Thorough Gamma-ray and Particle Decay Investigations of 58Ni

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The combined data from three fusion-evaporation reaction experiments have been utilized to investigate the semi-magic nucleus Ni-58(28)30. To detect gamma rays in coincidence with evaporated particles, the Ge-detector array Gammasphere was used in conjunction with the charged-particle detectors Microball and LuWuSiA (the Lund Washington University Silicon Array), and a neutron detector array. The results yield a significantly extended level scheme of Ni-58 comprising some 340 gamma-ray transitions and include a total of at least 14 discrete particle decays into excited states of the daughter nuclei Fe-54 and Co-57. The level scheme is compared with large-scale shell-model calculations and cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky calculations.


  • Emma Johansson
  • Dirk Rudolph
  • Ingemar Ragnarsson
  • Lise-Lotte Andersson
  • D. A. Torres
  • C. Andreoiu
  • C. Baktash
  • M. P. Carpenter
  • R. J. Charity
  • C. J. Chiara
  • Jörgen Ekman
  • Claes Fahlander
  • O. L. Pechenaya
  • W. Reviol
  • Rickard du Rietz
  • D. G. Sarantites
  • D. Seweryniak
  • L. G. Sobotka
  • C. H. Yu
  • S. Zhu
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  • Physical Sciences
  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number014321
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
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: Mathematical Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011040002), Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Science) (011013004)

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