Low-lying T=0 states in the odd-odd N=Z nucleus 62 Ga

H.M. David, P.J. Woods, G. Lotay, T. Davinson, D.T. Doherty, D. Seweryniak, M. Albers, M. Alcorta, M.P. Carpenter, C.J. Chiara, C.R. Hoffman, R.V.F. Janssens, T. Lauritsen, A.M. Rogers, S. Zhu

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New, low-lying levels in the odd-odd, N = Z nucleus Ga-62 have been identified using a sensitive technique, where in-beam gamma rays from short-lived nuclei are tagged with beta decays following recoil mass identification. A comparison of the results with shell-model and IBM-4 calculations demonstrates good agreement between theory and experiment, with the majority of predicted low-lying, low-spin T = 0 states now identified. There is a dramatic change in the level density at low excitation energies for the N = Z nucleus Ga-62 when compared with neighbouring odd-odd Ga isotopes where, in contrast, the low-lying level structure is dominated by configurations with T = 1 pairing interactions between excess neutrons. This illustrates the distinctively different aspects of nuclear structure exhibited by nuclei with N = Z.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)665-669
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number4-5
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2013

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Isospin
  • N = Z
  • Levels
  • Shell-model
  • IBM-4


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