Identification of the Jπ = 1− state in 218Ra populated via α decay of 222Th
Parr, E., Smith, J. F., Greenlees, P., Smolen, M., Papadakis, P., Auranen, K., . . . Uusitalo, J. (2016). Identification of the Jπ = 1− state in 218Ra populated via α decay of 222Th. Physical Review C, 94 (1), 014307. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.94.014307
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The α decay of 222Th populating the low-lying J π = 3− state, and also a proposed 1− state, in 218Ra has been observed. The observations suggest an excitation energy of 853 keV for the 1− state, which is 60 keV above the 3− state. The hindrance factors of these α decays give a possible boundary to the region of ground-state octupole deformation in the light-actinide nuclei. The relative positions of the J π = 1− and 3− states suggest they are produced by an octupole-vibrational mechanism, as opposed to α clustering or rotations of a reflection-asymmetric octupole-deformed shape.