Isomeric 0+ state in 12Be

S. Shimoura, A. Saito, T. Minemura, Y. U. Matsuyama, H. Baba, H. Akiyoshi, N. Aoi, T. Gomi, Y. Higurashi, K. Ieki, N. Imai, N. Iwasa, H. Iwasaki, S. Kanno, S. Kubono, M. Kunibu, S. Michimasa, T. Motobayashi, T. Nakamura, H. SakuraiM. Serata, E. Takeshita, S. Takeuchi, T. Teranishi, K. Ue, K. Yamada, Y. Yanagisawa, M. Ishihara, N. Itagaki

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An isomeric 0+ state in 12Be was found at Ex = 2.24 MeV. The isomer was identified by measuring coincident two γ-rays from in-flight 12Be nuclei, 12mBe → 12Be* (21+) → 12Beg.s., produced by the projectile fragmentation of 18O at 100 A MeV on a beryllium target. Its spin was determined to be 0+ by the angular correlation of the two γ-rays. The low excitation energy of the 0+ state is a strong evidence of the break of the N = 8 shell closure in the 12Be nucleus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-36
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 8


  • Isomeric state
  • Radioactive beam experiment
  • γ-γ correlation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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