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Title: Double-magic nature of 132Sn and 208Pb through lifetime and cross-section measurements

Single-neutron states in 133Sn and 209Pb, which are analogous to single electrons outside of closed atomic shells in alkali metals, were populated by the (9Be,8Be) one-neutron transfer reaction in inverse kinematics using particle-gamma coincidence spectroscopy. In addition, the s1/2 single-neutron hole-state candidate in 131Sn was populated by (9Be,10Be). Doubly closed-shell 132Sn (radioactive) and 208Pb (stable) beams were used at sub-Coulomb barrier energies of 3 MeV per nucleon. Level energies, gamma-ray transitions, absolute cross sections, spectroscopic factors, asymptotic normalization coefficients, and excited-state lifetimes are reported and compared to shell-model expectations. The results include a new transition and precise level energy for the 3p1/2 candidate in 133Sn, new absolute cross sections for the 1h9/2 candidate in 133Sn and 3s1/2 candidate in 131Sn, and new lifetimes for excited states in 133Sn and 209Pb. This is the first report on excited-state lifetimes of 133Sn, which provide a unique signature of the single-neutron states and 132Sn double-shell closure.
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  1. ORNL
  2. {nmn} [ORNL
  3. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM)
  4. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK)
  5. Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
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Journal Name: Physical Review Letters; Journal Volume: 112; Journal Issue: 172701
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States