Limits of the energy-spin phase space beyond the proton drip line: Entry distributions of Pt and Au isobars

M. B. Smith, Jolie Cizewski, M. P. Carpenter, F. G. Kondev, T. L. Khoo, T. Lauritsen, R. V.F. Janssens, K. Abu Saleem, I. Ahmad, H. Amro, M. Danchev, C. N. Davids, D. J. Hartley, A. Heinz, C. J. Lister, W. C. Ma, G. L. Poli, J. J. Ressler, W. Reviol, L. L. RiedingerD. Seweryniak, I. Wiedenhöver

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Abstract

Entry distributions in angular momentum and excitation energy have been measured for several very proton-rich isotopes of Pt and Au. This is the first systematic study of the energy-spin phase space for nuclei near and beyond the proton drip line. Comparisons are made between the distributions associated with proton-unbound Au nuclei and more stable Pt isobars. In 173Au the first evidence is seen for the limits of excitation energy and angular momentum which a nucleus beyond the proton drip line can sustain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-268
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume551
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 9 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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