Laser Spectroscopy of neutron deficient zirconium isotopes

David Forest, John Griffith, Hazel Thayer, Garry Tungate

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The first optical measurements of the neutron deficient isotopes, Zr87-89, and also the two long-lived isomers, Zr-87m,Zr-89m, have been performed using the new technique of collinear laser spectroscopy of cooled, bunched ion beams. Nuclear mean-square charge radii, spins, magnetic moments and quadrupole moments spanning the N = 50 shell closure are reported. The 'kink' in the charge radii trends at the neutron shell closure is the most pronounced observed for any element in the region.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L63-L68
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Volume28 (12)
Issue number12
Early online date28 Oct 2002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


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