α-spectroscopy studies of the new nuclides 165Pt and 170Hg
Hilton, J.; Uusitalo, J.; Sarén, J.; Page, R. D.; Joss, D. T.; AlAqeel, M. A. M.; Badran, H.; Briscoe, A. D.; Calverley, T.; Cox, D. M.; Grahn, T.; Gredley, A.; Greenlees, P. T.; Harding, R. et al. (2019). α-spectroscopy studies of the new nuclides 165Pt and 170Hg. Physical Review C, 100 (1), 014305. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.014305
Published inPhysical Review C
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The new nuclides 165Pt and 170Hg were produced in the reactions 92Mo(78Kr,5n) and 96Ru(78Kr,4n) at bombarding energies of 418 MeV and 390 MeV, respectively. For 170Hg an α-particle energy of Eα=7590(30)keV and half-life of t1/2=0.08+0.40−0.04ms were deduced, while for 165Pt the corresponding values were 7272(14) keV and 0.26+0.26−0.09ms. Comparison of the reduced α-decay widths with systematics indicates that both α decays are unhindered. Although combining the measured α-decay Q values with extrapolated masses suggests that both new nuclides are unbound to two-proton emission by more than 1 MeV, their α-decay half-lives are too short for this decay mode to compete. Improved data were also obtained for 166,167Pt, produced via the 96Ru(78Kr,α4n) and 96Ru(78Kr,α3n) reactions at bombarding energies of 390 MeV and 418 MeV.