Study of Octupole Collectivity in 146Nd and 148Sm Using the New Coulomb Excitation Set-up at ALTO

M. Komorowska, M. Zielińska, P. Napiorkowski, D.T. Doherty, K. Wrzosek-Lipska, P. A. Butler, L. Próchniak, W. Korten, R. Briselet, H. De Witte, Liam Gaffney, G. Georgiev, A. Goasduff, A. Görgen, A. Gottardo, E.T. Gregor, K. Hadyńska-klęk, H. Hess, M. Klintefjord, T. KonstantinopoulosJ. Ljungvall, R. Lutter, I. Matea, P. Matuszczak, G.G. O'Neill, W. Piątek, P. Reiter, D. Rosiak, M. Scheck, M. Seidlitz, B. Siebeck, M. Thürauf, N. Warr

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For certain combinations of protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei, a rise of a reflection asymmetry is expected. Experimental E3 strengths, which as a function of the neutron number peak at around N ≈ 88 and N ≈ 134, indicate enhanced octupole correlations as predicted by theory. Low-energy Coulomb excitation is a highly successful method for establishing the evolution of nuclear shapes, through the measurement of cross sections, to populate excited states that can be directly related to the static and dynamic moments of the charge distribution of the nucleus. A Coulomb excitation experiment at the ALTO facility, Orsay was performed recently to study collective properties of 146Nd and 148Sm. In particular, the strengths of the ⟨3−||E3||0+⟩ and ⟨1−||E3||4+⟩ matrix elements will provide a clear distinction between octupole vibration and rigid deformation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActa Physica Polonica
Subtitle of host publicationVol. 47 No.3
EditorsMagda Zielińska, Krzysztof Rusek, Krzysztof Rykaczewski
Place of PublicationCracow
PublisherJagiellonian University in Kraków
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventXXXIV Mazurian Lakes Conference on Physics: Frontiers in nuclear physics - Piaski, Poland
Duration: 6 Sep 201513 Sep 2015
Conference number: 34

Publication series

NameActa Physica Polonica B
PublisherJagellonian University
ISSN (Print)0587-4254
ISSN (Electronic)1509-5770


ConferenceXXXIV Mazurian Lakes Conference on Physics


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