A novel approach to the systematization of alpha-decaying nuclei, based on shell structures

Yarman T., ZAİM N., Susam L., Kholmetskii A., ARIK M., ALTINTAŞ A. A., ...More

EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL A, vol.52, no.5, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16140-0
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We provide a novel systematization of alpha-decaying nuclei, starting with the classically adopted mechanism. The decay half-life of an alpha-disintegrating nucleus is framed, supposing that i) the alpha-particle is born inside the parent, then ii) it keeps on hitting the barrier, while it runs back and forth inside the parent, and hitting each time the barrier, and iii) it finally tunnels through the barrier. One can, knowing the decay half-life, consider the probability that the alpha-particle is born within the parent, before it is emitted, as a parameter. Under all circumstances, the decay appears to be governed by the shell structure of the given nucleus. Our approach well allows to incorporate (not only even-even nuclei, but) all nuclei, decaying via throwing an alpha particle. Though herein, we limit ourselves with just even-even nuclei, in the aim of comparing our results with the existing Geiger-Nuttal results.