Transition from direct to sequential two-proton decay in s–d shell nuclei
Journal article, 2016

The transition between different mechanisms of two-proton decay in exotic nuclei and the governing physical conditions are generally studied. To perform this large-scale survey, the direct-decay model, which is widely used, was improved by generalizing the semi-analytical approaches used before. The improved model provides a flawless phenomenological description of three-body correlations in 2p decays, as is demonstrated by several examples of decays of low-lying states in 16Ne. Different transition mechanisms are shown to occur beyond the proton dripline for s–d shell nuclei. It is found that the transition dynamics of 2p-emitters allows the extraction of the width of the ground-state resonance of the core+p subsystem. The practical application of the method is illustrated by determining properties of the 14F ground state derived from the Ne15?O13+2p decay data, and of the 29Cl ground state derived from the Ar30?S28+2p decay data.

Two-proton decays of 15Ne and 30Ar

Transitions between different modes of two-proton emission


Two-proton emission mechanisms

Dripline s–d shell nuclei

two-proton decay


T. A. Golubkova

Moscow State University

X. D. Xu

Beihang University

Justus Liebig University Giessen

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

L. V. Grigorenko

National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)

National Research Nuclear University

I. G. Mukha

National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

C. Scheidenberger

Justus Liebig University Giessen

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Mikhail Zhukov

Chalmers, Physics

Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

0370-2693 (ISSN)

Vol. 762 263-270

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics



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