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Single-neutron orbits near $^{78}$Ni: Spectroscopy of the N=49 isotope $^{79}$Zn

Abstract : Single-neutron states in the Z=30, N=49isotope 79Zn have been populated using the 78Zn(d,p)79Zn transfer reaction at REX-ISOLDE, CERN. The experimental setup allowed the combined detection of protons ejected in the reaction, and of γrays emitted by 79Zn. The analysis reveals that the lowest excited states populated in the reaction lie at approximately 1MeV of excitation, and involve neutron orbits above the N=50shell gap. From the analysis of γ-ray data and of proton angular distributions, characteristic of the amount of angular momentum transferred, a5/2+configuration was assigned to a state at 983keV. Comparison with large-scale-shell-model calculations supports a robust neutron N=50shell-closure for 78Ni. These data constitute an important step towards the understanding of the magicity of 78Ni and of the structure of nuclei in the region.
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R. Orlandi, D. Mücher, R. Raabe, A. Jungclaus, S.D. Pain, et al.. Single-neutron orbits near $^{78}$Ni: Spectroscopy of the N=49 isotope $^{79}$Zn. Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2014, 740, pp.298-302. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2014.12.006⟩. ⟨in2p3-01093962⟩

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