A direct QEC-value measurement of the superallowed β+ emitter 22Mg was performed using TRIUMF’s Ion Trap for Atomic and Nuclear science (TITAN). The direct ground-state to ground-state atomic mass difference between 22Mg and 22Na was determined to be QEC = 4781.40(22) keV, representing the most precise single measurement of this quantity to date. In a continued push towards calculating superallowed isospin-symmetry-breaking (ISB) corrections from first principles, ab-initio shell-model calculations of the A = 22 IMME 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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Aug 1 2017|
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