Nuclear structure studies of neutron-rich Cu and Zn isotopes produced by means of proton-induced fission of 238U

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The neutron-rich nuclei 72Ni and 72Cu have been produced in the proton-induced fission of 238U at the LISOL and ISOLDE facilities of Louvain-La-Neuve and CERN. Partial β-decay schemes are presented, giving some information about the nuclear structure of their daughter nuclei 72Cu and 72Zn. The lifetime of 72Cu was determined to be T1/2 = 6.63(3) s, in line with previous measurements. No β-decaying isomeric states were identified in 72Cu, in contrast to 70Cu. The spin and the parity of several states in 72Cu are tentatively assigned and a comparison is made with different shell-model predictions.


  • J. C. Thomas
  • H. De Witte
  • M. Gorska
  • M. Huyse
  • K. Kruglov
  • Y. Kudryavtsev
  • D. Pauwels
  • N. V S V Prasad
  • K. Van De Vel
  • P. Van Duppen
  • J. Van Roosbroeck
  • S. Franchoo
  • H. O U Fynbo
  • U. Georg
  • O. Jonsson
  • U. Köster
  • L. Weissman
  • W. F. Mueller
  • V. N. Fedoseyev
  • V. I. Mishin
  • D. Fedorov
  • A. De Maesschalck
  • N. A. Smirnova
  • Hlose Goutte
  • Herbert Faust
  • Gabriele Fioni
  • Dominique Goutte
External organisations
  • GANIL Grand Accelerateur National d'Ions Lourds
  • Catholic University of Leuven
  • GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research
  • Institut de Physique Nucléaire Orsay (IPN) Orsay
  • Aarhus University
  • Michigan State University
  • Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute (PNPI)
  • Ghent University
  • CERN
Research areas and keywords


  • β decay, Ni, Cu, Zn, Proton-induced fission, Residual interaction, Resonant laser ionization, Shell-model calculations, Uclear structure
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNUCLEAR FISSION AND FISSION-PRODUCT SPECTROSCOPY: 3rd International Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Fission-Product Spectroscopy
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Nov 7
Publication categoryResearch
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Fission-Product Spectroscopy - Cadarache, France
Duration: 2005 May 112005 May 14


Conference3rd International Workshop on Nuclear Fission and Fission-Product Spectroscopy