Evolution of the γ -ray strength function in neodymium isotopes

M. Guttormsen, K. O. Ay, M. Ozgur, E. Algin, A. C. Larsen, F. L. Bello Garrote, H. C. Berg, L. Crespo Campo, T. Dahl-Jacobsen, F. W. Furmyr, D. Gjestvang, A. Görgen, T. W. Hagen, V. W. Ingeberg, B. V. Kheswa, I. K.B. Kullmann, M. Klintefjord, M. Markova, J. E. Midtbø, V. ModamioW. Paulsen, L. G. Pedersen, T. Renstrøm, E. Sahin, S. Siem, G. M. Tveten, M. Wiedeking

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The experimental γ-ray strength functions (γSFs) of Nd142,144-151 have been studied for γ-ray energies up to the neutron separation energy using the Oslo method. The results represent a unique set of γSFs for an isotopic chain with increasing nuclear deformation. The data reveal how the low-energy enhancement, the scissors mode, and the pygmy dipole resonance evolve with nuclear deformation and mass number. This indicates that the mechanisms behind the low-energy enhancement and the scissors mode are decoupled from each other.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034314
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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