High-resolution In-beam Particle Spectroscopy - New Results on Prompt Proton Emission from 58Cu

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Prompt proton decay lines in Cu-58 have been studied by means of high-resolution in-beam particle-gamma coincidence spectroscopy using the GAMMASPHERE Ge-detector array in conjunction with a dedicated set of ancillary detectors including four DeltaE-E silicon-strip telescopes. High-spin states in Cu-58 have been populated via the heavy-ion fusion-evaporation reaction Si-28(Ar-36, 1alpha1p1n) at 148 MeV beam energy. The full-width at half maximum for the proton peak could be reduced significantly compared to earlier experiments. The results indicate that only one prompt proton decay branch exists in the decay-out of the well-deformed band of Cu-58.


  • Dirk Rudolph
  • DG Sarantites
  • Corina Andreoiu
  • Claes Fahlander
  • DP Balamuth
  • RJ Charity
  • M Devlin
  • J Eberth
  • A Galindo-Uribarri
  • PA Hausladen
  • D Seweryniak
  • LG Sobotka
  • T Steinhardt
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  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-146
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A. Hadrons and Nuclei
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch