New isotope 233Am

M. Sakama, K. Tsukada, M. Asai, S. Ichikawa, H. Haba, S. Goto, Y. Oura, I. Nishinaka, Y. Nagame, M. Shibata, Y. Kojima, K. Kawade, M. Ebihara, H. Nakahara

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Abstract

The new neutron-deficient americium isotope 233Am produced via the 233U(6Li, 6n) reaction has been identified using the JAERI on-line isotope separator (JAERI-ISOL) coupled to a gas-jet transport system. The α-decay of 233Am and its subsequent α-decay chain have been observed in the mass-233 fraction. The half-life and α-particle energy of 233Am have been determined to be 3.2 ± 0.8 min and 6780 ± 17 keV, respectively. From these results and a deduced α-decay branching ratio, the observed α-decay is regarded as a favored transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-305
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Sakama, M., Tsukada, K., Asai, M., Ichikawa, S., Haba, H., Goto, S., Oura, Y., Nishinaka, I., Nagame, Y., Shibata, M., Kojima, Y., Kawade, K., Ebihara, M., & Nakahara, H. (2000). New isotope 233Am. European Physical Journal A, 9(3), 303-305. https://doi.org/10.1007/s100500070013