Low-lying dipole strength in the N=28 shell-closure nucleus 52Cr

H. Pai, J. Beller, N. Benouaret, J. Enders, T. Hartmann, O. Karg, P. von Neumann-Cosel, N. Pietralla, V. Yu. Ponomarev, C. Romig, Marcus Scheck, L. Schnorrenberger, S. Volz, M. Zweidinger

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The low-lying dipole strength of the N=28 closed-shell nucleus 52Cr was studied with nuclear resonance fluorescence up to 9.9 MeV, using bremsstrahlung at the superconducting Darmstadt linear electron accelerator S-DALINAC. Twenty-eight spin-1 states were observed between 5.0 and 9.5 MeV excitation energy, 14 of which for the first time. Both electric dipole excitations (E1, around 8 MeV) and magnetic dipole excitations (M1, around 9 MeV) were detected. Microscopic calculations within the quasiparticle-phonon nuclear model were performed and show good agreement with experimental results. The structure of E1 and M1 excitations, respectively, is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number054316
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2013


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