16+ Spin-Gap Isomer in 96Cd

B. S. Nara Singh, Z. Liu, R. Wadsworth, H. Grawe, T. S. Brock, P. Boutachkov, N. Braun, A. Blazhev, M. Gorska, S. Pietri, Dirk Rudolph, C. Domingo-Pardo, S. J. Steer, A. Atac, L. Bettermann, L. Caceres, K. Eppinger, T. Engert, T. Faestermann, F. FarinonF. Finke, K. Geibel, J. Gerl, R. Gernhaeuser, N. Goel, A. Gottardo, J. Grebosz, C. Hinke, Robert Hoischen, G. Ilie, H. Iwasaki, J. Jolie, A. Kaskas, I. Kojouharov, R. Kruecken, N. Kurz, E. Merchan, C. Nociforo, J. Nyberg, M. Pfuetzner, A. Prochazka, Zs. Podolyak, P. H. Regan, P. Reiter, S. Rinta-Antila, C. Scholl, H. Schaffner, P. -A. Soderstrom, N. Warr, H. Weick, H. -J. Wollersheim, P. J. Woods, F. Nowacki, K. Sieja

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A beta-decaying high-spin isomer in Cd-96, with a half-life T-1/2 = 0.29(-0.10)(+0.11) s, has been established in a stopped beam rare isotope spectroscopic investigations at GSI (RISING) experiment. The nuclei were produced using the fragmentation of a primary beam of Xe-124 on a Be-9 target. From the half-life and the observed gamma decays in the daughter nucleus, Ag-96, we conclude that the beta-decaying state is the long predicted 16(+) "spin-gap'' isomer. Shell-model calculations, using the Gross-Frenkel interaction and the pi nu(p(1/2,)g(9/2)) model space, show that the isoscalar component of the neutron-proton interaction is essential to explain the origin of the isomer. Core excitations across the N = Z = 50 gaps and the Gamow-Teller strength, Bd(GT) distributions have been studied via large-scale shell-model calculations using the pi nu(g, d, s) model space to compare with the experimental B(GT) value obtained from the half-life of the isomer.
Original languageEnglish
Article number172502
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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  • Subatomic Physics


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