Experimental survey of the production of α -decaying heavy elements in U238+Th232 reactions at 7.5–6.1 MeV/nucleon

  title={Experimental survey of the production of 
-decaying heavy elements in 
 reactions at 7.5–6.1 MeV/nucleon},
  author={Sara Wuenschel and K. Hagel and M. Barbui and Jérome Gauthier and X. G. Cao and R. Wada and E. J. Kim and Zbigniew Majka and Roman Planeta and Zbigniew Sosin and A. Wieloch and Karolina Zelga and S. Kowalski and Katarzyna Schmidt and C. Ma and G. Zhang and J. B. Natowitz},
  journal={Physical Review C},
The production of alpha particle decaying heavy nuclei in reactions of 7.5-6.1 MeV/nucleon $^{238}$U +$^{232}$Th has been explored using an in-beam detection array composed of YAP scintillators and gas ionization chamber-Si telescopes. Comparisons of alpha energies and half-lives for the observed products with those of the previously known isotopes and with theoretically predicted values indicate the observation of a number of previously unreported alpha emitters. Alpha particle decay energies… 
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