, 48:105,
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Coulomb excitation of 107Sn


The radioactive isotope 107Sn was studied using Coulomb excitation at the REX-ISOLDE facility at CERN. This is the lightest odd-Sn nucleus examined using this technique. The reduced transition probability of the lowest-lying $\ensuremath 3/2^{+}$ state was measured and is compared to shell-model predictions based on several sets of single-neutron energies relative to 100Sn . Similar to the transition probabilities for the $\ensuremath 2^{+}$ states in the neutron-deficient even-even Sn nuclei, the measured value is underestimated by shell-model calculations. Part of the strength may be recovered by considering the ordering of the $\ensuremath d_{5/2}$ and $\ensuremath g_{7/2}$ single-neutron states.

Communicated by R. Krücken