Description of alpha decay and cluster radioactivity in the dinuclear system model

S. N. Kuklin, G. G. Adamian, N. V. Antonenko

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A unified description of cluster radioactivity and α-decay of cold nuclei in the dinuclear system model is proposed. Quantum dynamical fluctuations along the charge (mass) asymmetry coordinate determine the spectroscopic factor, and tunneling along the relative distance coordinate determines the penetrability of the barrier of the nucleus–nucleus interaction potential. A new method for calculating the spectroscopic factor is proposed. The hindrance factors for the orbital angular momentum transfer are studied. A potential reason for the half-life to deviate from the Geiger–Nuttall law in α-decays of neutron-deficient nuclei 194, 196Rn is found. The fine structure of α-decays of U and Th isotopes is predicted and characterized. The model is used to describe α-decays from the rotational band of even–even nuclei. The known half-lives in the regions of “lead” and “tin” radioactivities are reproduced well, and the most probable cluster yields are predicted. The cluster decay of excited nuclei is discussed. The relation of cluster radioactivity to spontaneous fission and highly deformed nuclear states is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-235
Number of pages30
JournalPhysics of Particles and Nuclei
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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