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Nanosecond-Scale Proton Emission from Strongly Oblate-Deformed 149Lu (2022)

Auranen, K., Briscoe, A. D., Ferreira, L. S., Grahn, T., Greenlees, P. T., Herzáň, A., Illana, A., Joss, D. T., Joukainen, H., Julin, R., Jutila, H., Leino, M., Louko, J., Luoma, M., Maglione, E., Ojala, J., Page, R. D., Pakarinen, J., Rahkila, P., . . . Zimba, G. (2022). Nanosecond-Scale Proton Emission from Strongly Oblate-Deformed 149Lu. Physical Review Letters, 128(11), Article 112501. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.112501

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All authors or editors: Auranen, K.; Briscoe, A. D.; Ferreira, L. S.; Grahn, T.; Greenlees, P. T.; Herzáň, A.; Illana, A.; Joss, D. T.; Joukainen, H.; Julin, R.; et al.

Journal or series: Physical Review Letters

ISSN: 0031-9007

eISSN: 1079-7114

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 16/03/2022

Volume: 128

Issue number: 11

Article number: 112501

Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.112501

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/81624


Using the fusion-evaporation reaction 96Ru(58Ni,p4n)149Lu and the MARA vacuum-mode recoil separator, a new proton-emitting isotope 149Lu has been identified. The measured decay Q value of 1920(20) keV is the highest measured for a ground-state proton decay, and it naturally leads to the shortest directly measured half-life of 450+170−100 ns for a ground-state proton emitter. The decay rate is consistent with lp=5 emission, suggesting a dominant πh11/2 component for the wave function of the proton-emitting state. Through nonadiabatic quasiparticle calculations it was concluded that 149Lu is the most oblate deformed proton emitter observed to date.

Keywords: nuclear physics; emission (physics); protons

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Reporting Year: 2022

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