A1 Journal article (refereed)
Quadrupole deformation of Xe130 measured in a Coulomb-excitation experiment (2020)

Morrison, L., Hadyńska-Klȩk, K., Podolyák, Z., Doherty, D. T., Gaffney, L. P., Kaya, L., Próchniak, L., Samorajczyk-Pyśk, J., Srebrny, J., Berry, T., Boukhari, A., Brunet, M., Canavan, R., Catherall, R., Colosimo, S. J., Cubiss, J. G., De Witte, H., Fransen, C., Giannopoulos, E., . . . Zielińska, M. (2020). Quadrupole deformation of Xe130 measured in a Coulomb-excitation experiment. Physical Review C, 102(5), Article 054304. https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevc.102.054304

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All authors or editors: Morrison, L.; Hadyńska-Klȩk, K.; Podolyák, Zs.; Doherty, D. T.; Gaffney, L. P.; Kaya, L.; Próchniak, L.; Samorajczyk-Pyśk, J.; Srebrny, J.; Berry, T.; et al.

Journal or series: Physical Review C

ISSN: 2469-9985

eISSN: 2469-9993

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 102

Issue number: 5

Article number: 054304

Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/physrevc.102.054304

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72487


Low-lying states in the isotope 130Xe were populated in a Coulomb-excitation experiment performed at CERN's HIE-ISOLDE facility. The magnitudes and relative signs of seven E2 matrix elements and one M1 matrix element coupling five low-lying states in 130Xe were determined using the semiclassical coupled-channel Coulomb-excitation least-squares search code GOSIA. The diagonal E2 matrix elements of both the 2+1 and 4+1 states were extracted for the first time. The reduced transition strengths are in line with those obtained from previous measurements. Experimental results were compared with the general Bohr Hamiltonian with the microscopic input from mean-field theory utilizing universal nuclear energy density functional (UNEDF0), shell-model calculations using the GCN50:82 and SN100PN interactions, and simple phenomenological models (Davydov-Filippov and γ-soft). The extracted shape parameters indicate triaxial-prolate deformation in the ground-state band. In general, good agreement between theoretical predictions and experimental values was found, while neither phenomenological model was found to provide an adequate description of 130Xe.

Keywords: particle physics; nuclear physics; electromagnetic phenomena; nucleons

Free keywords: electromagnetic transitions; nucleon distribution

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Reporting Year: 2020

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