Lifetimes in 126Te from in-beam (n,n′ γ) measurements

J. R. Vanhoy, J. A. Tanyi, K. A. Crandell, T. H. Churchill, S. F. Hicks, M. C. Burns, P. A. Roddy, N. V. Warr, T. B. Brown, S. R. Lesher

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The excited levels of 126Te have been studied using the (n,n' γ) reaction. Excitation functions, γγ coincidences, angular distributions, and Doppler shifts were measured for γ rays from levels up to an excitation energy of 3.2 MeV; multipole-mixing and branching ratios and transition rates were deduced. Experimental values of electromagnetic transition rates were compared with the anharmonic vibrator model, the general collective model, the neutron-proton interacting boson model with intruder mixing, and particle-core coupling model calculations. No advantage is found in using an intruder description for the low-spin states of 126Te. All models used reproduce some features of the level scheme and many transition rates, but the particle-core coupling model was found to have better overall success describing the observed properties of this nucleus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number064323
Pages (from-to)064323-1-064323-12
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2004

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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