252Cf decay, have been measured. The measured lifetimes are τ2+=103(10)ps, τ4+=22(13)ps, and τ6+≤10ps for the 2+1, 4+1, and
6+1 levels, respectively. Palladium-114 was predicted to be the most deformed isotope of its isotopic chain, and spectroscopic studies have suggested it might also be a candidate nucleus for low-spin stable triaxiality. From the lifetimes measured in this work, reduced transition probabilities B(E2;J→J−2) are calculated and compared with interacting boson model, projected shell model, and collective model calculations from the literature. The experimental ratio RB(E2)=B(E2;4+1→2+1)/B(E2;2+1→0+1)=0.80(42) is measured for the first time in 114Pd and compared with the known values RB(E2) in the palladium isotopic chain: the systematics suggest that, for N=68, a transition from
γ-unstable to a more rigid γ-deformed nuclear shape occurs.