In-beam spectroscopic study of 244Cf
Konki, J., Sulignano, B., Greenlees, P., Theisen, C., Auranen, K., Badran, H., . . . Uusitalo, J. (2018). In-beam spectroscopic study of 244Cf. Physical Review C, 97 (2), 024306. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.97.024306
Published inPhysical Review C
Shi, Yue |
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The ground-state rotational band of the neutron-deficient californium ( Z = 98 ) isotope 244 Cf was identified for the first time and measured up to a tentative spin and parity of I π = 20 + . The observation of the rotational band indicates that the nucleus is deformed. The kinematic and dynamic moments of inertia were deduced from the measured γ -ray transition energies. The behavior of the dynamic moment of inertia revealed an up-bend due to a possible alignment of coupled nucleons in high- j orbitals starting at a rotational frequency of about ℏ ω = 0.20 MeV . The results were compared with the systematic behavior of the even-even N = 146 isotones as well as with available theoretical calculations that have been performed for nuclei in the region.