Excited states of 77Cu have been investigated by use of single proton knock-out reaction at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory in RIKEN in order to reveal the main components of the proton single-particle states. Three excited states were observed at 271, 902 and 2068 keV in 77Cu. The lowest-energy excited state follows the trend predicted for the crossing of the 3/21 − and 5/21 − states. Comparing the excitation energies of the 3/2−, 5/2− and 7/2− levels from 69Cu to 77Cu one can see that the Z=28 shell gap between the p3/2 and f7/2 states is rather stable, while the f5/2−f7/2 spin–orbit splitting decreases by ∼1.5 MeV in agreement with shell model calculations using the tensor force.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 10 2018|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics