[Paper] Investigation into the semimagic nature of the tin isotopes through electromagnetic moments

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

J.M. Allmond et al.

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.92.041303

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 g-factor measurements in 112,114Sn establish the recoil-in-vacuum method for states with τ∼0.5 ps and hence demonstrate that this method can be used for future g-factor measurements on proton-rich isotopes toward 100Sn. 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 midshell and outside of current model spaces, needs to be investigated in the future.

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