New calculations of α-decay half-lives by the Viola-Seaborg formula

  • Tiekuang Dong
  • Zhongzhou Ren
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The Viola-Seaborg formula is a well-known formula for α-decay half-lives of heavy nuclei. In this work we obtain new parameters of this formula through a least-square fit to even-even nuclei between Z = 84 and Z = 110 with N greater than 126. On average, the formula can reproduce the half-lives of heavy even-even nuclei within a factor of 1.3. The formula with new parameters works well for the superheavy region which is a hot topic of nuclear physics. The numerical results from the formula are compared with those from the cluster model.


27.90.+b A ≥ 220 23.60.+e Alpha decay 21.10.Tg Lifetimes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiekuang Dong
    • 1
  • Zhongzhou Ren
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNanjing UniversityNanjingPRC
  2. 2.Center of Theoretical Nuclear PhysicsNational Laboratory of Heavy-Ion AcceleratorLanzhouPRC

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