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First hint on a change of the 210Po alpha-decay half-life in the metal Cu

  • F. Raiola
  • T. Spillane
  • B. Limata
  • B. Wang
  • S. Yan
  • M. Aliotta
  • H. W. Becker
  • J. Cruz
  • M. Fonseca
  • L. Gialanella
  • A. P. Jesus
  • K. U. Kettner
  • R. Kunze
  • H. Luis
  • J. P. Ribeiro
  • C. Rolfs
  • M. Romano
  • D. Schürmann
  • F. Strieder
Regular Article - Nuclear Structure and Reactions

Abstract.

In the metal Cu cooled to T = 12K the α-decay half-life of 210Po nuclides, located inside the metal, was measured to be shorter by 6.3±1.4% compared to that at room temperature.

PACS.

26.20.+f Hydrostatic stellar nucleosynthesis 27.30.+t 20≤A≤38 21.10.Tg Lifetimes 

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© Società Italiana di Fisica and Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Raiola
    • 1
  • T. Spillane
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Limata
    • 3
    • 4
  • B. Wang
    • 5
  • S. Yan
    • 5
  • M. Aliotta
    • 6
  • H. W. Becker
    • 7
  • J. Cruz
    • 8
  • M. Fonseca
    • 8
  • L. Gialanella
    • 9
    • 4
  • A. P. Jesus
    • 8
  • K. U. Kettner
    • 10
  • R. Kunze
    • 1
  • H. Luis
    • 8
  • J. P. Ribeiro
    • 8
  • C. Rolfs
    • 1
  • M. Romano
    • 9
    • 4
  • D. Schürmann
    • 1
  • F. Strieder
    • 1
  1. 1.Experimentalphysik IIIRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.University of ConnecticutStorrsUSA
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Scienze AmbientaliSeconda Università di NapoliCasertaItaly
  4. 4.INFNNapoliItaly
  5. 5.Chinese Institute of Atomic EnergyBeijingChina
  6. 6.School of PhysicsUniversity of EdinburghUK
  7. 7.Dynamitron-Tandem-LaboratoriumRuhr-Universität BochumBochumGermany
  8. 8.Centro de Fisica NuclearUniversidade de LisboaPortugal
  9. 9.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità Federico IINapoliItaly
  10. 10.Fachhochschule BielefeldBielefeldGermany

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