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Recoil decay tagging study of transitional proton emitters Tm

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  • A.P. Robinson
  • C.N. Davids
  • D. Seweryniak
  • P.J. Woods
  • B. Blank
  • M.P. Carpenter
  • T. Davinson
  • S.J. Freeman
  • N. Hammond
  • N. Hoteling
  • R.V.F. Janssens
  • Z. Liu
  • G. Mukherjee
  • C. Scholey
  • J. Shergur
  • S. Sinha
  • A.A. Sonzogni
  • W.B. Walters
  • A. Woehr

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2005


Gamma rays from the transitional proton emitting nuclei Tm have been observed using the recoil-decay tagging technique. The ground state band of Tm was confirmed and extended and the unfavoured signature sequence was observed. A ground state rotational band with properties of a decoupled h band was observed in Tm. In addition coincidences between the proton fine structure line and the 2→0 γ-ray transition in Er were detected at the focal plane of the FMA. This is the first time that coincidences between proton radioactive decays and γ rays have been seen. The particle decay of Tm has been measured with improved statistics and a rotational band similar to Tm has been observed.

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