Total absorption spectroscopy measurement on neutron-rich 74,75Cu isotopes

F. Naqvi, S. Karampagia, A. Spyrou, S. N. Liddick, A. C. Dombos, D. L. Bleuel, B. A. Brown, L. Crespo Campo, A. Couture, B. Crider, T. Ginter, M. Guttormsen, A. C. Larsen, R. Lewis, P. Möller, S. Mosby, G. Perdikakis, C. Prokop, T. Renstrøm, S. Siem

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This paper reports on the first β-decay study of 74,75Cu isotopes using the technique of total absorption spectroscopy (TAS). The experiment was performed at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University using the Summing NaI(Tl) (SuN) detector. The Cu isotopes are good candidates to probe the single-particle structure in the region because they have one proton outside the Z=28 shell. Comparing the β-decay intensity distributions in the daughter Zn isotopes to the theoretical predictions provides a stringent test of the calculations. The nuclei in this region are also identified as playing an important role in the astrophysical r-process. The measured β-decay intensity distributions provide essential nuclear physics inputs required to better understand heavy element nucleosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number122359
JournalNuclear Physics A
StatePublished - Feb 2022


  • Beta decay
  • Beta-decay intensity
  • Total absorption spectroscopy


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