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Identification of Pt and Pt

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  • C.R. Bingham
  • K.S. Toth
  • J.C. Batchelder
  • D.J. Blumenthal
  • L.T. Brown
  • B.C. Busse
  • L.F. Conticchio
  • C.N. Davids
  • T. Davinson
  • D.J. Henderson
  • R.J. Irvine
  • D. Seweryniak
  • W.B. Walters
  • P.J. Woods
  • B.E. Zimmerman

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 1996


In a series of Kr bombardments of Mo the new isotopes Pt and Pt were identified via their α-decay properties. The α-decay energies and half-lives of these two nuclides are as follows. (1) Pt, Eα = 7110(15) keV, T = 0.3(1) ms, and (2) Pt, Eα = 6988(10) keV, T = 0.7(2) ms. Also, the half-life of Pt, which was previously unknown, was determined to be 2.0(4) ms. In a separate but concurrent experiment involving Kr + Ru reactions, Pt was made and a half-life of 14.7(5) ms was measured for it; the one published value is 6 ms. Results for Os contained in the same data sets were also analyzed and by using mother-daughter correlations, the α branches of Os were established to be near 100%.

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