Identification of Mixed-Symmetry States in an Odd-Mass Nearly Spherical Nucleus Academic Article uri icon


  • The low-spin structure of 93Nb has been studied using the (n,n'gamma) reaction at neutron energies ranging from 1.5 to 3 MeV and the 94Zr(p,2ngamma)93Nb reaction at bombarding energies from 11.5 to 19 MeV. States at 1779.7 and 1840.6 keV, respectively, are proposed as mixed-symmetry states associated with the pi2p(1/2)-1x(2(1),MS+,94Mo) coupling. These assignments are derived from the observed M1 and E2 transition strengths to the 2p(1/2)-1x(2(1)+,94Mo) symmetric one-phonon states, energy systematics, spins and parities, and comparison with shell model calculations.

author list (cited authors)

  • Orce, J. N., Holt, J. D., Linnemann, A., McKay, C. J., Lesher, S. R., Fransen, C., ... Yates, S. W.

citation count

  • 17

publication date

  • August 2006