Anomalous two-phonon (p,t) transitions in cadmium

J. R. Comfort, W. J. Braithwaite, J. R. Duray, S. Yoshida

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Data were obtained for (p,t) reactions on Cd112,114,116, with Ep=27.9 MeV. The angular distributions for Jπ=0+a anda 2+ two-phonon states differ markedly in phase from zero-and one-phonon transitions. The ratios of cross sections to the 2+ states are systematically an order of magnitude larger than expected from B(E2) ratios. Two-step mechanisms are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)442-445
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 1972


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Comfort, J. R., Braithwaite, W. J., Duray, J. R., & Yoshida, S. (1972). Anomalous two-phonon (p,t) transitions in cadmium. Physical Review Letters, 29(7), 442-445.