The neutron-rich lead isotopes, up to 216Pb, have been studied for the first time, exploiting the fragmentation of a primary uranium beam at the FRS-RISING setup at GSI. The observed isomeric states exhibit electromagnetic transition strengths which deviate from state-of-the-art shell-model calculations. It is shown that their complete description demands the introduction of effective three-body interactions and two-body transition operators in the conventional neutron valence space beyond 208Pb.
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Oct 2012|