High-spin studies and nuclear structure in three semi-magic regions of the chart: High-seniority states in Sn isotopes
CSNSM, IN2P3-CNRS and Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay, France
a e-mail: Alain.Astier@csnsm.in2p3.fr
Published online: 20 December 2013
Two fusion-fission experiments have been performed and studied with the Euroball Ge array: 12C+ 238U at 90 MeV bombarding energy, and 18O + 208Pb at 85 MeV. Among the lot of new information extracted during the last decade, the latest results discussed here are the discovery of the high-spin states of 119–126Sn. The maximum value of angular momentum available in the νh11/2 shell, i.e. for mid-occupation and the breaking of the three neutron pairs (seniority v = 6), has been identified in several tin isotopes. It is the first time that such high-seniority states are established in spherical nuclei.
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