Resonance phenomena: From compound nucleus decay to proton radioactivity

  • R. J. Charity
Regular Article
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The role of resonances in exotic nuclei is investigated. This encompasses one and two nucleon emitters for ground-state nuclei beyond the drip lines to compound nuclei formed at higher excitation energies which, in some cases, can decay to produce these ground-state emitters. The role of barrier penetration and configuration mixing are both considered in explaining the long lifetimes observed in narrow resonances. Finally, two experimental techniques for studying exotic resonances are presented.


Compound Nucleus Drip Line Exotic Nucleus High Excitation Energy Neutron Drip Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ChemistryWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA

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