Coulomb Excitation of 104Sn and the Strength of the 100Sn Shell Closure

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A measurement of the reduced transition probability for the excitation of the ground state to the first 2(+) state in Sn-104 has been performed using relativistic Coulomb excitation at GSI. Sn-104 is the lightest isotope in the Sn chain for which this quantity has been measured. The result is a key point in the discussion of the evolution of nuclear structure in the proximity of the doubly magic nucleus Sn-100. The value B(E2; 0(+) -> 2(+)) = 0.10(4) e(2)b(2) is significantly lower than earlier results for Sn-106 and heavier isotopes. The result is well reproduced by shell model predictions and therefore indicates a robust N = Z = 50 shell closure. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.172501


  • G. Guastalla
  • Douglas DiJulio
  • M. Gorska
  • P. Boutachkov
  • S. Pietri
  • H. Grawe
  • F. Nowacki
  • K. Sieja
  • A. Algora
  • F. Ameil
  • T. Arici
  • A. Atac
  • M. A. Bentley
  • A. Blazhev
  • D. Bloor
  • S. Brambilla
  • N. Braun
  • F. Camera
  • Zs. Dombradi
  • C. Domingo Pardo
  • A. Estrade
  • F. Farinon
  • J. Gerl
  • N. Goel
  • J. Grebosz
  • T. Habermann
  • Robert Hoischen
  • Kaj Jansson
  • J. Jolie
  • A. Jungclaus
  • I. Kojouharov
  • R. Knoebel
  • R. Kumar
  • J. Kurcewicz
  • N. Kurz
  • Natasa Lalovic
  • E. Merchan
  • K. Moschner
  • F. Naqvi
  • B. S. Nara Singh
  • J. Nyberg
  • C. Nociforo
  • A. Obertelli
  • M. Pfuetzner
  • N. Pietralla
  • Z. Podolyak
  • A. Prochazka
  • D. Ralet
  • P. Reiter
  • H. Schaffner
  • F. Schirru
  • L. Scruton
  • D. Sohler
  • T. Swaleh
  • J. Taprogge
  • Zs. Vajta
  • R. Wadsworth
  • N. Warr
  • H. Weick
  • A. Wendt
  • O. Wieland
  • J. S. Winfield
  • H. J. Wollersheim
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number172501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Science) (011013004), Physics, science (011013100)

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Guastalla, G., DiJulio, D., Gorska, M., Cederkäll, J., Boutachkov, P., Golubev, P., Pietri, S., Grawe, H., Nowacki, F., Algora, A., Ameil, F., Arici, T., Atac, A., Bentley, M. A., Blazhev, A., Bloor, D., Brambilla, S., Braun, N., Camera, F., Domingo Pardo, C. & 43 othersEstrade, A., Farinon, F., Gerl, J., Goel, N., Grebosz, J., Habermann, T., Hoischen, R., Jansson, K., Jolie, J., Jungclaus, A., Kojouharov, I., Knoebel, R., Kumar, R., Kurcewicz, J., Kurz, N., Lalovic, N., Merchan, E., Moschner, K., Naqvi, F., Nara Singh, B. S., Nyberg, J., Nociforo, C., Obertelli, A., Pfutzner, M., Pietralla, N., Podolyak, Z., Prochazka, A., Ralet, D., Reiter, P., Dirk Rudolph, Schaffner, H., Schirru, F., Scruton, L., Sohler, D., Swaleh, T., Taprogge, J., Wadsworth, R., Warr, N., Weick, H., Wendt, A., Wieland, O., Winfield, J. S. & Wollersheim, H. J., 2014, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Stoyanov, C. & Dimitrova, S. (eds.). IOP Publishing, Vol. 533. 4 p. 012047

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DiJulio, D., 2013, Department of Physics, Lund University.

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