Experimental study of lifetimes of excited states in the Kπ= 0-octupole band and γ-vibrational band in 228Th

Chishti, M.M.R. and O'Donnell, D. and Battaglia, G. and Bowry, M. and Jaroszynski, D.A. and Singh, B. S.Nara and Scheck, M. and Spagnoletti, P. and Smith, J. F. (2020) Experimental study of lifetimes of excited states in the Kπ= 0-octupole band and γ-vibrational band in 228Th. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1643 (1). 012122. ISSN 1742-6588

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    Abstract

    Lifetimes of excited states in the Kπ = 0- octupole band and γ-vibrational of 228Th have been measured using the fast timing setup at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). The setup consists of two cerium doped LaBr3 fast scintillators placed equidistant from the radioactive source 232Th. The states of interest have been analysed by doing the triple γ - γ - time coincidence analysis and using the fast-timing technique, mirror-symmetric centroid difference method. Octupole collectivity in 228Th nucleus is also investigated by calculating the enhanced electric dipole moments and transition rates in excited states followed by lifetime measurements in octupole band.

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    Chishti, M.M.R., O'Donnell, D., Battaglia, G. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1974-8521, Bowry, M., Jaroszynski, D.A. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3006-5492, Singh, B. S.Nara, Scheck, M., Spagnoletti, P. and Smith, J. F.;