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Abstract The (3He,d) and (α, t) reactions on targets of146Nd and148Sm have been studied, using beams of 24 MeV3He and 27 MeV4He from the McMaster University tandem van de Graaff accelerator. Also the (t, α) reaction on a target of148Sm has been studied, using 17 MeV tritons from the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory tandem accelerator. The reaction products were analyzed with magnetic spectrographs. Information on thel-values was obtained from (3He,d) angular distributions and from ratios of (α,t) and (3He,d) cross sections. In each nucleus a severe fragmentation of the shell-model strength is found. In particular a total of 13(7)l=2 transitions and 6(6)l=0 transitions have been identified in147Pm(149Eu). The results are analyzed in terms of the spherical shell model, which accounts fairly well for the summed spectroscopic strengths. However, with the existence of the (t, α) data a more detailed investigation of the emptiness of individual levels observed in147Pm gives some indication that a deformed scheme might be more successful in describing these nuclei.
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