Beta-delayed proton emission from 20Mg

M. V. Lund, Andrei Andreyev, M. J. G. Borge, J. Cederkäll, H. De Witte, L. M. Fraile, H. O. U. Fynbo, P. T. Greenlees, L. J. Harkness-Brennan, A. M. Howard, M. Huyse, B. Jonson, D. S. Judson, O. S. Kirsebom, J. Konki, J. Kurcewicz, I. Lazarus, R. Lica, S. Lindberg, M. MadurgaN. Marginean, R. Marginean, I. Marroquin, C. Mihai, M. Munch, E. Nacher, A. Negret, T. Nilsson, R. D. Page, S. Pascu, A. Perea, V. Pucknell, P. Rahkila, E. Rapisarda, K. Riisager, F. Rotaru, C. Sotty, M. Stanoiu, O. Tengblad, A. Turturica, P. Van Duppen, V. Vedia, R. Wadsworth, N. Warr

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Beta-delayed proton emission from 20 Mg has been measured at ISOLDE, CERN, with the ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS) setup including both charged-particle and gamma-ray detection capabilities. A total of 27 delayed proton branches were measured including seven so far unobserved. An updated decay scheme, including three new resonances above the proton separation energy in 20 Na and more precise resonance energies, is presented. Beta-decay feeding to two resonances above the Isobaric Analogue State (IAS) in 20 Na is observed. This may allow studies of the 4032.9(2.4)keV resonance in 19 Ne through the beta decay of 20 Mg, which is important for the astrophysically relevant reaction 15O( $ \alpha$ , $ \gamma$ )19Ne . Beta-delayed protons were used to obtain a more precise value for the half-life of 20 Mg, 91.4(1.0)ms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A : Hadrons and Nuclei
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 4 Oct 2016

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