We investigated the β decay of the neutron drip line nucleus 14Be by means of double and triple coincidence measurements of β rays, delayed neutrons, and γ rays. The decay sequences were established and new values of the half-life and branching ratios were obtained. The decay scheme obtained is characterized by a single dominant branch leading to a 1+ state in 14B with a branching ratio of (91±9)%, which subsequently emits a delayed neutron with an energy of 288±8 keV. The excitation energy and width of the 1+ state were determined to be 1.28±0.02 MeV and 49±2 keV, respectively. The excitation energy and width of this level as well as the log ft value were treated in terms of a simple shell model and found to be strongly related to the N = 8 shell gap quenching in 13,14B and 12Be.
|Number of pages||1287101|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 1 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics