Spin-polarized radioactive nuclear beams at TRIUMF enable a new spectroscopic method which efficiently assigns spins and parities of the daughter levels by taking advantage of the asymmetric β-decay of the polarized parent nucleus. This method was successfully applied to structure studies of 29Mg and 30Mg in connection with the physics of the "island of inversion". In 29Mg, two low-lying levels with intruder configuration were assigned. In 30Mg, coexistence of spherical shape, prolate shape and γ-collectivity was strongly suggested.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry