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Publications Authored By Z. Podolyak

The quenching of the experimental spectroscopic factor for proton emission from the short-lived $d_{3/2}$ isomeric state in $^{151m}$Lu was a long-standing problem. In the present work, proton emission from this isomer has been reinvestigated in an experiment at the Accelerator Laboratory of the University of Jyv\"{a}skyl\"{a}. The proton-decay energy and half-life of this isomer were measured to be 1295(5) keV and 15. Read More

The beta decays of $^{86}$Br and $^{91}$Rb have been studied using the total absorption spectroscopy technique. The radioactive nuclei were produced at the IGISOL facility in Jyv\"askyl\"a and further purified using the JYFLTRAP. $^{86}$Br and $^{91}$Rb are considered to be major contributors to the decay heat in reactors. Read More

We investigate the decay of 87Br, 88Br and 94Rb using total absorption gamma-ray spectroscopy. These important fission products are beta-delayed neutron emitters. Our data show considerable gamma-intensity, so far unobserved in high-resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy, from states at high excitation energy. Read More

Excited states in neutron-rich nuclei located south-east of $^{132}$Sn are investigated by shell-model calculations. A new shell-model Hamiltonian is constructed for the present study. The proton-proton and neutron-neutron interactions of the Hamiltonian are obtained through the existing CD-Bonn $G$ matrix results, while the proton-neutron interaction across two major shells is derived from the monopole based universal interaction plus the M3Y spin-orbit force. Read More

We investigated the effects of first-forbidden transitions in $\beta$ decays on the production of the r-process $A \sim 195$ peak. The theoretical calculated $\beta$-decay rates with $\beta$-delayed neutron emission were examined using several astrophysical conditions. As the first-borbidden decay is dominant in $N \sim 126$ neutron-rich nuclei, their inclusion shortens $\beta$-decay lifetimes and shifts the abundance peak towards higher masses. Read More

The $\beta$-delayed neutron emission probabilities of neutron rich Hg and Tl nuclei have been measured together with $\beta$-decay half-lives for 20 isotopes of Au, Hg, Tl, Pb and Bi in the mass region N$\gtrsim$126. These are the heaviest species where neutron emission has been observed so far. These measurements provide key information to evaluate the performance of nuclear microscopic and phenomenological models in reproducing the high-energy part of the $\beta$-decay strength distribution. Read More

Total absorption spectroscopy was used to investigate the beta-decay intensity to states above the neutron separation energy followed by gamma-ray emission in 87,88Br and 94Rb. Accurate results were obtained thanks to a careful control of systematic errors. An unexpectedly large gamma intensity was observed in all three cases extending well beyond the excitation energy region where neutron penetration is hindered by low neutron energy. Read More


The structure of the $^{24}$F nucleus has been studied at GANIL using the $\beta$ decay of $^{24}$O and the in-beam $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy from the fragmentation of projectile nuclei. Combining these complementary experimental techniques, the level scheme of $^{24}$F has been constructed up to 3.6 Mev by means of particle-$\gamma$ and particle-$\gamma\gamma$ coincidence relations. Read More

New positive-parity states, having a band-like structure, were observed in 105Ru. The nucleus was produced in induced fission reaction and the prompt gamma-rays, emitted from the fragments, were detected by the EUROBALL III multi-detector array. The partial scheme of excited 105Ru levels is analyzed within the Triaxial-Rotor-plus-Particle approach. Read More

The structure of the nucleus 25F was investigated through in-beam {\gamma}-ray spectroscopy of the fragmentation of 26Ne and 27,28Na ion beams. Based on the particle-{\gamma} and particle-{\gamma}{\gamma} coincidence data, a level scheme was constructed and compared with shell model and coupled-cluster calculations. Some of the observed states were interpreted as quasi single-particle states built on top of the closed-shell nucleus 24O, while the others were described as states arising from coupling of a single proton to the 2+ core excitation of 24O. Read More

This paper reports NMR measurements of the magnetic dipole moments of two high-K isomers, the 37/2$^-$, 51.4 m, 2740 keV state in $^{\rm 177}$Hf and the 8$^-$, 5.5 h, 1142 keV state in $^{\rm 180}$Hf by the method of on-line nuclear orientation. Read More

The rapid neutron nucleosynthesis process involves an enormous amount of very exotic neutron-rich nuclei, which represent a theoretical and experimental challenge. Two of the main decay properties that affect the final abundance distribution the most are half-lives and neutron branching ratios. Using fragmentation of a primary $^{238}$U beam at GSI we were able to measure such properties for several neutron-rich nuclei from $^{208}$Hg to $^{218}$Pb. Read More

Long-lived isomers in 212Bi have been studied following 238U projectile fragmentation at 670 MeV per nucleon. The fragmentation products were injected as highly charged ions into the GSI storage ring, giving access to masses and half-lives. While the excitation energy of the first isomer of 212Bi was confirmed, the second isomer was observed at 1478(30) keV, in contrast to the previously accepted value of >1910 keV. Read More

High-spin states of $^{40}$K have been populated in the fusion-evaporation reaction $^{12}$C($^{30}$Si,np)$^{40}$K and studied by means of $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy techniques using one AGATA triple cluster detector, at INFN - Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro. Several new states with excitation energy up to 8 MeV and spin up to $10^-$ have been discovered. These new states are discussed in terms of J=3 and T=0 neutron-proton hole pairs. Read More

The neutron-rich nuclei $^{109}$Pd and $^{111}$Pd were produced as fission fragments following the $^{30}$Si + $^{168}$Er reaction at 142 MeV. Using the identification based on the coincidences with the complementary fission fragments, the only positive-parity bands observed so far in $^{109}$Pd and $^{111}$Pd emerged from this work. A band, built on top of the 5/2$^+$ ground state exhibiting $\Delta I$ = 1 energy-level staggering, was observed in each of these nuclei. Read More


The structure of the $^{44}$S nucleus has been studied at GANIL through the one proton knock-out reaction from a $^{45}$Cl secondary beam at 42 A$\cdot$MeV. The $\gamma$ rays following the de-excitation of $^{44}$S were detected in flight using the 70 BaF${_2}$ detectors of the Ch\^{a}teau de Cristal array. An exhaustive $\gamma\gamma$-coincidence analysis allowed an unambiguous construction of the level scheme up to an excitation energy of 3301 keV. Read More


The structure of the weakly-bound $^{26}_{\;\;9}$F$_{17}$ odd-odd nucleus, produced from $^{27,28}$Na nuclei, has been investigated at GANIL by means of the in-beam $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy technique. A single $\gamma$-line is observed at 657(7) keV in $^{26}_{9}$F which has been ascribed to the decay of the excited J=$2^+$ state to the J=1$^+$ ground state. The possible presence of intruder negative parity states in $^{26}$F is also discussed. Read More

With a new detector setup and the high-resolution performance of the fragment separator FRS at GSI we discovered 57 new isotopes in the atomic number range of 60$\leq Z \leq 78$: \nuc{159-161}{Nb}, \nuc{160-163}{Pm}, \nuc{163-166}Sm, \nuc{167-168}{Eu}, \nuc{167-171}{Gd}, \nuc{169-171}{Tb}, \nuc{171-174}{Dy}, \nuc{173-176}{Ho}, \nuc{176-178}{Er}, \nuc{178-181}{Tm}, \nuc{183-185}{Yb}, \nuc{187-188}{Lu}, \nuc{191}{Hf}, \nuc{193-194}{Ta}, \nuc{196-197}{W}, \nuc{199-200}{Re}, \nuc{201-203}{Os}, \nuc{204-205}{Ir} and \nuc{206-209}{Pt}. The new isotopes have been unambiguously identified in reactions with a $^{238}$U beam impinging on a Be target at 1 GeV/u. The isotopic production cross-section for the new isotopes have been measured and compared with predictions of different model calculations. Read More

Authors: S. Akkoyun, A. Algora, B. Alikhani, F. Ameil, G. de Angelis, L. Arnold, A. Astier, A. Ataç, Y. Aubert, C. Aufranc, A. Austin, S. Aydin, F. Azaiez, S. Badoer, D. L. Balabanski, D. Barrientos, G. Baulieu, R. Baumann, D. Bazzacco, F. A. Beck, T. Beck, P. Bednarczyk, M. Bellato, M. A. Bentley, G. Benzoni, R. Berthier, L. Berti, R. Beunard, G. Lo Bianco, B. Birkenbach, P. G. Bizzeti, A. M. Bizzeti-Sona, F. Le Blanc, J. M. Blasco, N. Blasi, D. Bloor, C. Boiano, M. Borsato, D. Bortolato, A. J. Boston, H. C. Boston, P. Bourgault, P. Boutachkov, A. Bouty, A. Bracco, S. Brambilla, I. P. Brawn, A. Brondi, S. Broussard, B. Bruyneel, D. Bucurescu, I. Burrows, A. Bürger, S. Cabaret, B. Cahan, E. Calore, F. Camera, A. Capsoni, F. Carrió, G. Casati, M. Castoldi, B. Cederwall, J. -L. Cercus, V. Chambert, M. El Chambit, R. Chapman, L. Charles, J. Chavas, E. Clément, P. Cocconi, S. Coelli, P. J. Coleman-Smith, A. Colombo, S. Colosimo, C. Commeaux, D. Conventi, R. J. Cooper, A. Corsi, A. Cortesi, L. Costa, F. C. L. Crespi, J. R. Cresswell, D. M. Cullen, D. Curien, A. Czermak, D. Delbourg, R. Depalo, T. Descombes, P. Désesquelles, P. Detistov, C. Diarra, F. Didierjean, M. R. Dimmock, Q. T. Doan, C. Domingo-Pardo, M. Doncel, F. Dorangeville, N. Dosme, Y. Drouen, G. Duchêne, B. Dulny, J. Eberth, P. Edelbruck, J. Egea, T. Engert, M. N. Erduran, S. Ertürk, C. Fanin, S. Fantinel, E. Farnea, T. Faul, M. Filliger, F. Filmer, Ch. Finck, G. de France, A. Gadea, W. Gast, A. Geraci, J. Gerl, R. Gernhäuser, A. Giannatiempo, A. Giaz, L. Gibelin, A. Givechev, N. Goel, V. González, A. Gottardo, X. Grave, J. Grȩbosz, R. Griffiths, A. N. Grint, P. Gros, L. Guevara, M. Gulmini, A. Görgen, H. T. M. Ha, T. Habermann, L. J. Harkness, H. Harroch, K. Hauschild, C. He, A. Hernández-Prieto, B. Hervieu, H. Hess, T. Hüyük, E. Ince, R. Isocrate, G. Jaworski, A. Johnson, J. Jolie, P. Jones, B. Jonson, P. Joshi, D. S. Judson, A. Jungclaus, M. Kaci, N. Karkour, M. Karolak, A. Kaşkaş, M. Kebbiri, R. S. Kempley, A. Khaplanov, S. Klupp, M. Kogimtzis, I. Kojouharov, A. Korichi, W. Korten, Th. Kröll, R. Krücken, N. Kurz, B. Y. Ky, M. Labiche, X. Lafay, L. Lavergne, I. H. Lazarus, S. Leboutelier, F. Lefebvre, E. Legay, L. Legeard, F. Lelli, S. M. Lenzi, S. Leoni, A. Lermitage, D. Lersch, J. Leske, S. C. Letts, S. Lhenoret, R. M. Lieder, D. Linget, J. Ljungvall, A. Lopez-Martens, A. Lotodé, S. Lunardi, A. Maj, J. van der Marel, Y. Mariette, N. Marginean, R. Marginean, G. Maron, A. R. Mather, W. Mȩczyński, V. Mendéz, P. Medina, B. Melon, R. Menegazzo, D. Mengoni, E. Merchan, L. Mihailescu, C. Michelagnoli, J. Mierzejewski, L. Milechina, B. Million, K. Mitev, P. Molini, D. Montanari, S. Moon, F. Morbiducci, R. Moro, P. S. Morrall, O. Möller, A. Nannini, D. R. Napoli, L. Nelson, M. Nespolo, V. L. Ngo, M. Nicoletto, R. Nicolini, Y. Le Noa, P. J. Nolan, M. Norman, J. Nyberg, A. Obertelli, A. Olariu, R. Orlandi, D. C. Oxley, C. Özben, M. Ozille, C. Oziol, E. Pachoud, M. Palacz, J. Palin, J. Pancin, C. Parisel, P. Pariset, G. Pascovici, R. Peghin, L. Pellegri, A. Perego, S. Perrier, M. Petcu, P. Petkov, C. Petrache, E. Pierre, N. Pietralla, S. Pietri, M. Pignanelli, I. Piqueras, Z. Podolyak, P. Le Pouhalec, J. Pouthas, D. Pugnére, V. F. E. Pucknell, A. Pullia, B. Quintana, R. Raine, G. Rainovski, L. Ramina, G. Rampazzo, G. La Rana, M. Rebeschini, F. Recchia, N. Redon, M. Reese, P. Reiter, P. H. Regan, S. Riboldi, M. Richer, M. Rigato, S. Rigby, G. Ripamonti, A. P. Robinson, J. Robin, J. Roccaz, J. -A. Ropert, B. Rossé, C. Rossi Alvarez, D. Rosso, B. Rubio, D. Rudolph, F. Saillant, E. Şahin, F. Salomon, M. -D. Salsac, J. Salt, G. Salvato, J. Sampson, E. Sanchis, C. Santos, H. Schaffner, M. Schlarb, D. P. Scraggs, D. Seddon, M. Şenyiğit, M. -H. Sigward, G. Simpson, J. Simpson, M. Slee, J. F. Smith, P. Sona, B. Sowicki, P. Spolaore, C. Stahl, T. Stanios, E. Stefanova, O. Stézowski, J. Strachan, G. Suliman, P. -A. Söderström, J. L. Tain, S. Tanguy, S. Tashenov, Ch. Theisen, J. Thornhill, F. Tomasi, N. Toniolo, R. Touzery, B. Travers, A. Triossi, M. Tripon, K. M. M. Tun-Lanoë, M. Turcato, C. Unsworth, C. A. Ur, J. J. Valiente-Dobon, V. Vandone, E. Vardaci, R. Venturelli, F. Veronese, Ch. Veyssiere, E. Viscione, R. Wadsworth, P. M. Walker, N. Warr, C. Weber, D. Weisshaar, D. Wells, O. Wieland, A. Wiens, G. Wittwer, H. J. Wollersheim, F. Zocca, N. V. Zamfir, M. Ziȩbliński, A. Zucchiatti

The Advanced GAmma Tracking Array (AGATA) is a European project to develop and operate the next generation gamma-ray spectrometer. AGATA is based on the technique of gamma-ray energy tracking in electrically segmented high-purity germanium crystals. This technique requires the accurate determination of the energy, time and position of every interaction as a gamma ray deposits its energy within the detector volume. Read More

The low-lying states in 106Zr and 108Zr have been investigated by means of {\beta}-{\gamma} and isomer spectroscopy at the RI beam factory, respectively. A new isomer with a half-life of 620\pm150 ns has been identified in 108Zr. For the sequence of even-even Zr isotopes, the excitation energies of the first 2+ states reach a minimum at N = 64 and gradually increase as the neutron number increases up to N = 68, suggesting a deformed sub-shell closure at N = 64. Read More

Structural evolution in neutron-rich Os and W isotopes is investigated in terms of the Interacting Boson Model (IBM) Hamiltonian determined by (constrained) Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) calculations with the Gogny-D1S Energy Density Functional (EDF). The interaction strengths of the IBM Hamiltonian are produced by mapping the potential energy surface (PES) of the Gogny-EDF with quadrupole degrees of freedom onto the corresponding PES of the IBM system. We examine the prolate-to-oblate shape/phase transition which is predicted to take place in this region as a function of neutron number $N$ within the considered Os and W isotopic chains. Read More

The yrast sequence of the neutron-rich dysprosium isotope 168Dy has been studied using multi-nucleon transfer reactions following collisions between a 460-MeV 82Se beam and a 170Er target. The reaction products were identified using the PRISMA magnetic spectrometer and the gamma rays detected using the CLARA HPGe-detector array. The 2+ and 4+ members of the previously measured ground state rotational band of 168Dy have been confirmed and the yrast band extended up to 10+. Read More

The energies of the excited states in very neutron-rich $^{42}$Si and $^{41,43}$P have been measured using in-beam $\gamma$-ray spectroscopy from the fragmentation of secondary beams of $^{42,44}$S at 39 A.MeV. The low 2$^+$ energy of $^{42}$Si, 770(19) keV, together with the level schemes of $^{41,43}$P provide evidence for the disappearance of the Z=14 and N=28 spherical shell closures, which is ascribed mainly to the action of proton-neutron tensor forces. Read More

High spin states in the odd-odd N=Z nucleus 46V have been identified. At low spin, the T=1 isobaric analogue states of 46Ti are established up to I = 6+. Other high spin states, including the band terminating state, are tentatively assigned to the same T=1 band. Read More