This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2000 

From highly to superdeformed shapes : study of 143Gd
Lieder, R. M.
Rzaca-Urban, T. / Jensen, H. J. / Gast, W. / Georgiev, A. / Jäger, H. / van der Meer, E. / Droste, Ch. / Morek, T. / Bazzacco, D. / Lunardi, S. / Menegazzo, R. / Petrache, C. M. / Rossi Alvarez, C. / Ur, C. A. / de Angelis, G. / Napoli, D. R. / Venkova, T. / Wyss, R.
Institut für Kernphysik; IKP
Nuclear physics / A, 671 (2000) S. 52 - 70
Amsterdam North-Holland Publ. Co. 2000
52 - 70
Journal Article
Nuclear Physics A 671
A superdeformed band has been discovered in Gd-143 consisting Of 15 transitions. It does not show the band crossing observed in the neighbouring heavier Gd isotopes and it is degenerate with the superdeformed band in Eu-143. In contrast to other degenerate bands at superdeformed shape, the configurations of the bands are quite different here. They result from the exchange of a nu 6(4) with a pi[404]9/2 configuration. In addition, a collective band has been observed which adopts a well-deformed triaxial shape at high spins according to calculations. The transition from highly to superdeformed shapes proceeds via triaxial shapes. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.