Bulg. J. Phys. vol.44 no.4 (2017), pp. 380-384



Anomalies in the Behavior of the First Excited K = 0 Band in Deformed Nuclei

R.B. Cakirli1, R.F. Casten2,3
1Department of Physics, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2Wright Lab, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
3Michigan State University-Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (MSU-FRIB), East Lansing, Michigan 48823, USA
Abstract. Relative transition strengths between a pair of bands in deformed nuclei can be described by Alaga rules if there is no band mixing. Deviations from the Alaga rules, for example for the transitions between the γ and the ground state bands, are often explained by bandmixing in which ZK=2 is a band mixing parameter. In this study, we have investigated transitions between the lowest K=0 band and the ground band and extracted ZK=0 band mixing parameters for some heavy nuclei. We have found that band mixing is often not adequate to explain these transition strengths.

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