108Sn Studied with Intermediate-energy Coulomb Excitation

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The unstable neutron-deficient Sn-108 isotope has been studied in inverse kinematics by intermediate-energy Coulomb excitation using the RISING/FRS experimental setup at GSI. This is the highest Z nucleus studied so far with this method. Its reduced transition probability B (E2;0(g.s.)(+)-> 2(1)(+)) has been measured for the first time. The extracted B(E2) value of 0.230(57)e(2) b(2) has been determined relative to the known value in the stable Sn-112 isotope. The result is discussed in the framework of recent large-scale shell model calculations performed with realistic effective interactions. The roles of particle-hole excitations of the Sn-100 core and of the Z=50 shell gap for the E2 polarization are investigated.


  • A Banu
  • J Gerl
  • M Gorska
  • H Grawe
  • TR Saito
  • HJ Wollersheim
  • E Caurier
  • T Engeland
  • A Gniady
  • M Hjorth-Jensen
  • F Nowacki
  • T Beck
  • F Becker
  • P Bednarczyk
  • MA Bentley
  • A Burger
  • F Cristancho
  • G de Angelis
  • Z Dombradi
  • P Doornenbal
  • H Geissel
  • J Grebosz
  • G Hammond
  • M Hellstrom
  • J Jolie
  • I Kojouharov
  • N Kurz
  • R Lozeva
  • S Mandal
  • N Marginean
  • S Muralithar
  • J Nyberg
  • J Pochodzalla
  • W Prokopowicz
  • P Reiter
  • C Rusu
  • N Saito
  • H Schaffner
  • D Sohler
  • H Weick
  • C Wheldon
  • M Winkler
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number061305(R)
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch