A direct QEC-value measurement of the superallowed β+ emitter Mg22 was performed using TRIUMF's Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear Science. The direct ground-state to ground-state atomic mass difference between Mg22 and Na22 was determined to be QEC=4781.40(22) keV, representing the most precise single measurement of this quantity to date. In a continued push toward calculating superallowed isospin-symmetry-breaking corrections from first principles, ab initio shell-model calculations of the A=22 isobaric multiplet mass equation are also presented for the first time using the valence-space in-medium similarity renormalization group formalism. With particular starting two- and three-nucleon forces, this approach demonstrates good agreement with the experimental data.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics