B(E2) values from low-energy Coulomb excitation at an ISOL facility: the N=80,82 Te isotopes

C. J. Barton, M. A. Caprio, D. Shapira, N. V. Zamfir, D. S. Brenner, R. L. Gill, T. A. Lewis, J. R. Cooper, R. F. Casten, C. W. Beausang, J. R. Novak, R. Krücken

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B(E2;0+1¿2+1) values for the unstable, neutron-rich nuclei 132,134Te were determined through Coulomb excitation, in inverse kinematics, of accelerated beams of these nuclei. The systematics of measured B(E2) values from the ground state to the first excited state have been extended to the N=82 shell closure in the Te nuclei and have been compared with the predictions of different theories. The measurements were performed at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF) using the GRAFIK detector. The success of this approach, which couples a 5.7% efficient through-well NaI(Tl) ¿-ray detector with thin foil microchannel plate beam detectors, also demonstrates the feasibility for Coulomb excitation studies of neutron-rich nuclei even further from the valley of beta stability, both at present-generation ISOL facilities and at the proposed Rare Isotope Accelerator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)269-276
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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