Competition between allowed and first-forbidden β decays of At208 and expansion of the Po208 level scheme
Brunet, M., Podolyák, Zs., Berry, T. A., Brown, B. A., Carroll, R. J., Lica, R., Sotty, Ch., Andreyev, A. N., Borge, M. J. G., Cubiss, J. G., Fraile, L. M., Fynbo, H. O. U., Gamba, E., Greenlees, P., Harkness-Brennan, L. J., Huyse, M., Judson, D. S., Konki, J., Kurcewicz, J., . . . De Witte, H. (2021). Competition between allowed and first-forbidden β decays of At208 and expansion of the Po208 level scheme. Physical Review C, 103(5), Article 054327. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.103.054327
Published inPhysical Review C
Lica, R. |
Warr, N. |
DisciplineKiihdytinlaboratorioYdin- ja kiihdytinfysiikan huippuyksikköFysiikkaAccelerator LaboratoryCentre of Excellence in Nuclear and Accelerator Based PhysicsPhysics
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The structure of 208Po populated through the EC/β+ decay of 208At is investigated using γ-ray spectroscopy at the ISOLDE Decay Station. The presented level scheme contains 27 new excited states and 43 new transitions, as well as a further 50 previously observed γ rays which have been (re)assigned a position. The level scheme is compared to shell model calculations. Through this analysis approximately half of the β-decay strength of 208At is found to proceed via allowed decay and half via first-forbidden decay. The first-forbidden transitions predominantly populate core excited states at high excitation energies, which is qualitatively understood using shell model considerations. This mass region provides an excellent testing ground for the competition between allowed and first-forbidden β-decay calculations, important for the detailed understanding of the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.
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Additional information about fundingThe research leading to these results received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 654002. Support from the European Union Seventh Framework through ENSAR Contract No. 262010, as well as the Science and Technology Facilities Council (U.K.) through Grants No. ST/P005314/1, No. ST/L005743/1, No. ST/J000051/1, No. ST/L005670/1, and No. ST/P004598/1, the German BMBF under Contract No. 05P18PKCIA and “Verbundprojekt 05P2018” as well as Spanish MINECO Grants No. FPA2015-65035- P and No. FPA2017-87568-P, FWOVlaanderen (Belgium), GOA/2015/010 (BOF KU Leuven), the Excellence of Science Programme (EOS-FWO), the Interuniversity Attraction Poles Programme initiated by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BriX network P7/12), the Polish National Science Centre under Contracts No. UMO-2015/18/M/ST2/00523 and No. UMO-2019/33/N/ST2/03023, National Science Foundation (U.S.) Grant No. PHY1811855, and the Romanian IFA project CERN-RO/ISOLDE is acknowledged. P.H.R. acknowledges support from the U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy via the National Measurement Office. ...
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