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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 12, 1-4 (2001)

Short Note

New $\beta$-delayed proton precursor 149Yb near the proton drip line

S.-W. Xu, Z.-K. Li, Y.-X. Xie, X.-D. Wang, B. Guo, C.-G. Leng and Y. Yu

Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, PRC


(Received: 14 March 2001 / Revised version: 3 September 2001 Communicated by J. Äystö )

The $\beta$-delayed proton precursor 149Yb was synthesized in the reaction 112Sn(40Ca, 3n) and identified by using a proton-gamma coincidence measurements in combination with a helium-jet fast tape transport system. Its $\beta$-delayed proton spectrum was observed. The half-life of 149Yb was determined to be $0.7 \pm 0.2$ s. The 253, 101, and 365 keV $\gamma $ transitions in 147Dy, following $\beta$-delayed proton emission of 148Ho decay, were reported for the first time.

23.40.-s - Beta decay; double beta decay; electron and muon capture.
21.10.Tg - Lifetimes.
27.60.+j - $90 \leq A \leq 149$ .

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