Seminar Details

Isomeric Yields Measured for High-Spin States Populated in Projectile Fragmentation of Uranium

Michael Bowry, University of Surrey
Thursday, November 15, 11:00 AM - Research Discussion
NSCL Lecture Hall

The population of high-spin metastable excited states in heavy nuclei has been measured following fragmentation of uranium-238 ions at relativistic energies. The fraction of nuclei populated in an isomeric state with angular momentum > 18 hbar is underestimated by theoretical predictions by up to an order of magnitude. The enhanced isomeric beam yield reported here can be exploited in future experiments.