Coulomb excitation of the N=50 nucleus Zn-80
Paper i proceeding, 2008

Neutron rich Zinc isotopes, including the N=50 nucleus Zn-80, were produced and post-accelerated at the Radioactive Ion Beam (RIB) facility REX-ISOLDE (CERN). Low-energy Coulomb excitation was induced on these isotopes after post-acceleration, yielding B(E2) strengths to the first excited 2(+) states. For the first time, an excited state in Zn-80 was observed and the 2(1)(+) state in Zn-78 was established. The measured B(E2,2(1)(+) -> 0(1)(+)) values are compared to two sets of large scale shell model calculations. Both calculations reproduce the observed B(E2) systematics for the full Zinc isotopic chain. The results for N=50 isotones indicate a good N=50 shell closure and a strong Z=28 proton core polarization. The new results serve as benchmarks to establish theoretical models, predicting the nuclear properties of the doubly magic nucleus Ni-78.

radioactive ion beams



nuclear structure


coulomb excitation


J. V. de Walle

F. Aksouh

F. Ames

T. Behrens

V. Bildstein

A. Blazhev

J. Cederkall

E. Clement

T. E. Cocolios

T. Davinson

P. Delahaye

J. Eberth

A. Ekstrom

D. V. Fedorov

V. N. Fedosseev

L. M. Fraile

S. Franchoo

R. Gernhauser

G. Georgiev

D. Habs

K. Heyde

G. Huber

M. Huyse

F. Ibrahim

O. Ivanov

J. Iwanicki

J. Jolie

O. Kester

U. Koster

T. Kroll

R. Krucken

M. Lauer

A. F. Lisetskiy

R. Lutter

B. A. Marsh

P. Mayet

O. Niedermaier

Thomas Nilsson

Chalmers, Teknisk fysik, Subatomär fysik

M. Pantea

O. Perru

R. Raabe

P. Reiter

M. Sawicka

H. Scheit

G. Schrieder

D. Schwalm

M. D. Seliverstov

T. Sieber

G. Sletten

N. Smirnova

M. Stanoiu

I. Stefanescu

J. C. Thomas

J. J. Valiente-Dobon

P. Van Duppen

D. Verney

D. Voulot

N. Warr

D. Weisshaar

Fredrik Wenander

B. H. Wolf

M. Zielinska

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