Beta decay of exotic T<inf>Z</inf> = -1, -2 nuclei: The interesting case of <sup>56</sup>Zn

S. E.A. Orrigo, B. Rubio, Y. Fujita, B. Blank, W. Gelletly, J. Agramunt, A. Algora, P. Ascher, B. Bilgier, L. Cáceres, R. B. Cakirli, H. Fujita, E. Ganioǧlu, M. Gerbaux, J. Giovinazzo, S. Grévy, O. Kamalou, H. C. Kozer, L. Kucuk, T. Kurtukian-NietoF. Molina, L. Popescu, A. M. Rogers, G. Susoy, C. Stodel, T. Suzuki, A. Tamii, J. C. Thomas

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The β decay properties of the Tz = -2, 56Zn isotope and other proton-rich nuclei in the fp-shell have been investigated in an experiment performed at GANIL. The ions were produced in fragmentation reactions and implanted in a double-sided silicon strip detector surrounded by Ge EXOGAM clovers. Preliminary results for 56Zn are presented.The 56Zn decay proceeds mainly by β delayed proton emission, but β delayed gamma rays were also detected. Moreover, the exotic β delayed gamma-proton decay was observed for the first time. The 56Zn half-life and the energy levels populated in the 56Cu daughter have been determined. Knowledge of the gamma de-excitation of the mirror states in 56Co and the comparison with the results of the mirror charge exchange process, the 56Fe(3He,t) reaction (where 56Fe has Tz = +2), were important in the interpretation of the 56Zn decay data. The absolute Fermi and Gamow-Teller strengths have been deduced. © Owned by the authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2014.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventEPJ Web of Conferences -
Duration: 14 Apr 2014 → …


ConferenceEPJ Web of Conferences
Period14/04/14 → …

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