First Superheavy Element Experiments at the GSI Recoil Separator TASCA: The Production and Decay of Element 114 in the 244Pu(48Ca,3-4n) Reaction

@article{Gates2011FirstSE,
  title={First Superheavy Element Experiments at the GSI Recoil Separator TASCA: The Production and Decay of Element 114 in the 244Pu(48Ca,3-4n) Reaction},
  author={J. Gates and Ch. E. Duellmann and M. Sch{\"a}del and A. Yakushev and A. T{\"u}rler and K. Eberhardt and J. Kratz and D. Ackermann and L. Andersson and M. Block and W. Br{\"u}chle and J. Dvorak and H. Essel and P. Ellison and J. Even and U. Forsberg and J. Gellanki and A. Gorshkov and R. Graeger and K. Gregorich and W. Hartmann and R. Herzberg and F. Hessberger and D. Hild and A. Huebner and E. J{\"a}ger and J. Khuyagbaatar and B. Kindler and J. Krier and N. Kurz and S. Lahiri and D. Liebe and B. Lommel and M. Maiti and H. Nitsche and J. Omtvedt and E. Parr and D. Rudolph and J. Runke and H. Schaffner and B. Schausten and E. Schimpf and A. Semchenkov and J. Steiner and P. Th{\"o}rle-Pospiech and J. Uusitalo and M. Węgrzecki and N. Wiehl},
  journal={Physical Review C},
  year={2011},
  volume={83},
  pages={054618}
}
Experiments with the new recoil separator, Transactinide Separator and Chemistry Apparatus (TASCA), at the GSI were performed by using beams of Ca-48 to irradiate targets of Pb206-208, which led to the production of No252-254 isotopes. These studies allowed for evaluation of the performance of TASCA when coupled to a new detector and electronics system. By following these studies, the isotopes of element 114 ((288-291)114) were produced in irradiations of Pu-244 targets with Ca-48 beams at… Expand
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