Search for heavy ion emission from the decay of 230U

Pan Qiangyan, Yang Weifan, Yuan Shuanggui, Li Zongwei, Ma Taotao, Luo Yixiao, Kong Dengming, Qiao Jimin, Luo Zihua, Zhang Mutian, Wang Shuhong

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The exotic nuclear decay of 230U by emission of heavy ions has been investigated by use of 230Pa β-230U sources and polyester track detectors. After a run of 248 d, two cases of decay via heavy ion emission, which were most probably for the neon decays of 230U, were observed for the first time. The preliminary branching ratio for the emission of heavy ions relative to α particles from 230U comes out to be (1.3±0.8)×10-14.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044612
Pages (from-to)446121-446122
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2000

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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