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2023BE06      Phys.Rev.Lett. 130, 202501 (2023)

S.A.Bennett, K.Garrett, D.K.Sharp, S.J.Freeman, A.G.Smith, T.J.Wright, B.P.Kay, T.L.Tang, I.A.Tolstukhin, Y.Ayyad, J.Chen, P.J.Davies, A.Dolan, L.P.Gaffney, A.Heinz, C.R.Hoffman, C.Muller-Gatermann, R.D.Page, G.L.Wilson

Direct Determination of Fission-Barrier Heights Using Light-Ion Transfer in Inverse Kinematics

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 2H(238U, F), E=8.6 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products. 239U; deduced fission probability, fission barrier height. Comparison with GEF simulations. The ATLAS accelerator.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.130.202501
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2023CU04      Phys.Rev.Lett. 131, 202501 (2023)

J.G.Cubiss, A.N.Andreyev, A.E.Barzakh, P.Van Duppen, S.Hilaire, S.Peru, S.Goriely, M.Al Monthery, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, D.Atanasov, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, A.de Roubin, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, R.D.Harding, M.Huyse, N.Imai, D.T.Joss, S.Kreim, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, D.Neidherr, G.G.O'Neill, R.D.Page, S.D.Prosnyak, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, L.V.Skripnikov, A.Stott, C.Van Beveren, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, K.Zuber

Deformation versus Sphericity in the Ground States of the Lightest Gold Isotopes

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 176,177,178,179,180,181,182,183,187,191,193,195Au [from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV]; measured frequencies; deduced mean-squared charge radii, ground-state deformations, nuclear magnetic moments. Comparison with available data. The in-source, resonance-ionization laser spectroscopy technique, at the ISOLDE facility (CERN).

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.131.202501
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2023MO04      Phys.Lett. B 838, 137675 (2023)

L.Morrison, K.Hadynska-Klek, Zs.Podolyak, L.P.Gaffney, M.Zielinska, B.A.Brown, H.Grawe, P.D.Stevenson, T.Berry, A.Boukhari, M.Brunet, R.Canavan, R.Catherall, J.Cederkall, S.J.Colosimo, J.G.Cubiss, H.De Witte, D.T.Doherty, Ch.Fransen, G.Georgiev, E.Giannopoulos, M.Gorska, H.Hess, L.Kaya, T.Kroll, N.Lalovic, B.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, G.O'Neill, J.Pakarinen, J.P.Ramos, P.Reiter, J.A.Rodriguez, D.Rosiak, S.Rothe, M.Rudigier, M.Siciliano, E.C.Simpson, J.Snall, P.Spagnoletti, S.Thiel, N.Warr, F.Wenander, R.Zidarova

Quadrupole and octupole collectivity in the semi-magic nucleus 20680Hg126

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 94Mo, 104Pd(206Hg, 206Hg'), E=4.195 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ. 206Hg; deduced γ-ray energies, B(E2), B(E3). Comparison with shell model predictions, systematics. The HIE-ISOLDE facility at CERN.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2023.137675
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2023SA36      Phys.Lett. B 845, 138114 (2023)

J.Saiz-Lomas, M.Petri, I.Y.Lee, I.Syndikus, S.Heil, J.M.Allmond, L.P.Gaffney, J.Pakarinen, H.Badran, T.Calverley, D.M.Cox, U.Forsberg, T.Grahn, P.Greenlees, K.Hadynska-Klek, J.Hilton, M.Jenkinson, R.Julin, J.Konki, A.O.Macchiavelli, M.Mathy, J.Ojala, P.Papadakis, J.Partanen, P.Rahkila, P.Ruotsalainen, M.Sandzelius, J.Saren, S.Stolze, J.Uusitalo, R.Wadsworth

The spectroscopic quadrupole moment of the 2+1 state of 12C: A benchmark of theoretical models

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 208Pb(12C, 12C'), E=47.65 MeV; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ. 12C; deduced γ-ray energies, quadrupole moments, B(E2). Comparison with state-of-the-art shell-model, mean-field, ab initio calculations, cluster-based and geometrical-like theories, which show varying degrees of emergent quadrupole collectivity. The jurogam array, JYFL accelerator laboratory at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2023.138114
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2022PA09      Phys.Rev. C 105, 034303 (2022)

E.Parr, J.F.Smith, P.T.Greenlees, P.A.Butler, K.Auranen, R.Chapman, D.M.Cox, D.M.Cullen, L.P.Gaffney, T.Grahn, E.T.Gregor, L.Grocutt, A.Herzan, R.-D.Herzberg, D.Hodge, U.Jakobsson, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, J.M.Keatings, J.Konki, M.Leino, P.P.McKee, C.McPeake, D.Mengoni, A.K.Mistry, B.S.Nara Singh, G.G.O'Neill, J.Pakarinen, P.Papadakis, J.Partanen, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, P.Ruotsalainen, M.Sandzelius, J.Saren, M.Scheck, C.Scholey, M.Siciliano, M.Smolen, J.Sorri, P.Spagnoletti, K.M.Spohr, S.Stolze, M.J.Taylor, J.Uusitalo

Single-particle states and parity doublets in odd-Z 221Ac and 225Pa from α-decay spectroscopy

RADIOACTIVITY 225Pa, 221Ac(α)[225Pa from 208Pb(20Ne, 2np), E=105 MeV, 221Ac from 208Pb(18O, 4np), E=95 MeV, 208Pb(20Ne, 2npα), E=105 MeV and 225Pa α decay]; 217Fr(α)[from 221Ac α decay]; 213At(α)[from 217Fr α decay]; measured reaction products, Eα, Iα, Eγ, Iγ, αγ-coin, summed α+ce(K); deduced T1/2 decays of ground states of 225Pa, 221Ac, 217Fr, 213At. 221Ac, 217Fr; deduced levels, J, π, α- and γ-branching ratios, total conversion coefficients, multipolarities, α-hindrance factors, configurations, parity-doublet states in 221Ac. 225Pa; deduced ground state J, π. Comparison with previous experimental data, and with model predictions. RITU gas-filled recoil separator, silicon strip detectors (DSSD) for ion implantation measurements and GREAT spectrometer combined with 3 HPGe clover detectors at the University of Jyvaskyla accelerator facility.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.105.034303
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2022SP01      Phys.Rev. C 105, 024323 (2022)

P.Spagnoletti, P.A.Butler, L.P.Gaffney, K.Abrahams, M.Bowry, J.Cederkall, T.Chupp, G.de Angelis, H.De Witte, P.E.Garrett, A.Goldkuhle, C.Henrich, A.Illana, K.Johnston, D.T.Joss, J.M.Keatings, N.A.Kelly, M.Komorowska, J.Konki, T.Kroll, M.Lozano, B.S.Nara Singh, D.O'Donnell, J.Ojala, R.D.Page, L.G.Pedersen, C.Raison, P.Reiter, J.A.Rodriguez, D.Rosiak, S.Rothe, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, T.M.Shneidman, B.Siebeck, J.Sinclair, J.F.Smith, M.Stryjczyk, P.Van Duppen, S.Vinals, V.Virtanen, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, N.Warr, M.Zielinska

Coulomb excitation of 222Rn

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 120Sn, 60Ni(222Rn, 222Rn'), E=4.23 MeV/nucleon [secondary 222Rn beam produced in Th(p, X), E=1.4 GeV reaction]; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ, (particle)γ-coin. 222Rn; deduced levels, J, π, E1, E2 and E3 matrix elements, high-spin levels, bands, intrinsic quadrupole and octupole moments. GOSIA analysis of Coulomb excitation cross sections. Miniball HPGe array at HIE-ISOLDE. Systematics of quadrupole moments and other parameters in even-A Ra and Rn isotopes.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.105.024323
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2021BA45      Phys.Rev.Lett. 127, 192501 (2021)

A.Barzakh, A.N.Andreyev, C.Raison, J.G.Cubiss, P.Van Duppen, S.Peru, S.Hilaire, S.Goriely, B.Andel, S.Antalic, M.Al Monthery, J.C.Berengut, J.Bieron, M.L.Bissell, A.Borschevsky, K.Chrysalidis, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, J.-P.Dognon, M.Elantkowska, E.Eliav, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, L.P.Gaffney, R.F.Garcia Ruiz, M.Godefroid, C.Granados, R.D.Harding, R.Heinke, M.Huyse, J.Karls, P.Larmonier, J.G.Li, K.M.Lynch, D.E.Maison, B.A.Marsh, P.Molkanov, P.Mosat, A.V.Oleynichenko, V.Panteleev, P.Pyykko, M.L.Reitsma, K.Rezynkina, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, J.Ruczkowski, S.Schiffmann, C.Seiffert, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, L.V.Skripnikov, M.Stryjczyk, D.Studer, M.Verlinde, S.Wilman, A.V.Zaitsevskii

Large Shape Staggering in Neutron-Deficient Bi Isotopes

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 187,188,189,191Bi; measured frequencies. 209Bi; deduced hfs, mean-square charge radii, magnetic dipole, and electric quadrupole moments. Comparison with HFB PES calculations, available data.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.127.192501
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2021DA01      Phys.Rev.Lett. 126, 032502 (2021)

T.Day Goodacre, A.V.Afanasjev, A.E.Barzakh, B.A.Marsh, S.Sels, P.Ring, H.Nakada, A.N.Andreyev, P.Van Duppen, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, D.Atanasov, J.Billowes, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, J.G.Cubiss, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, K.T.Flanagan, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, M.Huyse, S.Kreim, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, P.Spagnoletti, C.Van Beveren, M.Veinhard, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, K.Wendt, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, A.Zadvornaya, K.Zuber

Laser Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich 207, 208Hg Isotopes: Illuminating the Kink and Odd-Even Staggering in Charge Radii across the N = 126 Shell Closure

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 202,203,206,207,208Hg; measured frequencies; deduced hyperfine spectra, mean-square charge radii. Comparison with relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov and nonrelativistic Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approaches, available data.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.032502
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2021DA16      Phys.Rev. C 104, 054322 (2021)

T.Day Goodacre, A.V.Afanasjev, A.E.Barzakh, L.Nies, B.A.Marsh, S.Sels, U.C.Perera, P.Ring, F.Wienholtz, A.N.Andreyev, P.Van Duppen, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, D.Atanasov, R.S.Augusto, J.Billowes, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, J.G.Cubiss, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, K.T.Flanagan, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, A.Gottberg, M.Huyse, S.Kreim, P.Kunz, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, T.M.Medonca, P.L.Molkanov, M.Mougeot, J.P.Ramos, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, P.Spagnoletti, C.Van Beveren, M.Veinhard, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, K.Wendt, R.N.Wolf, A.Zadvornaya, K.Zuber

Charge radii, moments, and masses of mercury isotopes across the N=126 shell closure

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 198,202,203,206,207,208Hg; measured hyperfine structure spectra using Versatile Arc Discharge and Laser Ion Source (VADLIS) in CERN-ISOLDE Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS) mode; deduced isotope shifts (δν) and charge radii (δ<r2) with respect to 198Hg, hyperfine factors a and b, static magnetic dipole (μ) and electric quadrupole (Q) moments for the ground states of 203Hg and 207Hg, Comparison of g factors with Schmidt values for 207Hg, 209Pb, 210Bi and 211Po, and charge radii, and odd-even staggering (OES) of the mean square charge radii with relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov (RHB) calculations using DD-ME2, DD-MEδ, DD-PC1 and NL3* covariant energy-density functionals for 197,198,199,200,201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211,212,213,214Pb, 201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210Hg. Source of Hg isotopes were produced in Pb(p, X), E=1.4 GeV reaction, and using VADLIS+RILIS ion source, followed by separation of fragments using ISOLDE General Purpose Separator. 183,184,185,202,203,206,207,208Hg; measured ionization and release efficiency as a function of the half-life of mercury isotopes from a molten lead target, and compared with ABRABLA, FLUKA, and GEANT4 simulations.

ATOMIC MASSES 206,207,208Hg, 208Pb; measured time-of-flight ion-cyclotron resonances, with reference to 208Pb using the RILIS+VADIS ion source and ISOLTRAP MR-ToF mass spectrometer (MS) at CERN-ISOLDE; deduced mass excesses for 206,207,208Hg, and compared with AME2020 values.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.054322
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2021HA32      Phys.Rev. C 104, 024326 (2021)

R.D.Harding, A.N.Andreyev, A.E.Barzakh, J.G.Cubiss, P.Van Duppen, M.Al Monthery, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, K.Dockx, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, J.D.Johnson, D.T.Joss, M.Huyse, N.Imai, K.M.Lynch, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, G.G.O'Neill, R.D.Page, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, C.Van Beveren, E.Verstraelen

Laser-assisted nuclear decay spectroscopy of 176, 177, 179Au

RADIOACTIVITY 179Au(α), (EC), (β+); 177,177m,176,176mAu, 176,177,179Pt, 173,173m,172,172mIr(α)[179,177,176Au laser ionized and mass-separated beams from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV, followed by separation of products using Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS) and General Purpose Separator (GPS) at the Windmill decay station of ISOLDE-CERN facility]; measured Eα, Iα, K-x rays, Eγ, Iγ, αγ-coin. 179Pt, 175,173,172Ir, 175Os, 169,168Re; deduced levels, J, π, α-hindrance factors, reduced α-widths, conversion coefficients, multipolarities. 176,176mAu; deduced α-decay branching ratios for the low-spin and high-spin states. 179Au; measured half-life of the decay of the ground state. Systematics of α-reduced widths for 171,173,175,176,177,179Au α decays.

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 176,176mAu; measured in-source laser spectroscopy of hyperfine structure; deduced nuclear magnetic moments, spins and configurations for the high- and low-spin states.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.024326
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2021MA62      Phys.Lett. B 820, 136569 (2021)

K.R.Mashtakov, V.Yu.Ponomarev, M.Scheck, S.W.Finch, J.Isaak, M.Zweidinger, O.Agar, C.Bathia, T.Beck, J.Beller, M.Bowry, R.Chapman, M.M.R.Chishti, U.Friman-Gayer, L.P.Gaffney, P.E.Garrett, E.T.Gregor, J.M.Keatings, U.Koster, B.Loher, A.D.MacLean, D.O'Donnell, H.Pai, N.Pietralla, G.Rainovski, M.Ramdhane, C.Romig, G.Rusev, D.Savran, G.S.Simpson, J.Sinclair, K.Sonnabend, P.Spagnoletti, A.P.Tonchev, W.Tornow

Structure of high-lying levels populated in the 96Y → 96Zr β decay

RADIOACTIVITY 96Y(β-) [from 235U(n, F), E thermal]; measured decay products, Eγ, Iγ, Eβ, Iβ; deduced γ-ray energies, B(E1), branching ratios, Gamow-Teller transition probabilities B(GT). Quasiparticle Phonon Model. Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), LOHENGRIN separator.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2021.136569
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2021MA72      Phys.Rev. C 104, L051301 (2021)

P.T.MacGregor, D.K.Sharp, S.J.Freeman, C.R.Hoffman, B.P.Kay, T.L.Tang, L.P.Gaffney, E.F.Baader, M.J.G.Borge, P.A.Butler, W.N.Catford, B.D.Cropper, G.de Angelis, J.Konki, Th.Kroll, M.Labiche, I.H.Lazarus, R.S.Lubna, I.Martel, D.G.McNeel, R.D.Page, O.Poleshchuk, R.Raabe, F.Recchia, J.Yang

Evolution of single-particle structure near the N=20 island of inversion

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 2H(28Mg, p)29Mg, E=9.47 MeV/nucleon, [secondary 28Mg beam from Si(p, X), E=1.4 GeV, followed resonant ionization by the resonance ionization laser ion source (RILIS), and mass separated and injected into an ion trap at the HIE-ISOLDE-CERN Linac facility]; measured E(p), I(p), σ(θ) using ISOLDE Solenoidal Spectrometer. 29Mg; deduced levels, J, π, L-transfers, spectroscopic factors, vacancies deduced from summed spectroscopic factors, binding energies of single-particle centroids. Comparison with shell-model calculations. Detailed σ(θ) data are tabulated in the Supplemental Material.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.L051301
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2020AN12      Phys.Rev. C 102, 014319 (2020)

B.Andel, A.N.Andreyev, S.Antalic, M.Al Monthery, A.Barzakh, M.L.Bissell, K.Chrysalidis, T.E.Cocolios, J.G.Cubiss, T.Day Goodacre, N.Dubray, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, L.P.Gaffney, R.F.Garcia Ruiz, S.Goriely, C.Granados, R.D.Harding, R.Heinke, S.Hilaire, M.Huyse, J.-F.Lemaitre, K.M.Lynch, B.A.Marsh, P.Molkanov, P.Mosat, S.Peru, C.Raison, S.Rothe, C.Seiffert, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, D.Studer, J.Sundberg, P.Van Duppen

β-delayed fission of isomers in 188Bi

RADIOACTIVITY 188,188m,190,190mBi(α), (β+F)[from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV using RILIS and HRS separators at ISOLDE-CERN facility]; measured Eα, Iα, fission fragment energies, (fission fragment)(fission fragment)-coin; deduced partial T1/2 of β+-delayed fission (βDF) mode, βDF probabilities. 188Pb; deduced mean total kinetic energy and fission fragment mass distribution after 188Bi β-decay of high-spin isomer of 188Bi, limits of βDF partial half-lives of the two activities in 190Bi. Comparison of partial βDF partial half-lives with calculations based on HFB and QRPA, and those of fragment mass distribution with SPY and FRLDM-based calculations. Systematics of βDF partial T1/2 in neutron deficient nuclei in Tl, Bi, At, Fr, Np, Am, Bk, Es and Md isotopes. 182,184,186,188,190,192Pb; calculated theoretical pre-neutron-emission fission fragment mass distributions (FFMDs) with the SPY model using the D1M-Gogny interaction, and with the FRLDM model.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.014319
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2020BA17      Phys.Rev. C 101, 034308 (2020)

A.E.Barzakh, D.Atanasov, A.N.Andreyev, M.Al Monthery, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, J.G.Cubiss, P.Van Duppen, T.Day Goodacre, A.de Roubin, Yu.A.Demidov, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, R.D.Harding, D.T.Joss, F.Herfurth, M.Huyse, N.Imai, M.G.Kozlov, S.Kreim, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, D.Neidherr, R.D.Page, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, C.Van Beveren, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, K.Zuber

Hyperfine anomaly in gold and magnetic moments of Iπ = 11/2- gold isomers

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 177m,191m,193m,195mAu; measured hyperfine structure spectra (hfs), hyperfine splitting, differential hyperfine anomaly, magnetic dipole moments using in-source laser resonance-ionization spectroscopy (RILIS) at CERN-ISOLDE. Mass separated Au beams were produced in U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV reaction, and delivered to either the ISOLTRAP Multi-Reflection Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (MR-ToF MS) or the Windmill (WM) decay station. Comparison to the previously measured magnetic moments. 185,186,187,189,189m,191,193,194Au; re-evaluated previously measured magnetic dipole moments by properly accounting for the hyperfine anomaly.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.101.034308
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2020BA29      Phys.Rev. C 101, 064321 (2020)

A.E.Barzakh, D.Atanasov, A.N.Andreyev, M.Al Monthery, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, J.G.Cubiss, P.Van Duppen, T.Day Goodacre, A.de Roubin, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, R.D.Harding, M.Huyse, N.Imai, S.Kreim, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, D.Neidherr, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, C.Van Beveren, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, K.Zuber

Shape coexistence in 187Au studied by laser spectroscopy

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 187,187mAu; measured hyperfine-structure (hfs) spectrum, time-of-flight of the 9/2- isomer of 187Au using ISOLTRAP's multireflection time-of-flight mass separator (MR-ToF-MS) and resonance-ionization laser spectroscopy technique at CERN-ISOLDE. 187mAu; deduced hfs parameters, isotope shift, mean-square charge radius, magnetic moment, shape coexistence, Nilsson configuration. 187,187mAu produced in U(p, F), E=1.4 GeV reaction, and separated in mass-to-charge ratio using the General Purpose Separator (GPS) of ISOLDE. Systematics of changes in mean-square charge radii for A=183-199 Au isotopes. Systematics of magnetic moments of the 9/2-, πh9/2 states in Bi, Th, Au and Fr isotopes.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.101.064321
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2020BU01      Phys.Rev.Lett. 124, 042503 (2020)

P.A.Butler, L.P.Gaffney, P.Spagnoletti, K.Abrahams, M.Bowry, J.Cederkall, G.de Angelis, H.De Witte, P.E.Garrett, A.Goldkuhle, C.Henrich, A.Illana, K.Johnston, D.T.Joss, J.M.Keatings, N.A.Kelly, M.Komorowska, J.Konki, T.Kroll, M.Lozano, B.S.Nara Singh, D.O'Donnell, J.Ojala, R.D.Page, L.G.Pedersen, C.Raison, P.Reiter, J.A.Rodriguez, D.Rosiak, S.Rothe, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, T.M.Shneidman, B.Siebeck, J.Sinclair, J.F.Smith, M.Stryjczyk, P.Van Duppen, S.Vinals, V.Virtanen, N.Warr, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, M.Zielinska

Evolution of Octupole Deformation in Radium Nuclei from Coulomb Excitation of Radioactive 222Ra and 228Ra Beams

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 60Ni, 120Sn(222Ra, 222Ra'), (228Ra, 228Ra'), E=4.31 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ. 222,228Ra; deduced γ-ray energies, dipole moments, quadrupole moments, E2 and E3 matrix elements, octupole collectivity.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.042503
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2020BU20      Nat. Commun. 11, 3560 (2020)

P.A.Butler, L.P.Gaffney, P.Spagnoletti, J.Konki, M.Scheck, J.F.Smith, K.Abrahams, M.Bowry, J.Cederkall, T.Chupp, G.de Angelis, H.De Witte, P.E.Garrett, A.Goldkuhle, C.Henrich, A.Illana, K.Johnston, D.T.Joss, J.M.Keatings, N.A.Kelly, M.Komorowska, T.Kroll, M.Lozano, B.S.Nara Singh, D.O'Donnell, J.Ojala, R.D.Page, L.G.Pedersen, C.Raison, P.Reiter, J.A.Rodriguez, D.Rosiak, S.Rothe, T.M.Shneidman, B.Siebeck, M.Seidlitz, J.Sinclair, M.Stryjczyk, P.Van Duppen, S.Vinals, V.Virtanen, N.Warr, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, M.Zielinska

Addendum: The observation of vibrating pear-shapes in radon nuclei

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 120Sn(222Rn, 222Rn'), E=4.23 MeV/nucleon; 120Sn(224Rn, 224Rn'), (226Rn, 226Rn'), E=5.08 MeV/nucleon; analyzed available data with updated computer codes. 222,224,226Rn; deduced additional γ-ray energies for high-spin transitions, J, π, level schemes, octupole-vibrational bands. Comparison with systematics of radon isotopes. Root analysis files.

doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17309-y
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2020CO11      Phys.Rev. C 102, 054609 (2020)

P.Colovic, S.Szilner, A.Illana, J.J.Valiente-Dobon, L.Corradi, G.Pollarolo, T.Mijatovic, A.Goasduff, G.Benzoni, M.J.G.Borge, A.Boso, A.Boukhari, S.Ceruti, J.G.Cubiss, G.de Angelis, H.De Witte, E.Fioretto, Ch.Fransen, F.Galtarossa, L.P.Gaffney, E.Giannopoulos, H.Hess, M.L.Jurado-Gomez, L.Kaya, Th.Kroll, T.Marchi, R.Menegazzo, D.Mengoni, D.R.Napoli, G.O'Neill, J.Pakarinen, Zs.Podolyak, F.Recchia, P.Reiter, D.Rosiak, J.Snall, P.Spagnoletti, D.Testov, S.Thiel, N.Warr, R.Zidarova

Population of lead isotopes in binary reactions using a 94Rb radioactive beam

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 208Pb(94Rb, X)207Pb/208Pb/209Pb/210Pb, E=6.2 MeV/nucleon, [secondary 94Rb beam from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV, followed by mass separation of fragments by the general purpose separator, injection in Penning Trap and acceleration using REX]; measured Eγ, Iγ, (Rb-like fragments)γ-coin, σ(θ) of 3- state in 208Pb using MINIBALL cluster array and a particle detector at the HIE-ISOLDE-CERN facility; deduced total σ for neutron transfer channels, and compared with theoretical calculations using GRAZING code. 207,208,209,210Pb; deduced levels, J, π, γ transitions.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.054609
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2020CU02      Phys.Rev. C 101, 014314 (2020)

J.G.Cubiss, R.D.Harding, A.N.Andreyev, N.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, A.E.Barzakh, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, M.Huyse, K.M.Lynch, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, P.Spagnoletti, C.Van Beveren, P.Van Duppen, M.Veinhard, E.Verstraelen, A.Zadvornaya

α-decay branching ratio of 180Pt

RADIOACTIVITY 180Pt(α)[from 180Hg to 180Au to 180Pt EC decay chain, 180Hg from Pb(p, X), E=1.4 GeV at ISOLDE-CERN, followed by a three-step, resonance laser ionization]; measured Eα, Iα; deduced α branching ratio, reduced α width for g.s. to g.s. transition. Comparison with earlier experimental results. 180Hg, 180Au, 176Pt, 172Os(α); measured Eα in the decay chains starting from 180Hg. Systematics of reduced α-decay widths for g.s. to g.s. α transitions in N(even)=88-112 Pt, N(even)=90-108 Hg and N(even)=96-112 Pb isotopes.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.101.014314
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2020CU04      Phys.Rev. C 102, 044332 (2020)

J.G.Cubiss, A.N.Andreyev, A.E.Barzakh, V.Manea, M.Al Monthery, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, D.Atanasov, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, A.de Roubin, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, R.D.Harding, F.Herfurth, M.Huyse, N.Imai, D.T.Joss, S.Kreim, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, D.Neidherr, G.G.O'Neill, R.D.Page, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, A.Stott, C.Van Beveren, P.Van Duppen, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, K.Zuber

Laser-assisted decay spectroscopy and mass spectrometry of 178Au

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 178,178mAu; measured hyperfine structure spectrum using multireflection time-of-flight mass spectrometer (MR-ToF MS) at CERN-ISOLDE; deduced spins based on hyperfine structure intensity patterns, magnetic dipole moments, Nilsson configurations.

ATOMIC MASSES 178,178mAu; measured cyclotron frequency using time-of-flight ion-cyclotron (TOF-ICR) technique using Penning-trap system of ISOLTRAP at CERN-ISOLDE; deduced mass excesses, and excitation energy of the isomer in 178Au.

RADIOACTIVITY 178,178mAu(α), (EC), (β+)[from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV, followed by laser ionization and separation by mass-to-charge ratio using the GPS, then transported to Windmill (WM) system]; 178Pt(α)[from 178Au ϵ decay]; measured Eα, Iα, Eγ, Iγ, αγ-coin, α(x rays)-coin, half-lives of decays of 178Au and 178mAu using Si detectors for α particles and LEGe detector for γ rays. 178,178mAu; deduced branching ratios for α and ϵ decay modes, reduced α-decay widths, α-hindrance factors (HF), Nilsson configurations. 174,174mIr; deduced levels, J, total conversion coefficient for 56.8-keV transition in 174Ir, multipolarities, configurations, energy of the isomer. 174Ir(α)[from 178Au α decay]; measured αγ-coin. 170Re; deduced possible isomer in 170Re.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.044332
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2020HA24      Phys.Rev. C 102, 024312 (2020)

R.D.Harding, A.N.Andreyev, A.E.Barzakh, D.Atanasov, J.G.Cubiss, P.Van Duppen, M.Al Monthery, N.A.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, A.de Roubin, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, D.T.Joss, F.Herfurth, M.Huyse, N.Imai, S.Kreim, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, D.Neidherr, R.D.Page, A.Pastore, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, C.Van Beveren, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, K.Zuber

Laser-assisted decay spectroscopy for the ground states of 180, 182Au

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 180,182Au; measured hyperfine structure spectra, magnetic moments of the ground states using the ISOLTRAP Multi-Reflection Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer and laser spectroscopy at ISOLDE, CERN; deduced J, π, Nilsson configurations of ground states. Comparison with theoretical magnetic moments, and with previous experimental results. Laser-ionized and mass-separated 180,182Au isotopes formed in 238U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV spallation reaction.

RADIOACTIVITY 180Au(α), (β+)[from 238U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV, followed by separation using RILIS, General purpose separator (GPS) at ISOLDE-CERN]; measured Eα, Iα, Eγ, Iγ, I(x rays), αγ- and γγ-coin, half-life of 180Au decay. 176Ir; deduced levels, J, π, α-branching ratio, total conversion coefficients, multipolarities, α-hindrance factors.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.024312
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2020KE07      Phys.Rev. C 102, 041304 (2020)

R.Kern, R.Zidarova, N.Pietralla, G.Rainovski, R.Stegmann, A.Blazhev, A.Boukhari, J.Cederkall, J.G.Cubiss, M.Djongolov, C.Fransen, L.P.Gaffney, K.Gladnishki, E.Giannopoulos, H.Hess, J.Jolie, V.Karayonchev, L.Kaya, J.M.Keatings, D.Kocheva, Th.Kroll, O.Moller, G.G.O'Neill, J.Pakarinen, P.Reiter, D.Rosiak, M.Scheck, J.Snall, P.-A.Soderstrom, P.Spagnoletti, M.Stoyanova, S.Thiel, A.Vogt, N.Warr, A.Welker, V.Werner, J.Wiederhold, H.De Witte

Restoring the valence-shell stabilization in 140Nd

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 208Pb(140Nd, 140Nd'), E=4.62 MeV/nucleon, [140Nd beam from Ta(p, X), E=1.4 GeV at HIE-ISOLDE-CERN, and isotopic selection by RILIS and REXEBIS]; measured Eγ, Iγ, scattered particles, (particle)γ- and (particle)γγ-coin using Miniball array and double-sided silicon strip detector (DSSD). 140Nd; deduced levels, J, π, Coulomb excitation cross sections, B(E2), B(E3), B(M1) by analyzing data using multistep Coulomb-excitation least-squares fitting code GOSIA, identification of the third 2+ state as the main fragment of the one-quadrupole-phonon proton-neutron mixed-symmetry state, and degree of F-spin mixing. Systematics of B(M1) strengths for N=80 isotones of 132Te, 134Xe, 136Ba, 138Ce and 140Nd, and compared with theoretical predictions.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.041304
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2020MO35      Phys.Rev. C 102, 054304 (2020)

L.Morrison, K.Hadynska-Klek, Zs.Podolyak, D.T.Doherty, L.P.Gaffney, L.Kaya, L.Prochniak, J.Samorajczyk-Pysk, J.Srebrny, T.Berry, A.Boukhari, M.Brunet, R.Canavan, R.Catherall, S.J.Colosimo, J.G.Cubiss, H.De Witte, Ch.Fransen, E.Giannopoulos, H.Hess, T.Kroll, N.Lalovic, B.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.J.Napiorkowski, G.O'Neill, J.Pakarinen, J.P.Ramos, P.Reiter, J.A.Rodriguez, D.Rosiak, S.Rothe, M.Rudigier, M.Siciliano, J.Snall, P.Spagnoletti, S.Thiel, N.Warr, F.Wenander, R.Zidarova, M.Zielinska

Quadrupole deformation of 130Xe measured in a Coulomb-excitation experiment

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 94Mo(130Xe, 130Xe'), E=4.195 MeV/nucleon from HIE-ISOLDE-CERN linear accelerator; measured projectile-and target-like particles using a segmented double-sided silicon strip detector (DSSSD), Eγ, Iγ, γ(θ) (particle)γ- and (particle)(particle)γ-coin using Miniball array of 23 HPGe detectors. Measured Coulomb excitation yields analyzed using GOSIA least-squares fitting code. 130Xe; deduced levels, J, π, E2 and M1 matrix elements, B(E2), B(M1), spectroscopic quadrupole moments (Q) for the first 2+ and 4+ states and second 2+ state, and shape parameters for the 0+ ground state. Comparison with previous experimental data, and with several theoretical model calculations.

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE 130Xe; calculated levels, J, π using general Bohr Hamiltonian with the mean-field theory and Universal Nuclear Energy Density Functional (UNEDF0), shell-model with the GCN50:82 and SN100PN interactions, Davydov-Filippov and γ-soft phenomenological models; calculated quadrupole shape invariants for 0+ ground state and the first 2+ state using general Bohr Hamiltonian (GBH) model. Comparison with experimental data.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.054304
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2020SI13      Phys.Rev. C 102, 014318 (2020)

M.Siciliano, I.Zanon, A.Goasduff, P.R.John, T.R.Rodriguez, S.Peru, I.Deloncle, J.Libert, M.Zielinska, D.Ashad, D.Bazzacco, G.Benzoni, B.Birkenbach, A.Boso, T.Braunroth, M.Cicerchia, N.Cieplicka-Orynczak, G.Colucci, F.Davide, G.de Angelis, B.de Canditiis, A.Gadea, L.P.Gaffney, F.Galtarossa, A.Gozzelino, K.Hadynska-Klek, G.Jaworski, P.Koseoglou, S.M.Lenzi, B.Melon, R.Menegazzo, D.Mengoni, A.Nannini, D.R.Napoli, J.Pakarinen, D.Quero, P.Rath, F.Recchia, M.Rocchini, D.Testov, J.J.Valiente-Dobon, A.Vogt, J.Wiederhold, W.Witt

Shape coexistence in neutron-deficient 188Hg investigated via lifetime measurements

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 158Gd(34S, 4n), E=165 MeV; 160Gd(34S, 6n), E=185 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, level half-lives by recoil-distance Doppler-shift (RDDS) method using the GALILEO γ-ray spectrometer, Neutron Wall array, and GALILEO plunger device at the INFN-LNL facility. 188Hg; deduced levels, J, π, B(E2), transition quadrupole moments, β2, shape coexistence, and deformations for normal and intruder configurations. Comparison with two-band mixing model with beyond-mean-field approaches, and with previous experimental results for level lifetimes. Systematics of levels in yrast bands in N=96-114 even-even mercury isotopes, and those of mean-square charge radii for N=96-114 even-even Hg, Pb and Po isotopes.

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE 180,182,184,186,188Hg; calculated levels, J, π, rotational bands built on the first two 0+ states using the two-band mixing model, potential energy surfaces (PES) in (β2, γ) plane, single-proton and neutron energies as function of the deformation β2. Two state-of-the-art beyond mean-field calculations using the symmetry-conserving configuration-mixing (SCCM) approach for axial shapes and the five-dimensional collective Hamiltonian (5DCH).

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.014318
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2020TA03      Phys.Rev.Lett. 124, 062502 (2020)

T.L.Tang, B.P.Kay, C.R.Hoffman, J.P.Schiffer, D.K.Sharp, L.P.Gaffney, S.J.Freeman, M.R.Mumpower, A.Arokiaraj, E.F.Baader, P.A.Butler, W.N.Catford, G.de Angelis, F.Flavigny, M.D.Gott, E.T.Gregor, J.Konki, M.Labiche, I.H.Lazarus, P.T.MacGregor, I.Martel, R.D.Page, Zs.Podolyak, O.Poleshchuk, R.Raabe, F.Recchia, J.F.Smith, S.V.Szwec, J.Yang

First Exploration of Neutron Shell Structure below Lead and beyond N=126

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 2H(206Hg, p), E=7.38 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Ep, Ip. 207Hg; deduced excitation energies, J, π, σ(θ). Comparison with theoretical calculations.

doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.124.062502
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2019BA22      Phys.Rev. C 99, 054317 (2019)

A.E.Barzakh, J.G.Cubiss, A.N.Andreyev, M.D.Seliverstov, B.Andel, S.Antalic, P.Ascher, D.Atanasov, D.Beck, J.Bieron, K.Blaum, Ch.Borgmann, M.Breitenfeldt, L.Capponi, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, X.Derkx, H.De Witte, J.Elseviers, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, S.Fritzsche, L.P.Gaffney, S.George, L.Ghys, F.P.Hessberger, M.Huyse, N.Imai, Z.Kalaninova, D.Kisler, U.Koster, M.Kowalska, S.Kreim, J.F.W.Lane, V.Liberati, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, B.A.Marsh, S.Mitsuoka, P.L.Molkanov, Y.Nagame, D.Neidherr, K.Nishio, S.Ota, D.Pauwels, L.Popescu, D.Radulov, E.Rapisarda, J.P.Revill, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, K.Sandhu, L.Schweikhard, S.Sels, V.L.Truesdale, C.Van Beveren, P.Van den Bergh, P.Van Duppen, Y.Wakabayashi, K.D.A.Wendt, F.Wienholtz, B.W.Whitmore, G.L.Wilson, R.N.Wolf, K.Zuber

Inverse odd-even staggering in nuclear charge radii and possible octupole collectivity in 217, 218, 219At revealed by in-source laser spectroscopy

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 217,218,219At; measured hyperfine structure spectra, isotopic shifts, and hyperfine splitting constants using in-source resonance-ionization technique at CERN-ISOLDE; deduced magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments, changes in nuclear mean-square charge radii, octupole collectivity. 217,218,219At isotopes produced in U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV reaction. Systematics of g factors in 209,211,213Bi, 211,217,219At, 213,219,221,223,225Fr, 215,217,227Ac, changes in rms charge radii for 207,208,209,210,211,217,218,219At, shell-effect parameters in Pb, Bi, Po, At, Rn, Fr, Ra, Ac isotopes, and odd-even staggering in 205,207,209,211Pb, 207,209,217Po, 208,210,218At, 210,212,220,222,224,226Fr, 219,221Rn, 221,223,225,227Ra.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.99.054317
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2019BU29      Nat. Commun. 10, 2473 (2019)

P.A.Butler, L.P.Gaffney, P.Spagnoletti, J.Konki, M.Scheck, J.F.Smith, K.Abrahams, M.Bowry, J.Cederkall, T.Chupp, G.de Angelis, H.De Witte, P.E.Garrett, A.Goldkuhle, C.Henrich, A.Illana, K.Johnston, D.T.Joss, J.M.Keatings, N.A.Kelly, M.Komorowska, T.Kroll, M.Lozano, B.S.Nara Singh, D.O'Donnell, J.Ojala, R.D.Page, L.G.Pedersen, C.Raison, P.Reiter, J.A.Rodriguez, D.Rosiak, S.Rothe, T.M.Shneidman, B.Siebeck, M.Seidlitz, J.Sinclair, M.Stryjczyk, P.Van Duppen, S.Vinals, V.Virtanen, N.Warr, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, M.Zielinska

The observation of vibrating pear-shapes in radon nuclei

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 120Sn(222Rn, 222Rn'), E=4.23 MeV/nucleon; 120Sn(224Rn, 224Rn'), (226Rn, 226Rn'), E=5.08 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ, γ-γ-coin., X-rays. 222,224,226Rn; deduced γ-ray energies, J, π, level schemes, octupole-vibrational bands, high-spin transitions. Comparison with systematics of radon isotopes. HIE-ISOLDE accelerator, Miniball spectrometer.

doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10494-5
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2019CU02      Phys.Rev. C 99, 064317 (2019)

J.G.Cubiss, A.N.Andreyev, A.E.Barzakh, B.Andel, S.Antalic, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, R.Ferrer, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, M.Huyse, Z.Kalaninova, U.Koster, B.A.Marsh, P.L.Molkanov, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, A.M.Sjodin, M.Stryjczyk, V.L.Truesdale, C.Van Beveren, P.Van Duppen, G.L.Wilson

Fine structure in the α decay of 218At

RADIOACTIVITY 218At(α)[from U(p, F), E=1.4 GeV, followed by selective ionization of 218At using RILIS at CERN-ISOLDE facility]; measured Eα, Iα, Eγ, Iγ, αγ-coin, half-life of 218At decay using silicon detectors for α detection and low-energy Ge detector for γ detection. 214Bi; deduced levels, J, π, α feedings, α hindrance factors. 218At; deduced J, π. Systematics of low-lying level energies in 210,212,214Bi, 212,214,216At, and α hindrance factors in the decays of 214,216,218At, 216Fr. Comparison with theoretical predictions, and with previous experimental results.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.99.064317
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2019PA45      Phys.Rev. C 100, 044323 (2019)

E.Parr, J.F.Smith, P.T.Greenlees, K.Auranen, P.A.Butler, R.Chapman, D.M.Cox, D.M.Cullen, L.P.Gaffney, T.Grahn, E.T.Gregor, L.Grocutt, A.Herzan, R.-D.Herzberg, D.Hodge, U.Jakobsson, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, J.Keatings, J.Konki, M.Leino, P.P.McKee, C.McPeake, D.Mengoni, A.K.Mistry, K.F.Mulholland, B.S.Nara Singh, G.G.O'Neill, J.Pakarinen, P.Papadakis, J.Partanen, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, P.Ruotsalainen, M.Sandzelius, J.Saren, M.Scheck, C.Scholey, M.Siciliano, M.Smolen, J.Sorri, P.Spagnoletti, K.M.Spohr, S.Stolze, M.J.Taylor, J.Uusitalo

α-decay spectroscopy of the N=130 isotones 218Ra and 220Th: Mitigation of α-particle energy summing with implanted nuclei

RADIOACTIVITY 218Ra(α)[from α-decay of 222Th formed in 208Pb(18O, 4n), E=95 MeV]; 214Rn(α)[from α-decay of 218Ra]; 220Th(α)[from α-decay of 224U formed in 208Pb(20Ne, 4n), E=109 MeV]; 216Ra(α)[from α-decay of 220Th]; measured recoiling evaporation residues using RITU gas-filled recoil separator, Eα, Iα, Eγ, Iγ, αγ-coin, half-lives of decays of 218Ra, 214Rn, 220Th and 216Ra, α-branching ratio for decay to the g.s. and the first 2+ level in 214Rn using the GREAT spectrometer at Jyvaskyla accelerator facility; data analyzed using a newly developed technique to mitigate energy summing due to sequential short-lived α decays from nuclei implanted into a silicon detector. 214Rn; deduced 2+ level, α-hindrance factor. Comparison with previous experimental data.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.044323
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2019SE04      Phys.Rev. C 99, 044306 (2019)

S.Sels, T.Day Goodacre, B.A.Marsh, A.Pastore, W.Ryssens, Y.Tsunoda, N.Althubiti, B.Andel, A.N.Andreyev, D.Atanasov, A.E.Barzakh, M.Bender, J.Billowes, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, J.G.Cubiss, J.Dobaczewski, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, K.T.Flanagan, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, P.-H.Heenen, M.Huyse, S.Kreim, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, T.M.Medonca, P.L.Molkanov, T.Otsuka, J.P.Ramos, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, P.Spagnoletti, C.Van Beveren, P.Van Duppen, M.Veinhard, E.Verstraelen, A.Welker, K.Wendt, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, A.Zadvornaya

Shape staggering of midshell mercury isotopes from in-source laser spectroscopy compared with density-functional-theory and Monte Carlo shell-model calculations

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 177,178,179,180,181,182,183,184,185,185mHg; measured hyperfine structure (hfs) spectra, hyperfine coupling constants, isotope shifts, and rms charge radii using the in-source resonance-ionization spectroscopy method combined with decay spectroscopy, and Multi-Reflection Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (MR-TOF MS) at CERN-ISOLDE facility; deduced magnetic dipole moments, and spectroscopic quadrupole moments, configurations. Comparison with theoretical calculations using density functional theory (DFT) with Skyrme parametrizations, and Monte Carlo shell model (MCSM). Ions of Hg activities produced in Pb(p, X), E=1.4 GeV, using molten lead target.

NUCLEAR REACTIONS Pb, U(p, X)177Hg/178Hg/179Hg/180Hg/181Hg/182Hg/183Hg/184Hg/185Hg/185mHg, E=1.4 GeV from PS-Booster synchrotron; measured production yields for different target-ion source configurations: VADLIS or RILIS at CERN-ISOLDE facility.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.99.044306
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2019SP03      Phys.Rev. C 100, 014311 (2019)

P.Spagnoletti, G.Simpson, S.Kisyov, D.Bucurescu, J.-M.Regis, N.Saed-Samii, A.Blanc, M.Jentschel, U.Koster, P.Mutti, T.Soldner, G.de France, C.A.Ur, W.Urban, A.M.Bruce, C.Bernards, F.Drouet, L.M.Fraile, L.P.Gaffney, D.G.Ghita, S.Ilieva, J.Jolie, W.Korten, T.Kroll, S.Lalkovski, C.Larijarni, R.Lica, H.Mach, N.Marginean, V.Paziy, Zs.Podolyak, P.H.Regan, M.Scheck, J.F.Smith, G.Thiamova, C.Townsley, A.Vancraeyenest, V.Vedia, N.Warr, V.Werner, M.Zielinska

Lifetimes and shape-coexisting states of 99Zr

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 235U(n, F), E=cold neutrons from high-flux reactor of the Institut Laue-Langevin; measured Eγ, Iγ, level half-lives by γγ(t) using EXILL-FATIMA Ge and LaBr3(Ce) detector array for fast-timing technique. 99Zr; deduced levels, J, π, B(E2), B(M1), Q(transition), β2, configuration, kinematic moment of inertia for ν3/2[451] band. Systematics of kinematic moments of inertia of ν3/2[411] bands in 99,101,103Zr, 97Sr. Comparison with theoretical calculations using IBFM-1 model, and with previous experimental results.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.014311
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2019WR01      Eur.Phys.J. A 55, 130 (2019)

K.Wrzosek-Lipska, K.Rezynkina, N.Bree, M.Zielinska, L.P.Gaffney, A.Petts, A.Andreyev, B.Bastin, M.Bender, A.Blazhev, B.Bruyneel, P.A.Butler, M.P.Carpenter, J.Cederkall, E.Clement, T.E.Cocolios, A.N.Deacon, J.Diriken, A.Ekstrom, C.Fitzpatrick, L.M.Fraile, Ch.Fransen, S.J.Freeman, J.E.Garcia-Ramos, K.Geibel, R.Gernhauser, T.Grahn, M.Guttormsen, B.Hadinia, K.Hadynska-Klek, M.Hass, P.-H.Heenen, R.-D.Herzberg, H.Hess, K.Heyde, M.Huyse, O.Ivanov, D.G.Jenkins, R.Julin, N.Kesteloot, Th.Kroll, R.Krucken, A.C.Larsen, R.Lutter, P.Marley, P.J.Napiorkowski, R.Orlandi, R.D.Page, J.Pakarinen, N.Patronis, P.J.Peura, E.Piselli, L.Prochniak, P.Rahkila, E.Rapisarda, P.Reiter, A.P.Robinson, M.Scheck, S.Siem, K.Singh Chakkal, J.F.Smith, J.Srebrny, I.Stefanescu, G.M.Tveten, P.Van Duppen, J.Van de Walle, D.Voulot, N.Warr, A.Wiens, J.L.Wood

Electromagnetic properties of low-lying states in neutron-deficient Hg isotopes: Coulomb excitation of 182Hg, 184Hg, 186Hg and 188Hg

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 112Cd(182Hg, 182Hg'), E=519 MeV; 120Sn, 107Ag, 112Cd(184Hg, 184Hg'), E=524 MeV; 120Sn, 107Ag, 114Cd(186Hg, 186Hg'), E=530 MeV; 120Sn, 107Ag, 114Cd(188Hg, 188Hg'), E=536 MeV; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ, X-rays. 182,184,186,188Hg; deduced γ-ray energies, J, π, transition E2 and M1 reduced matrix elements, branching ratios, B(E2). Comparison with theoretical calculations, GOSIA analysis. The Miniball set-up, REX postaccelerator.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2019-12815-2
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2018CU02      Phys.Rev. C 97, 054327 (2018)

J.G.Cubiss, A.E.Barzakh, M.D.Seliverstov, A.N.Andreyev, B.Andel, S.Antalic, P.Ascher, D.Atanasov, D.Beck, J.Bieron, K.Blaum, Ch.Borgmann, M.Breitenfeldt, L.Capponi, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, X.Derkx, H.De Witte, J.Elseviers, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, S.Fritzsche, L.P.Gaffney, S.George, L.Ghys, F.P.Hessberger, M.Huyse, N.Imai, Z.Kalaninova, D.Kisler, U.Koster, M.Kowalska, S.Kreim, J.F.W.Lane, V.Liberati, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, B.A.Marsh, S.Mitsuoka, P.L.Molkanov, Y.Nagame, D.Neidherr, K.Nishio, S.Ota, D.Pauwels, L.Popescu, D.Radulov, E.Rapisarda, J.P.Revill, M.Rosenbusch, R.E.Rossel, S.Rothe, K.Sandhu, L.Schweikhard, S.Sels, V.L.Truesdale, C.Van Beveren, P.Van den Bergh, Y.Wakabayashi, P.Van Duppen, K.D.A.Wendt, F.Wienholtz, B.W.Whitmore, G.L.Wilson, R.N.Wolf, K.Zuber

Charge radii and electromagnetic moments of 195-211At

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 195,195m,196,197,197m,198,198m,199,199m,200,200m,201,202,202m,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211At; measured hfs spectra, hyperfine coupling constants, isotope shifts, and rms charge radii using the in-source resonance-ionization spectroscopy method, and Multi-Reflection Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer (MR-TOF MS) at CERN-ISOLDE; deduced magnetic dipole moments and spectroscopic quadrupole moments, configurations, and quadrupole deformation parameters. 206At; deduced J. Detailed systematics of magnetic dipole moments, spectroscopic quadrupole moments, deformations, and rms charge radii in Hg, Tl, Pb, Bi, Po, At, Fr, Ra and Ac nuclei. Comparison with theoretical calculations using multiconfiguration Dirac-Hartree-Fock (MCDHF) method.

NUCLEAR REACTIONS U(p, X)195At/195mAt/196At/197At/197mAt/198At/198mAt/199At/199mAt/200At/200m1At/200m2At/201At/202At/202mAt/203At/204At/205At/206At/207At/208At/209At/210At/211At, E=1.4 GeV; produced radioactive astatine isotopes by spallation reaction with beam from CERN PS Booster impinging on a thick UCx target, followed by injection into a hot cavity of the Resonance Ionization Laser Ion Source (RILIS), and ionization by a three-step photoionization scheme.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.054327
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2018CU04      Phys.Lett. B 786, 355 (2018)

J.G.Cubiss, A.E.Barzakh, A.N.Andreyev, M.Al Monthery, N.Althubiti, B.Andel, S.Antalic, D.Atanasov, K.Blaum, T.E.Cocolios, T.Day Goodacre, R.P.de Groote, A.de Roubin, G.J.Farooq-Smith, D.V.Fedorov, V.N.Fedosseev, R.Ferrer, D.A.Fink, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, A.Gredley, R.D.Harding, F.Herfurth, M.Huyse, N.Imai, D.T.Joss, U.Koster, S.Kreim, V.Liberati, D.Lunney, K.M.Lynch, V.Manea, B.A.Marsh, Y.Martinez Palenzuela, P.L.Molkanov, P.Mosat, D.Neidherr, G.G.O'Neill, R.D.Page, T.J.Procter, E.Rapisarda, M.Rosenbusch, S.Rothe, K.Sandhu, L.Schweikhard, M.D.Seliverstov, S.Sels, P.Spagnoletti, V.L.Truesdale, C.Van Beveren, P.Van Duppen, M.Veinhard, M.Venhart, M.Veselsky, F.Wearing, A.Welker, F.Wienholtz, R.N.Wolf, S.G.Zemlyanoy, K.Zuber

Change in structure between the I=1/2 states in 181Tl and 177, 179Au

RADIOACTIVITY 181Tl(α) [from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV]; measured decay products, Eα, Iα; deduced α-decay branching ratio and T1/2. Comparison with available data.

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 177,179Au; measured frequencies; deduced hyperfine spectra, magnetic dipole moments, J assignments of the ground states.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2018.10.005
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2018PA15      Eur.Phys.J. A 54, 42 (2018)

P.Papadakis, D.M.Cox, G.G.O'Neill, M.J.G.Borge, P.A.Butler, L.P.Gaffney, P.T.Greenlees, R.-D.Herzberg, A.Illana, D.T.Joss, J.Konki, T.Kroll, J.Ojala, R.D.Page, P.Rahkila, K.Ranttila, J.Thornhill, J.Tuunanen, P.Van Duppen, N.Warr, J.Pakarinen

The SPEDE spectrometer

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2018-12474-9
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2017FE10      Nat. Commun. 8, 14520 (2017)

R.Ferrer, A.Barzakh, B.Bastin, R.Beerwerth, M.Block, P.Creemers, H.Grawe, R.de Groote, P.Delahaye, X.Flechard, S.Franchoo, S.Fritzsche, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, W.Gins, C.Granados, R.Heinke, L.Hijazi, M.Huyse, T.Kron, Yu.Kudryavtsev, M.Laatiaoui, N.Lecesne, M.Loiselet, F.Lutton, I.D.Moore, Y.Martínez, E.Mogilevskiy, P.Naubereit, J.Piot, S.Raeder, S.Rothe, H.Savajols, S.Sels, V.Sonnenschein, J-C.Thomas, E.Traykov, C.Van Beveren, P.Van den Bergh, P.Van Duppen, K.Wendt, A.Zadvornaya

Towards high-resolution laser ionization spectroscopy of the heaviest elements in supersonic gas jet expansion

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 212,213,214,215,227Ac; measured frequencies; deduced hfs spectra, magnetic dipole and electric quadrupole moments. In-gas laser ionization and spectroscopy (IGLIS) technique.

doi: 10.1038/ncomms14520
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2017GR06      Eur.Phys.J. A 53, 50 (2017)

E.T.Gregor, M.Scheck, R.Chapman, L.P.Gaffney, J.Keatings, K.R.Mashtakov, D.O'Donnell, J.F.Smith, P.Spagnoletti, M.Thurauf, V.Werner, C.Wiseman

Shell evolution of stable N = 50-56 Zr and Mo nuclei with respect to low-lying octupole excitations

COMPILATION 90,92,94,96,98,100Zr, 92,94,96,98,100,102Mo; compiled effective single-particle energies from available particle-transfer data; deduced E(0+2), E(2+1), E(4+1), E(3-1), B(E2), B(E3), single-particle energies of neutron subshells of odd-mass Zr and Mo isotopes. 90,92,94,96,98,100Zr; deduced type-II shape coexistence.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2017-12224-7
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2017GR18      Phys.Rev. C 96, 054331 (2017)

C.Granados, P.Creemers, R.Ferrer, L.P.Gaffney, W.Gins, R.de Groote, M.Huyse, Yu.Kudryavtsev, Y.Martinez, S.Raeder, S.Sels, C.Van Beveren, P.Van den Bergh, P.Van Duppen, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, A.Zadvornaya, A.E.Barzakh, B.Bastin, P.Delahaye, L.Hijazi, N.Lecesne, F.Luton, J.Piot, H.Savajols, J.-C.Thomas, E.Traykov, R.Beerwerth, S.Fritzsche, M.Block, X.Flechard, S.Franchoo, L.Ghys, H.Grawe, R.Heinke, T.Kron, P.Naubereit, K.Wendt, M.Laatiaoui, I.Moore, V.Sonnenschein, M.Loiselet, E.Mogilevskiy, S.Rothe

In-gas laser ionization and spectroscopy of actinium isotopes near the N=126 closed shell

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 212,213,214,215,227Ac; measured optical hyperfine spectra by the in-gas laser ionization and spectroscopy (IGLIS) technique at the LISOL facility of Cyclotron Research Centre, Louvain-la-Neuve; deduced g factors, quadrupole moments and spins of the ground states, configurations. Comparison with large-scale nuclear-shell-model calculations. 212,213Ac produced in 197Au(20Ne, 5n), (20Ne, 4n), E=145 MeV. 214,215Ac produced in 197Au(22Ne, 5n), (22Ne, 4n), E=143 MeV.

RADIOACTIVITY 215Ac(α)[from 197Au(22Ne, 4n), E=143 MeV; measured Eα.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.96.054331
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2017JO04      J.Phys.(London) G44, 044009 (2017)

J.G.Johansen, V.Bildstein, M.J.G.Borge, M.Cubero, J.Diriken, J.Elseviers, L.M.Fraile, H.O.U.Fynbo, L.P.Gaffney, R.Gernhauser, B.Jonson, G.T.Koldste, J.Konki, T.Kroll, R.Krucken, D.Mucher, T.Nilsson, K.Nowak, J.Pakarinen, V.Pesudo, R.Raabe, K.Riisager, M.Seidlitz, O.Tengblad, H.Tornqvist, D.Voulot, N.Warr, K.Wimmer, H.De Witte

Study of bound states in 10Be by one neutron removal reactions of 11Be

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 1,2H(11Be, n)10Be, E=2.8 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ; deduced bound states, J, π, σ(θ). Comparison with DWBA calculations.

doi: 10.1088/1361-6471/aa5f28
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2017PA12      J.Phys.(London) G44, 064009 (2017)

J.Pakarinen, T.Grahn, L.P.Gaffney, A.Algora, C.Bauer, A.Blazhev, N.Bree, T.E.Cocolios, H.De Witte, J.Diriken, P.Fernier, K.Hadynska-Klek, A.Herzan, M.Huyse, J.Iwanicki, U.Jakobsson, D.Jenkins, N.Kesteloot, J.Konki, B.Lannoo, P.Papadakis, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, G.Rainovski, E.Rapisarda, P.Reiter, S.Sambi, M.Scheck, B.Seibeck, M.Seidlitz, T.Stora, P.Van Duppen, N.Warr, F.Wenander, M.J.Vermeulen, D.Voulot, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, M.Zielinska

Collectivity in 196, 198Pb isotopes probed in Coulomb-excitation experiments at REX-ISOLDE

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 112Cd(196Pb, 196Pb'), (198Pb, 198Pb'), E=2.82 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ. 196,198Pb; deduced γ-ray energies, J, π, quadrupole moments, B(E2). GOSIA2 code simultaneous treatment both target and beam excitations, comparison with available data.

doi: 10.1088/1361-6471/aa6753
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2017SC06      Acta Phys.Pol. B48, 547 (2017)

M.Scheck, S.Mishev, V.Yu.Ponomarev, O.Agar, T.Beck, A.Blanc, R.Chapman, U.Gayer, L.P.Gaffney, E.T.Gregor, J.Keatings, P.Koseoglou, U.Koster, K.R.Mashtakov, D.O'Donnell, H.Pai, N.Pietralla, D.Savran, J.F.Smith, P.Spagnoletti, G.S.Simpson, M.Thurauf, V.Werner

β Decay as a New Probe for the Low-energy E1 Strength

RADIOACTIVITY 136I(β-); deduced discrete levels, γ transitions intensity, level population probability, branching ratios, B(E1) using published data. Compared with results from 136Xe(γ, γ').

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 136Xe(γ, γ'), E not given; deduced discrete transitions intensity, level population probability, branching ratios, B(E1) using published data.

doi: 10.5506/APhysPolB.48.547
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2017SP02      Phys.Rev. C 95, 021302 (2017)

P.Spagnoletti, G.S.Simpson, R.Carroll, J.-M.Regis, A.Blanc, M.Jentschel, U.Koster, P.Mutti, T.Soldner, G.de France, C.A.Ur, W.Urban, A.M.Bruce, F.Drouet, L.M.Fraile, L.P.Gaffney, D.G.Ghita, S.Ilieva, J.Jolie, W.Korten, T.Kroll, C.Larijani, S.Lalkovski, R.Lica, H.Mach, N.Marginean, V.Paziy, Zs.Podolyak, P.H.Regan, M.Scheck, N.Saed-Samii, G.Thiamova, C.Townsley, A.Vancraeyenest, V.Vedia, A.Gargano, P.Van Isacker

Half-life of the 15/2+ state of 135I A test of E2 seniority relations

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 235U(n, F)135I, E=cold neutrons at PF1B facility and high-flux reactor of the ILL-Grenoble; measured prompt Eγ, Iγ, half-life of (15/2+) state in 135I by γγ(t) using EXILL-FATIMA γ-detector array of Clover Ge and LaBr3 detectors. 135I; deduced levels, B(E2), configuration, E2 seniority relations between B(E2) values in neighboring nuclei.

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE 134Te, 135I; calculated levels, J, π, B(E2) by large-scale shell-model calculations; deduced large two-body component of the E2 operator, whereas small energy shifts due to the three-body component of the effective interaction.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.95.021302
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2016FE11      Nat. Commun. 8, 14520 (2016), See 2017FE10

R.Ferrer, A.Barzakh, B.Bastin, R.Beerwerth, M.Block, P.Creemers, H.Grawe, R.de Groote, P.Delahaye, X.Flechard, S.Franchoo, S.Fritzsche, L.P.Gaffney, L.Ghys, W.Gins, C.Granados, R.Heinke, L.Hijazi, M.Huyse, T.Kron, Yu.Kudryavtsev, M.Laatiaoui, N.Lecesne, M.Loiselet, F.Lutton, I.D.Moore, Y.Martinez, E.Mogilevskiy, P.Naubereit, J.Piot, S.Raeder, S.Rothe, H.Savajols, S.Sels, V.Sonnenschein, J-C.Thomas, E.Traykov, C.Van Beveren, P.Van den Bergh, P.Van Duppen, K.Wendt, A.Zadvornaya

Towards high-resolution laser ionization spectroscopy of the heaviest elements in supersonic gas jet expansion

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 212,213,214,215,227Ac; measured frequencies; deduced nuclear magnetic moments, electric quadrupole moments, radii. Comparison with theoretical calculations, experimental data.

doi: 10.1038/ncomms14520
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2016GR17      Eur.Phys.J. A 52, 340 (2016)

T.Grahn, J.Pakarinen, L.Jokiniemi, M.Albers, K.Auranen, C.Bauer, C.Bernards, A.Blazhev, P.A.Butler, S.Bonig, A.Damyanova, T.De Coster, H.De Witte, J.Elseviers, L.P.Gaffney, M.Huyse, A.Herzan, U.Jakobsson, R.Julin, N.Kesteloot, J.Konki, Th.Kroll, L.Lewandowski, K.Moschner, P.Peura, M.Pfeiffer, D.Radeck, P.Rahkila, E.Rapisarda, P.Reiter, K.Reynders, M.Rudiger, M.-D.Salsac, S.Sambi, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, B.Siebeck, T.Steinbach, S.Stolze, J.Suhonen, P.Thoele, M.Thurauf, N.Warr, P.Van Duppen, M.Venhart, M.J.Vermeulen, V.Werner, M.Veselsky, A.Vogt, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, M.Zielinska

Collective 2+1 excitations in 206Po and 208, 210Rn

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 104Pd, 114Cd(206Po, x), E=2.85 MeV/nucleon;104Pd, 114Cd(208Rn, x), (210Rn, x), E=2.82 MeV/nucleon; measured Coulomb excitation Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin using MINIBALL γ spectrometer, scattered projectiles and target recoils using annular double-sided Si strip detectors (CD), time difference between MINIBALL γ's and CD data; deduced γ ray energy spectra, diagonal vs transitional matrix element, B(E2); calculated B(E2) using QRPA.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16340-6
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2016KO13      Acta Phys.Pol. B47, 923 (2016)

M.Komorowska, M.Zielinska, P.Napiorkowski, D.T.Doherty, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, P.A.Butler, L.Prochniak, W.Korten, R.Briselet, H.De Witte, L.P.Gaffney, G.Georgiev, A.Goasduff, A.Gorgen, A.Gottardo, E.T.Gregor, K.Hadynska-Klek, H.Hess, M.Klintefjord, T.Konstantinopoulos, J.Ljungvall, R.Lutter, I.Matea, P.Matuszczak, G.G.O'Neill, W.Piatek, P.Reiter, D.Rosiak, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, B.Siebeck, M.Thurauf, N.Warr

Study of Octupole Collectivity in 146Nd and 148Sm Using the New Coulomb Excitation Set-up at ALTO

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 146Nd, 148Sm(58Ni, 58Ni'), (32S, 32S'), E=182, 104 MeV; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ; deduced energy levels, J, π, nuclear matrix elements.

doi: 10.5506/APhysPolB.47.923
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2016NO05      Phys.Rev. C 93, 044335 (2016)

K.Nowak, K.Wimmer, S.Hellgartner, D.Mucher, V.Bildstein, J.Diriken, J.Elseviers, L.P.Gaffney, R.Gernhauser, J.Iwanicki, J.G.Johansen, M.Huyse, J.Konki, T.Kroll, R.Krucken, R.Lutter, R.Orlandi, J.Pakarinen, R.Raabe, P.Reiter, T.Roger, G.Schrieder, M.Seidlitz, O.Sorlin, P.Van Duppen, N.Warr, H.De Witte, M.Zielinska

Spectroscopy of 46Ar by the (t, p) two-neutron transfer reaction

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 3H(44Ar, p)46Ar, E=2.16 MeV/nucleon, [44Ar secondary beam from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV primary beam using FEBIAD ion source and HRS separator at CERN]; measured recoil proton and other light-particle spectra using T-REX silicon array, Eγ, Iγ, (recoil protons)γ-coin using MINIBALL array for γ-ray detection, angular distribution of protons from 2n-transfer channel at REX-ISOLDE-CERN facility. DWBA analysis of σ(θ) data for protons using amplitudes calculated with SDPF-MU, SDPF-U and EPQQM shell-model effective interactions. 46Ar; deduced levels, J, π. Comparison of level spectrum with shell-model calculations.

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE 46Ar; calculated levels, J, π by shell model using SDPF-NR, SDPF-MU, SDPF-U and EPQQM effective interactions, spectroscopic amplitudes and two-nucleon amplitudes (TNA) in transfer reactions, wave functions. Discussed B(E2) for the first 2+ state.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.93.044335
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2016SC06      Phys.Rev.Lett. 116, 132501 (2016)

M.Scheck, S.Mishev, V.Yu.Ponomarev, R.Chapman, L.P.Gaffney, E.T.Gregor, N.Pietralla, P.Spagnoletti, D.Savran, G.S.Simpson

Investigating the Pygmy Dipole Resonance Using β Decay

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 136Xe(γ, γ'), E not given; calculated energy levels, J, π, B(E1).

RADIOACTIVITY 136I(β-); calculated energy levels, J, π, B(E1); deduced β-decay populates a fraction of 1- levels associated with the pygmy dipole resonance.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.132501
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2016SZ03      Phys.Rev. C 94, 054314 (2016)

S.V.Szwec, B.P.Kay, T.E.Cocolios, J.P.Entwisle, S.J.Freeman, L.P.Gaffney, V.Guimaraes, F.Hammache, P.P.McKee, E.Parr, C.Portail, J.P.Schiffer, N.de Sereville, D.K.Sharp, J.F.Smith, I.Stefan

Rearrangement of valence neutrons in the neutrinoless double-β decay of 136Xe

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 134Ba(d, p), E=15 MeV; 134Ba(α, 3He), E=40.1 MeV; 136Ba(p, d), E=23 MeV; 134Ba(3He, α), E=32.0 MeV; measured outgoing proton, deuteron, 3He and α spectra, σ(θ) using an Enge split-pole spectrometer at the ALTO Tandem accelerator at IPN-Orsay. DWBA analysis using PTOLEMY code. 135Ba; deduced levels, J, π. 136Xe, 134,136Ba; deduced ground-state neutron occupancies. Comparisons with theoretical calculations using various nuclear-structure models. Relevance to initial and final state in the 0νββ decay mode of 136Xe.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.94.054314
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2016WR01      J.Phys.(London) G43, 024012 (2016)

K.Wrzosek-Lipska, L.P.Gaffney

Unique and complementary information on shape coexistence in the neutron-deficient Pb region derived from Coulomb excitation

doi: 10.1088/0954-3899/43/2/024012
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2016ZI03      Eur.Phys.J. A 52, 99 (2016)

M.Zielinska, L.P.Gaffney, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, E.Clement, T.Grahn, N.Kesteloot, P.Napiorkowski, J.Pakarinen, P.Van Duppen, N.Warr

Analysis methods of safe Coulomb-excitation experiments with radioactive ion beams using the GOSIA code

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16099-8
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2015GA19      Phys.Rev. C 91, 064313 (2015)

L.P.Gaffney, A.P.Robinson, D.G.Jenkins, A.N.Andreyev, M.Bender, A.Blazhev, N.Bree, B.Bruyneel, P.A.Butler, T.E.Cocolios, T.Davinson, A.N.Deacon, H.De Witte, D.DiJulio, J.Diriken, A.Ekstrom, Ch.Fransen, S.J.Freeman, K.Geibel, T.Grahn, B.Hadinia, M.Hass, P.-H.Heenen, H.Hess, M.Huyse, U.Jakobsson, N.Kesteloot, J.Konki, Th.Kroll, V.Kumar, O.Ivanov, S.Martin-Haugh, D.Mucher, R.Orlandi, J.Pakarinen, A.Petts, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, P.Reiter, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, K.Singh, J.F.Smith, J.Van de Walle, P.Van Duppen, D.Voulot, R.Wadsworth, N.Warr, F.Wenander, K.Wimmer, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, M.Zielinska

Collectivity in the light radon nuclei measured directly via Coulomb excitation

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 109Ag, 120Sn(202Rn, 202Rn'), (204Rn, 204Rn'), E=2.845, 2.90, 2.28 MeV, [secondary 202,204Rn beams from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV from Proton Synchrotron Booster, REX-TRAP, REX-EBIS and REX-LINAC at ISOLDE-CERN facility]; measured scattered heavy ion spectra, Eγ, Iγ, (particle)γ-coin using Miniball array. Coulomb excitation. 202,204Rn; deduced levels, E2 matrix elements, spectroscopic quadrupole moment, B(E2). GOSIA analysis of experimental data for 202,204Rn and 109Ag, 120Sn from Coulomb excitation. Comparison with state-of-the-art beyond-mean-field model calculations. Systematics of energies and transition quadrupole moments of yrast states, B(E2) and quadrupole deformation for first 2+ states in 198,200,202,204,206,208,210,212Rn.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.064313
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2015GA38      Eur.Phys.J. A 51, 136 (2015)

L.P.Gaffney, J.Van de Walle, B.Bastin, V.Bildstein, A.Blazhev, N.Bree, J.Cederkall, I.Darby, H.De Witte, D.DiJulio, J.Diriken, V.N.Fedosseev, Ch.Fransen, R.Gernhauser, A.Gustafsson, H.Hess, M.Huyse, N.Kesteloot, Th.Kroll, R.Lutter, B.A.Marsh, P.Reiter, M.Seidlitz, P.Van Duppen, D.Voulot, N.Warr, F.Wenander, K.Wimmer, K.Wrzosek-Lipska

Low-energy Coulomb excitation of 62Fe and 62Mn following in-beam decay of 62Mn

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 109Ag(62Mn, 62Mn'), (62Fe, 62Fe'), E=2.86 MeV/nucleon; measured Coulomb excitation Eγ, Iγ, projectile, recoil; deduced B(E2). 62Mn deduced γ transitions, levels, J, π.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2015-15136-6
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2015KE06      Phys.Rev. C 92, 054301 (2015)

N.Kesteloot, B.Bastin, L.P.Gaffney, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, K.Auranen, C.Bauer, M.Bender, V.Bildstein, A.Blazhev, S.Bonig, N.Bree, E.Clement, T.E.Cocolios, A.Damyanova, I.Darby, H.De Witte, D.DiJulio, J.Diriken, C.Fransen, J.E.Garcia-Ramos, R.Gernhauser, T.Grahn, P.-H.Heenen, H.Hess, K.Heyde, M.Huyse, J.Iwanicki, U.Jakobsson, J.Konki, T.Kroll, B.Laurent, N.Lecesne, R.Lutter, J.Pakarinen, P.Peura, E.Piselli, L.Prochniak, P.Rahkila, E.Rapisarda, P.Reiter, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, M.Sferrazza, B.Siebeck, M.Sjodin, H.Tornqvist, E.Traykov, J.Van De Walle, P.Van Duppen, M.Vermeulen, D.Voulot, N.Warr, F.Wenander, K.Wimmer, M.Zielinska

Deformation and mixing of coexisting shapes in neutron-deficient polonium isotopes

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 104Pd(196Po, 196Po'), (200Po, 200Po'), (202Po, 202Po'), 94Mo(198Po, 198Po'), (202Po, 202Po'), E=2.85 MeV/nucleon, [secondary Po beams from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV at REX-ISOLDE-CERN facility]; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, (Po x ray)γ-coin, (scattered particle)γ-coin, (particle)γ(t), angular distribution of scattered particles, Coulomb excitation yields for excited states in beams and targets during laser-on and laser-off using double-sided silicon-strip detectors (DSSSDs) for particles and Miniball array for γ rays. 196,198,200,202Po; deduced levels, J, π, E2 matrix elements, B(E2), deformation parameters, transition quadrupole moments. 94Mo, 104Pd; deduced levels, Coulomb excitation yields. GOSIA analysis of Coulomb excitation yields. Comparison with predictions of beyond-mean-field (BMF) model, interacting boson model (IBM), general Bohr Hamiltonian (GBH) model, phenomenological two-level mixing model, and with previous measurement of mean-square charge radii.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.92.054301
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2015OR01      Phys.Lett. B 740, 298 (2015)

R.Orlandi, D.Mucher, R.Raabe, A.Jungclaus, S.D.Pain, V.Bildstein, R.Chapman, G.de Angelis, J.G.Johansen, P.Van Duppen, A.N.Andreyev, S.Bottoni, T.E.Cocolios, H.De Witte, J.Diriken, J.Elseviers, F.Flavigny, L.P.Gaffney, R.Gernhauser, A.Gottardo, M.Huyse, A.Illana, J.Konki, T.Kroll, R.Krucken, J.F.W.Lane, V.Liberati, B.Marsh, K.Nowak, F.Nowacki, J.Pakarinen, E.Rapisarda, F.Recchia, P.Reiter, T.Roger, E.Sahin, M.Seidlitz, K.Sieja, J.F.Smith, J.J.Valiente Dobon, M.von Schmid, D.Voulot, N.Warr, F.K.Wenander, K.Wimmer

Single-neutron orbits near 78Ni: Spectroscopy of the N=49 isotope 79Zn

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 2H(78Zn, p), E=2.83 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ; deduced partial level scheme, energy levels, J, π, σ(θ). Comparison with large-scale shell-model calculations.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.12.006
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2015SI01      Phys.Rev. C 91, 014311 (2015)

B.Siebeck, M.Seidlitz, A.Blazhev, P.Reiter, R.Altenkirch, C.Bauer, P.A.Butler, H.De Witte, J.Elseviers, L.P.Gaffney, H.Hess, M.Huyse, T.Kroll, R.Lutter, J.Pakarinen, N.Pietralla, F.Radeck, M.Scheck, D.Schneiders, C.Sotty, P.Van Duppen, M.Vermeulen, D.Voulot, N.Warr, F.Wenander

Testing refined shell-model interactions in the sd shell: Coulomb excitation of 26Na

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 104Pd(26Na, 26Na'), E=2.82 MeV/nucleon, [secondary 26Na beam from U(p, X), E=1 GeV primary reaction]; measured Eγ, Iγ, (scattered particle)γ-coin using REX-ISOLDE facility and MINIBALL array at CERN. Coulomb excitation. 26Na; deduced levels, J, π, B(E2), B(M1), configuration. 104Pd; B(E2) for first 2+ used for normalization of data for 26Na. Analysis by coupled channels Coulomb excitation code GOSIA2. Comparison with shell model calculations using USD, USDA and USDB interactions.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.014311
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2015SO20      Phys.Rev.Lett. 115, 172501 (2015)

C.Sotty, M.Zielinska, G.Georgiev, D.L.Balabanski, A.E.Stuchbery, A.Blazhev, N.Bree, R.Chevrier, S.Das Gupta, J.M.Daugas, T.Davinson, H.De Witte, J.Diriken, L.P.Gaffney, K.Geibel, K.Hadynska-Klek, F.G.Kondev, J.Konki, T.Kroll, P.Morel, P.Napiorkowski, J.Pakarinen, P.Reiter, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, B.Siebeck, G.Simpson, H.Tornqvist, N.Warr, F.Wenander

3797Rb60: The Cornerstone of the Region of Deformation around A ∼ 100

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 60Ni(97Rb, 97Rb'), (99Rb, 99Rb'), E=2.85 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ. 97,99Rb; deduced γ-ray energies and intensities, J, π, B(E2), B(M1). Comparison with Nilsson model, available data.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.172501
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2014BR05      Phys.Rev.Lett. 112, 162701 (2014)

N.Bree, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, A.Petts, A.Andreyev, B.Bastin, M.Bender, A.Blazhev, B.Bruyneel, P.A.Butler, J.Butterworth, M.P.Carpenter, J.Cederkall, E.Clement, T.E.Cocolios, A.Deacon, J.Diriken, A.Ekstrom, C.Fitzpatrick, L.M.Fraile, Ch.Fransen, S.J.Freeman, L.P.Gaffney, J.E.Garcia-Ramos, K.Geibel, R.Gernhauser, T.Grahn, M.Guttormsen, B.Hadinia, K.Hadynska-Klek, M.Hass, P.-H.Heenen, R.-D.Herzberg, H.Hess, K.Heyde, M.Huyse, O.Ivanov, D.G.Jenkins, R.Julin, N.Kesteloot, Th.Kroll, R.Krucken, A.C.Larsen, R.Lutter, P.Marley, P.J.Napiorkowski, R.Orlandi, R.D.Page, J.Pakarinen, N.Patronis, P.J.Peura, E.Piselli, P.Rahkila, E.Rapisarda, P.Reiter, A.P.Robinson, M.Scheck, S.Siem, K.Singh Chakkal, J.F.Smith, J.Srebrny, I.Stefanescu, G.M.Tveten, P.Van Duppen, J.Van de Walle, D.Voulot, N.Warr, F.Wenander, A.Wiens, J.L.Wood, M.Zielinska

Shape Coexistence in the Neutron-Deficient Even-Even 182-188Hg Isotopes Studied via Coulomb Excitation

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 120Sn, 107Ag, 112,114Cd(182Hg, 182Hg'), (184Hg, 184Hg'), (186Hg, 186Hg'), (188Hg, 188Hg'), E=2.85 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ. 182,184,186,188Hg; deduced energy levels, J, π, nuclear matrix elements, B(E2). Comparison with IBM calculations, experimental data.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.162701
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2014GA04      Phys.Rev. C 89, 024307 (2014);Erratum Phys.Rev. C 89, 059905 (2014)

L.P.Gaffney, M.Hackstein, R.D.Page, T.Grahn, M.Scheck, P.A.Butler, P.F.Bertone, N.Bree, R.J.Carroll, M.P.Carpenter, C.J.Chiara, A.Dewald, F.Filmer, C.Fransen, M.Huyse, R.V.F.Janssens, D.T.Joss, R.Julin, F.G.Kondev, P.Nieminen, J.Pakarinen, S.V.Rigby, W.Rother, P.Van Duppen, H.V.Watkins, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, S.Zhu

Shape coexistence in neutron-deficient Hg isotopes studied via lifetime measurements in 184, 186Hg and two-state mixing calculations

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 148Sm(40Ar, 4n), E=200 MeV; 150Sm(40Ar, 4n), E=195 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, level half-lives by RDDS method using Gammasphere and Cologne plunger device at ATLAS-ANL facility. 184,186Hg; deduced levels, B(E2), transitional quadrupole moments, shape coexistence, deformation for normal and intruder bands. Comparison with two-state mixing model calculations. Systematics of yrast bands in even A=172-204 Hg isotopes.

NUCLEAR STRUCTURE 180,182,184,186,188Hg; calculated rotational bands built on first two 0+ states, B(E2), wavefunction amplitudes using two-state mixing in VMI model.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.89.024307
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2014SE02      Phys.Rev. C 89, 024309 (2014)

M.Seidlitz, P.Reiter, R.Altenkirch, B.Bastin, C.Bauer, A.Blazhev, N.Bree, B.Bruyneel, P.A.Butler, J.Cederkall, T.Davinson, H.De Witte, D.D.DiJulio, J.Diriken, L.P.Gaffney, K.Geibel, G.Georgiev, R.Gernhauser, M.Huyse, N.Kesteloot, T.Kroll, R.Krucken, R.Lutter, J.Pakarinen, F.Radeck, M.Scheck, D.Schneiders, B.Siebeck, C.Sotty, T.Steinbach, J.Taprogge, P.Van Duppen, J.Van de Walle, D.Voulot, N.Warr, F.Wenander, K.Wimmer, P.J.Woods, K.Wrzosek-Lipska

Coulomb excitation of 29, 30Na: Mapping the borders of the island of inversion

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 104Pd(29Na, 29Na'), (30Na, 30Na'), E=2.85 MeV/nucleon; 120Sn(30Na, 30Na'), E=2.85 MeV/nucleon, [secondary 29,30Na beams from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV primary reaction]; measured Eγ, Iγ, scattered particle spectra, γγ-, (particle)γγ-coin using MINIBALL array, REXEBIS and Penning trap system at REX-ISOLDE-CERN facility. Coulomb excitation, GOSIA analysis. 29,30Na; deduced levels, J, π, B(E2), B(M1), intruder admixtures, island of inversion. 104Pd; deduced level, excitation yield; used for normalizing data for 29Na. Comparison with previous experimental results, and with Monte Carlo shell model calculations.

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2013AL05      Nucl.Phys. A899, 1 (2013); Erratum Nucl.Phys. A947, 260 (2016)

M.Albers, K.Nomura, N.Warr, A.Blazhev, J.Jolie, D.Mucher, B.Bastin, C.Bauer, C.Bernards, L.Bettermann, V.Bildstein, J.Butterworth, M.Cappellazzo, J.Cederkall, D.Cline, I.Darby, S.Das Gupta, J.M.Daugas, T.Davinson, H.De Witte, J.Diriken, D.Filipescu, E.Fiori, C.Fransen, L.P.Gaffney, G.Georgiev, R.Gernhauser, M.Hackstein, S.Heinze, H.Hess, M.Huyse, D.Jenkins, J.Konki, M.Kowalczyk, T.Kroll, R.Krucken, J.Litzinger, R.Lutter, N.Marginean, C.Mihai, K.Moschner, P.Napiorkowski, B.S.Nara Singh, K.Nowak, J.Pakarinen, M.Pfeiffer, D.Radeck, P.Reiter, S.Rigby, L.M.Robledo, R.Rodriguez-Guzman, M.Rudigier, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, B.Siebeck, G.S.Simpson, P.Thole, T.Thomas, J.Van de Walle, P.Van Duppen, M.Vermeulen, D.Voulot, R.Wadsworth, F.Wenander, K.Wimmer, K.O.Zell, M.Zielinska

Shape dynamics in neutron-rich Kr isotopes: Coulomb excitation of 92Kr, 94Kr and 96Kr

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 194,196Pt(92Kr, 92Kr'), (94Kr, 94Kr'), (96Kr, 96Kr'), E=2.85 MeV/nucleon; measured projectile and target E, I(θ, t) using DSSD, Eγ, Iγ(θ) from Coulomb excitation using HPGe array and considering Doppler correction, (particle)γ-coin; calculated electromagnetic matrix elements, γ-ray yields using CC code GOSIA2, energy vs deformation using IBM-2 with self-consistent constrained HFB with Gogny functional; deduced Coulomb excitation σ, electromagnetic matrix elements using fit to data, B(E2), quadrupole moments, IBM-2 Hamiltonian parameters. 96Kr calculated levels, J, π; deduced shape coexistence.

doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2013.01.013
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2013GA23      Nature 497, 199 (2013)

L.P.Gaffney, P.A.Butler, M.Scheck, A.B.Hayes, F.Wenander, M.Albers, B.Bastin, C.Bauer, A.Blazhev, S.Bonig, N.Bree, J.Cederkall, T.Chupp, D.Cline, T.E.Cocolios, T.Davinson, H.De Witte, J.Diriken, T.Grahn, A.Herzan, M.Huyse, D.G.Jenkins, D.T.Joss, N.Kesteloot, J.Konki, M.Kowalczyk, Th.Kroll, E.Kwan, R.Lutter, K.Moschner, P.Napiorkowski, J.Pakarinen, M.Pfeiffer, D.Radeck, P.Reiter, K.Reynders, S.V.Rigby, L.M.Robledo, M.Rudigier, S.Sambi, M.Seidlitz, B.Siebeck, T.Stora, P.Thoele, P.Van Duppen, M.J.Vermeulen, M.von Schmid, D.Voulot, N.Warr, K.Wimmer, K.Wrzosek-Lipska, C.Y.Wu, M.Zielinska

Studies of pear-shaped nuclei using accelerated radioactive beams

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 60Ni, 112,114Cd, 120Sn(220Rn, 220Rn'), (224Ra, 224Ra'), E=2.82, 2.83 MeV/nucleon; [220Rn and 224Ra secondary beams from U(p, X), E=1.4 GeV primary reaction]; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-, (particle)γγ-, (particle)(particle)γ-coin using Miniball array and DSSSDs at REX-EBIS-ISOLDE-CERN facility. 220Rn, 224Ra; deduced levels, J, π, γ-branching ratios, electromagnetic matrix elements, B(E1), B(E2), B(E3), Q1, Q2, Q3, octupole collectivity and deformation. Discussed electric dipole moment (EDM). Coulomb excitation data analyzed using GOSIA computer code. Comparison with self-consistent mean-field theory, and cluster model calculations. Systematics of Q1, Q2 and Q3 for 218,220,222,224,226Rn, 220,222,224,226,228Ra.

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2013JO06      Phys.Rev. C 88, 044619 (2013)

J.G.Johansen, V.Bildstein, M.J.G.Borge, M.Cubero, J.Diriken, J.Elseviers, L.M.Fraile, H.O.U.Fynbo, L.P.Gaffney, R.Gernhauser, B.Jonson, G.T.Koldste, J.Konki, T.Kroll, R.Krucken, D.Mucher, T.Nilsson, K.Nowak, J.Pakarinen, V.Pesudo, R.Raabe, K.Riisager, M.Seidlitz, O.Tengblad, H.Tornqvist, D.Voulot, N.Warr, F.Wenander, K.Wimmer, H.De Witte

Experimental study of bound states in 12Be through low-energy 11Be (d, p)-transfer reactions

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 11Be(d, p), E=2.8 MeV/nucleon; measured E(p), I(p), Eγ, Iγ, σ(θ), half-life of excited 0+ state using T-REX silicon detector array for protons and MINIBALL Ge array for γ rays at REX-ISOLDE facility at CERN. DWBA analysis. 12Be; deduced levels, γ-branching ratios, J, π, spectroscopic factors. Comparison with shell-model predictions.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.88.044619
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2012AL03      Phys.Rev.Lett. 108, 062701 (2012); Erratum Phys.Rev.Lett. 109, 209904 (2012)

M.Albers, N.Warr, K.Nomura, A.Blazhev, J.Jolie, D.Mucher, B.Bastin, C.Bauer, C.Bernards, L.Bettermann, V.Bildstein, J.Butterworth, M.Cappellazzo, J.Cederkall, D.Cline, I.Darby, S.Das Gupta, J.M.Daugas, T.Davinson, H.De Witte, J.Diriken, D.Filipescu, E.Fiori, C.Fransen, L.P.Gaffney, G.Georgiev, R.Gernhauser, M.Hackstein, S.Heinze, H.Hess, M.Huyse, D.Jenkins, J.Konki, M.Kowalczyk, T.Kroll, R.Krucken, J.Litzinger, R.Lutter, N.Marginean, C.Mihai, K.Moschner, P.Napiorkowski, B.S.Nara Singh, K.Nowak, T.Otsuka, J.Pakarinen, M.Pfeiffer, D.Radeck, P.Reiter, S.Rigby, L.M.Robledo, R.Rodriguez-Guzman, M.Rudigier, P.Sarriguren, M.Scheck, M.Seidlitz, B.Siebeck, G.Simpson, P.Thole, T.Thomas, J.Van de Walle, P.Van Duppen, M.Vermeulen, D.Voulot, R.Wadsworth, F.Wenander, K.Wimmer, K.O.Zell, M.Zielinska

Evidence for a Smooth Onset of Deformation in the Neutron-Rich Kr Isotopes

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 194,196Pt(94Kr, 94Kr'), (96Kr, 96Kr'), 285 MeV/nucleon; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ. 94,96Kr; deduced J, π, B(E2), spectroscopic quadrupole moments. Comparison with IBM calculations based on the constrained HFB approach using the microscopic Gogny-D1M energy density functional.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.062701
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2011SC07      Phys.Rev. C 83, 037303 (2011)

M.Scheck, P.A.Butler, L.P.Gaffney, N.Bree, R.J.Carrol, D.Cox, T.Grahn, P.T.Greenlees, K.Hauschild, A.Herzan, M.Huyse, U.Jakobsson, P.Jones, D.T.Joss, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, S.Ketelhut, R.-D.Herzberg, M.Kowalczyk, A.C.Larsen, M.Leino, A.Lopez-Martens, P.Nieminen, R.D.Page, J.Pakarinen, P.Papadakis, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, S.Rinta-Antila, P.Ruotsalainen, M.Sandzelius, J.Saren, C.Scholey, J.Sorri, J.Srebrny, P.Van Duppen, H.V.Watkins, J.Uusitalo

Combined in-beam electron and γ -ray spectroscopy of 184, 186Hg

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