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Nuclear structure of Ac-231
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
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2008 (English)In: Nuclear Physics A, ISSN 0375-9474, Vol. 811, no 3-4, 244-275 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The low-energy structure of Ac-231 has been investigated by means of gamma ray spectroscopy following the beta(-) decay of Ra-231. Multipolarities of 28 transitions have been established by measuring conversion electrons with a MINI-ORANGE electron spectrometer. The decay scheme of Ra-231 -> Ac-231 has been constructed for the first time. The Advanced Time Delayed beta gamma gamma(t) method has been used to measure the half-lives of five levels. The moderately fast B(EI) transition rates derived suggest that the octupole effects., albeit weak, are still present in this exotic nucleus.

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2008. Vol. 811, no 3-4, 244-275 p.
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RADIOACTIVITY Fr-231, Ra-231(beta(-)) [from U-238(p, X), E-p=1 GeV and subsequent mass separation], measured E gamma, I gamma, E-beta, gamma gamma(-), beta gamma-coincidence, T-1/2, deduced log ft.Ac-231 deduced levels, J, pi, ICC, multipolarities, B(E1), B(M1), T-1/2. Mini-orange spectrometer. Advanced Time Delayed (ATD) beta gamma gamma (t) method
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107831DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2008.08.005ISI: 000260103400002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107831DiVA: diva2:233287
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