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Article: Limits of the energy-spin phase space beyond the proton drip line: entry distributions of Pt and Au isobars[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Entry distributions in angular momentum and excitation energy have been measured for several very proton-rich isotopes of Pt and Au. This is the first systematic study of the energy-spin phase space for nuclei near and beyond the proton drip line. Comparisons are made between the distributions associated with proton-unbound Au nuclei and more stable Pt isobars. In 173Au the first evidence is seen for the limits of excitation energy and angular momentum which a nucleus beyond the proton drip line can sustain.Physics Letters B. 551:262-268.
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ABSTRACT: Excited structures in the proton-rich nucleus 140Dy have been established following the decay of an 8− isomer. The excitation energy of the isomer is established to be 2.16 MeV with a half-life of 7.3±1.5 μs. The isomer decays into the yrast line at the 8+ state, revealing a rotational band with a deduced deformation of β2=0.24(3). The isotope 140Dy is the daughter of the deformed proton emitter 141Ho. The new information obtained here supports the role of deformation in proton emission and the previous assignments of single-particle configurations to the two proton emitting states in 141Ho. In addition, the reduced hindrance factor measured for the isomer is consistent with the trend observed in the N=74 isotones.Physics Letters B.