2021 Impact factor 3.131
Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 14, 1-5 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/iepja1358

Short Note

Coulomb excitation of $\chem{^{72}_{30}Zn_{42}}$

S. Leenhardt1, O. Sorlin1, M.G. Porquet2, F. Azaiez1, J.C. Angélique3, M. Belleguic1, C. Borcea4, C. Bourgeois1, J.M. Daugas5, C. Donzaud1, I. Deloncle2, J. Duprat2, A. Gillibert6, S. Grévy3, D. Guillemaud-Mueller1, J. Kiener2, M. Lewitowicz5, S.M. Lukyanov7, F. Marie6, N.A. Orr3, Yu.-E. Penionzhkevich7, F. de Oliveira Santos5, F. Pougheon1, M.G. Saint-Laurent5, W. Shuying8, Yu. Sobolev7 and J.S. Winfield3

1  IPN, IN2P3-CNRS and Université Paris-Sud, F-91406 Orsay Cedex, France
2  CSNSM, IN2P3-CNRS and Université Paris-Sud, F-91405 Orsay Campus, France
3  LPC, IN2P3-CNRS, ISMRA and Université de Caen, F-14050 Caen Cedex, France
4  IFIN-HH, P.O. Box MG-6, 76900 Bucarest-Magurele, Romania
5  GANIL, B.P. 5027, F-14076 Caen Cedex, France
6  CEA-Saclay, DAPNIA-SPhN, F-91191 Gif sur Yvette Cedex, France
7  FLNR, JINR, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia
8  GSI, Postfach 110552, D-64200 Darmstadt, Germany


(Received: 19 December 2001 / Revised version: 4 March 2002 Communicated by D. Guerreau)

The reduced transition probability B(E2: $0_1^+\rightarrow 2^+$) of 72Zn has been measured for the first time by Coulomb excitation at intermediate energy. The result B(E2: $0_1^+\rightarrow 2^+)=1740\pm 210$ e2fm 4, corresponds to the deformation parameter $\beta_2$ of 0.23, in close agreement with expectations derived from the neighboring nucleus 73Zn. A discussion of the evolution of the N=40 sub-shell closure as a function of Z is presented.

25.70.De - Coulomb excitation.
23.20.-g - Electromagnetic transitions.

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