# Search for long lived heaviest nuclei beyond the valley of stability

@article{Chowdhury2008SearchFL,
title={Search for long lived heaviest nuclei beyond the valley of stability},
author={Partha Roy Chowdhury and Chhanda Samanta and Dipankar Narayan Basu},
journal={Physical Review C},
year={2008},
volume={77},
pages={044603}
}
• Published 26 February 2008
• Physics
• 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…
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