The E2/M1 multipole mixing ratio δ1→2 of the 1+sc→2+11sc+→21+ transition of Gd was determined using results from high-statistics photon scattering. This provides a possibility for a new approach on the search of J+scJsc+ members of the rotational band built on the scissors mode. By application of Alaga’s rule, which is justifiable as 156Gd is a well-deformed rotor with good K quantum number, a transition strength of B(E2;2+sc→0+1)=0.034(13)B(E2;2sc+→01+)=0.034(13) W.u. is estimated.
Beck, T., Beller, J., Derya, V., Gayer, U., Isaak, J., Löher, B., Mertes, L., Pietralla, N., Ries, P., Romig, C., Savran, D., Scheck, M., Tornow, W., Weller, H. R., Werner, V., & Zweidinger, M. (2015). Quadrupole decay strength of the M1 scissors mode. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1681, [040007 ]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4932268