Shells and shapes in the 44S nucleus

L. Cáceres, D. Sohler, S. Grévy, C. Force, O. Sorlin, Z. Dombrádi, L. Gaudefroy, N. L. Achouri, J. C. Angélique, F. Azaiez, D. Bayborodin, B. Bastin, R. Borcea, C. Bourgeois, A. Buta, A. Bürger, R. Chapman, J. C. Dalouzy, Z. Dlouhy, A. DrouardZ. Elekes, S. Franchoo, S. Iacob, B. Laurent, M. Lazar, X. Liang, E. Liénard, J. Mrazek, L. Nalpas, F. Negoita, N. A. Orr, Y. Penionzhkevich, Z. Podolyá, F. Pougheon, P. Roussel-Chomaz, M. G. Saint-Laurent, M. Stanoiu, I. Stefan, F. Nowacki, A. Povesn

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The results obtained from electron and in-beam spectroscopy experiments reveal that the 44S nucleus is located in a transitional region between the spherical 48Ca and the oblate 42Si. The comparison of the results with Large Scale Shell Model calculations points towards prolate-spherical shape coexistence where the ground state becomes the intruder configuration due to quadrupole excitations across the Z = 14 and N = 28 shell gaps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Number of pages4
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2011


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Cáceres, L., Sohler, D., Grévy, S., Force, C., Sorlin, O., Dombrádi, Z., Gaudefroy, L., Achouri, N. L., Angélique, J. C., Azaiez, F., Bayborodin, D., Bastin, B., Borcea, R., Bourgeois, C., Buta, A., Bürger, A., Chapman, R., Dalouzy, J. C., Dlouhy, Z., ... Povesn, A. (2011). Shells and shapes in the 44S nucleus. Acta Physica Polonica B, 42(3-4), 533-536.