Quadrupole deformation of 130Xe measured in a Coulomb-excitation experiment

L. Morrison, Katarzyna Hadynska-Klek, Zs. Podolyàk, D.T. Doherty, Liam Paul Gaffney, L. Kaya, L. Próchniak, J. Samorajczyk, J Srebrny, T. Berry, A. Boukhari, R. Canavan, Richard Catherall, S.J. Colosimo, Cubiss James G., Hilde De Witte, CH Fransen, E. Giannopoulos, H. Hess, H. HessThorsten Kröll, N. Lalovic, Bruce A Marsh, Yisel Martinez, PJ Napiorkowski, G. O'Neill, Janne Pakarinen, João Pedro Fernandes Pinto Ramos, P. Reiter, J.A. Rodriguez, D. Rosiak, Sebastian Rothe, M Rudigier, M. Siciliano, J. Snall, P. Spagnoletti, S. Thiel, Nigel Warr, Fredrik Wenander, R. Zidarova, Magda Zielinska

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    Low-lying states in the isotope 130Xe were populated in a Coulomb-excitation experiment performed at CERN's HIE-ISOLDE facility. The magnitudes and relative signs of seven E2 matrix elements and one M1 matrix element coupling five low-lying states in 130Xe were determined using the semiclassical coupled-channel Coulomb-excitation least-squares search code gosia. The diagonal E2 matrix elements of both the 2+1 and 4+1 states were extracted for the first time. The reduced transition strengths are in line with those obtained from previous measurements. Experimental results were compared with the general Bohr Hamiltonian with the microscopic input from mean-field theory utilizing universal nuclear energy density functional (UNEDF0), shell-model calculations using the GCN50:82 and SN100PN interactions, and simple phenomenological models (Davydov-Filippov and γ-soft). The extracted shape parameters indicate triaxial-prolate deformation in the ground-state band. In general, good agreement between theoretical predictions and experimental values was found, while neither phenomenological model was found to provide an adequate description of 130Xe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number054304
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    Number of pages13
    JournalPhysical Review C
    StatePublished - 3 Nov 2020

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