Commissioning the FAst TIMing array (FATIMA) at FAIR Phase-0: half-lives of excited states in the N=50 isotones 96Pd and 94Ru

S. Jazrawi*, A. Yaneva, M. Polettini, B. Das, P.H. Regan, M. Górska, B. Cederwall, J. Jolie, H.M. Albers, M.M.R. Chishti, A. Banerjee, N. Hubbard, A.K. Mistry, M. Rudigier, G. Benzoni, J. Gerl, A.M. Bruce, Zs Podolyák, B.S. Nara Singh, G.X. ZhangS. Alhomaidhi, C. Appleton, T. Arici, A. Blazhev, T. Davinson, A. Esmaylzadeh, L.M. Fraile, G. Häfner, O. Hall, P.R. John, V. Karayonchev, I. Koujoharov, N. Kurz, M. Mikolajczuk, N. Pietralla, S. Pietri, J.M. Regis, E. Sahin, L. Sexton, H. Schaffner, C. Scheidenberger, A. Sharma, J. Vesic, H. Weick, V. Werner, R. Lozeva, M. Si

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This paper reports results of the first experiment of the DESPEC Phase-0 campaign at GSI, which focused on the study of neutron-deficient nuclei approaching 100Sn. These data provide the first extended commissioning experiment for the DESPEC collaboration within NuSTAR. We present results on electromagnetic transition rates associated with the decays from excited states populated following the formation of Iπ = 8+ proton ‘seniority-isomer’ states in the N = 50 isotones 94Ru and 96Pd. Direct half-life measurements via γ−γ coincidences using the FATIMA detector array consisting of 36 LaBr3(Ce) scintillators have determined the reduced matrix elements associated with decays between low-lying states in these semi-magic nuclei. The extracted half-lives for yrast Iπ = 6+ and 4+ states in 96Pd and the 6+ state in 94Ru are consistent with the published, highest-precision values for these nuclei.
Original languageEnglish
Article number110234
Number of pages6
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Early online date26 May 2022
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2022


  • nuclear spectroscopy
  • LaBr3 detectors
  • nuclear structure physics
  • gamma-ray spectroscopy


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