Eur. Phys. J. A 14, 137-146 (2002)
High-resolution in-beam particle spectroscopy -New results on prompt proton emission fromD. Rudolph1, D.G. Sarantites2, C. Andreoiu1, C. Fahlander1, D.P. Balamuth3, R.J. Charity2, M. Devlin2, J. Eberth4, A. Galindo-Uribarri5, P.A. Hausladen3, D. Seweryniak6, L.G. Sobotka2 and Th. Steinhardt4
1 Department of Physics, Lund University, S-22100 Lund, Sweden
2 Chemistry Department, Washington University, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
3 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
4 Institut für Kernphysik, Universität zu Köln, D-50937 Köln, Germany
5 Physics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
6 Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
(Received: 11 March 2002 / Revised version: 4 April 2002 Communicated by D. Schwalm)
Prompt proton decay lines in 58Cu have been studied by means of high-resolution in-beam particle- coincidence spectroscopy using the GAMMASPHERE Ge-detector array in conjunction with a dedicated set of ancillary detectors including four - E silicon-strip telescopes. High-spin states in 58Cu have been populated via the heavy-ion fusion-evaporation reaction at 148 MeV beam energy. The full-width at half maximum for the proton peak could be reduced significantly compared to earlier experiments. The results indicate that only one prompt proton decay branch exists in the decay-out of the well-deformed band of 58Cu.
23.20.Lv - Gamma transitions and level energies.
23.50.+z - Decay by proton emission.
27.40.+z - .
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