Linking transitions in the A≈80 region of superdeformation

C. J. Chiara, D. G. Sarantites, M. Montero, J. O'Brien, W. Reviol, O. L. Pechenaya, R. M. Clark, P. Fallon, A. Görgen, A. O. MacChiavelli, D. Ward, W. Satuła, Y. R. Shimizu

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In a recent study of superdeformed (SD) bands in the A≈80 region, three discrete linking transitions to states of normal deformation (ND) were identified in 84Zr. The properties of the abrupt decay out of the SD well in 84Zr are compared with those in other SD mass regions. Several theoretical calculations suggest that there is extensive mixing of configurations in the SD and ND minima and very little potential barrier between the two wells, leading to a rapid, highly fragmented decay-out process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Scripta T
StatePublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Finite Fermionic Systems: Nilsson Model 50 Years - Lund, Sweden
Duration: Jun 14 2005Jun 18 2005


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