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Proton emission from the closed neutron shell nucleus Ta

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  • J. Uusitalo
  • C.N. Davids
  • P.J. Woods
  • D. Seweryniak
  • A.A. Sonzogni
  • J.C. Batchelder
  • C.R. Bingham
  • T. Davinson
  • J. DeBoer
  • D.J. Henderson
  • H.J. Maier
  • J.J. Ressler
  • R. Slinger
  • W.B. Walters

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999


Proton radioactivity from the closed neutron shell nucleus Ta has been observed. It was produced via the p4n fusion evaporation channel using a Ni beam on a Pd target. The measured decay properties are E = 1765(10) keV and t = 12 μs. Spin and parity J = 11/2 and a spectroscopic factor S==0.58 characterize the decaying state.

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