Why does Ni56 decay so slowly?

Philip Goode, Larry Zamick

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The decay of the doubly magic nucleus Ni56 to the lowest 1+ state of Co56 proceeds about a hundred times slower than the shell model predicts. The explanation is that the lowest 1+ state of Co56 is mostly a two-particle, two-hole state. The giant spin-isospin resonance lies at a higher energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)958-960
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number18
StatePublished - Dec 1 1969
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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