Gamow-Teller decay of Te 142 to i 142

B. Moon, C. B. Moon, A. Odahara, R. Lozeva, S. Nishimura, C. Yuan, F. Browne, P. Doornenbal, G. Lorusso, Z. Patel, S. Rice, L. Sinclair, P. A. Söderström, T. Sumikama, H. Watanabe, J. Wu, Z. Y. Xu, A. Yagi, D. S. Ahn, H. BabaF. L. Bello Garrote, R. Daido, J. M. Daugas, F. Didierjean, Y. Fang, N. Fukuda, B. Hong, E. Ideguchi, N. Inabe, T. Ishigaki, T. Isobe, H. S. Jung, D. Kameda, I. Kojouharov, T. Komatsubara, T. Kubo, Y. K. Kwon, C. S. Lee, P. Lee, S. Morimoto, D. Murai, M. Niikura, H. Nishibata, I. Nishizuka, H. Sakurai, Y. Shimizu, H. Suzuki, H. Takeda, K. Tshoo, R. Yokoyama

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The β decay of Te90142 to I89142 was investigated for the first time. The parent nucleus was produced by the in-flight fission of a U238 beam with an energy of 345 MeV per nucleon, impinging on a Be9 target at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory of RIKEN. Excited states in I142 were established by β-delayed γ-ray spectroscopy. The observed (1+) states in I142 could be interpreted to be predominantly the ν0h9/2 - π0h11/2 configuration formed by a Gamow-Teller transition between a neutron in the 0h9/2 orbital and a proton in the 0h11/2 orbital. Additional features of the (1+) states are discussed by comparing with neighboring heavier isotones, such as Cs144 and La146. In the context of deformed shell-model calculations, the (11+) state is closely related to the ν[5,3,2]3/2 - π[5,5,0]1/2 configuration, which may be related to the weak Gamow-Teller transition strength.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014311
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Jan

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