Changes in nuclear structure along the Mn isotopic chain studied via charge radii
Heylen, H., Babcock, C., Beerwerth, R., Billowes, J., Bissell, M. L., Blaum, K., . . . Yordanov, D. T. (2016). Changes in nuclear structure along the Mn isotopic chain studied via charge radii. Physical Review C, 94 (5), 054321. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.94.054321
Published inPhysical Review C
Gins, W. |
Xie, L. |
© the Authors, 2016. Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
The hyperfine spectra of 51,53−64Mn were measured in two experimental runs using collinear laser spectroscopy at ISOLDE, CERN. Laser spectroscopy was performed on the atomic 3d5 4s2 6 S5/2 → 3d5 4s4p 6 P3/2 and ionic 3d5 4s 5 S2 → 3d5 4p 5 P3 transitions, yielding two sets of isotope shifts. The mass and field shift factors for both transitions have been calculated in the multiconfiguration Dirac-Fock framework and were combined with a King plot analysis in order to obtain a consistent set of mean-square charge radii which, together with earlier work on neutron-deficient Mn, allow the study of nuclear structure changes from N = 25 across N = 28 up to N = 39. A clear development of deformation is observed towards N = 40, confirming the conclusions of the nuclear moments studies. From a Monte Carlo shell-model study of the shape in the Mn isotopic chain, it is suggested that the observed development of deformation is not only due to an increase in static prolate deformation but also due to shape fluctuations and triaxiality. The changes in mean-square charge radii are well reproduced using the Duflo-Zuker formula except in the case of large deformation. ...