A systematic description of the yrast superdeformed (SD) bands in N = 114, Z = 80–84 isotone nuclei using the projected shell model is presented. The calculated γ-ray energies, moment of inertia and M1 transitions are compared with the data for which spin is assigned. Excellent agreement with the available data for all isotones is obtained. The calculated electromagnetic properties provide a microscopic understanding of those measured nuclei. Some predictions in superdeformed nuclei are also discussed.
Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics / Volume 32 Number 3