## Abstract

Isomers have been populated in Cm246 and No252 with quantum numbers Kπ=8-, which decay through Kπ=2- rotational bands built on octupole vibrational states. For N=150 isotones with (even) atomic number Z=94-102, the Kπ=8- and 2- states have remarkably stable energies, indicating neutron excitations. An exception is a singular minimum in the 2- energy at Z=98, due to the additional role of proton configurations. The nearly constant energies, in isotones spanning an 18% increase in Coulomb energy near the Coulomb limit, provide a test for theory. The two-quasiparticle Kπ=8- energies are described with single-particle energies given by the Woods-Saxon potential and the Kπ=2- vibrational energies by quasiparticle random-phase approximation calculations. Ramifications for self-consistent mean-field theory are discussed.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 034308 |

Journal | Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics |

Volume | 78 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Sept 15 2008 |

Externally published | Yes |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics