Nuclear level densities (NLDs) and $\gamma $-ray strength functions ($\gamma \mathrm{SFs}$) have been extracted from particle-$\gamma $ coincidences of the ${}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}(p,{p}^{\prime}\gamma ){}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}$ and ${}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}(p,d\gamma ){}^{91}\mathrm{Zr}$ reactions using the Oslo method. The new ${}^{91,92}\mathrm{Zr}\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\gamma \mathrm{SF}$ data, combined with photonuclear cross sections, cover the whole energy range from ${E}_{\gamma}\approx 1.5\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{M...}$

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024313] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>This study investigated intermediate-spin states of ${}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}$ via the inverse reaction ${}^{9}\mathrm{Be}\left({}^{86}\mathrm{Kr},3\mathrm{n}\right)\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{92}\mathrm{Zr}$. Seven transitions were newly observed, and a lifetime was extracted for the ${10}_{1}^{+}$ state by analysis of Doppler-broadened line shapes of decay $\gamma $ rays. A large $B\left(E2\right)$ value was obtained for the transition...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024314] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>The structure of the ${}^{33}\mathrm{S}$ nucleus was investigated in the ${}^{24}\mathrm{Mg}({}^{14}\mathrm{N},\alpha p)$ fusion-evaporation reaction using a 40-MeV ${}^{14}\mathrm{N}$ beam. The level scheme was extended up to an excitation energy of 11.7 MeV and spin $19/{2}^{+}$. Lifetimes of the intermediate- and high-spin states have been investigated by the Doppler sh...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024315] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>In this work we present *ab initio* shell-model calculations for electric quadrupole moments and magnetic dipole moments of $sd$ shell nuclei using valence-space Hamiltonians derived with two *ab initio* approaches: the in-medium similarity renormalization group (IM-SRG) and the coupled-cluster effective ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024316] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>The evolution of the shape of the electron spectra of 16 forbidden ${\beta}^{-}$ decays as a function of ${g}_{\mathrm{A}}$ was studied using the nuclear shell model in appropriate single-particle model spaces with established, well-tested nuclear Hamiltonians. The $\beta $ spectra of ${}^{94}\mathrm{Nb}\left({6}^{+}\right)\to \phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{94}\mathrm{Mo}\left({4}^{+}\right)$ and ${}^{98}\mathrm{Tc}\left({6}^{+}\right)\to \phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{98}\mathrm{Ru}\left({4}^{+}\right)$ were fou...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024317] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>The finite-amplitude method is a feasible numerical approach to large scale random phase approximation calculations. It avoids the storage and calculation of residual interaction elements as well as the diagonalization of the RPA matrix, which will be prohibitive when the configuration space is huge...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024614] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>Using a fully quantum mechanical post-form finite-range distorted-wave Born approximation theory of Coulomb breakup, I study the parallel momentum distribution of the core in the Coulomb breakup of suggested excited-state one-neutron halo nuclei considered in their different bound excited states. Na...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024615] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>Chiral symmetry is always broken in cold, dense matter, by chiral condensation at low densities and by diquark condensation at high density. We construct here, within a schematic Nambu–Jona-Lasinio model, the corresponding generalized Nambu-Goldstone pion, ${\pi}_{G}$. As we show, the ${\pi}_{G}$ mode naturally emerg...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025206] Published Mon Aug 21, 2017

]]>We investigated effects of pairing correlations on the neutron skin thickness and the symmetry energy of finite nuclei. In this calculation we used Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov method with Skyrme forces and effective pairing interactions. The results have been compared with available experimental data, H...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024311] Published Fri Aug 18, 2017

]]>We present a new scheme to select the most relevant phonons in the phonon-coupling model, named here the time-blocking approximation (TBA). The new criterion, based on the phonon-nucleon coupling strengths rather than on $B\left(EL\right)$ values, is more selective and thus produces much smaller phonon spaces in...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024312] Published Fri Aug 18, 2017

]]>The $(d,n)$ reaction has been studied with targets of ${}^{9}\mathrm{Be},{}^{11}\mathrm{B},{}^{13}\mathrm{C},{}^{14,15}\mathrm{N}$, and ${}^{19}\mathrm{F}$ at ${E}_{d}=16\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$ using a deuterated liquid-scintillator array. Advanced spectral unfolding techniques with accurately measured scintillator response functions were employed to extract neutron energy spectra without the nee...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024613] Published Fri Aug 18, 2017

]]>Using a chiral kinetic approach based on initial conditions from a multiphase transport model, we study the spin polarizations of quarks and antiquarks in noncentral heavy ion collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Because of the nonvanishing vorticity field in these collisions, quar...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024906] Published Fri Aug 18, 2017

]]>We report a measurement of ${e}^{+}{e}^{-}$ pairs from semileptonic heavy-flavor decays in $p+p$ collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{{}_{\mathit{\text{NN}}}}}=200$ GeV. The ${e}^{+}{e}^{-}$ pair yield from $b\overline{b}$ and $c\overline{c}$ is separated by exploiting a double differential fit done simultaneously in dielectron invariant mass and ${p}_{T}$. We used three different event generators, p...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024907] Published Fri Aug 18, 2017

]]>We use an improved version of the SU(3) flavor parity-doublet quark-hadron model to investigate the higher-order baryon number susceptibilities near the chiral and the nuclear liquid-gas transitions. The parity-doublet model has been improved by adding higher-order interaction terms of the scalar fi...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025205] Published Fri Aug 18, 2017

]]>The $\nu 0{h}_{9/2}$ and $\nu 0{i}_{13/2}$ strength at ${}^{137}\mathrm{Xe}$, a single neutron outside the $N=82$ shell closure, has been determined using the ${}^{136}\mathrm{Xe}(\alpha ,{}^{3}\mathrm{He}){}^{137}\mathrm{Xe}$ reaction carried out at 100 MeV. We confirm the recent observation of the second $13/{2}^{+}$ state and reassess previous data on the $9/{2}^{-}$ states, obtaining spectroscop...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024310] Published Thu Aug 17, 2017

]]>Radiative neutron capture is an important nuclear reaction whose accurate description is needed for many applications ranging from nuclear technology to nuclear astrophysics. The description of such a process relies on the Hauser-Feshbach theory which requires the nuclear optical potential, level de...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024612] Published Thu Aug 17, 2017

]]>The concept of cluster radioactivity has been extended to allow emitted particles with ${Z}_{C}>28$ for superheavy nuclei by nuclear theory [Poenaru *et al.*, Phys. Rev. Lett. **107**, 062503 (2011)]. The preformation and emission mechanics of heavy-ion particles must be examined again before the fascinating...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 021601(R)] Published Tue Aug 15, 2017

]]>The binding-energy pattern along the neutron-rich oxygen chain, governed by an interplay between shell effects and many-body correlations impacted by strong couplings to one- and two-neutron continua, make these isotopes a unique testing ground for nuclear models. In this work, we investigate ground...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024308] Published Tue Aug 15, 2017

]]>The $\left(\nu \frac{5}{2}\left[532\right]\otimes \frac{3}{2}\left[411\right]\right)$ ${4}^{-}$ state in ${}^{102}\mathrm{Zr}$, populated in the $\beta $ decay of ${}^{102}\mathrm{Y}$, has been measured to be isomeric with a mean lifetime of 9.5(7) ns. It decays via four transitions, two of which are $\mathrm{\Delta}K=2$ (to the ${3}^{+}$ and ${4}^{+}$ members of the ${2}_{\gamma}^{+}$ band) and one is $\mathrm{\Delta}K=4$ (to the ${4}^{+}$ member of the ground state ${0}^{+}$ ba...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024309] Published Tue Aug 15, 2017

]]>Local correlations of ${2}_{1}{}^{+}$ excitation energies and $B(E2,{2}_{1}{}^{+}\to \phantom{\rule{4.pt}{0ex}}\text{g.s.})$ values require linear ${N}_{p}{N}_{n}$ systematics in a logarithmic scale, as confirmed by an experiment survey. Based on local correlations of $\alpha $-decay energies, neutron separation energies, and proton separation energies, one can decouple them in...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024307] Published Mon Aug 14, 2017

]]>Quantal diffusion mechanism of nucleon exchange is studied in the central collisions of ${}^{238}\mathrm{U}+{}^{238}\mathrm{U}$ in the framework of the stochastic mean-field (SMF) approach. For bombarding energies considered in this work, the dinuclear structure is maintained during the collision. Hence, it is possible to descri...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024611] Published Mon Aug 14, 2017

]]>The STAR Collaboration reports the measurement of semi-inclusive distributions of charged-particle jets recoiling from a high transverse momentum hadron trigger, in central and peripheral $\mathrm{Au}+\mathrm{Au}$ collisions at $\sqrt{{s}_{\mathrm{NN}}}=200$ GeV. Charged jets are reconstructed with the anti-${k}_{\mathrm{T}}$ algorithm for jet radii $R$ betwe...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024905] Published Mon Aug 14, 2017

]]>Antiproton-proton annihilation into light neutral mesons in the few GeV energy domain is investigated in view of a global description of the existing data and predictions for future work at the Antiproton Annihilation at Darmstadt (PANDA) experiment at the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (F...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025204] Published Mon Aug 14, 2017

]]>We study the finite-size effects, like the surface and Coulomb energies, on the hadron-quark mixed phase in neutron stars. The equilibrium conditions for coexisting hadronic and quark phases are derived by minimizing the total energy including the surface and Coulomb contributions, which are differe...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025802] Published Mon Aug 14, 2017

]]>In this article the analysis of the result of numerical simulations of pasta phases using algebraic topology methods is presented. These considerations suggest that some phases can be further split into subphases and therefore should be more refined in numerical simulations. The results presented in...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025803] Published Mon Aug 14, 2017

]]>At TRIUMF, the TIGRESS Integrated Plunger device and its suite of ancillary detector systems have been implemented for charged-particle tagging and light-ion identification in coincidence with $\gamma $-ray spectroscopy for Doppler-shift lifetime studies and low-energy Coulomb excitation measurements. As a ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024305] Published Fri Aug 11, 2017

]]>**Background:** The central depression of nucleonic density, i.e., a reduction of density in the nuclear interior, has been attributed to many factors. For instance, bubble structures in superheavy nuclei are believed to be due to the electrostatic repulsion. In light nuclei, the mechanism behind the de...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024306] Published Fri Aug 11, 2017

]]>Widths of the rapidity distributions of various identified hadrons generated with the UrQMD-3.4 event generator at all the Super Proton Synchrotron (SPS) energies have been presented and compared with the existing experimental results. An increase in the width of the rapidity distribution of $\mathrm{\Lambda}$ could...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024903] Published Fri Aug 11, 2017

]]>We present $\mathit{NN}$ potentials through five orders of chiral effective field theory ranging from leading order (LO) to next-to-next-to-next-to-next-to-leading order (${\mathrm{N}}^{4}\mathrm{LO}$). The construction may be perceived as consistent in the sense that the same power counting scheme as well as the same cutoff procedure...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024004] Published Thu Aug 10, 2017

]]>Finite-temperature Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov theory using Skyrme interactions and relativistic Hartree-Fock effective Lagrangians predicts ${}^{48}\mathrm{Ni}$ as being a possible candidate for the finite-temperature pairing re-entrance phenomenon. For this proton-drip-line nucleus, proton resonant states are expecte...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024304] Published Thu Aug 10, 2017

]]>We propose to use proton knockout reactions $\left(p,2p\right)$ from a deeply bound orbit as a new probe into three-nucleon-force (3NF) effects. The remarkable advantage of using $\left(p,2p\right)$ reaction is that we can choose an appropriate kinematical condition to probe the 3NF effects. We analyze $\left(p,2p\right)$ reactions on a $\mathrm{...}$

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024609] Published Thu Aug 10, 2017

]]>The dependence of the evaporation residue cross section (ERCS) to produce superheavy nuclei (SHN) on the entrance channel of colliding nuclei is analyzed within the dinuclear system concept. The ERCS for the hot fusion reactions are investigated systematically and compared with existing experimental...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024610] Published Thu Aug 10, 2017

]]>The existence of a supernumerary nuclear rainbow in inelastic scattering is reported. This is done by studying inelastic ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$ scattering from ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$, exciting the ${2}^{+}$ (4.44 MeV) state of ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ and elastic scattering at the incident energies in the range 124–200 MeV, using the coupled channels method. An ex...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024607] Published Wed Aug 09, 2017

]]>The cross sections of the ${}^{186}\mathrm{W}(n,\gamma ){}^{187}\mathrm{W},{}^{183}\mathrm{W}\left(n,p\right){}^{183}\mathrm{Ta}$ and ${}^{154}\mathrm{Gd}\left(n,2n\right){}^{153}\mathrm{Gd},{}^{160}\mathrm{Gd}\left(n,2n\right){}^{159}\mathrm{Gd}$ reactions were measured at the neutron energies $5.08\pm 0.165,8.96\pm 0.77,12.47\pm 0.825$, and $16.63\pm 0.95\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$. Standard neutron activation analysis technique and off-line $\gamma $ ray spectrometry were used for the measu...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024608] Published Wed Aug 09, 2017

]]>A high-precision half-life measurement for the superallowed ${\beta}^{+}$ transition between the isospin $T=1/2$ mirror nuclei ${}^{21}\mathrm{Na}$ and ${}^{21}\mathrm{Ne}$ has been performed at the TRIUMF-ISAC radioactive ion beam facility yielding ${T}_{1/2}=22.4506\left(33\right)$ s, a result that is a factor of 4 more precise than the previous world-average...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025501] Published Wed Aug 09, 2017

]]>The impact of nonequilibrium effects on the dynamics of heavy-ion collisions is investigated by comparing a nonequilibrium transport approach, the Parton-Hadron-String-Dynamics (PHSD), to a 2D+1 viscous hydrodynamical model, which is based on the assumption of local equilibrium and conservation laws...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024902] Published Tue Aug 08, 2017

]]>The effect of temperature on the evolution of the isovector dipole and isoscalar quadrupole excitations in ${}^{68}\mathrm{Ni}$ and ${}^{120}\mathrm{Sn}$ nuclei is studied within the fully self-consistent finite temperature quasiparticle random phase approximation framework, based on the Skyrme-type SLy5 energy density functional....

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024303] Published Mon Aug 07, 2017

]]>The multinucleon transfer reactions ${}^{124,136,144}\mathrm{Xe}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{238}\mathrm{U},{}^{136,144}\mathrm{Xe}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{160}\mathrm{Gd},{}^{136,144}\mathrm{Xe}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{170}\mathrm{Er}$, and ${}^{136,144}\mathrm{Xe}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}+\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{}^{186}\mathrm{W}$ are investigated within the framework of the dinuclear system model. The charge equilibration effects on the production cross sections of exotic nuclei are studied. The neutron-deficient proj...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024606] Published Mon Aug 07, 2017

]]>The chiral magnetic effect (CME) is a fundamental prediction of QCD, and various observables have been proposed in heavy ion collisions to access this physics. Recently the CMS Collaboration [V. Khachatryan *et al.*, Phys. Rev. Lett. **118**, 122301 (2017)] has reported results from $p+\mathrm{Pb}$ collisions at 5....

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024901] Published Mon Aug 07, 2017

]]>We employ a set of recent, theoretically motivated fits to nonperturbative unquenched gluon propagators to check on how far double gluon exchange can be used to describe the soft sector of $pp$ scattering data (total and differential cross section). In particular, we use the refined Gribov-Zwanziger g...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025202] Published Mon Aug 07, 2017

]]>We discuss the pole mass and the width of the $\mathrm{\Delta}\left(1232\right)$ resonance to third order in chiral effective field theory. In our calculation we choose the complex-mass renormalization scheme (CMS) and show that the CMS provides a consistent power-counting scheme. In terms of the pion-mass dependence, we comp...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025203] Published Mon Aug 07, 2017

]]>Harissopulos *et al.* [Phys. Rev. C **72**, 062801(R) (2005)] report a cross section from a measurement that used a moderated neutron detector not capable of measuring the neutron energy and therefore unable to determine the relative contribution from neutrons that populate the ground state or excited ${}^{16}\mathrm{O}$...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 029801] Published Mon Aug 07, 2017

]]>Chiral effective field theory (EFT) predictions are necessarily truncated at some order in the EFT expansion. Bayesian analysis has been proposed as a means to quantify the theoretical uncertainties that are induced by that truncation, in order to provide a robust statistical comparison with experiment. The authors apply a Bayesian model to an extended set of observables calculated for a class of EFT interactions, and demonstrate that a subset of these potentials are consistent with their statistical model for order-by-order convergence.

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024003] Published Thu Aug 03, 2017

]]>A systematic search for axial octupole deformation in the actinides and superheavy nuclei with proton numbers $Z=88\u2013126$ and neutron numbers from the two-proton drip line up to $N=210$ was performed in covariant density functional theory (DFT) using four state-of-the-art covariant energy density functio...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024301] Published Thu Aug 03, 2017

]]>Within the improved Weizsäcker-Skyrme (WS)-type nuclear mass formulas, we systematically calculated one-nucleon and two-nucleon separated energy, α-decay and β-decay energies, and the odd-even staggering (OES) of nuclear binding energies. As a result, the root-mean-square (rms) deviations of 2267 nu...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024302] Published Thu Aug 03, 2017

]]>Lifetimes of excited states in the yrast band of the neutron-deficient nuclide ${}^{166}\mathrm{W}$ have been measured utilizing the DPUNS plunger device at the target position of the JUROGAM II $\gamma $-ray spectrometer in conjunction with the RITU gas-filled separator and the GREAT focal-plane spectrometer. Excited stat...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 021301(R)] Published Wed Aug 02, 2017

]]>Determination of the proper power-counting scheme is an important issue for the systematic application of Chiral Effective Field Theory in nuclear physics. We analyze the cutoff dependence of three-nucleon observables (the neutron-deuteron scattering lengths and the triton binding energy) at the lea...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024002] Published Wed Aug 02, 2017

]]>One promising candidate for the first detection of nuclear excitation in plasma is the 463-keV, 20.26-min-lifetime isomeric state in ${}^{84}\mathrm{Rb}$, which can be excited via a 3.5-keV transition to a higher lying state. According to our preliminary calculations, under specific plasma conditions, nuclear excit...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024604] Published Wed Aug 02, 2017

]]>Low-lying electric-dipole ($E1$) strength of a neutron-rich nucleus contains information on neutron-skin thickness, deformation, and shell evolution. We discuss the possibility of making use of total reaction cross sections on ${}^{40}\mathrm{Ca},{}^{120}\mathrm{Sn}$, and ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ targets to probe the $E1$ strength of neutron-rich Ca,...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024605] Published Wed Aug 02, 2017

]]>We have studied the $\gamma p\to p{\pi}^{0}\eta $ reaction paying attention to the two main mechanisms at low energies, the $\gamma p\to \mathrm{\Delta}\left(1700\right)\to \eta \mathrm{\Delta}\left(1232\right)$ and the $\gamma p\to \mathrm{\Delta}\left(1700\right)\to \pi N\left(1535\right)$. Both are driven by the photoexcitation of the $\mathrm{\Delta}\left(1700\right)$ and the second one involves a mechanism that leads to a triangle singularity. We are able to ev...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025201] Published Wed Aug 02, 2017

]]>Isotope ratios in meteoritic inclusions or grains can help identify the astrophysical origin of the grain. In particular the ${}^{34}$S/${}^{32}$S ratio has been suggested as an optimal observable for this. Depending on the rate of proton capture on ${}^{34}$S one may be able to distinguish between nova and supernova origin. The authors observed 10 new levels in the compound nucleus (${}^{35}$Cl) and have reduced the uncertainty in the capture cross section. They propose that the ${}^{34}$S/${}^{32}$S isotope ratio can be used as a nucleosynthesis marker.

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 025801] Published Wed Aug 02, 2017

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 96, 029901] Published Wed Aug 02, 2017

]]>We analyze the quark-mass dependence of electromagnetic properties of two- and three-nucleon states. To that end, we apply the pionless effective field theory (EFT) to experimental data and numerical lattice calculations which simulate QCD at pion masses of 450 and 806 MeV. At the physical pion mass...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024001] Published Tue Aug 01, 2017

]]>The isospin mixing between projectile and target in central ${}^{96}\mathrm{Ru}\left({}^{96}\mathrm{Zr}\right)+{}^{96}\mathrm{Zr}\left({}^{96}\mathrm{Ru}\right)$ collisions at 50 to 400 MeV/nucleon is investigated within the isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics model in combination with the statistical decay code gemini. Four groups of parameters, which provide differen...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024601] Published Tue Aug 01, 2017

]]>Residual gold nuclei were produced via neutron transfer at multiple energies using a 130-MeV ${}^{13}\mathrm{C}$ beam incident on a stacked-foil target consisting of alternating layers of ${}^{197}\mathrm{Au}$ and ${}^{27}\mathrm{Al}$. Production cross sections, over an energy range of 56 to 129 MeV, for seven gold isotopes and two gold isomers w...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024602] Published Tue Aug 01, 2017

]]>**Background:** Experimental anisotropy in fission-fragment (FF) angular distribution in reactions involving weakly bound stable projectiles with actinide targets are enhanced compared to statistical saddle-point model (SSPM) predictions. Contributions from breakup- or transfer-induced fission to total ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 024603] Published Tue Aug 01, 2017

]]>Hypernuclei, in which a proton or neutron in an atomic nucleus is replaced by a baryon that includes some number of valence strange quarks, are a unique probe of nuclear structure as well as of the strong interaction. This work provides significantly improved cross section data as well as missing-mass spectra in search of a possible ground state of the ${}_{\mathrm{\Lambda}}^{6}$H hypernucleus, whose existence had been suggested in an earlier experiment using a different reaction. While the new experiment had considerable sensitivity, the authors observed zero events in the mass range of the previous experiment, suggesting that the binding energy of this hypernucleus is not as large as previously suggested.

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014005] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

]]>The decay properties of the short-lived isotope ${}^{220}\mathrm{Pa}$ were re-investigated via the reaction ${}^{40}\mathrm{Ar}+{}^{187}\mathrm{Re}$ at the gas-filled recoil separator Spectrometer for Heavy Atoms and Nuclear Structure. The digital pulse processing technique was applied to resolve the evaporation residues–$\alpha $ ($\mathrm{ER}-\alpha $) pileup signals...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014324] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

]]>We report for the first time the $\beta $-decay scheme of ${}^{140}\mathrm{Te}$ ($Z=52$) to ${}^{140}\mathrm{I}$ ($Z=53$), with a specific focus on the Gamow-Teller strength along $N=87$ isotones. These results were obtained in an experiment performed at the Radioactive Ion Beam Factory (RIBF), RIKEN, where the parent nuclide, ${}^{140}\mathrm{Te}$, was produ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014325] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

]]>The results of a neutron inelastic scattering experiment performed at the Geel Electron Linear Accelerator pulsed white neutron source of the European Commission Joint Research Centre are reported. The neutrons with energies up to 18 MeV interacted with a ${}^{\mathrm{nat}}\mathrm{Ti}$ sample and the $\gamma $ rays resulting from i...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014621] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

]]>Two-particle correlations in $p\mathrm{Pb}$ collisions at a nucleon-nucleon center-of-mass energy of $5.02\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\text{TeV}$ are studied as a function of the pseudorapidity separation ($\mathrm{\Delta}\eta $) of the particle pair at small relative azimuthal angle ($\left|\mathrm{\Delta}\varphi \right|<\pi /3$). The correlations are decomposed into a jet component that dominates ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014915] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

]]>Short-lived radionuclides (SLRs) with half-lives less than 100 Myr are known to have existed around the time of the formation of the solar system around 4.5 billion years ago. Understanding the production sources for SLRs is important for improving our understanding of processes taking place just af...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015803] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

]]>[Phys. Rev. C 96, 019901] Published Mon Jul 31, 2017

]]>The “island of inversion” at $N\approx 20$ for the neon, sodium, and magnesium isotopes has long been an area of interest both experimentally and theoretically due to the subtle competition between 0p-0h and $n\mathrm{p}-n\mathrm{h}$ configurations leading to deformed shapes. However, the presence of rotational band structures,...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 011303(R)] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>The repulsive short-distance core is one of the main paradigms of nuclear physics which even seems confirmed by QCD lattice calculations. On the other hand nuclear potentials at short distances are motivated by high energy behavior where inelasticities play an important role. We analyze $\mathit{NN}$ interacti...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014004] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>**Background:** The nuclear structure of the cluster bands in ${}^{20}\mathrm{Ne}$ presents a challenge for many theoretical approaches. It is especially difficult to explain the broad ${0}^{+}$ and ${2}^{+}$ states, both at around 9 MeV excitation energy. More reliable experimental data for these levels is important for proper quan...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014322] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>The ${}^{31}\mathrm{Si}$ nucleus was produced through the ${}^{18}\mathrm{O}({}^{18}\mathrm{O},\alpha n$) fusion-evaporation reaction at ${E}_{\mathrm{lab}}=24\phantom{\rule{0.28em}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$. Evaporated $\alpha $ particles from the reaction were detected and identified in the Microball detector array for channel selection. Multiple $\gamma $-ray coincidence events were detected in Gammasphere. The energy an...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014323] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>Four light-mass nuclei are considered by an effective two-body clusterization method: ${}^{7}\mathrm{Li}$ as ${}^{3}\mathrm{H}+{}^{4}\mathrm{He},{}^{7}\mathrm{Be}$ as ${}^{3}\mathrm{He}+{}^{4}\mathrm{He},{}^{8}\mathrm{Be}$ as ${}^{4}\mathrm{He}+{}^{4}\mathrm{He}$, and ${}^{6}\mathrm{Li}$ as ${}^{2}\mathrm{H}+{}^{4}\mathrm{He}$. The low-energy spectra of the first three are determined from single-channel Lippmann-Schwinger equations. For the last, two uncoupled sets of equatio...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014619] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>**Background:** Fission has been found to be a dominating mode of deexcitation in heavy-ion induced reactions at high excitation energies. The phenomenon of heavy-ion induced fission has been extensively investigated with highly fissile actinide nuclei, yet there is a dearth of comprehensive understandi...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014620] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>Recent experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have demonstrated that there are excellent opportunities to produce light baryonic clusters of exotic matter (strange and antimatter) in ultrarelativistic ion collisions. Within the hybrid-transport ultr...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014913] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>We present results about photon-production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The main novelty of our study is the calculation of the contribution of the early-stage photons to the photon spectrum. The initial stage is modeled by an ensemble of classical gluon fields which decay to a quark-gluon ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014914] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>We describe a calculation of the spectrum of flavor-$\text{SU}\left(3\right)$ octet and decuplet baryons, their parity partners, and the radial excitations of these systems, made using a symmetry-preserving treatment of a vector $\times $ vector contact interaction as the foundation for the relevant few-body equations. Dynamic...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015208] Published Fri Jul 28, 2017

]]>Excited states in ${}^{186}\mathrm{Re}$ with spins up to $J=12\hslash $ were investigated in two separate experiments using ${}^{186}\mathrm{W}(d,2n)$ reactions at beam energies of 12.5 and 14.5 MeV. Two- and threefold $\gamma $-ray coincidence data were collected using the CAESAR and CAGRA spectrometers, respectively, each composed of Compton-sup...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014318] Published Thu Jul 27, 2017

]]>The $\beta $ decay of ${}^{100}\mathrm{Tc}$ has been studied by using the total absorption $\gamma $-ray spectroscopy technique at the Ion Guide Isotope Separator On-Line facility in Jyväskylä. In this work the new Decay Total Absorption $\gamma $-ray Spectrometer in coincidence with a cylindrical plastic $\beta $ detector has been employed. Th...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014319] Published Thu Jul 27, 2017

]]>The beta decays of ${}^{86}\mathrm{Br}$ and ${}^{91}\mathrm{Rb}$ have been studied using the total absorption spectroscopy technique. The radioactive nuclei were produced at the Ion Guide Isotope Separator On-Line facility in Jyväskylä and further purified using the JYFLTRAP. ${}^{86}\mathrm{Br}$ and ${}^{91}\mathrm{Rb}$ are considered to be major contributors t...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014320] Published Thu Jul 27, 2017

]]>Electromagnetic properties of atomic nuclei such as $E2$ transition rates and $M1$ magnetic moments (or $g$ factors) are crucial characteristics of structure. For unstable nuclei produced as reaccelerated radioactive beams, measurements of $g$ factors present numerous challenges. This paper develops the important recoil-in-vacuum technique to obtain a $g$ factor for the ${2}^{+}$ state in ${}^{136}$Te. The result fits existing systematics but also highlights anomalous values in other $N=84$ isotones, thus presenting an important challenge to theory in the region just above doubly magic ${}^{132}$Sn.

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014321] Published Thu Jul 27, 2017

]]>Fission fragment angular distributions for three reactions, ${}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{182}\mathrm{W},{}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{187}\mathrm{Re}$, and ${}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{193}\mathrm{Ir}$, are measured in the laboratory energy range of 82–120 MeV. Extracted fission cross sections of the present systems as well as those of three others from literature $({}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{192}\mathrm{Os},{}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{194}\mathrm{Pt}$, and ${}^{19}\mathrm{F}+{}^{197}\mathrm{Au})$ are ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014618] Published Thu Jul 27, 2017

]]>In a potential model, I have estimated decay widths for ${}^{11}\mathrm{O}$ to ${}^{9}\mathrm{C}+2p$ for sequential decay through ${}^{10}\mathrm{N}$ resonances and by simultaneous $2p$ (${}^{2}\mathrm{He}$) decay by integrating over the relevant energy profiles. Results indicate that sequential decays through positive-parity resonances are only slightly smaller t...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014317] Published Wed Jul 26, 2017

]]>**Background:** Several investigations on the complete-incomplete fusion (CF-ICF) dynamics of $\alpha $-cluster well-bound nuclei have been contemplated above the Coulomb barrier $(\sim 4$–7 MeV/nucleon) in recent years. It is therefore expected to observe significant ICF over CF in the reactions induced by a weakly ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014617] Published Wed Jul 26, 2017

]]>Vector-boson-tagged jet production in collisions of heavy nuclei opens new opportunities to study parton shower formation and propagation in strongly interacting matter. It has been argued to provide a golden channel that can constrain the energy loss of jets in the quark-gluon plasma created in hea...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014912] Published Tue Jul 25, 2017

]]>We compare two approaches in modeling repulsive interactions among hadrons: the excluded volume approximation and the $S$-matrix formalism. These are applied to study the thermodynamics of the $\pi N\mathrm{\Delta}$ system. It is shown that the introduction of an extraneous repulsion between pions and nucleons via the e...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015207] Published Tue Jul 25, 2017

]]>The doubly magic ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}$ nucleus is a bottleneck at the termination of the $s$-process path due to its very low neutron capture cross section. This cross section is also important for the decomposition of $s$, $r$ processes and U/Th radiogenic decay contributions to the Pb-Bi solar abundances. The ${}^{208}\mathrm{Pb}(n,\gamma ...$

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015802] Published Tue Jul 25, 2017

]]>**Background:** The energy weighted sum rules of the single-particle spectral functions provide a quantitative understanding of the fragmentation of nuclear states due to short-range and tensor correlations.

**Purpose:** The aim of this paper is to compare on a quantitative basis the single-particle spectra...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014003] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>High-spin states in the ${}^{188}\mathrm{Pt}$ nucleus have been investigated employing the ${}^{174}\mathrm{Yb}({}^{18}\mathrm{O},4n){}^{188}\mathrm{Pt}$ reaction. The level scheme has been significantly extended with the addition of several new $\gamma $ rays. The Indian National Gamma Array (INGA) spectrometer consisting of eighteen clover Ge detectors facilitated...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014315] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>Starting from the relativistic form of the Bonn potential as a bare nucleon-nucleon interaction, the full relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock (RBHF) equations are solved for finite nuclei in a fully self-consistent basis. This provides a relativistic *ab initio* calculation of the ground state propert...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014316] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>**Background:** At the forefront of the nuclear science, production of new neutron-rich isotopes is continuously pursued at accelerator laboratories all over the world. To explore the currently unknown territories in the nuclear chart far away from the stability, reliable theoretical predictions are ine...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014615] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>We investigate correlations in the fragment momentum distribution owing to the propagation of fragments under the influence of their mutual Coulomb field after the breakup of an excited nuclear source. The magnitude of the effects on the nuclear temperatures obtained from such distributions is estim...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014616] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>${K}^{-}$ optical potentials relevant to calculations of ${K}^{-}$ nuclear quasibound states were developed within several chiral meson-baryon coupled-channels interaction models. The applied models yield quite different ${K}^{-}$ binding energies and widths. Then the ${K}^{-}$ multinucleon interactions were incorporated by a ...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015205] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>The formalism to augment the classical models of the equation of state for real gases with quantum statistical effects is presented. It allows an arbitrary excluded volume procedure to model repulsive interactions, and an arbitrary density-dependent mean field to model attractive interactions. Varia...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015206] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>We have studied the scaling properties of the electromagnetic response functions of ${}^{4}\mathrm{He}$ and ${}^{12}\mathrm{C}$ nuclei computed by the Green's function Monte Carlo approach, retaining only the one-body current contribution. Longitudinal and transverse scaling functions have been obtained in the relativistic and non...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015504] Published Mon Jul 24, 2017

]]>Spectroscopic properties of odd-mass nuclei are studied within the framework of the interacting boson-fermion model (IBFM) with parameters based on the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB) approximation. The parametrization D1M of the Gogny energy density functional (EDF) was used at the mean-field level t...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014314] Published Fri Jul 21, 2017

]]>**Background:** It is a well established fact that nuclear deformation and vibration influence fusion dynamics around the Coulomb barrier. This effect was observed for several systems with the inclusion of inelastic excitations in coupled-channels calculations. Sub-barrier fusion cross sections were als...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014614] Published Fri Jul 21, 2017

]]>We calculate elliptic and triangular flow parameters of thermal photons using an event-by-event hydrodynamic model with fluctuating initial conditions at $200A$ GeV Au+Au collisions at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and at $2.76A$ TeV Pb+Pb collisions at the Cern Large Hadron Collider (L...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014911] Published Fri Jul 21, 2017

]]>Cross sections for inclusive neutrino scattering off the deuteron induced by neutral and charge-changing weak currents are calculated from threshold up to 150 MeV energies in a chiral effective field theory including high orders in the power counting. Contributions beyond leading order (LO) in the w...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014002] Published Wed Jul 19, 2017

]]>The level structure of ${}^{134}\mathrm{Xe}$ was studied with the inelastic neutron scattering reaction followed by $\gamma $-ray detection. A number of level lifetimes were determined for the first time with the Doppler-shift attenuation method and the low-lying excited states were characterized. From this new spectroscop...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014313] Published Wed Jul 19, 2017

]]>The $\gamma $ decay of ${}^{65}\mathrm{Ni}$ has been studied from particle-$\gamma $ coincidence data on the ${}^{64}\mathrm{Ni}(d,p\gamma ){}^{65}\mathrm{Ni}$ reaction. $\gamma $-ray spectra at excitation energies below ${E}_{x}\approx 2\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$ have been studied and compared with previous measurements. Coincidences corresponding to ${E}_{x}\approx 4.4\u20136.1\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}\mathrm{MeV}$ have been used to constrain the shape of the...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014312] Published Tue Jul 18, 2017

]]>The half-life of ${}^{51}\mathrm{Mn}$ was measured by serial gamma spectrometry of the 511-keV annihilation photon following decay by ${\beta}^{+}$ emission. Data were collected every 100 seconds for 100,000–230,000 seconds within each measurement ($n=4$). The 511-keV incidence rate was calculated from the 511-keV spectral peak...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 014613] Published Tue Jul 18, 2017

]]>The cross section for coherent $J/\psi $ photoproduction in Pb-Pb collisions is the sum of two contributions: one from low-energy and the other from high-energy photon-nucleus interactions. A novel method to disentangle the two contributions, allowing one to extract the coherent photo-nuclear cross sectio...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015203] Published Tue Jul 18, 2017

]]>We investigate the in-medium masses of a $\overline{D}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\left({0}^{-}\right)$ meson and a ${\overline{D}}_{0}^{*}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}\left({0}^{+}\right)$ meson, and spectral functions for $\overline{D}$ and ${\overline{D}}_{0}^{*}$ meson channels in nuclear matter. These mesons are introduced as chiral partners in the chiral-symmetry-broken vacuum, hence they are useful to explore the partial restoration of the br...

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015204] Published Tue Jul 18, 2017

]]>**Background:** Long-baseline experiments such as T2K, NOvA, or the planned Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment require theoretical descriptions of the complete event in a neutrino-nucleus reaction. Since nuclear targets are used this requires a good understanding of neutrino-nucleus interactions.

**Purp...**

[Phys. Rev. C 96, 015503] Published Tue Jul 18, 2017

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