Fast-timing study of Ga-81 from the beta decay of Zn-81

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The beta-decay of Zn-81 to the neutron magic N = 50 nucleus Ga-81, with only three valence protons with respect to Ni-78, was investigated. The study was performed at the ISOLDE facility at CERN by means of gamma spectroscopy. The 81Zn half-life was determined to be T-1/2 = 290(4) ms while the beta-delayed neutron emission probability was measured as P-n = 23(4)%. The analysis of the beta-gated gamma-ray singles and gamma-gamma coincidences from the decay of Zn-81 provides 47 new levels and 70 new transitions in Ga-81. The beta(-)n decay of Zn-81 was observed and a new decay scheme into the odd-odd Ga-80 nucleus was established. The half-lives of the first and second excited states of Ga-81 were measured via the fast-timing method using LaBr3(Ce) detectors. The level scheme and transition rates are compared to large-scale shell-model calculations. The low-lying structure of (81)Gais interpreted in terms of the coupling of the three valence protons outside the doubly magic Ni-78 core.
©2020 American Physical Society. Artículo firmado por 26 autores. This work was supported by the Spanish MINECO through the FPA2015-65035-P and RTI2018-098868-B-I00 projects, by the U.S. DoE Grant No. DE-FG02-94ER40834, by the German BMBF Grant 05P19PKFNA, and Grupo de Física Nuclear (GFN) at UCM. The support by the European Union Seventh Framework through ENSAR (Contract No. 262010) and ISOLDE (CERN) Collaboration is acknowledged. V.P. acknowledges support by the Spanish FPI-BES-2011-045931 grant. Figures 5, 6, and 7 were created using the LevelScheme scientific figure preparation system [65]. Fast-timing electronics were provided by the Fast Timing Collaboration and MASTICON.
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