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Exploring the boundaries of the nuclear landscape : α-decay properties of 211Pa (2020)

Auranen, K., Uusitalo, J., Badran, H., Grahn, T., Greenlees, P. T., Herzáň, A., Jakobsson, U., Julin, R., Juutinen, S., Konki, J., Leino, M., Leppänen, A.-P., O'Neill, G., Pakarinen, J., Papadakis, P., Partanen, J., Peura, P., Rahkila, P., Ruotsalainen, P., . . . Voss, A. (2020). Exploring the boundaries of the nuclear landscape : α-decay properties of 211Pa. Physical Review C, 102(3), Article 034305. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.102.034305

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All authors or editors: Auranen, K.; Uusitalo, J.; Badran, H.; Grahn, T.; Greenlees, P. T.; Herzáň, A.; Jakobsson, U.; Julin, R.; Juutinen, S.; Konki, J.; et al.

Journal or series: Physical Review C

ISSN: 2469-9985

eISSN: 2469-9993

Publication year: 2020

Publication date: 03/09/2020

Volume: 102

Issue number: 3

Article number: 034305

Publisher: American Physical Society (APS)

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.102.034305

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Employing the recoil ion transport unit (RITU) and a fusion-evaporation reaction, the α decay of 211Pa has been identified via the implantation-decay correlation technique through observation of chains up to four consecutive decays. An α-particle energy and half-life of 8320(40) keV and 3.8+4.6−1.4 ms, respectively, were measured, corresponding to favored α decay. In addition, more precise α-decay properties of 212Pa and 213Pa were obtained due to accumulated statistics. The present data were compared to those predicted by selected atomic mass models and it was used to estimate the possibility of observing proton emission from these isotopes.

Keywords: nuclear physics; isotopes

Free keywords: alpha decay; binding energy and masses; lifetimes and widths; nuclear binding; nuclear spin and parity; nuclear structure and decays; proton emission; rare and new isotopes

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Reporting Year: 2020

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