Level densities of transitional Sm nuclei

R. Capote, A. Ventura, F. Cannata, J.M. Quesada

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Experimentally determined level densities of the transitional isotopes Sm148,149,150,152 at excitation energies below and around the neutron binding energy are compared with microcanonical calculations based on a Monte Carlo approach to noncollective level densities, folded with a collective enhancement estimated in the frame of the interacting boson model (IBM). The IBM parameters are adjusted so as to reproduce the low-lying discrete levels of both parities, with the exception of the odd-mass nucleus, Sm149, where complete decoupling of the unpaired neutron from the core is assumed. © 2005 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number064320
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Capote, R., Ventura, A., Cannata, F., & Quesada, J. M. (2005). Level densities of transitional Sm nuclei. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 71(6), -. [064320]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.71.064320