The structure of Po208 populated through the EC/β+ decay of At208 is investigated using γ-ray spectroscopy at the ISOLDE Decay Station. The presented level scheme contains 27 new excited states and 43 new transitions, as well as a further 50 previously observed γ rays which have been (re)assigned a position. The level scheme is compared to shell model calculations. Through this analysis approximately half of the β-decay strength of At208 is found to proceed via allowed decay and half via first-forbidden decay. The first-forbidden transitions predominantly populate core excited states at high excitation energies, which is qualitatively understood using shell model considerations. This mass region provides an excellent testing ground for the competition between allowed and first-forbidden β-decay calculations, important for the detailed understanding of the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.

Competition between allowed and first-forbidden β decays of 208At and expansion of the 208Po level scheme / M. Brunet, Z. Podolyák, T.A. Berry, B.A. Brown, R.J. Carroll, R. Lica, C. Sotty, A.N. Andreyev, M.J.G. Borge, J.G. Cubiss, L.M. Fraile, H.O.U. Fynbo, E. Gamba, P. Greenlees, L.J. Harkness-Brennan, M. Huyse, D.S. Judson, J. Konki, J. Kurcewicz, I. Lazarus, M. Madurga, N. Marginean, R. Marginean, I. Marroquin, C. Mihai, E. Nácher, A. Negret, S. Pascu, R.D. Page, A. Perea, J. Phrompao, M. Piersa, V. Pucknell, P. Rahkila, E. Rapisarda, P.H. Regan, F. Rotaru, M. Rudigier, C.M. Shand, R. Shearman, E.C. Simpson, T. Stora, O. Tengblad, P. Van Duppen, V. Vedia, S. Vinals, R. Wadsworth, N. Warr, H. De Witte. - In: PHYSICAL REVIEW C. - ISSN 2469-9985. - 103:5(2021), pp. 054327.1-054327.13. [10.1103/PhysRevC.103.054327]

Competition between allowed and first-forbidden β decays of 208At and expansion of the 208Po level scheme

E. Gamba;
2021

Abstract

The structure of Po208 populated through the EC/β+ decay of At208 is investigated using γ-ray spectroscopy at the ISOLDE Decay Station. The presented level scheme contains 27 new excited states and 43 new transitions, as well as a further 50 previously observed γ rays which have been (re)assigned a position. The level scheme is compared to shell model calculations. Through this analysis approximately half of the β-decay strength of At208 is found to proceed via allowed decay and half via first-forbidden decay. The first-forbidden transitions predominantly populate core excited states at high excitation energies, which is qualitatively understood using shell model considerations. This mass region provides an excellent testing ground for the competition between allowed and first-forbidden β-decay calculations, important for the detailed understanding of the nucleosynthesis of heavy elements.
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