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The stability and spontaneous decay of naturally occurring atomic nuclei have been much studied ever since Becquerel discovered natural radioactivity in 1896. In 1960, proton-rich nuclei with an odd or an even atomic number Z were predicted to decay through one- and two-proton radioactivity, respectively. The experimental observation of one-proton(More)
We have observed direct one-proton decay of the (21+) isomer in the N=Z nuclide 94Ag into high-spin states in 93Pd by detecting protons in coincidence with gamma-gamma correlations and applying gamma gates based on known 93Pd levels. Two decay branches have been identified, with proton energies of 0.79(3) and 1.01(3) MeV and branching ratios of 1.9(5)% and(More)
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