Excitation strengths in Sn-109: Single-neutron and collective excitations near Sn-100

Douglas DiJulio, Joakim Cederkäll, Claes Fahlander, Andreas Ekström, M. Hjorth-Jensen, M. Albers, V. Bildstein, A. Blazhev, I. Darby, T. Davinson, H. De Witte, J. Diriken, Ch. Fransen, K. Geibel, R. Gernhaeuser, A. Gorgen, H. Hess, J. Iwanicki, R. Lutter, P. ReiterM. Scheck, M. Seidlitz, S. Siem, J. Taprogge, G. M. Tveten, J. Van de Walle, D. Voulot, N. Warr, F. Wenander, K. Wimmer

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Abstract

A set of B(E2) values for the low-lying excited states in the radioactive isotope Sn-109 were deduced from a Coulomb excitation experiment. The 2.87-MeV/u radioactive beam was produced at the REX-ISOLDE facility at CERN and was incident on a secondary Ni-58 target. The B(E2) values were determined using the known 2(+) -> 0(+) reduced transition probability in Ni-58 as normalization with the semiclassical Coulomb excitation code GOSIA2. The transition probabilities are compared to shell-model calculations based on a realistic nucleon-nucleon interaction and the predictions of a simple core-excitation model. This measurement represents the first determination of multiple B(E2) values in a light Sn nucleus using the Coulomb excitation technique with low-energy radioactive beams. The results provide constraints for the single-neutron states relative to Sn-100 and also indicate the importance of both single-neutron and collective excitations in the light Sn isotopes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number031302
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Volume86
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • Subatomic Physics

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