Excited states have been studied in Sm159, Sm161, Sm162 (Z=62), Eu163 (Z=63), and Gd164 (Z=64), populated by isomeric decay following U238 projectile fission at RIBF, RIKEN. The isomer half-lives range from 50 ns to 2.6μs. In comparison with other published data, revised interpretations are proposed for Sm159 and Eu163. The first data for excited states in Sm161 are presented, where a 2.6-μs isomer is assigned a three-quasiparticle, Kπ=17/2- structure. The interpretation is supported by multi-quasiparticle Nilsson-BCS calculations, including the blocking of pairing correlations. A consistent set of reduced E1 hindrance factors is obtained. Limited evidence is also reported for isomeric decay in Sm163, Eu164, and Eu165.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics