• Cluster radioactivity leading to doubly magic 100Sn and 132Sn daughters

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      Cluster radioactivity; alpha decay.

    • Abstract


      Decay of neutron-deficient 128−137Gd parents emitting 4He to 32S clusters are studied within the Coulomb and proximity potential model. The predicted half-lives are compared with other models and most of the values are well within the present experimental limit for measurements ($T_{1/2}$ < $10^{30} s$). The lowest $T_{1/2}$ value for 28Si emission from 128Gd indicates the role of doubly magic 100Sn daughter in cluster decay process. It is also found that neutron excess in the parent nuclei slows down the cluster decay process. Geiger–Nuttal plots for all clusters are found to be linear with different slopes and intercepts. The 𝛼-decay half-lives of ${}^{148−152}$Gd parents are computed and are in agreement with experimental data. The role of doubly magic 132Sn daughter in cluster decay process is also examined for various neutron-rich Ba, Ce, Nd, Sm and Gd parents emitting clusters ranging from 4He to 32Si. Alpha-like structures are most probable in the decays leading to 100Sn, while non-𝛼-like structures are probable in the decays leading to 132Sn. The neutron–proton asymmetry in parent and daughter nuclei is responsible for the reduced decay rate in the decay leading to 132Sn.

    • Author Affiliations


      K P Santhosh1

      1. School of Pure and Applied Physics, Kannur University, Payyanur Campus, Payyanur 670 327, India
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