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Author Laue, C. A. ♦ Gregorich, K. E. ♦ Sudowe, R. ♦ Hendricks, M. B. ♦ Adams, J. L. ♦ Lane, M. R. ♦ Lee, D. M. ♦ McGrath, C. A. ♦ Shaughnessy, D. A. ♦ Strellis, D. A. ♦ Sylwester, E. R. ♦ Wilk, P. A. ♦ Hoffman, D. C.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword PHYSICS ♦ PLUTONIUM ISOTOPES ♦ PLUTONIUM 231 ♦ TRITON REACTIONS ♦ URANIUM 233 ♦ NEUTRONS ♦ ALPHA DECAY ♦ ELECTRON CAPTURE ♦ HALF-LIFE
Abstract The new plutonium isotope, {sup 231}Pu, was produced by the {sup 233}U({sup 3}He,5n){sup 231}Pu reaction. After chemical separation, the {sup 231}Pu decay modes were studied using {alpha}-spectrometry. The isotope, {sup 231}Pu, was unequivocally identified by the {alpha}-decay of the chain members from its {alpha}- and electron-capture daughters using the {alpha}-{alpha}-correlation technique. The half-life of {sup 231}Pu was determined to be (8.6{plus_minus}0.5) min. An {alpha}-group with an energy of (6.72{plus_minus}0.03) MeV was assigned to {sup 231}Pu. {copyright} {ital 1999} {ital The American Physical Society}
ISSN 05562813
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-06-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Physical Review, C
Volume Number 59
Issue Number 6


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