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Probing Shell Structure and Shape Changes in Neutron-Rich Sulfur Isotopes through Transient-Field g-Factor Measurements on Fast Radioactive Beams of 38S and 40S

Davies, A D; Stuchbery, Andrew; Mantica, Paul F; Davidson, Paul; Wilson, Anna; Becerril, A; Brown, B A; Campbell, C M; Cook, J M; Dinca, D C; Gade, A; Liddick, S N; Mertzimekis, T J; Mueller, W F; Terry, J R; Tomlin, B E; Yoneda, K; Zwahlen, H


The shell structure underlying shape changes in neutron-rich nuclei near N=28 has been investigated by a novel application of the transient-field technique to measure the first-excited-state g factors in S38 and S40 produced as fast radioactive beams. There is a fine balance between proton and neutron contributions to the magnetic moments in both nuclei. The g factor of deformed S40 does not resemble that of a conventional collective nucleus because spin contributions are more important than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.112503


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