Systematic exploration of 0+ states in structurally diverse nuclei

D. A. Meyer, G. Graw, R. Hertenberger, H. F. Wirth, R. F. Casten, P. Von Brentano, D. Bucurescu, S. Heinze, J. L. Jerke, J. Jolie, R. Krücken, M. Mahgoub, P. Pejovic, O. Möller, D. Mücher, C. Scholl

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The puzzling nature of 0+ excitations, especially in transitional and deformed nuclei, has attracted new attention. Following a recent experiment studying 158Gd, we investigated 15 additional nuclei in and near the rare earth region. Our aim was to map out the energies of as many 0+ states as possible. A series of (p, t) experiments was performed at the Q3D magnetic spectrograph at the University of Munich MP tandem accelerator laboratory. These reactions are particularly sensitive to 0 + states. Outgoing tritons were recorded at various lab angles, and their relative cross sections are compared to those calculated using the distorted wave Born approximation (DWBA). The L ≤ 0 angular distribution is easily discerned. New 0+ states are found in each of these nuclei, and their systematics are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S1399-S1403
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005


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