Laser spectroscopy of cooled zirconium fission fragments

P Campbell, Hazel Thayer, David Forest, John Griffith, Garry Tungate

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The first on-line laser spectroscopy of cooled fission fragments is reported. The r ions, produced in uranium fission, were extracted and separated using an ion guide isotope separator. The ions were cooled and bunched for collinear laser spectroscopy by a gas-filled linear Paul trap. New results for nuclear mean-square charge radii, dipole, and quadrupole moments are reported across the N=60 shape change. The mean-square charge radii are found to be almost identical to those of the Sr isotones and previously offered modeling of the radial changes is critically reviewed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)082501
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
Early online date1 Aug 2002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2002


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