The exotic decay process of β-delayed fission (βDF) has been studied in the neutron-deficient isotope Am230. The Am230 nuclei were produced in the complete fusion reaction Pb207(Al27,4n)Am230 and separated by using the GARIS gas-filled recoil ion separator. A lower limit for the βDF probability PβDF(Am230)>0.30 was deduced, which so far is the highest value among all known βDF nuclei. The systematics of βDF in the region of Am230 will be discussed.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 13 Oct 2017|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This experiment was performed at the RI Beam Factory operated by RIKEN Nishina Center and CNS, the University of Tokyo. This work has been funded by FWO-Vlaanderen (Belgium), by the Slovak Research and Development Agency (Contract No. APVV-0105-10 and No. APVV-14-0524) and the Slovak Grant Agency VEGA (Contract No. 1/0532/17), by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and by the Reimei Foundation of JAEA.
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