Nuclear matrix elements in the 2.14 MeV beta group in 139Ba

Agarwal, Y. K. ; Baba, C. V. K. ; Mitra, S. K. (1969) Nuclear matrix elements in the 2.14 MeV beta group in 139Ba Nuclear Physics A, 127 (3). pp. 652-660. ISSN 0375-9474

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The spectral shape and beta-gamma directional correlation of the 2.14 MeV(7/2-→5/2+) beta-group in the decay of 139Ba have been studied. The spectral shape measured in coincidence with the 166 keV γ-ray shows a large deviation from a statistical shape. The beta-gamma directional correlation coefficient A2 varies from 0.01 to 0.06 in the energy region 0.5 to 2.0 MeV. The ratios of relevant nuclear matrix elements have been obtained from these two measurements. The absolute values of the matrix elements involved have been calculated from the known ft value. The matrix element ∫ir has been found to be 3.9×10-3 (in natural units) as compared to a value of 7.1×10-3 calculated on the basis of the single-particle shell model. The structure of the 5/2+ state in 139La is discussed on the basis of these results.

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