In-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy of $^42Ca$

M. Lach, J. Styczen, W. Meczynski, P. Bednarczyk, A. Bracco, J. Grebosz, A. Maj, J.C. Merdinger, N. Schulz, M.B. Smith, K.M. Spohr, J.P. Vivien, M. Zieblinski

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High-spin states of the 42Ca nucleus, populated in the 68 MeV 18O + 30Si reaction, have been studied in a γ-γ-recoil coincidence experiment. The level scheme of 42Ca has been extended up to 13.7 MeV. An elaborate decay pattern with various paths, together with high-quality DCO and polarization information assigns spins and parities for almost all observed levels. The sequence of non-yrast positive-parity states is discussed and compared with highly deformed bands in 36Ar and 40Ca.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-311
Number of pages3
JournalThe European Physical Journal A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003


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