Absolute Alpha-decay Rates in Po Isotopes
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 1985

Absolute a-decay widths in Po isotopes are studied in terms of a correlated basis consisting of two-particle (physical) states. It is found that the neutron-neutron, proton-proton and neutron-proton pairing interactions play a fundamental role in clustering the neutrons and protons that eventually constitute the alpha-particle. As a result, the calculated alpha-decay widths are enhanced by several orders of magnitude by properly including the pairing interaction. Reasonable agreement with available experimental data is obtained.

Alpha decay

Alpha clustering


Gordana Dodig Crnkovic

Nuclear Physics A

0375-9474 (ISSN)

Vol. 444 419-435