Alpha-decay studies of the nuclides 195Rn and 196Rn
Kettunen, H., Uusitalo, J., Leino, M., Jones, P., Eskola, K., Greenlees, P., . . . Rahkila, P. (2001). Alpha-decay studies of the nuclides 195Rn and 196Rn. Physical Review C, 63 (4), 044315. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.63.044315
Published inPhysical Review C
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The new neutron deficient nuclide 195 Rn and the nuclide 196 Rn have been produced in fusion evaporation reactions using 56 Fe ions on 142 Nd targets. A gas-filled recoil separator was used to separate the fusion products from the scattered beam. The activities were implanted in a position sensitive silicon detector. The isotopes were identified using spatial and time correlations between implants and decays. Two α decaying isomeric states, with E α = 7536 ( 11 ) keV [ T 1 / 2 = ( 6 + 3 − 2 ) ms ] for the ground state and E α = 7555 ( 11 ) keV [ T 1 / 2 = ( 5 + 3 − 2 ) ms ] for an isomeric state were identified in 195 Rn . In addition, the half-life and α decay energy of 196 Rn were measured with improved precision. The reduced widths deduced for the neutron deficient even-mass Rn isotopes suggest an onset of substantial deformation at N = 110.