Magnetic Dipole Moment of 57,59Cu Measured by In-Gas-Cell Laser Spectroscopy

T. E. Cocolios*, A. N. Andreyev, B. Bastin, N. Bree, J. Buscher, J. Elseviers, J. Gentens, M. Huyse, Yu. Kudryavtsev, D. Pauwels, T. Sonoda, P. Van den Bergh, P. Van Duppen

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For the first time, in-gas-cell laser spectroscopy study of the Cu-57,Cu-59,Cu-63,Cu-65 isotopes has been performed using the 244.164 nm optical transition from the atomic ground state of copper. The nuclear magnetic dipole moments for Cu-57,Cu-59,Cu-65 relative to that of Cu-63 have been extracted. The new value for Cu-57 of mu(Cu-57)=+2.582(7)mu(N) is in strong disagreement with the previous literature value but in good agreement with recent theoretical and systematic predictions.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberARTN 102501
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2009


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