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Multiparticle emission in the decay of Ar-31



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Fraile Prieto, Luis Mario and Picado, E. (2014) Multiparticle emission in the decay of Ar-31. Physical review C, 89 (6). ISSN 0556-2813

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Official URL: http:\\dx.doi.org\10.1103/PhysRevC.89.064315


A multihit capacity setup was used to study the decay of the dripline nucleus 31Ar, produced at the ISOLDE facility at CERN. A spectroscopic analysis of the β-delayed three-proton decay of 31Ar is presented for the first time together with a quantitative analysis of the β-delayed 2pγ decay. A new method for determination of the spin of low-lying levels in the βp daughter 30S using proton-proton angular correlations is presented and used to determine that the spin of the 5.2-MeV level is most likely 3+ with 4+ also possible. The half-life of 31Ar is found to be 15.1(3) ms. An improved analysis of the Fermi β strength including the β3p-decay mode gives a total measured branching ratio of 3.60(44)%, which is lower than the theoretical value found to be 4.24(43)%. Finally, a previously unidentified γ transition from the isobaric analog state in the decay of 33Ar has been found.

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© 2014 American Physical Society. We thank Marek Pfutzner for helpful discussion and ¨ input on the analysis of the β3p-decay of 31Ar. This work was supported by the European Union Seventh Framework through ENSAR (Contract No. 262010). This work was partly supported by the Spanish Funding Agency under Projects No. FPA2009-07387, No. FPA2010-17142, and No. AIC-D-2011- 0684, by the French ANR (Contract No. ANR-06-BLAN- 0320), and by Region Aquitaine. A.S. acknowledges support ´ from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Proton emission; Beta-decay; Nuclei.
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:29455
Deposited On:13 Apr 2015 15:19
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:57

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