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Spectroscopic study of the exotic nucleus P-25

Fernandez-Dominguez, B, Pereira-Lopez, X, Timofeyuk, NK, Descouvemont, P, Catford, WN and Delaunay, F (2015) Spectroscopic study of the exotic nucleus P-25 PHYSICAL REVIEW C, 91 (2), ARTN 0.

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Motivated by the importance of P25 for the two-proton decay of S26 and for searches of the mirror analog of the island of inversion near N=16, we present the first predictions for the spectroscopy of the exotic isotope P25 obtained in the shell model, a potential model, and a microscopic-cluster model. All models predict P25 to be unbound, with an energy in the range 0.78-1.03 MeV, which favors previous mass systematics over more recent revisions. We show that P25 possesses a rich low-lying spectrum that should be accessible by experimental studies. All of the predicted states below 7 MeV, except one, are narrow. Many of them are built on the excited-core states of 24Si for which the Coulomb barrier is raised. For decays into the 24Si(g.s.)+p channel we determined the proton widths based on their link to the asymptotic normalization coefficients (ANCs) of their mirror analogs in 25Ne. We determine these ANCs from the analysis of the transfer reaction 24Ne(d,p)25Ne. The proton widths for decay into excited-state channels are obtained in model calculations. The only broad state is the intruder 3/2-, the mirror analog of which has been recently observed in 25Ne. The 25P(3/2-) energy is lower than that in 25Ne, suggesting that the island of inversion may persist on the proton-rich side. All excited states of P25 have at least two decay modes and are expected to populate variously the 21,2+ and 4+ states in 24Si, which then decay electromagnetically.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
Fernandez-Dominguez, B
Pereira-Lopez, X
Timofeyuk, NK
Descouvemont, P
Catford, WN
Delaunay, F
Date : 9 February 2015
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.024307
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Nuclear, Physics, ASYMPTOTIC NORMALIZATION COEFFICIENTS, SHELL-MODEL, PROTON, STATES, REFERENCES, PHYSICS, GRAPHS, TABLES
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Additional Information : Copyright 2015 The American Physical Society.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 11 Aug 2015 14:25
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 17:32

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