Search for long lived heaviest nuclei beyond the valley of stability

  title={Search for long lived heaviest nuclei beyond the valley of stability},
  author={P. Chowdhury and C. Samanta and D. N. Basu},
  journal={Physical Review C},
The existence of long lived superheavy nuclei (SHN) is controlled mainly by spontaneous fission and {alpha}-decay processes. According to microscopic nuclear theory, spherical shell effects at Z=114, 120, 126 and N=184 provide the extra stability to such SHN to have long enough lifetime to be observed. To investigate whether the so-called 'stability island' could really exist around the above Z, N values, the {alpha}-decay half-lives along with the spontaneous fission and {beta}-decay half… Expand

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