Is the 7/21-isomer state of S43 spherical?

R. Chevrier, J. M. Daugas, L. Gaudefroy, Y. Ichikawa, H. Ueno, M. Hass, H. Haas, S. Cottenier, N. Aoi, K. Asahi, D. L. Balabanski, N. Fukuda, T. Furukawa, G. Georgiev, H. Hayashi, H. Iijima, N. Inabe, T. Inoue, M. Ishihara, Y. IshiiD. Kameda, T. Kubo, T. Nanao, G. Neyens, T. Ohnishi, M. M. Rajabali, K. Suzuki, H. Takeda, M. Tsuchiya, N. Vermeulen, H. Watanabe, A. Yoshimi

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We report on the spectroscopic quadrupole moment measurement of the 7/21- isomeric state in S271643 [E *=320.5(5)keV, T 1/2=415(3)ns], using the time dependent perturbed angular distribution technique at the RIKEN RIBF facility. Our value, Q s=23(3)efm2, is larger than that expected for a single-particle state. Shell model calculations using the modern SDPF-U interaction for this mass region reproduce remarkably well the measured Q s, and show that non-negligible correlations drive the isomeric state away from a purely spherical shape.

Original languageEnglish
Article number162501
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - Apr 16 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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