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.
Lach, M., Styczen, J., Meczynski, W., Bednarczyk, P., Bracco, A., Grebosz, J., Maj, A., Merdinger, J. C., Schulz, N., Smith, M. B., Spohr, K. M., Vivien, J. P., & Zieblinski, M. (2003). In-beam gamma-ray spectroscopy of $^42Ca$. The European Physical Journal A, 16(3), 309-311. https://doi.org/10.1140/epja/i2002-10125-6