Selected Spectroscopic Results on Element 115 Decay Chains

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Thirty correlated alpha-decay chains were observed in an experiment studying the fusion-evaporation reaction 48Ca + 243Am at the GSI Helmholtzzentrum f¨ur Schwerionenforschung. The decay characteristics of the majority of these 30 chains are consistent with previous observations and interpretations of such chains to originate from isotopes of element Z = 115. High-resolution alpha-photon coincidence spectroscopy in conjunction with comprehensive Monte-Carlo simulations allow to propose excitation schemes of atomic nuclei of the heaviest elements, thereby probing nuclear structure models near the ‘Island of Stability’ with unprecedented experimental precision.


  • A. Yakushev
  • L.-L. Andersson
  • A. Di Nitto
  • Ch.E. Düllmann
  • J.M. Gates
  • K.E. Gregorich
  • C.J. Gross
  • R.-D. Herzberg
  • F.P. Heßberger
  • J. Khuyagbaatar
  • J.V. Kratz
  • K. Rykaczewski
  • M. Schädel
  • D. Ackermann
  • M. Block
  • H. Brand
  • D. Cox
  • X. Derkx
  • K. Eberhardt
  • J. Even
  • J. Gerl
  • E. Jäger
  • B. Kindler
  • J. Krier
  • I. Kojouharov
  • N. Kurz
  • B. Lommel
  • A. Mistry
  • C. Mokry
  • H. Nitsche
  • J.P. Omtvedt
  • P. Papadakis
  • J. Runke
  • H. Schaffner
  • B. Schausten
  • P. Thörle-Pospiech
  • T. Torres
  • T. Traut
  • N. Trautmann
  • A. Türler
  • A. Ward
  • Daniel Ward
  • N. Wiehl
Research areas and keywords

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  • Subatomic Physics


  • Superheavy elements, Nuclear spectroscopy, Nuclear structure
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1185-1190
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch

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Rudolph, D., Forsberg, U., Golubev, P., Sarmiento, L., Yakushev, A., Andersson, L-L., Di Nitto, A., Düllmann, C. E., Gates, J. M., Gregorich, K. E., Gross, C. J., Heßberger, F. P., Herzberg, R-D., Khuyagbaatar, J., Kratz, J. V., Rykaczewski, K., Schädel, M., Åberg, S., Ackermann, D., Block, M. & 31 othersBrand, H., Gillis Carlsson, Cox, D., Derkx, X., Eberhardt, K., Even, J., Claes Fahlander, Gerl, J., Jäger, E., Kindler, B., Krier, J., Kojouharov, I., Kurz, N., Lommel, B., Mistry, A., Mokry, C., Nitsche, H., Omtvedt, J. P., Papadakis, P., Ingemar Ragnarsson, Runke, J., Schaffner, H., Schausten, B., Thörle-Pospiech, P., Torres, T., Traut, T., Trautmann, N., Türler, A., Ward, A., Ward, D. & Wiehl, N., 2013, In : Physical Review Letters. 111, 11, 112502.

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