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Garrett, P. E.; Leach, K. G.; MacLean, A. D.; Ball, G. C.; Bender, P. C.; Bildstein, V.; Brown, B. A.; Burbadge, C.; Varela, A. Diaz; Dunlop, R.; Faestermann, T.; Hadinia, B.; Hertenberger, R.; Holt, J. D.; Laffoley, A. T.; Jamieson, D. S.; Jigmeddorj, B.; Radich, A. J.; Rand, E. T.; Stroberg, S. R.; Svensson, C. E.; Towner, I. S.; Triambak, S.; Wirth, H. -F. (2018): Nuclear Structure Studied with Direct Reactions for Fundamental Symmetry Tests. In: Acta Physica Polonica B, Vol. 49, No. 3: pp. 229-236
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Abstract

Direct reaction studies provide crucial information on nuclear structure for nuclei that are used in weak interaction and fundamental symmetry tests. Motivated by the superallowed Fermi beta-decay studies, we have investigated the structure of Cr-50 and Zn-62, the daughters of the superallowed beta(+)/EC emitters Mn-50 and Ga-62, with (p,t) reactions. For both nuclei, we reassigned the location of the first excited 0(+) state. The data for these reassignments are reviewed and limits on the possible L = 0 transfer to the previously assigned 0(2)(+) states are determined. For Cr-50, we find no evidence for the presence of a 0(+) state at 3695 keV. For Zn-62, the data allow for a possible contribution of L = 0 and L = 2, indicating a possible 0(+)/2(+) doublet of states at 2342 keV. However, this relies on an enhanced cross section at only one data point, and thus the existence of a 0(+) state at this energy is not clear. A preliminary result from a gamma-gamma angular correlation measurement following the beta(+)/EC decay of Ga-62 weakly favours the existence of a 0(+) state, but requires further study with increased statistics.