# Fusion reaction Ca 48 + Bk 249 leading to formation of the element Ts (Z=117)

@article{Khuyagbaatar2019FusionRC,
title={Fusion reaction Ca 48 + Bk 249 leading to formation of the element Ts (Z=117)},
author={Jadambaa Khuyagbaatar and A. Yakushev and Christoph E D{\"u}llmann and Dieter Ackermann and L-L. Andersson and Masato Asai and Michael Block and Rose A. Boll and Holger Brand and Daniel Cox and Mahananda Dasgupta and X. Derkx and Antonio Di Nitto and Klaus Eberhardt and Julia Even and Maurits Evers and C. Fahlander and U. Forsberg and Jacklyn M. Gates and Narek Gharibyan and Pavel Golubev and Kenneth E. Gregorich and J. H. Hamilton and Willi Hartmann and R-D. Herzberg and Fritz Peter Hessberger and D. J. Hinde and Jan Hoffmann and Ralph Hollinger and Annett H{\"u}bner and Egon J{\"a}ger and Birgit Kindler and Jens Volker Kratz and J{\"o}rg Krier and Nikolaus Kurz and Mustapha Laatiaoui and Susanta Lahiri and R. Lang and B. Lommel and Moumita Maiti and K Miernik and Shizu Minami and Andrew Kishor Mistry and Ch. Mokry and Heino Nitsche and Jon Petter Omtvedt and Gregory K. Pang and Philippos E. Papadakis and D Renisch and James B. Roberto and D. Rudolph and J{\"o}rg Runke and Krzysztof Piotr Rykaczewski and L. G. Sarmiento and Matthias Sch{\"a}del and B. Schausten and A. G. Semchenkov and Dawn A. Shaughnessy and Patrick Steinegger and Jutta Steiner and Evgeny E. Tereshatov and Petra Th{\"o}rle-Pospiech and Klaus Tinschert and T. Torres de Heidenreich and Norbert Trautmann and Andreas T{\"u}rler and Juha Uusitalo and David Ward and Maciej Węgrzecki and Norbert Wiehl and Shelley M. Van Cleve and Vera Yakusheva},
journal={Physical Review C},
year={2019},
volume={99},
pages={054306}
}
The heaviest currently known nuclei, which have up to 118 protons, have been produced in 48Ca induced reactions with actinide targets. Among them, the element tennessine (Ts), which has 117 protons, has been synthesized by fusing 48Ca with the radioactive target 249Bk, which has a half-life of 327 d. The experiment was performed at the gas-filled recoil separator TASCA. Two long and two short α decay chains were observed. The long chains were attributed to the decay of 294Ts. The possible… Expand
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