Investigation of High-spin States in 53Fe

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The fusion-evaporation reactions Si-28(S-32,1 alpha 2p1n)Fe-53 at 125 MeV and Mg-24(S-32,2p1n)Fe-53 at a 95-MeV beam energy were used to investigate excited states in Fe-53. The combination of the Gammasphere Ge detector array and ancillary devices led to the construction of an extensive level scheme comprising some 90 transitions connecting 40 states. The lifetime of the yrast 25/2(-) state and upper limits for the lifetimes of a number of additional states were determined using the Cologne plunger device coupled to the GASP gamma-ray spectrometer. The experimental results are compared to large-scale shell-model calculations using different sets of two-body matrix elements. In particular, predictions on electromagnetic decay properties such as lifetimes, branching ratios, and mixing ratios are studied in detail.


  • Rickard du Rietz
  • SJ Williams
  • Jörgen Ekman
  • Corina Andreoiu
  • M Axiotis
  • MA Bentley
  • MP Carpenter
  • C Chandler
  • RJ Charity
  • RM Clark
  • M Cromaz
  • A Dewald
  • G de Angelis
  • F Della Vedova
  • P Fallon
  • A Gadea
  • G Hammond
  • E Ideguchi
  • SM Lenzi
  • AO Macchiavelli
  • N Marginean
  • Milena Mineva
  • O Moller
  • DR Napoli
  • M Nespolo
  • W Reviol
  • C Rusu
  • B Saha
  • DG Sarantites
  • D Seweryniak
  • D Tonev
  • CA Ur
Research areas and keywords

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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number014307
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Publication categoryResearch

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du Rietz, R., 2005, Department of Physics, Lund University. 152 p.

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