7-11 July 2014
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Nature of the four-quasiparticle negative-parity rotational bands in <sup>194</sup>Tl

9 Jul 2014, 17:10
1h 50m
D Ring ground level

D Ring ground level

Board: B.298
Poster Presentation Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics Poster2



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Three negative-parity rotational bands have been identified in the 194Tl [1-3] nucleus. All three bands are associated with a four-quasiparticle πh9/2 x νi13/2-3 configuration at high spins. Two of these bands show exceptionally close near-degeneracy in the excitation energies, and furthermore a close similarity in their other properties, e.g. alignments, B(M1)/B(E2) ratios, etc. [1]. Based on these results the pair of four-quasiparticle negative-parity bands in 194Tl was interpreted as perhaps the best chiral pair found to date [1]. The nature of the third πh9/2 x νi13/2-3 band, however, remains unclear. It was suggested [2], that this band could correspond to axially symmetric nuclear shape. As an alternative, the three bands could form a multiplet of chiral partners built on the same nucleon configuration [2]. In this work we aim at studying further the nature of the three negative-parity bands. We used the experimental data on the lifetime measurements for these bands [3] and performed multi-particle-plus-triaxial rotor model (MPR) [4] calculations. These calculations were carried out for both triaxial (β2 = 0.15, γ = 40°) and axially symmetric nuclear shape. The results will be presented and discussed.

[1] P.L. Masiteng et al., Phys. Lett. B719, 83 (2013).
[2] P.L. Masiteng et al., Submitted to Eur. Phys. J. A
[3] P.L. Masiteng, PhD thesis, University of the Western Cape, (2013).
[4] B.G. Carlsson and I. Ragnarsson, Phys. Rev. C74, 044310 (2006).

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Dr. Obed Shirinda
iThemba LABS

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Dr Elena Lawrie (iThemba LABS) Dr Paulus Masiteng (University of Johannesburg)

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