A1 Journal article (refereed)
Electromagnetic moments of scandium isotopes and N = 28 isotones in the distinctive 0f7/2 orbit (2022)

Bai, S.W., Koszorús, Á., Hu, B.S., Yang, X.F., Billowes, J., Binnersley, C.L., Bissell, M.L., Blaum, K., Campbell, P., Cheal, B., Cocolios, T.E., de Groote, R.P., Devlin, C.S., Flanagan, K.T., Garcia Ruiz, R.F., Heylen, H., Holt, J.D., Kanellakopoulos, A., Krämer, J., . . . Yuan, C.X. (2022). Electromagnetic moments of scandium isotopes and N = 28 isotones in the distinctive 0f7/2 orbit. Physics Letters B, 829, Article 137064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2022.137064

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsBai, S.W.; Koszorús, Á.; Hu, B.S.; Yang, X.F.; Billowes, J.; Binnersley, C.L.; Bissell, M.L.; Blaum, K.; Campbell, P.; Cheal, B.; et al.

Journal or seriesPhysics Letters B



Publication year2022

Publication date02/04/2022


Article number137064


Publication countryNetherlands

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80881

Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print)https://arxiv.org/abs/2203.09111


The electric quadrupole moment of 49Sc was measured by collinear laser spectroscopy at CERN-ISOLDE to be Qs=−0.159(8) eb, and a nearly tenfold improvement in precision was reached for the electromagnetic moments of 47,49Sc. The single-particle behavior and nucleon-nucleon correlations are investigated with the electromagnetic moments of Z=21 isotopes and N=28 isotones as valence neutrons and protons fill the distinctive 0f7/2 orbit, respectively, located between magic numbers, 20 and 28. The experimental data are interpreted with shell-model calculations using an effective interaction, and ab-initio valence-space in-medium similarity renormalization group calculations based on chiral interactions. These results highlight the sensitivity of nuclear electromagnetic moments to different types of nucleon-nucleon correlations, and establish an important benchmark for further developments of theoretical calculations.

Keywordsnuclear physicsscandiumisotopes

Free keywordsCollinear laser spectroscopy; Electromagnetic moments; Nucleon-nucleon correlation; Ab-initio calculation

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2022

JUFO rating2

Last updated on 2024-03-04 at 18:36