Measurement of astrophysically important excitation energies of 58Zn with GRETINA

C. Langer, F. Montes, A. Aprahamian, D. W. Bardayan, D. Bazin, B. A. Brown, J. Browne, H. Crawford, R. Cyburt, C. Domingo-Pardo, A. Gade, S. George, P. Hosmer, L. Keek, A. Kontos, I. Y. Lee, A. Lemasson, E. Lunderberg, Y. Maeda, M. MatosZ. Meisel, S. Noji, A. Nystrom, G. Perdikakis, J. Pereira, S. Quinn, F. Recchia, H. Schatz, M. Scott, K. Siegl, A. Simon, M. Smith, A. Spyrou, J. Stevens, R. Stroberg, D. Weisshaar, J. Wheeler, K. Wimmer, R. G.T. Zegers

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The level structure of neutron-deficient 58Zn has been extracted experimentally. This nucleus is important for the rapid proton-capture process. 58Zn was produced by using a (d,n)-type transfer reaction on 57Cu in inverse kinematics at beam energies of 75 MeV/u. Several γ-ray transitions have been identified. The experiment utilized the state-of-the-art GRETINA γ-ray energy tracking array in conjunction with the largeacceptance spectrometer S800 at NSCL. The excitation energies of the identified low-lying states in 58Zn are important for constraining the 57Cu(p,γ)58Zn reaction rate under X-ray burst conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number07013
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 2013 Jun 22013 Jun 7


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