Study of the levels in 1400La using the 139La(ngamma)140La reaction

E.T. Jurney, R.K. Sheline, E.B. Shera, H.R. Koch, B.P.K. Maier, U. Gruber, H.A. Baader, D. Breitig, O.W.B. Schultz, J. Kern, G.L. Struble

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    The levels in 140La have been studied following thermal-neutron capture in 139La using Ge(Li), Si(Li), curved-crystal, and coincidence spectrometers. The neutron binding energy of 140La was determined as 5161.1±1.0 keV. The data, when combined with the previous 139La(d, p)140La study, allow the assignment of the first 14 states up to 581.060 keV to the mixed configurations πg7/2νf7/2 and πd5/2νf7/2. The energies of states in keV (spin parity) are: 0 (3-), 29.965 (2-), 34.656 (5-), 43.811 (1-), 48.865 (6-), 63.171 (4-), 103.803 (6-), 162.656 (2-), 272.311 (4-), 284.634 (7-), 318.214 (3-), 322.003 (5-), 467.505 (1-), 581.060 (0-). Comparisons of γ-ray branching ratios and (d, p) cross sections with the predictions of a quasiparticle model for odd-odd nuclei allow a relatively uncompromised solution for the state vectors for the first 14 states. The success of this model implies that there is little phonon or four-quasiparticle admixture through the level at 581.060 keV. A detailed experimental study of additional levels up to 1055 keV has been performed. © 1970 The American Physical Society
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysical Review C
    Pages (from-to)2323-2340
    Publication statusPublished - 1970


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