The properties of the low-lying states of the argon isotopes , , , and are predicted by use of both the model and the extended description. The , , and interactions are taken from data on neighboring nuclei. With the extended model, reasonable agreement with experiment is obtained for the spectra. and transitions rates are examined. All transitions are predicted to be substantially inhibited, as is observed experimentally. Several experiments are suggested.
- Received 22 January 1973
- Published in the issue dated May 1973
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