Atomic Physics at Accelerators: Mass Spectrometry

Proceedings of the APAC 2000, held in Cargèse, France, 19–23 September 2000

  • David Lunney
  • Georges Audi
  • H.-Jürgen Kluge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-6
  2. Tutorial on aspects of atomic masses (in honor of the 78th birthday of Aaldert Wapstra)

    1. Georges Audi
      Pages 7-34
    2. Alinka Lépine-Szily
      Pages 35-57
    3. G. Soff, I. Bednyakov, T. Beier, F. Erler, I. A. Goidenko, U. D. Jentschura et al.
      Pages 75-103
    4. A. H. Wapstra
      Pages 127-131
  3. Mass measurements and nuclear structure

    1. C. N. Davids, P. J. Woods, J. C. Batchelder, C. R. Bingham, D. J. Blumenthal, L. T. Brown et al.
      Pages 133-139
    2. M. Huyse, A. Andreyev, K. van de Vel, P. Van Duppen, R. Wyss
      Pages 141-146
    3. F. Sarazin, H. Savajols, W. Mittig, F. Nowacki, N. A. Orr, Z. Ren et al.
      Pages 147-152
  4. Mass measurements for metrology

    1. Robert S. Van Dyck Jr., Steven L. Zafonte, Paul B. Schwinberg
      Pages 163-175
    2. Simon Rainville, Michael P. Bradley, James V. Porto, James K. Thompson, David E. Pritchard
      Pages 177-187
    3. Annette Paul, Stefan Röttger, Andreas Zimbal, Uwe Keyser
      Pages 189-194
    4. G. L. Borchert, B. Manil, D. Anagnostopoulos, J. P. Egger, D. Gotta, M. Hennebach et al.
      Pages 195-207
    5. G. Werth, H. Häffner, H.-J. Kluge, W. Quint, T. Valenzuela, J. Verdu
      Pages 209-213
  5. On-line ion trap mass measurement programs

    1. G. Bollen, F. Ames, G. Audi, D. Beck, J. Dilling, O. Engels et al.
      Pages 215-222
    2. G. Savard, R. C. Barber, C. Boudreau, F. Buchinger, J. Caggiano, J. Clark et al.
      Pages 223-230
    3. Tomas Fritioff, Conny Carlberg, Guilhem Douysset, Reinhold Schuch, Ingmar Bergström
      Pages 231-244

About these proceedings


The search for examples of proton radioactivity has resulted in the discovery of a large number of proton emitters in the region 50 < Z < 84 [1]. Many of these proton emitters and their daughters are also a-emitters, and in some cases the a-decay chain from the daughter terminates on a nuclide closer to stability whose mass excess is known. This opens up the possibility of using a-and proton-decay Q-values to determine the mass excesses of a large group of nuclei connected by particle decay. The Q-values are derived from the measured kinetic energies of the emitted protons or a-particles. Where the decay chains are not connected to nuclei with known mass excesses, proton separation energies can be measured in some cases and derived in others. For the a-decay ofthe parent nucleus (Z, A) to the daughter (Z - 2, A - 4), the energy and momentum relations used to convert between Q-value, mass (M) and mass excess (ME) are: M(4He)E", (1) M(Z - 2, A - 4)Erecoil, (2) Q", E", + Erecoi\, ME(Z, A) Q", + ME(Z - 2, A - 4) + ME(4He). (3) In practice, one uses M(4He) ~ 4 and M(Z - 2, A - 4) (A - 4), so that Equation (3) becomes ME(Z, A) = E", (_A_) + ME(Z - 2, A - 4) + ME(4He). (4) A -4 Similarly, for protons, we have ME(Z, A) = Ep(_A_) +ME(Z - 1, A-I) +ME(lH).


Mass Spectrometry atomic physics atomic theory electron exotic nuclei isotope neutron nuclear physics quantum electrodynamics spectroscopy structure weak interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • David Lunney
    • 1
  • Georges Audi
    • 1
  • H.-Jürgen Kluge
    • 2
  1. 1.CSNSM-IN2P3-Université de Paris SudOrsayFrance
  2. 2.GSIDarmstadtGermany

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5825-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-1270-1
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