Search for Isovector Valence-Shell Excitations in 140Nd and 142Sm via Coulomb excitation reactions of radioactive ion beams

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Projectile Coulomb excitation experiments were performed at HIE-ISOLDE at CERN with the radioactive ion beams of 140Nd and 142Sm. Ions with an energy of 4:62 MeV/A were impinging on a 1.45 mg/cm2 thick 208Pb target. The γ-rays depopulating the Coulomb-excited states were recorded by the HPGe-array MINIBALL and scattered particles were detected by a double-sided silicon strip detector. Experimental intensities were used for the determination of electromagnetic transition matrix elements. A preliminary result of the B(M1; 2+ 3 → 2+ 1) of 140Nd and an upper limit for the case of 142Sm are revealing the main fragments of the proton-neutron mixed-symmetry 2+ 1;ms states.


  • Ralph Kern
  • Robert Stegmann
  • Norbert Pietralla
  • Georgi Rainovski
  • Liam Paul Gaffney
  • Andrey Blazhev
  • Amar Boukhari
  • James Cubiss
  • Martin Djongolov
  • Christoph Fransen
  • Kalin Gladnishki
  • Efstathios Giannopoulos
  • Herbert Hess
  • Jan Jolie
  • Vasil Karayonchev
  • Levent Kaya
  • James Keatings
  • DIana Kocheva
  • Thorsten Kröll
  • Oliver Möller
  • George O'Neill
  • Janne Pakarinen
  • Peter Reiter
  • Dawid Rosiak
  • Marcus Scheck
  • Jacob Snall
  • Pär Anders Söderström
  • Pietro Spagnoletti
  • Milena Stoyanova
  • Stefan Thiel
  • Andreas Vogt
  • Nigel Warr
  • Andree Welker
  • Volker Werner
  • Johannes Wiederhold
  • Hilde De Witte
  • Radostina Zidarova
External organisations
  • Technical University of Darmstadt
  • University of Sofia
  • CERN
  • University of Cologne
  • University of Jyväskylä
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of the Western Cape
  • National Research Foundation - South Africa
  • “Horia Hulubei” National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
  • Catholic University of Leuven
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nuclear Structure and Related Topics (NSRT18)
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Nov 14
Publication categoryResearch
Event2018 International Conference on Nuclear Structure and Related Topics, NSRT 2018 - Burgas, Bulgaria
Duration: 2018 Jun 32018 Jun 9

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275


Conference2018 International Conference on Nuclear Structure and Related Topics, NSRT 2018