16+ spin-gap isomer in 96Cd

B.S. Nara Singh, Z. Liu, R. Wadsworth, H. Grawe, T. S. Brock, P. Boutachkov, N. Braun, A. Blazhev, M. Górska, S. Pietri, D. Rudolph, C. Domingo-Pardo, S. J. Steer, A. Ataç, L. Bettermann, L. Cáceres, K. Eppinger, T. Engert, T. Faestermann, F. FarinonF. Finke, K. Geibel, J. Gerl, R. Gernhäuser, N. Goel, A. Gottardo, J. Grębosz, C. Hinke, R. Hoischen, G. Ilie, H. Iwasaki, J. Jolie, A. Kaşkaş, I. Kojouharov, R. Krücken, N. Kurz, E. Merchán, C. Nociforo, J. Nyberg, M. Pfützner, A. Prochazka, Zs. Podolyák, P. H. Regan, P. Reiter, S. Rinta-Antila, C. Scholl, H. Schaffner, P-A. Söderström, N. Warr, H. Weick, H. J. Wollersheim, P.J. Woods, F. Nowacki, K. Sieja

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A β-decaying high-spin isomer in (96)Cd, with a half-life T(1/2)=0.29(-0.10)(+0.11) s, has been established in a stopped beam rare isotope spectroscopic investigations at GSI (RISING) experiment. The nuclei were produced using the fragmentation of a primary beam of (124)Xe on a (9)Be target. From the half-life and the observed γ decays in the daughter nucleus, (96)Ag, we conclude that the β-decaying state is the long predicted 16(+) "spin-gap" isomer. Shell-model calculations, using the Gross-Frenkel interaction and the πν(p(1/2),g(9/2)) model space, show that the isoscalar component of the neutron-proton interaction is essential to explain the origin of the isomer. Core excitations across the N=Z=50 gaps and the Gamow-Teller strength, B(GT) distributions have been studied via large-scale shell-model calculations using the πν(g,d,s) model space to compare with the experimental B(GT) value obtained from the half-life of the isomer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number172502
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


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