The structure of neutron-rich nuclei beyond 78Ni was studied using postaccelerated radioactive beams of 83,84,85Ga utilizing β γ and β-n γ spectroscopy. Our data, when combined with energy level systematics, suggests a possible new spherical subshell closure at N=58 is created by the nearly degenerated ν3s1/2 and ν2d5/2 orbitals being well separated from other orbitals above N=50. The near degeneracy of these states could be evidenced by isomerism in this region. The energies of the 21+ and proposed 41+ states observed in N=52 84Ge are interpreted as an indication of a possible weakening of the doubly magic 78Ni core for nuclei beyond N=50. The experimental evidence is supported by spherical HFB calculations using the SkOT functional involving the tensor term in the nucleon-nucleon interaction.
|Titolo:||New shell closure at N=58 emerging in neutron-rich nuclei beyond 78Ni|
|Parole Chiave:||decay spectroscopy; shell structure; isotopes; parrne|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1103/PhysRevC.81.044303|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|