The 176Lu(t,p)178Lu reaction. The influence of shell gaps and blocking on L = 0 strength

F. Girshick, K. Krien, R. A. Naumann, G. L. Struble, R. G. Lanier, L. G. Mann, J. A. Cizewski, E. R. Flynn, T. Nail, R. K. Sheline

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The 176Lu(t, p)178Lu reaction shows two levels, at 98±40 and 1329±40 KeV, which are strongly populated by L = 0 transitions. The ratio of intensities for these two states is 0.85. This is larger than any comparable ratio of two-neutron transfer strengths in the rare-earth or actinide regions of deformation. Yet the cross sections are nearly a factor of two smaller than cross sections for comparable states in even-even nuclei. The explanation of our results requires a detailed analysis of both the shape and pairing degrees of freedom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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