Competition between excited core states and 1 ℏ ω single-particle excitations at comparable energies in 207 Pb from photon scattering

Journal Article

The Pb (over(γ, →), γ′) photon scattering reaction has been studied with the nearly monochromatic, linearly polarized photon beams at the High Intensity γ-ray Source (HIγS) at the DFELL. Azimuthal scattering intensity asymmetries measured with respect to the polarization plane of the beam have been used for the first time to assign both the spin and parity quantum numbers of dipole excited states of 206,207,208Pb at excitation energies in the vicinity of 5.5 MeV. Evidence for dominant particle-core coupling is deduced from these results along with information on excitation energies and electromagnetic transition matrix elements. Implications of the existence of weakly coupled states built on highly excited core states in competition with 1 ℏ ω single particle (hole) excitations at comparable energies are discussed. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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Cited Authors

  • Pietralla, N; Li, TC; Fritzsche, M; Ahmed, MW; Ahn, T; Costin, A; Enders, J; Li, J; Müller, S; Neumann-Cosel, PV; Pinayev, IV; Ponomarev, VY; Savran, D; Tonchev, AP; Tornow, W; Weller, HR; Werner, V; Wu, YK; Zilges, A

Published Date

  • 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 681 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 134 - 138

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.physletb.2009.09.059