Is N = 40 magic? An analysis of ISOLTRAP mass measurements
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Recently high-precision mass measurements were performed on Ni, Cu, and Ga isotopes at the triple-trap mass spectrometer ISOLTRAP at ISOLDE/CERN. The relative uncertainty was of the order of 10-8. Data indicate a competition between the sub-shell closure N = 40 and the mid-shell region N = 39 between the well-known magic numbers N = 28 and N = 50.