Predictions of alpha decay half lives of heavy and superheavy elements

  title={Predictions of alpha decay half lives of heavy and superheavy elements},
  author={C. Samanta and P. Chowdhury and D. Basu},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
  • C. Samanta, P. Chowdhury, D. Basu
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Abstract Theoretical estimates for the lifetimes of several isotopes of heavy elements with Z = 102 – 120 are presented by calculating the quantum mechanical tunneling probability in a WKB framework and using microscopic nucleus–nucleus potential obtained by folding the densities of interacting nuclei with the DDM3Y effective nuclear interaction. The α -decay half lives calculated in this formalism using the experimental Q -values are in good agreement over a wide range of experimental data… CONTINUE READING

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