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    • Parity of the band head at 3710 keV in 99Rh using clover detector as compton polarimeter

      R Palit HC Jain PK Joshi S Nagaraj BVT Rao SN Chintalapudi SS Ghugre

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      Clover detector has been used as a Compton polarimeter to measure the linear polarization of γ-rays produced in heavy ion fusion reaction. The polarization sensitivity of the clover detector has been measured over γ-ray energies ranging from 386 to 1368 ke V. The E1 multipolarity of the 1117 keV transition in 99Rh has been established using this polarimeter. This has resulted in the assignment of negative parity to the band head at 3710 keV in 99Rh.

    • High-spin structure of yrast-band in 78Kr

      PK Joshi R Palit HC Jain S Nagaraj JA Sheikh

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      Lifetime of levels up to 22+, have been measured in 78Kr and an oblate shape is assigned to the ground state using the CSM and the configuration dependent shell correction calculations. Calculations further show that 78Kr is highly γ-soft nucleus. The experimental Qt values coupled with theoretical calculations indicate an oblate shape for 78Kr at low spins and triaxial shape at higher spins

    • Structure of 72,74Se at high spin

      R Palit HC Jain PK Joshi JA Sheikh

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      Lifetimes of high spin states up to {$$I^\pi $$}=22+ in the yrast positive parity bands have been measured to investigate the shape evolution with increasing spin in 72, 74Se. The Qt values derived from these measurements indicate that prolate shape stabilizes for 72Se, while a triaxial shape develops for 74Se at higher spins. Comparison of the observed trend in Qt with spin for 72, 74Se with that of the corresponding kryptones isotones emphasizes the stability provided by N=38 prolate shell gap even at high rotational frequency.

    • Fabrication and testing of the recoil mass spectrometer at Bombay Pelletron

      S Nagaraj H C Jain P K Joshi S D Paul R Palit H V Panchal B S Naidu A Chatterjee A Navin

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      A recoil mass spectrometer (RMS) has been designed, fabricated and installed at the 15° S beam-line of the Pelletron at TIFR. The RMS consists of a quadrupole doublet just after the target chamber followed by an ‘electrostatic deflector’, a magnetic dipole and a second electrostatic deflector. The recoils produced in the 12C + 58Ni reaction using 60 MeV 12C beam were focussed with the help of electric and magnetic fields and detected in a strip detector placed at the focal plane of the RMS. Further testing of the spectrometer to obtain mass resolution and efficiency are in progress.

    • Geometry of magnetic rotational (MR) band-crossing phenomenon in MR bands

      K ROJEETA DEVI SURESH KUMAR R PALIT

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      A semiclassical (SC) approach is proposed to calculate the $B(M1)$ transition rates in the band-crossing region of two magnetic rotational (MR) bands. In the present work, a geometry is suggested for the shear blades to govern its behaviour during the band-crossing. In the crossing region, gradual alignment of two nucleons is responsible for the crossing behaviour and it must give a quantised resultant angular momentum. As an example, it is successfully implemented for the MR bands in the mass $A = 110$ and $A = 200$ regions. A good agreement of the present semiclassical calculations with the experimental values is presented and furthermore, it is seen that the present proposal is also helpful to see the core contribution in the MR phenomenon.

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