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Sensitivity of alpha-decay to the real alpha-nucleus potential

  • Daphne F. Jackson
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 89)

Abstract

The information which can be obtained from studies of low energy alpha-particle scattering from heavy nuclei and from alpha-decay is discussed. The sensitivity of calculated widths and lifetimes for alpha-decay to the real nuclear potential is examined in detail using a formalism based on the unified theory of nuclear reactions. It is shown that a combined study of alpha-decay and alpha-particle scattering at energies near the Coulomb barrier should give a very precise determination of the barrier height and radius, although there is a more uniquely defined separation distance some way beyond the barrier.

Keywords

Coulomb Barrier Residual Nucleus Superheavy Nucleus Imaginary Potential Phenomenological Potential 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daphne F. Jackson
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SurreyGuildfordU.K.

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