Tz=-1 → 0 β-Decays of 54Ni, 50Fe, 46Cr, and 42Ti and Comparison With Mirror (3He,t) Measurements

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We have studied the β decay of the Tz=−1, f7/2 shell nuclei Ni54, Fe50, Cr46, and Ti42 produced in fragmentation reactions. The proton separation energies in the daughter Tz=0 nuclei are relatively large (≈4–5 MeV) so studies of the γ rays are essential. The experiments were performed at GSI as part of the Stopped-beam campaign with the RISING setup consisting of 15 Euroball Cluster Ge detectors. From the newly obtained high precision β-decay half-lives, excitation energies, and β branching ratios, we were able to extract Fermi and Gamow-Teller transition strengths in these β decays. With these improved results it was possible to compare in detail the Gamow-Teller (GT) transition strengths observed in beta decay including a sensitivity limit with the strengths of the Tz=+1 to Tz=0 transitions derived from high resolution (3He,t) reactions on the mirror target nuclei at RCNP, Osaka. The accumulated B(GT) strength obtained from both experiments looks very similar although the charge exchange reaction provides information on a broader energy range. Using the “merged analysis” one can obtain a full picture of the B(GT) over the full Qβ range. Looking at the individual transitions some differences are observed, especially for the weak transitions. Their possible origins are discussed.


  • F. Molina
  • B. Rubio
  • Y. Fujita
  • W. Gelletly
  • J. Agramunt
  • A. Algora
  • J. Benlliure
  • P. Boutachkov
  • L. Cáceres
  • R. B. Cakirli
  • E. Casarejos
  • C. Domingo-Pardo
  • P. Doornenbal
  • A. Gadea
  • E. Ganioğlu
  • M. Gascón
  • H. Geissel
  • J. Gerl
  • M. Górska
  • J. Grȩbosz
  • Robert Hoischen
  • R. Kumar
  • N. Kurz
  • I. Kojouharov
  • L. Amon Susam
  • H. Matsubara
  • A. I. Morales
  • Y. Oktem
  • D. Pauwels
  • D. Pérez-Loureiro
  • S. Pietri
  • Zs. Podolyák
  • W. Prokopowicz
  • H. Schaffner
  • S. J. Steer
  • J. L. Tain
  • A. Tamii
  • S. Tashenov
  • J. J. Valiente-Dobón
  • S. Verma
  • H-J. Wollersheim
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  • Subatomic Physics


  • beta decay, gamma-ray spectroscopy, RISING spectrometer, isospin symmetry
Original languageEnglish
Article number014301
Number of pages19
JournalPhysical Review C (Nuclear Physics)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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Rudolph, D., Hoischen, R., Hellström, M., Pietri, S., Podolyák, Z., Regan, P. H., Garnsworthy, A. B., Steer, S. J., Becker, F., Bednarczyk, P., Caceres, L., Doornenbal, P., Gerl, J., Górska, M., Grebosz, J., Kojouharov, I., Kurz, N., Prokopowicz, W., Schaffner, H., Wollersheim, H. J. & 11 othersAndersson, L-L., Atanasova, L., Balabanski, D. L., Bentley, M. A., Blazhev, A., Brandau, C., Brown, J. R., Claes Fahlander, Johansson, E., Jungclaus, A. & Lenzi, S. M., 2008, In : Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics). 78, 2, 021301(R).

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Pietri, S., Regan, P. H., Podolyák, Z., Dirk Rudolph, Margareta Hellström, Andersson, L-L., Claes Fahlander & Johansson, E., 2007, In : Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research. Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms. 261, 1-2, p. 1079-1083

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