Beta decay of Pd-94 and of the 71 s isomer of Rh-94

L. Batist*, A. Blazhev, J. Doering, H. Grawe, M. Kavatsyuk, O. Kavatsyuk, R. Kirchner, M. La Commara, C. Mazzocchi, I. Mukha, C. Plettner, E. Roeckl, M. Romoli

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Abstract

The beta decay of Pd-94 and of the 71s isomer of Rh-94 was investigated by using total gamma-ray absorption techniques. Several levels in Rh-94 are established, including a new low-lying isomer characterized by a half-life of 0.48(3)mu s and a de-exciting transition of 55keV. E2 multipolarity is determined for this transition by measuring the intensities of its gamma-rays and the characteristic X-rays from its electron conversion. On the basis of the measured reduced beta-decay transition rates to known Ru-94 levels and shell model considerations, the spin-parity of the 71s and the 0.48 mu s isomers of Rh-94 is assigned to be (4(+)) and (2(+)), respectively. The beta-decay strength distributions measured for Pd-94 and the 71s isomer of Rh-94 yield Q (EC) values of 6700(320) and 9750(320)keV for these decays and give evidence for the population of those states below and above the magic N = 50 gap that belong to both components of the 0g spin-orbit doublet.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-182
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • NEUTRON-DEFICIENT ISOTOPES
  • STRENGTH FUNCTION
  • SHELL-MODEL
  • RP-PROCESS
  • NUCLEI
  • ENERGIES

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