New systematic features in the neutron-deficient Au isotopes



Venhart, M, Wood, JL, Sedlak, M, Balogh, M, Birova, M, Boston, AJ, Cocolios, TE, Harkness-Brennan, LJ, Herzberg, R-D ORCID: 0000-0001-9876-1518, Holub, L
et al (show 19 more authors) (2017) New systematic features in the neutron-deficient Au isotopes. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS, 44 (7).

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Abstract

A recently developed portable, on-line capability for γ-ray and conversion-electron spectroscopy, HIGH-TATRA is demonstrated with its application to the study of 183Hg $\to $ 183Au at ISOLDE. Key details of the low-energy level scheme of the neutron-deficient nuclide 183Au populated in this decay are presented. A broad energy germanium detector is employed to achieve this (the first-ever use of such a device in decay-scheme spectroscopy), by way of a combination of high-gain γ-ray singles spectroscopy and γ–γ coincidence spectroscopy. Further, by combining the γ-ray detectors with a liquid-nitrogen-cooled Si(Li) detector operated under high vacuum, conversion-electron singles and e–γ coincidences are obtained. These data lead to the determination of transition multipolarities and the location of a highly converted (E0 + M1 + E2) transition in the 183Au decay scheme, suggesting a possible new shape coexisting structure in this nucleus. Identification of new intruder and normal states fixes their relative energies in 183Au for the first time. New systematic features in the odd-Au isotopes are presented.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: nuclear structure, broad energy germanium detector, conversion electrons, HIGH-TATRA spectrometer, shape coexistence
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 14:30
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2021 18:15
DOI: 10.1088/1361-6471/aa7297
Open Access URL: http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-647...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3008295