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Title: Investigation into the semimagic nature of the tin isotopes through electromagnetic moments

A complete set of electromagnetic moments, B(E2;0 + 1 2 + 1), Q(2 + 1), and g(2 + 1), have been measured from Coulomb excitation of semi-magic 112,114,116,118,120,122,124Sn (Z = 50) on natural carbon and titanium targets. The magnitude of the B(E2) values, measured to a precision of ~4%, disagree with a recent lifetime study [Phys. Lett. B 695, 110 (2011)] that employed the Doppler- shift attenuation method. The B(E2) values show an overall enhancement compared with recent theoretical calculations and a clear asymmetry about midshell, contrary to naive expectations. A new static electric quadrupole moment, Q(2 + 1), has been measured for 114Sn. The static quadrupole moments are generally consistent with zero but reveal an enhancement near midshell; this had not been previously observed. The magnetic dipole moments are consistent with previous measurements and show a near monotonic decrease in value with neutron number. The current theory calculations fail to reproduce the electromagnetic moments of the tin isotopes. The role of 2p-2h and 4p-4h intruders, which are lowest in energy at mid shell and outside of current model spaces, needs to be investigated in the future.
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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Australian National Univ., Canberra, ACT (Australia)
  3. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  4. Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares (Mexico)
  5. Oak Ridge Associated Univ., Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  6. Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick, NJ (United States)
  7. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States); Oxford Univ., Oxford (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725; AC05-76OR00033; FG02-96ER40963; FG52-08NA28552
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1223832