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First observation of 54Zn and its decay by two-proton emission

Blank, B; Bey, A; Canchel, G; Dossat, C; Fleury, A; Giovinazzo, J; Matea, I; Adimi, N; De Oliveira, F; Stefan, I; Georgiev, G; Grevy, S; Thomas, J C; Borcea, C; Cortina, D; Caamano, M; Stanoiu, M; Aksouh, F; Brown, B A; Barker, F C; Richter, W A


The nucleus 54Zn has been observed for the first time in an experiment at the SISSI/LISE3 facility of GANIL in the quasifragmentation of a 58Ni beam at 74.5  MeV/nucleon in a natNi target. The fragments were analyzed by means of the ALPHA-LISE3 separator and implanted in a silicon-strip detector where correlations in space and time between implantation and subsequent decay events allowed us to generate almost background free decay spectra for about 25 different nuclei at the same time. Eight...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005-06-13
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.232501


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