Preprint - Submitted July 15, 2002 for publication in Nuclear Data Sheets
  Table of Superdeformed Nuclear Bands and Fission Isomers*
Balraj Singh†, Roy Zywina†, and Richard B. Firestone‡
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M1, Canada (
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA (
[Published in Nuclear Data Sheets 97, 241 (2002)]
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Information on superdeformed nuclear bands and fission isomers have been updated on a continuous basis since 1992. As of July 2002, data for about 320 superdeformed bands and 47 fission isomers identified in 146 nuclides have been compiled for this publication. This is an increase of about 160 superdeformed bands and 53 nuclides since the second edition in 1996 [B. Singh, R.B. Firestone, and S.Y.F. Chu, Nuclear Data Sheets 78, 1 (1996)].

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* This work was supported by the Division of Nuclear Physics, U.S. Department of Energy and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.
Most data presented here were extracted from the ENSDF (Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File) database at Brookhaven National Laboratory.