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Title: Proton radioactivity

Abstract

This paper reviews the recent developments in the study of proton-radioactivity. A large and wide ranging data base now exists to study this phenomenon. Theoretical models of proton emission from spherical nuclei can predict the detailed trends of proton decay spectroscopic factors very well. The first examples of proton decay from highly deformed nuclei have been discovered and are well reproduced by a theoretical approach based on Nilsson states. Such measurements provide an insight into the fragmentation of single particle strength in deformed nuclei. In the case of {sup 131}Eu proton decay fine structure has been identified for the first time, thereby providing direct information on the degree of deformation. The technique of Recoil Decay Tagging and its particular application to the study of the structure of deformed proton radioactive nuclei is discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh University, EH9 3JZ (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21208219
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 481; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Nuclear structure 98 conference, Gatlinburg, TN (United States), 10-15 Aug 1998; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.59514; (c) 1999 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; DEFORMED NUCLEI; EUROPIUM 131; FINE STRUCTURE; NUCLEAR DEFORMATION; NUCLEAR STRUCTURE; PROTON-EMISSION DECAY; PROTONS; RECOILS; REVIEWS; SINGLE-PARTICLE MODEL; SPECTROSCOPIC FACTORS

Citation Formats

Woods, Philip J. Proton radioactivity. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1063/1.59514.
Woods, Philip J. Proton radioactivity. United States. doi:10.1063/1.59514.
Woods, Philip J. Thu . "Proton radioactivity". United States. doi:10.1063/1.59514.
@article{osti_21208219,
title = {Proton radioactivity},
author = {Woods, Philip J.},
abstractNote = {This paper reviews the recent developments in the study of proton-radioactivity. A large and wide ranging data base now exists to study this phenomenon. Theoretical models of proton emission from spherical nuclei can predict the detailed trends of proton decay spectroscopic factors very well. The first examples of proton decay from highly deformed nuclei have been discovered and are well reproduced by a theoretical approach based on Nilsson states. Such measurements provide an insight into the fragmentation of single particle strength in deformed nuclei. In the case of {sup 131}Eu proton decay fine structure has been identified for the first time, thereby providing direct information on the degree of deformation. The technique of Recoil Decay Tagging and its particular application to the study of the structure of deformed proton radioactive nuclei is discussed.},
doi = {10.1063/1.59514},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 481,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}