160Gd(n,n′γ) experiments were performed with accelerator-produced monoenergetic neutrons. Excitation functions at neutron energies from 1.5 to 2.8 MeV aided in the placement of γ rays in the level scheme and angular distributions at three neutron energies resulted in the determination of 28 excited-level lifetimes or limits in 160Gd, including the lifetimes of several negative-parity levels attributed to octupole vibrations.

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Published in Physical Review C, v. 95, issue 6, 064309, p. 1-10.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. PHY-1606890, No. PHY-1419765, No. PHY-1205412, No. PHY-1507053, No. PHY-1068192, and No. PHY-1305801. L.M. Robledo has been supported in part by Spanish Grants No. FPA2015-65929-P/MINECO and No. FIS2015-63770-P/MINECO.

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