D. Jenkins (York University)
A remarkable feature of the atomic nucleus is its ability to take on different mean-field shapes for a small cost in energy. Since this phenomenon is a strong challenge to state-of-the-art theory, experimental data can provide a discriminating test of competing models. A strong focus for explorations of nuclear shape coexistence in recent years has been the region around the light lead nuclei....
Alejandro Algora (IFIC (CSIC-Univ. Valencia))
Beta decay experiments are an important source of nuclear structure information. In this presentation we will show examples of what can be learned from total absorption measurements in beta decay. In particular, special emphasis will be devoted to studies of shape effects and shape coexistence. Recent results obtained in the Pb region and future plans will be discussed.
Augusto Macchiavelli (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)
Pairing in exotic nuclei is a subject of active research in nuclear physics. Of particular interest is the competition between isovector (T=1) and isoscalar (T=0) Cooper pairs, expected to occur in N=Z nuclei . Near 40Ca and 56Ni, earlier systematic analyses of two-neutron (L=0) transfer reactions [1,2] found the data consistent with a picture involving configuration mixing induced by...