Laser Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich 207,208Hg Isotopes: Illuminating the Kink and Odd-Even Staggering in Charge Radii across the N = 126 Shell Closure

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Laser Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich 207,208Hg Isotopes: Illuminating the Kink and Odd-Even Staggering in Charge Radii across the N = 126 Shell Closure. / Ghys, Lars; Afanasjev, A.V.; Day Goodacre, Thomas; Barzakh, Anatoly (A.E.); Barzakh, Anatoly (A.E.); Marsh, Bruce A; Sels, Simon; Ring, P.; Andreyev, Andrei N.; Van Duppen, Piet; Althubiti, Numa A.; Andel, Boris; Atanasov, Dimitar.

In: Physical review Letters, Vol. 126, No. 3, 032502, 22.01.2021, p. 1-7.

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Ghys, L, Afanasjev, AV, Day Goodacre, T, Barzakh, A, Barzakh, A, Marsh, BA, Sels, S, Ring, P, Andreyev, AN, Van Duppen, P, Althubiti, NA, Andel, B & Atanasov, D 2021, 'Laser Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich 207,208Hg Isotopes: Illuminating the Kink and Odd-Even Staggering in Charge Radii across the N = 126 Shell Closure', Physical review Letters, vol. 126, no. 3, 032502, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.032502

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Ghys, L., Afanasjev, A. V., Day Goodacre, T., Barzakh, A., Barzakh, A., Marsh, B. A., Sels, S., Ring, P., Andreyev, A. N., Van Duppen, P., Althubiti, N. A., Andel, B., & Atanasov, D. (2021). Laser Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich 207,208Hg Isotopes: Illuminating the Kink and Odd-Even Staggering in Charge Radii across the N = 126 Shell Closure. Physical review Letters, 126(3), 1-7. [032502]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.032502

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Ghys, Lars ; Afanasjev, A.V. ; Day Goodacre, Thomas ; Barzakh, Anatoly (A.E.) ; Barzakh, Anatoly (A.E.) ; Marsh, Bruce A ; Sels, Simon ; Ring, P. ; Andreyev, Andrei N. ; Van Duppen, Piet ; Althubiti, Numa A. ; Andel, Boris ; Atanasov, Dimitar. / Laser Spectroscopy of Neutron-Rich 207,208Hg Isotopes: Illuminating the Kink and Odd-Even Staggering in Charge Radii across the N = 126 Shell Closure. In: Physical review Letters. 2021 ; Vol. 126, No. 3. pp. 1-7.

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abstract = "The mean-square charge radii of 207;208Hg (Z ¼ 80, N ¼ 127, 128) have been studied for the first time and those of 202;203;206Hg (N ¼ 122, 123, 126) remeasured by the application of in-source resonance-ionization laser spectroscopy at ISOLDE (CERN). The characteristic kink in the charge radii at theN = 126 neutron shell closure has been revealed, providing the first information on its behavior below the Z = 82 proton shell closure. A theoretical analysis has been performed within relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov and nonrelativistic Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov approaches, considering both the new mercuryresults and existing lead data. Contrary to previous interpretations, it is demonstrated that both the kink at N ¼ 126 and the odd-even staggering (OES) in its vicinity can be described predominately at the meanfield level and that pairing does not need to play a crucial role in their origin. A new OES mechanism is suggested, related to the staggering in the occupation of the different neutron orbitals in odd- and even-A nuclei, facilitated by particle-vibration coupling for odd-A nuclei. ",
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