First observation of excited states of 173Hg
O'Donnell, D., Page, R., Scholey, C., Bianco, L., Capponi, L., Carroll, R. J., . . . Uusitalo, J. (2012). First observation of excited states of 173Hg. Physical Review C, 85 (5), 054315. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.85.054315
Published inPhysical Review C
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The neutron-deficient nucleus 173Hg has been studied following fusion-evaporation reactions. The observation of the decay of excited states via γ radiation are reported for the first time and a tentative level scheme is proposed. The proposed level scheme is discussed within the context of the systematics of neighboring neutron-deficient Hg nuclei. In addition to the γ -ray spectroscopy, the α decay of this nucleus has been measured yielding superior precision to earlier measurements.