8-12 July 2013
Life time measurements in the transitional nucleus 150Sm
Presented by Ms. Suzan Phumudzo BVUMBI on 10 Jul 2013 from 17:40 to 18:40
Type: Poster Presentation
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics
The high spin states of the nucleus 150Sm were populated via the 4n channel following a fusion evaporation reaction 136Xe(18O, 4n)150Sm. The de-excitation gamma-rays were detected using the AFRODITE spectrometer array at iThemba LABS. Life time measurements were performed using the Doppler shift attenuation method technique (DSAM) . Experimental transition strengths (BE2) obtained using the life times are presented together with the measured angular intensity ratios and linear polarization anisotropy. A new decay scheme of 150Sm with the rearrangements of some mystery decay paths seen from Urban et al.  is also presented.  T. K. Alexander, J. S. Foster, M. Baranger, and E. Vogt. Advances in nuclear physics education, Vol. 10, pg. 197. Plenum Press, NY, London, (1978).  W. Urban, J. C. Bacelar, and J. Nyberg. Fast nuclear rotation and octupole defor- mation. ACTA, Physica Pol. B, 32:2527, (2001) .
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