Shears bands in $^201Pb$ and $^202Pb$

G. Baldsiefen, P. Maagh, H. Hübel, W. Korten, S. Chmel, M. Neffgen, W. Pohler, H. Grawe, K.H. Maier, K. Spohr, R. Schubart, S Frauendorf, H.J. Maier

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High-spin states in 201Pb and 202Pb have been investigated using in-beam γ-ray spectroscopic techniques. Seven regular sequences of enhanced dipole transitions, with weak E2 crossovers in some cases, have been found, one of which is firmly connected to low-lying levels in 201Pb. These bands are interpreted to be built on high-spin proton-particle neutron-hole excitations. Tilted-axis cranking calculations show that the angular momentum along the bands is predominantly generated by a continuous and simultaneous reorientation of the proton and neutron spins into the direction of the total angular momentum (shears effect).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)365-384
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 1995
Externally publishedYes


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