Neutron separation and pairing energies in the region 82<~N<~126

H. E. Duckworth, R. C. Barber, P. Van Rookhuysen, J. D. MacDougall, W. McLatchie, S. Whineray, R. L. Bishop, J. O. Meredith, P. Williams, G. Southon, W. Wong, B. G. Hogg, M. E. Kettner

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Results of a systematic study of atomic-mass differences in the region 82<~N<~126 are presented as plots of double-neutron separation energy and neutron-pairing energy. These plots provide information concerning the extent of the nuclear deformation which begins in the region of 90 neutrons, its dependence upon Z, and its gradual dissappearance in the region 106N116.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-594
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes

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