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α-spectroscopy studies of the new nuclides 165Pt and 170Hg (2019)

Hilton, J., Uusitalo, J., Sarén, J., Page, R. D., Joss, D. T., AlAqeel, M.A. M., Badran, H., Briscoe, A. D., Calverley, T., Cox, D. M., Grahn, T., Gredley, A., Greenlees, P. T., Harding, R., Herzan, A., Higgins, E., Julin, R., Juutinen, S., Konki, J., . . . Wearing, F. (2019). α-spectroscopy studies of the new nuclides 165Pt and 170Hg. Physical Review C, 100(1), Article 014305. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.100.014305

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All authors or editors: Hilton, J.; Uusitalo, J.; Sarén, J.; Page, R. D.; Joss, D. T.; AlAqeel, M. A. M.; Badran, H.; Briscoe, A. D.; Calverley, T.; Cox, D. M.; et al.

Journal or series: Physical Review C

ISSN: 2469-9985

eISSN: 2469-9993

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 100

Issue number: 1

Article number: 014305

Publisher: American Physical Society

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.100.014305

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/65111


The new nuclides 165Pt and 170Hg were produced in the reactions 92Mo(78Kr,5n) and 96Ru(78Kr,4n) at bombarding energies of 418 MeV and 390 MeV, respectively. For 170Hg an α-particle energy of Eα=7590(30)keV and half-life of t1/2=0.08+0.40−0.04ms were deduced, while for 165Pt the corresponding values were 7272(14) keV and 0.26+0.26−0.09ms. Comparison of the reduced α-decay widths with systematics indicates that both α decays are unhindered. Although combining the measured α-decay Q values with extrapolated masses suggests that both new nuclides are unbound to two-proton emission by more than 1 MeV, their α-decay half-lives are too short for this decay mode to compete. Improved data were also obtained for 166,167Pt, produced via the 96Ru(78Kr,α4n) and 96Ru(78Kr,α3n) reactions at bombarding energies of 390 MeV and 418 MeV.

Keywords: nuclear physics

Free keywords: alpha decay; nuclear structure and decays; transfer reactions

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Reporting Year: 2019

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