K-mixing in the doubly mid-shell nuclide 170Dy and the role of vibrational degeneracy

P. A. Söderström, P. M. Walker, J. Wu, H. L. Liu, P. H. Regan, H. Watanabe, P. Doornenbal, Z. Korkulu, P. Lee, J. J. Liu, G. Lorusso, S. Nishimura, V. H. Phong, T. Sumikama, F. R. Xu, A. Yagi, G. X. Zhang, D. S. Ahn, T. Alharbi, H. BabaF. Browne, A. M. Bruce, R. J. Carroll, K. Y. Chae, Zs Dombradi, A. Estrade, N. Fukuda, C. J. Griffin, E. Ideguchi, N. Inabe, T. Isobe, H. Kanaoka, S. Kanaya, I. Kojouharov, F. G. Kondev, T. Kubo, S. Kubono, N. Kurz, I. Kuti, S. Lalkovski, G. J. Lane, E. J. Lee, C. S. Lee, G. Lotay, C. B. Moon, I. Nishizuka, C. R. Niţă, A. Odahara, Z. Patel, Zs Podolyák, O. J. Roberts, H. Sakurai, H. Schaffner, C. M. Shand, H. Suzuki, H. Takeda, S. Terashima, Zs Vajta, J. J. Valiente-Dòbon, Z. Y. Xu

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A detailed study of the structure of the doubly mid-shell nucleus Dy104166170 has been carried out, following isomeric and β decay. We have measured the yrast band up to the spin-parity Jπ=6+ state, the K=2 γ-vibration band up to the 5+ state, a low-lying negative-parity band based on a 2 state that could be a candidate for the lowest energy octupole vibration state within this nucleus, and a candidate for the Kπ=6+ two quasi-particle isomer. This state was determined to have an excitation energy of 1643.91(23) keV and a half life of 0.99(4) μs, with a reduced hindrance for its decay to the ground-state band an order of magnitude lower than predicted by NpNn systematics. This is interpreted as being due to γ-vibrational mixing from a near degeneracy of the isomer and the 6+ state of the γ band. Furthermore, the parent nucleus 170Tb has been determined to have a half-life of 0.91(−13+18) s with a possible spin-parity of 2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)404-408
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Nov 10 2016


  • Dysprosium
  • K isomer
  • Mid-shell
  • γ-Ray spectroscopy


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