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A recent experiment located the lowest 2+ state in 20Mg and discovered that the corresponding 2+, T = 2 state in 20F does not fit expectations of the isobaric multiplet mass equation without a d term.We have calculated the energies of the ground and 2+ states in 20Mg and the 2+ in 20F in a potential model, using shell-model spectroscopic factors. We conclude that this important 20F state has likely never been observed, and suggest a reaction to find it.


Fortune, H. T., Sherr, R., & Brown, B. A. (2012) Lowest 2+, T = 2 States in 20Mg and 20F. Physical Review C, 85(5), 054304. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.85.054304

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Date Posted: 30 May 2012

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