Spectroscopy of Hf161 from low to high spin Academic Article uri icon


  • 2014 American Physical Society. Excited states in the neutron-deficient nucleus Hf8972161 have been populated using the Sn118(Ti48,5n)Hf161 and Pd110(Fe56,5n)Hf161 fusion-evaporation reactions at 240 and 270 MeV, respectively. The level scheme for Hf161 has been extended with the observation of new band structures and an I=(13/2+) isomeric state with a half-life of 4.8(2) s has been identified. The decay path from this isomer to the (7/2-) ground state is established. The yrast band, based on the (13/2+) isomeric state, is extended up to (73/2+) and side band structures are identified up to (69/2-) and (55/2-). Quasiparticle assignments for these rotational structures are made on the basis of their alignment properties and Woods-Saxon cranked shell-model calculations.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review C

author list (cited authors)

  • Mason, P., Simpson, J., Paul, E. S., Riley, M. A., Auranen, K., Badran, H., ... Wright, J. P.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Mason, PJR||Simpson, J||Paul, ES||Riley, MA||Auranen, K||Badran, H||Baron, JS||Boston, AJ||Davis-Merry, T||Grahn, T||Greenlees, PT||Herzáň, A||Jakobsson, U||Joss, DT||Julin, R||Juutinen, S||Konki, J||Leino, M||McPeake, C||Miller, SL||O'Neill, G||Pakarinen, J||Papadakis, P||Partanen, J||Peura, P||Rahkila, P||Ruotsalainen, P||Sandzelius, M||Sarén, J||Scholey, C||Sharpey-Schafer, JF||Sinclair, L||Sorri, J||Stolze, S||Uusitalo, J||Villafani, K||Wearing, F||Wright, JP

publication date

  • January 2014