A1 Journal article (refereed)
Evidence for octupole collectivity in 172Pt (2020)

Ertoprak, A., Cederwall, B., Qi, C., Aktas, Ö., Doncel, M., Hadinia, B., Liotta, R., Sandzelius, M., Scholey, C., Andgren, K., Bäck, T., Badran, H., Braunroth, T., Calverley, T., Cox, D. M., Cullen, D. M., Fang, Y. D., Ganioğlu, E., Giles, M., . . . Wyss, R. (2020). Evidence for octupole collectivity in 172Pt. European Physical Journal A, 56(2), Article 65. https://doi.org/10.1140/epja/s10050-020-00071-6

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All authors or editorsErtoprak, A.; Cederwall, B.; Qi, C.; Aktas, Ö.; Doncel, M.; Hadinia, B.; Liotta, R.; Sandzelius, M.; Scholey, C.; Andgren, K.; et al.

Journal or seriesEuropean Physical Journal A



Publication year2020


Issue number2

Article number65


Publication countryGermany

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67909


Excited states in the extremely neutron-deficient nucleus 172Pt were populated via 96Ru(78Kr, 2p) and 92Mo(83Kr, 3n) reactions. The level scheme has been extended up to an excitation energy of ≈ 5 MeV and tentative spin-parity assignments up to I π = 18+. Linear polarization and angular distribution measurements were used to determine the electromagnetic E1 character of the dipole transitions connecting the positive-parity ground-state band with an excited side-band, firmly establishing it as a negativeparity band. The lowest member of this negative-parity structure was firmly assigned spin-parity 3−. In addition, we observed an E3 transition from this 3− state to the ground state, providing direct evidence for octupole collectivity in 172Pt. Large-scale shell model (LSSM) and total Routhian surface (TRS) calculations have been performed, supporting the interpretation of the 3− state as a collective octupolevibrational state.

Keywordsnuclear physics

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Reporting Year2020

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