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Alpha-decay study of 218U; a search for the sub-shell closure at Z = 92

Leppänen, A. -P.; Uusitalo, J.; Eeckhaudt, S.; Enqvist, T.; Eskola, K.; Grahn, T.; Heßberger, F. P.; Greenlees, P. T.; Jones, P.; Julin, R.; Juutinen, S.; Kettunen, H.; Kuusiniemi, P.; Leino, M.; Nieminen, P.; Pakarinen, J.; Perkowski, J.; Rahkila, P.; Scholey, C.; Sletten, G.


Neutron-deficient uranium isotopes were studied via α spectroscopic methods. A low-lying α-decaying isomeric state was found in ²¹⁸U. The new isomeric state was assigned spin and parity Iπ=8⁺. The isomer decays by α emission with an energy E = 10678(17)keV and with a half-life T1/2 = (0.56⁺⁰·²⁶-₀.₁₄)ms. The known alpha-decay properties of the ground state of ²¹⁸U was measured with improved statistics. The ground-state α-decay has an energy E = 8612(9)keV and a half-life T1/2 =...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-09
Type: Journal article
Source: The European Physical Journal A
DOI: 10.1140/epjad/i2005-06-116-y


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