton1

1  Division of Electronic Engineering and Physics, University of Paisley, Paisley PA1 2BE, UK
2  H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, PL-31-342 Kraków, Poland
3  IReS, F-67037 Strasbourg Cedex 2, France
4  INFN, LNL, I-35020 Legnaro, Italy
5  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
6  Dipartimento di Fisica and INFN, Sezione di Padova, 1-35131 Padova, Italy


(Received: 20 October 2000 / Revised version: 7 December 2000 Communicated by D. Schwalm)

High-spin states in neutron-rich Dy isotopes, populated in deep-inelastic processes produced by the interaction of 234 MeV 37Cl ions with a 160Gd target, have been studied using the highly sensitive EUROBALL IV gamma-ray detector array. The previously known level schemes for 159,160,161,162Dy have been extended to significantly higher spin ( $\leq 30 \hbar$) and the i13/2 band crossing in 159Dy has been observed for the first time. The experimental results are discussed within the framework of cranked shell model and projected shell model calculations with particular reference to the observed delayed band crossing in 162Dy.

23.20.Lv - Gamma transitions and level energies.
27.70.+q - $150 \leq A \leq 189$ .

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