Search for an isomeric state in 19C

Ritu Kanungo, Z. Elekes, H. Baba, Zs Dombrádi, Zs Fülöp, J. Gibelin, Á Horváth, Y. Ichikawa, E. Ideguchi, N. Iwasa, H. Iwasaki, S. Kawai, Y. Kondo, T. Motobayashi, M. Notani, T. Ohnishi, A. Ozawa, H. Sakurai, S. Shimoura, E. TakeshitaS. Takeuchi, I. Tanihata, Y. Togano, C. Wu, Y. Yamaguchi, Y. Yanagisawa, A. Yoshida, K. Yoshida

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A search for an isomeric state in the neutron-rich nucleus 19C is reported. The existence of an isomer in the nucleus is predicted by shell model calculations which also predicts the ground-state of the nucleus to be 1/2+. An isomeric transition is however not observed in the present investigation. An estimation of upper limit of isomer ratio in the beam is discussed. Furthermore, the non-observation of an isomer includes the possibility of 19C having a different ground state spin. The 17C and 17B nuclei were also investigated for delayed gamma transitions but do not exhibit any isomeric transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-328
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 22 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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