Doorway States in the Gamma Decay-Out of the Yrast Superdeformed Band inCu59 Academic Article uri icon

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  • The decay-out process of the yrast superdeformed band in 59Cu has been investigated. The firm determination of spin, parity, excitation energy, and configuration of the states involved in this process constitutes a unique situation for a detailed understanding of the decay-out mechanism. A theoretical model is introduced that includes a residual interaction and tunneling matrix element between bands, calculated in the configuration-dependent cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky model. This interaction causes the decay to occur via a small number of observed doorway states.


  • Andreoiu, C
  • Døssing, T
  • Fahlander, C
  • Ragnarsson, I
  • Rudolph, D
  • Åberg, S
  • Austin, RAE
  • Carpenter, MP
  • Clark, RM
  • Janssens, RVF
  • Khoo, TL
  • Kondev, FG
  • Lauritsen, T
  • Rodinger, T
  • Sarantites, DG
  • Seweryniak, D
  • Steinhardt, T
  • Svensson, CE
  • Thelen, O
  • Waddington, James Charles

publication date

  • December 5, 2003