Study of shape transition in the neutron-rich Os isotopes

John P. R. , Modamio V., Valiente-Dobon J. J. , Mengoni D., Gottardo A., Bazzacco D., ...More

International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC), Firenze, Italy, 2 - 07 June 2013, vol.66 identifier identifier


The neutron-rich isotopes of tungsten, osmium and platinum have different shapes in their ground states and present also shape transitions phenomena. Spectroscopic information for these nuclei is scarce and often limited to the gamma rays from the decay of isomeric states. For the neutron-rich even-even osmium isotopes Os-194 and Os-198, a shape transition between a slightly prolate deformed to an oblate deformed ground state was deduced from the observed level schemes. For the even-even nucleus lying in between, Os-196, no gamma ray transition is known. In order to elucidate the shape transition and to test the nuclear models describing it, this region was investigated through gamma-ray spectroscopy using the AGATA demonstrator and the large acceptance heavy-ion spectrometer PRISMA at LNL, Italy. A two-nucleon transfer from a Pt-198 target to a stable Se-82 beam was utilized to populate medium-high spin states of Os-196. The analysis method and preliminary results, including the first life-time measurement of isomeric states with AGATA, are presented.