Feb 12 – 14, 2007
Europe/Zurich timezone

Coulomb Excitation of 80Zn

Feb 14, 2007, 9:30 AM
Council Chamber, 503/1-001 (CERN)

Council Chamber, 503/1-001



Van De Walle Jarno (KU-University of Leuven)


In the summer of 2003, the first Coulomb excitation experiment with post- accelerated and laser ionized even-even Zn isotopes was performed at REX- ISOLDE. Originally the aim was to measure the B(E2) strength to the first excited 2+ state in 74 and 76Zn. In 2006 though, these B(E2) values have been measured up to the "magic" neutron number 50 in the even-even Zn isotopes. In addition, the first excited 2+ state has been fixed in both 78 as 80Zn. These measurements shed light on the evolution of collective behavior in neutron rich Zn isotopes. In this presentation, an overview will be given of the production methods and the physics results obtained on all isotopes. The emphasis will be on the isobaric beam contamination and the evolution of the nuclear structure towards the N=50 line.

Primary author

Van De Walle Jarno (KU-University of Leuven)

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