α decay of deformed actinide nuclei

T. L. Stewart, M. W. Kermode, D. J. Beachey, N. Rowley, I. S. Grant, A. Kruppa

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Abstract

α decay through a deformed potential barrier produces significant mixing of angular momenta when mapped from the nuclear interior to the outside. Using experimental branching ratios and either semiclassical or coupled-channels transmission matrices, we have found that there is a set of internal amplitudes which is essentially constant for all even-even actinide nuclei. These same amplitudes also give good results for the known anisotropic α-particle emission of the favored decays of odd nuclei in the same mass region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume77
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Stewart, T. L., Kermode, M. W., Beachey, D. J., Rowley, N., Grant, I. S., & Kruppa, A. (1996). α decay of deformed actinide nuclei. Physical Review Letters, 77(1), 36-39.

α decay of deformed actinide nuclei. / Stewart, T. L.; Kermode, M. W.; Beachey, D. J.; Rowley, N.; Grant, I. S.; Kruppa, A.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 77, No. 1, 1996, p. 36-39.

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Stewart, TL, Kermode, MW, Beachey, DJ, Rowley, N, Grant, IS & Kruppa, A 1996, 'α decay of deformed actinide nuclei', Physical Review Letters, vol. 77, no. 1, pp. 36-39.
Stewart TL, Kermode MW, Beachey DJ, Rowley N, Grant IS, Kruppa A. α decay of deformed actinide nuclei. Physical Review Letters. 1996;77(1):36-39.
Stewart, T. L. ; Kermode, M. W. ; Beachey, D. J. ; Rowley, N. ; Grant, I. S. ; Kruppa, A. / α decay of deformed actinide nuclei. In: Physical Review Letters. 1996 ; Vol. 77, No. 1. pp. 36-39.
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