76Ge(t,p)78Ge reaction

J. F. Mateja, L. R. Medsker, H. T. Fortune, R. Middleton, G. E. Moore, M. E. Cobern, S. Mordechai, J. D. Zumbro, C. P. Browne

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The 76Ge(t,p) reaction has been studied in order to extend the known level structure in the Ge isotopes to 78Ge and to further investigate the proposed shape transition in the Ge nuclei. About 30 states were observed in 78Ge, which was previously uninvestigated. Angular distributions were measured and were analyzed using zero-range microscopic two-nucleon transfer distorted-wave calculations to extract L values. Based on the energy of the first excited 0+ level, it would appear that 78Ge does not continue the trend toward prolate deformation but begins to return toward the critical or "supersoft" region. 

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 76Ge(t,p), E=15.0 MeV; measured σ(θ,Ep). 78Ge deduced levels, L, π, J. DWBA analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2047-2052
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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