2023 Impact factor 2.6
Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 12, 129-133 (2001)

Short Note

First measurements of yrast excitations in 137I and the missing 12+ isomer in 136Te

A. Korgul1, W. Urban1, T. Rzaca-Urban1, M. Górska2, J.L. Durell3, M.J. Leddy3, M.A. Jones3, W.R. Phillips3, A.G. Smith3, B.J. Varley3, M. Bentaleb4, E. Lubkiewicz4, N. Schulz4, I. Ahmad5 and L.R. Morss5

1  Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw University, ul.Hoza 69, 00-681 Warszawa, Poland
2  Instituut voor Kern- en Stralingsfysica, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
3  Schuster Laboratory, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
4  Institut de Recherches Subatomiques UMR7500, CNRS-IN2P3 and Université Louis Pasteur, 67037 Strasbourg, France
5  Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA


(Received: 6 June 2001 / Revised version: 23 September 2001 Communicated by D. Schwalm)

The 137I nucleus, populated in the spontaneous fission of 248Cm has been studied by means of prompt $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy using the EUROGAM2 array. Medium-spin yrast excitations in 137I were observed for the first time. The experimental level scheme is compared to the shell model calculation with modified Kuo-Herling interaction. The theoretical predictions differ significantly from the experimental results, indicating that the excitation pattern in 137I deviates significantly from the shell model scheme.

23.20.Lv - Gamma transitions and level energies.
21.60.Cs - Shell model.
25.85.Ca - Spontaneous fission.
27.60.+j - $90 \leq A \leq 149$ .

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