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Volume 178, 201816th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS16)
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Investigation of excited 0+ states in 160Er populated via the (p, t) two-neutron transfer reaction
Department of Physics, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1, Canada
2 TRIUMF, 4004 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 2A3, Canada
3 Technische Universität München, D-85748 Garching, Germany
4 Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, D-85748 Garching, Germany
5 Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A7, Canada
6 Department of Physics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado 80401, USA
7 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of the Western Cape, P/B X17, Bellville ZA-7535, South Africa
8 iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences, P.O. Box 722, Somerset West 7129, South Africa
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Published online: 16 May 2018
Many efforts have been made in nuclear structure physics to interpret the nature of low-lying excited 0+ states in well-deformed rare-earth nuclei. However, one of the difficulties in resolving the nature of these states is that there is a paucity of data. In this work, excited 0+ states in the N = 92 nucleus 160Er were studied via the 162Er(p, t)160Er two-neutron transfer reaction, which is ideal for probing 0+ → 0+ transitions, at the Maier-Leibnitz-Laboratorium in Garching, Germany. Reaction products were momentum-analyzed with a Quadrupole-3-Dipole magnetic spectrograph. The 0+2 state was observed to be strongly populated with 18% of the ground state strength.
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