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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 12, 15-28 (2001)

Study of 169Hf at high rotational frequency

K.A. Schmidt1, M. Bergström1, G.B. Hagemann1, B. Herskind1, G. Sletten1, P.G. Varmette1, J. Domscheit2, H. Hübel2, S.W. Ødegård3, S. Frattini4, A. Bracco4, B. Million4, M.P. Carpenter5, R.V.F. Janssens5, T.L. Khoo5, T. Lauritsen5, C.J. Lister5, S. Siem5, I. Wiedenhöver5, D.J. Hartley6, L.L. Riedinger6, A. Maj7, W.C. Ma8 and R. Terry8

1  The Niels Bohr Institute, Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
2  Institut für Strahlen- und Kernphysik, University of Bonn, Nussallee 14-16, D-53115, Bonn, Germany
3  Department of Physics, University of Oslo, Norway
4  Dipartimento di Fisica, University of Milano and INFN Milano, Italy
5  Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
6  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
7  Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakov, Poland
8  Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS 39762, USA


(Received: 23 March 2001 / Revised version: 20 September 2001 Communicated by D. Schwalm )

High-spin properties of the nucleus 169Hf have been studied through the fusion evaporation reaction 96Zr(76Ge,3n)169Hf at a beam energy of 310 MeV. The known rotational bands have been extended considerably and 6 new bands have been established, four of which form coupled bands with pronounced M1 connections. Quasiparticle assignments are suggested for the new band structures, and it appears that coupling to vibrational degrees of freedom plays a role. Both coupled bands involve the excitation of quasiprotons. In the region of highest spin, a large alignment gain is interpreted in terms of a mixed crossing where an h9/2 and an h11/2 quasiproton provide the two signatures of the aligning configuration.

21.10.-k - Properties of nuclei; nuclear energy levels.
23.20.Lv - Gamma transitions and level energies.
25.70.-z - Low and intermediate energy heavy-ion reactions.
27.70.+q - $150 \leq A \leq 189$ .

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