Cluster decay of superheavy nuclei

Article (PDF Available)inPhysical Review C 85(3):034615 · March 2012with 219 Reads
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.85.034615
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Abstract
Calculations of half-lives of superheavy (SH) nuclei show an unexpected result: for some of them cluster radioactivity (CR) dominates over α decay. We changed the concept of CR to allow emitted particles with Ze>28 from parents with Z>110 (daughter around 208Pb). We find a trend toward shorter half-lives and larger branching ratios relative to α decay for heavier SHs. A table of measured masses along with theoretical tables are used to determine Q values.
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