Prompt proton decay in the vicinity of 56Ni

E. K. Johansson, D. Rudolph, L. L. Andersson, D. A. Torres, M. P. Carpenter, R. J. Charity, C. J. Chiara, J. Ekman, C. Fahlander, C. Hoel, O. L. Pechenaya, W. Reviol, R. Du Rietz, D. G. Sarantites, D. Seweryniak, L. G. Sobotka, S. Zhu

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A new decay mode, the so called prompt proton decay, was discovered in 1998. It has since proven to be an important decay mechanism for several neutron deficient nuclei in the A ∼ 60 region. To measure with high accuracy the energies and angular distributions of these protons, a state-of-the-art charged particle detector - LuWuSiA - was developed. It was first utilized during a fusion-evaporation reaction experiment performed at Argonne National Laboratory, U.S.A. In this contribution, the characteristics of the prompt proton decay are discussed along with the special features of LuWuSiA as well as a revisit to the prompt proton decay in 58Cu.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics - International Conference, PROCON 2007
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventInternational Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics, PROCON 2007 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Jun 17 2007Jun 23 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


ConferenceInternational Conference on Proton Emitting Nuclei and Related Topics, PROCON 2007


  • Decay by proton emission
  • Pixelized charged particle detector


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