Synthesis of nuclei of the superheavy element 114 in reactions induced by 48Ca

@article{Oganessian1999SynthesisON,
  title={Synthesis of nuclei of the superheavy element 114 in reactions induced by 48Ca},
  author={Yu. Ts. Oganessian and A. Yeremin and A. Popeko and S. Bogomolov and G. V. Buklanov and M. Chelnokov and V. Chepigin and B. Gikal and V. Gorshkov and G. Gulbekian and M. Itkis and A. Kabachenko and A. Lavrent'ev and O. Malyshev and J. Rohac and R. Sagaidak and S. Hofmann and {\vS}. {\vS}{\'a}ro and G. Giardina and K. Morita},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={400},
  pages={242-245}
}
  • Yu. Ts. Oganessian, A. Yeremin, +17 authors K. Morita
  • Published 1999
  • Chemistry
  • Nature
  • The stability of heavy nuclides, which tend to decay by α-emission and spontaneous fission, is determined by the structural properties of nuclear matter. Nuclear binding energies and lifetimes increase markedly in the vicinity of closed shells of neutrons or protons (nucleons), corresponding to ‘magic’ numbers of nucleons; these give rise to the most stable (spherical) nuclear shapes in the ground state. For example, with a proton number of Z = 82 and a neutron number of N = 126, the nucleus… CONTINUE READING