Beta Decay Study of the Tz=−2 56Zn Nucleus and the Determination of the Half-Lives of a Few fp-shell Nuclei

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  • B. Rubio
  • S.E.A. Orrigo
  • L. Kucuk
  • A. Montaner-Pizá
  • Y. Fujita
  • H. Fujita
  • B. Blank
  • W. Gelletly
  • T. Adachi
  • J. Agramunt
  • A. Algora
  • P. Ascher
  • B. Bilgier
  • L. Cáceres
  • R.B. Cakirli
  • G. de France
  • E. Ganioğlu
  • M. Gerbaux
  • J. Giovinazzo
  • S. Grevy
  • O. Kamalou
  • H.C. Kozer
  • T. Kurtukian-Nieto
  • F.M. Marqués
  • F. Molina
  • Y. Oktem
  • F. de Oliveira Santos
  • L. Perrot
  • R. Raabe
  • A.M. Rogers
  • P.C. Srivastava
  • G. Susoy
  • T. Suzuki
  • A. Tamii
  • J.C. Thomas

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This paper concerns the experimental study of the beta-decay properties of a few proton-rich fp -shell nuclei. The nuclei were produced at GANIL in fragmentation reactions, separated with the LISE spectrometer and stopped in an implantation detector surrounded by Ge detectors. The beta-delayed gammas, beta-delayed protons and the exotic beta-delayed gamma-proton emission have been studied. Preliminary results are presented. The decay of the Tz=−2 nucleus 56Zn has been studied in detail. Information from the beta-delayed protons and beta-delayed gammas has been used to deduce the decay scheme. The exotic beta-delayed gamma-proton decay has been observed for the first time in the fp-shell. The interpretation of the data was made possible thanks to the detailed knowledge of the mirror Charge Exchange (CE) process and the gamma de-excitation of the states in 56Co, the mirror nucleus of 56Cu.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-40
JournalNuclear Data Sheets
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Event2013 - International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - New York, United States
Duration: 4 Mar 20138 Mar 2013


  • exotic beta decay, 56Zn, radioactive ion beams, decay spectroscopy, GANIL

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