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E0 transitions in 106Pd: Implications for shape coexistence


Level lifetimes in 106Pd were measured with the Doppler-shift attenuation method following inelastic neutron scattering, and electric monopole transition strengths between low-lying 2+ states were deduced. The large \( \rho^{2}\)(E0) values obtained provide evidence for shape coexistence, extending observation of such structures in the N = 60 isotones. Included in these results is the first determination of the E0 transition strength in the Pd nuclei between levels with K = 2 .

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Peters, E.E., Prados-Estévez, F.M., Chakraborty, A. et al. E0 transitions in 106Pd: Implications for shape coexistence. Eur. Phys. J. A 52, 96 (2016).

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