Prompt Proton Decay Scheme of 59Cu

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Five prompt proton decay lines have been identified between deformed states in Cu-59 and three spherical states in Ni-58 by means of high-resolution in-beam particle-gammagamma coincidence spectroscopy. The GAMMASPHERE array coupled to dedicated ancillary detectors including four DeltaE-E silicon strip detectors was used to study high-spin states in Cu-59. The multiple discrete proton lines are found to probe the wave functions of states in the decay-out regime of well- and superdeformed states.


  • Dirk Rudolph
  • Corina Andreoiu
  • Claes Fahlander
  • RJ Charity
  • M Devlin
  • DG Sarantites
  • LG Sobotka
  • DP Balamuth
  • J Eberth
  • A Galindo-Uribarri
  • PA Hausladen
  • D Seweryniak
  • T Steinhardt
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Subatomic Physics
Original languageEnglish
Article number022501
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Publication categoryResearch

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Andreoiu, C., 2002, University of Liverpool, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, Oxford St, Liverpool, L69, 7ZE, UK. 139 p.

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