2023 Impact factor 2.6
Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 13, 135-141 (2002)

Synthesis and decay properties of superheavy atoms in nuclear reactions induced by stable and radioactive ion beams

Yu. Oganessian

Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions Joint Institute for Nuclear Research 141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russian Federation


(Received: 1 May 2001)

This talk consists of two parts. The first one presents the results of investigations performed in 1998-2000 in Dubna on the synthesis of superheavy nuclei in reactions induced by $\chem{^{48}Ca}$ ions. The radioactive decay properties of the nuclei, indicating a considerable increase in the $\alpha $-decay and spontaneous fission half-lives of the isotopes of elements 110-116 when approaching the closed neutron shell at N = 184, are given. In the second part the possible ways of advancing into the region of more neutron-rich nuclei, using stable and radioactive ion beams, are discussed. Since so far no intense radioactive ion beams are available, some experiments with stable beams are considered as a test for the suggested ideas.

25.70.Jj - Fusion and fusion-fission reactions.
25.70.Gh - Compound nucleus.
25.85.Ca - Spontaneous fission.
23.60.+e - Alpha decay.

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