We have extracted 565 neutron spectroscopic factors of sd and fp shell nuclei by systematically analyzing more than 2000 measured (d, p) angular distributions. We are able to compare 125 of the extracted spectroscopic factors to values predicted by large-basis shell-model calculations and evaluate the accuracies of spectroscopic factors predicted by different shell-model interactions in these regions. We find that the spectroscopic factors predicted for most excited states of sd-shell nuclei using the latest {USDA} or {USDB} interactions agree with the experimental values. For fp shell nuclei, the inability of the current models to account for the core excitation and fragmentation of the states leads to considerable discrepancies. In particular, the agreement between data and shell-model predictions for Ni isotopes is not better than a factor of 2 using either the {GXPF1A} or the {XT} interaction.

VL - 102 N1 - Copyright {(C)} 2010 The American Physical Society; Please report any problems to prola@aps.org ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Coupled-Cluster and Configuration-Interaction Calculations for Heavy Nuclei JF - Physical Review Lettters Y1 - 2007 A1 - M. Horoi A1 - J. R Gour A1 - M. Wloch A1 - M.D. Lodriguito A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - Piotr Piecuch AB -We compare coupled-cluster (CC) and configuration-interaction (CI) results for 56Ni obtained in the pf-shell basis, focusing on practical CC approximations that can be applied to systems with dozens or hundreds of correlated fermions. The weight of the reference state and the strength of correlation effects are controlled by the gap between the f7/2 orbit and the f5/2, p3/2, p1/2 orbits. Independent of the gap, the CC method with 1p-1h and 2p-2h clusters and a noniterative treatment of 3p-3h clusters is as accurate as the more demanding CI approach truncated at the 4p-4h level.

VL - 98 IS - 11 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Shape and Structure of N = Z 64Ge: Electromagnetic Transition Rates from the Application ￼of the Recoil Distance Method to a Knockout Reaction JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Y1 - 2007 A1 - K. Starosta A1 - A. Dewald A1 - A. Dunomes A1 - P. Adrich A1 - A.M. Amthor A1 - T. Baumann A1 - D. Bazin A1 - M. Bowen A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - A. Chester A1 - A. Gade A1 - D. Galaviz A1 - T. Glasmacher A1 - T. Ginter A1 - M. Hausmann A1 - M. Horoi A1 - J. Jolie A1 - B. Melon A1 - D. Miller A1 - V. Moeller A1 - R.P. Norris A1 - T. Pissulla A1 - M. Portillo A1 - W. Rother A1 - Y. Shimbara A1 - A. Stolz A1 - C. Vaman A1 - P. Voss A1 - D. Weisshaar A1 - V. Zelevinsky VL - 99 UR - http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.042503 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Z = 0 Shell Gap near 100Sn from Intermediate-Energy Coulomb Excitations ￼in Even-Mass 106-112Sn Isotopes JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS Y1 - 2007 A1 - C. Vaman A1 - C. Andreoiu A1 - D. Bazin A1 - A. Beccerril A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - C.M. Campbell A1 - A. Chester A1 - J.M. Cook A1 - D.C. Dinca A1 - A. Gade A1 - D. Galaviz A1 - T. Glasmacher A1 - M. {Hjorth-Jensen} A1 - M. Horoi A1 - D. Miller A1 - V. Moeller A1 - W. F. Mueller A1 - A. Schiller A1 - K. Starosta A1 - A. Stolz A1 - J.R. Terry A1 - A. Volya A1 - V. Zelevinsky A1 - H. Zwahlen VL - 99 UR - http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.162501 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Half-life and spin of 60Mng JF - Physical Review C Y1 - 2006 A1 - S. N. Liddick A1 - P. F. Mantica A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - M. P. Carpenter A1 - A. D. Davies A1 - M. Horoi A1 - R. V. F. Janssens A1 - A. C. Morton A1 - W. F. Mueller A1 - J. Pavan A1 - H. Schatz A1 - A. Stolz A1 - S. L. Tabor A1 - B. E. Tomlin A1 - M. Wiedeking AB -A value of 0.28±0.02 s has been deduced for the half-life of the ground state of {60Mn,} in sharp contrast to the previously adopted value of 51±6 s. Access to the low-spin {60Mn} ground state was accomplished via β decay of the 0+ {60Cr} parent nuclide. New low-energy states in {60Mn} have been identified from β-delayed γ-ray spectroscopy. The new, shorter half-life of {60Mng} is not suggestive of isospin-forbidden β decay, and new spin and parity assignments of 1+ and 4+ have been adopted for the ground and isomeric β-decaying states, respectively, of {60Mn.}

VL - 73 IS - 4 N1 - Copyright {(C)} 2010 The American Physical Society; Please report any problems to prola@aps.org ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Half-life and spin of 60Mng JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW C Y1 - 2006 A1 - S. N. Liddick A1 - P. F. Mantica A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - M. P. Carpenter A1 - A. D. Davies A1 - M. Horoi A1 - R. V. F. Janssens A1 - A. C. Morton A1 - W. F. Mueller A1 - J. Pavan A1 - H. Schatz A1 - A. Stolz A1 - S. L. Tabor A1 - B. E. Tomlin A1 - M. Wiedeking VL - 73 UR - http://journals.aps.org/prc/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevC.73.044322 IS - 4 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Shell model analysis of the 56Ni spectrum in the full pf model space JF - PHYSICAL REVIEW C Y1 - 2006 A1 - M. Horoi A1 - B. A. Brown A1 - T. Otsuka A1 - M. Honma A1 - T. Mizusaki VL - 73 UR - http://journals.aps.org/prc/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevC.73.061305 IS - 6 ER -