13-19 June 2015
University of Alberta
America/Edmonton timezone
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**WITHDRAWN** Fast-timing mesurements in neutron-rich $^{65}$Co

16 Jun 2015, 10:00
15m
CCIS L1-140 (University of Alberta)

CCIS L1-140

University of Alberta

Oral (Non-Student) / orale (non-étudiant) Nuclear Physics / Physique nucléaire (DNP-DPN) T1-7 Nuclear Structure I (DNP) / Structure nucléaire I (DPN)

Speaker

Bruno Olaizola Mampaso (Nuclear Physics Group - University of Guelph)

Description

The region below $^{68}$Ni has recently attracted great attention, from both experimental and theoretical studies, due to the observation of a sub-shell closure at N=40 and Z=28. The collectivity in the region is revealed in the even-even Fe and Cr isotopes by the low energy of the first 2$^+$ states and the enhanced $B(E2;2^+\rightarrow0^+)$ reduced transition probabilities, which peak at 21(5) W.u. for $^{64}$Cr[1], $^{66}$Fe[2] and 22(3) W.u. for $^{68}$Fe[1]. These effects can only be reproduced by large-scale shell model calculations with the inclusion of the $\nu g_{9/2}$ and $\nu d_{5/2}$ orbitals. Precise experimental information on the Co isotopes is important for understanding the nuclear structure in this region, with particular interest in the transition rates, as they can be interpreted as originating from a $\pi f^{-1}_{7/2}$ proton hole coupled to its even-even Ni neighbor. With this aim, a fast-timing ATD $\beta\gamma\gamma$(t) [3] experiment was performed at ISOLDE in CERN, where the $\beta$-decay chain of exotic neutron-rich Mn were measured. In this work we report on the investigation of the low-energy structure of $^{65}$Co populated in the $\beta$-decay of $^{65}$Fe by means of $\gamma\gamma$ and fast-timing spectroscopy. Our $^{65}$Co level scheme confirms the transitions previously observed in [4] and expands it with several new gammas and levels up to $\sim$2.5 MeV. Employing the ATD $\beta\gamma\gamma$(t) method, the half-lives and lifetime limits of some of the low-lying states have been measured for the first time. Some of the deduced transition rates are significantly lower than expected by the systematics of the region, yet this remains to be to be explained by shell model calculations. Making use of the measured half-lives, tentative spin-parities are proposed for some of the lower levels. [1] H.L. Crawford et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 242701 (2013). [2] W. Rother et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 022502 (2011). [3] H. Mach et al., Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A280, 49 (1989). [4] D. Pauwels et al. Phys. Rev. C 79, 044309 (2009).

Primary author

Bruno Olaizola Mampaso (Nuclear Physics Group - University of Guelph)

Co-authors

Dan-Gabriel Ghita (Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineer) Deyan Radulov (K.U. Leuven, IKS,) Dieter Pauwels (Belgian Nuclear Research Center (BE)) Estevan Picado (Universidad Nacional, Heredia, Costa Rica) Dr Gary Simpson (University of Western Scotland) Dr Henryk MACH (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Jacobo Cal-Gonzalez (Medical University of Vienna) Jose Antonio Briz (École des Mines de Nantes) Jose Manuel Udias Moinelo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) Luis Mario Fraile (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) S. R. Lesher (Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse) Ullic Koester (Institut Laue-Langevin,) Wictor Kurcewicz (Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw University)

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