Low-lying excited states in Ni72 have been investigated in an in-flight fission experiment at the RIBF facility of the RIKEN Nishina Center. The combination of the state-of-the-art BigRIPS and EURICA setups has allowed for a very accurate study of the β decay from Co72 to Ni72, and has provided first experimental information on the decay sequence Fe72→Co72→Ni72 and on the delayed neutron-emission branch Co73→Ni72. Accordingly, we report nearly 60 previously unobserved γ transitions which deexcite 21 new levels in Ni72. Evidence for the location of the so-sought-after (42+),(62+), and (81+) seniority states is provided. As well, the existence of a low-spin β-decaying isomer in odd-odd neutron-rich Co isotopes is confirmed for mass A=72. The new experimental information is compared to simple shell-model calculations including only neutron excitations across the fpg shells. It is shown that, in general, the calculations reproduce well the observed states.

Low-lying excitations in Ni 72 / A.I. Morales, G. Benzoni, H. Watanabe, S. Nishimura, F. Browne, R. Daido, P. Doornenbal, Y. Fang, G. Lorusso, Z. Patel, S. Rice, L. Sinclair, P. Söderström, T. Sumikama, J. Wu, Z.Y. Xu, A. Yagi, R. Yokoyama, H. Baba, R. Avigo, F.L. Bello Garrote, N. Blasi, A. Bracco, F. Camera, S. Ceruti, F.C.L. Crespi, G. De Angelis, M. Delattre, Z. Dombradi, A. Gottardo, T. Isobe, I. Kojouharov, N. Kurz, I. Kuti, K. Matsui, B. Melon, D. Mengoni, T. Miyazaki, V. Modamio Hoyborg, S. Momiyama, D.R. Napoli, M. Niikura, R. Orlandi, H. Sakurai, E. Sahin, D. Sohler, H. Shaffner, R. Taniuchi, J. Taprogge, Z. Vajta, J.J. Valiente Dobón, O. Wieland, M. Yalcinkaya. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW C. - ISSN 2469-9985. - 93:3(2016), pp. 034328.1-034328.14. [10.1103/PhysRevC.93.034328]

Low-lying excitations in Ni 72

R. Avigo;A. Bracco;F. Camera;S. Ceruti;F.C.L. Crespi;
2016

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Low-lying excited states in Ni72 have been investigated in an in-flight fission experiment at the RIBF facility of the RIKEN Nishina Center. The combination of the state-of-the-art BigRIPS and EURICA setups has allowed for a very accurate study of the β decay from Co72 to Ni72, and has provided first experimental information on the decay sequence Fe72→Co72→Ni72 and on the delayed neutron-emission branch Co73→Ni72. Accordingly, we report nearly 60 previously unobserved γ transitions which deexcite 21 new levels in Ni72. Evidence for the location of the so-sought-after (42+),(62+), and (81+) seniority states is provided. As well, the existence of a low-spin β-decaying isomer in odd-odd neutron-rich Co isotopes is confirmed for mass A=72. The new experimental information is compared to simple shell-model calculations including only neutron excitations across the fpg shells. It is shown that, in general, the calculations reproduce well the observed states.
Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Settore FIS/01 - Fisica Sperimentale
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
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