Hyperfine Interactions

, Volume 198, Issue 1–3, pp 133–137 | Cite as

The quadrupole moments of Zn and Cd isotopes—an update



The nuclear quadrupole moments of 111*Cd (245 keV state) and 67Zn were determined from the quadrupole coupling constants and lattice parameters of the metals at low temperature. The required electric field gradients were obtained with density functional calculations employing the WIEN2k code. The resultant numbers, 0.765(15) and 0.151(4) b, are in line with the previously used values but considerably more precise. Calculations for various other solids confirm the results, with less accuracy, however.


Nuclear quadrupole moments Density functional calculations Zn isotopes Cd isotopes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico e NuclearSacavémPortugal
  2. 2.CERN/PH-ISGeneve-23Switzerland

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