Alpha decay of the new isotopeAu

P.J. Sellin, P.J. Woods, T. Davinson, N.J. Davis, A.N. James, K. Livingston, R.D. Page, A.C. Shotter

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The first observation of the extremely neutrondeficient nucleusAu is reported, produced using the fusion evaporation reactionGe+Cd→Hg (E≃64 MeV). Mass separated evaporation residues were implanted into a double-sided silicon strip detector, and the energy and time of subsequent decay events were recorded. The alpha decay ofAu was measured with an energy =6860±10 KeV, corresponding to =7020±10 Kev, and a half-life of 4±1 ms. No evidence was seen for a proton decay branch, implying a limit of b≤ 2 %.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-324
Number of pages2
JournalZeitschrift für Physik A Hadrons and Nuclei
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993


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