Half-lives of Ne18 and F20

D. E. Alburger, F. P. Calaprice

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The half-lives of Ne18 and F20 have been measured by multiscaling β rays detected in a plastic scintillator. Ne18 was formed in the O16(He3, n)Ne18 reaction at EHe3=5.7 MeV using a Ta2 O516 target depleted in O17 and O18. F20 was produced in the F19(d, p)F20 reaction with 2.0-MeV deuterons on a BaF2 target. Half-life values of 1.669±0.004 sec for Ne18 and 10.996±0.020 sec for F20 were obtained. Using the present and other recent results the A=18 β decay mirror asymmetry is found to be -0.86±0.80%. RADIOACTIVITY Ne18, F20: measured T12; deduced β decay mirror asymmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1690-1691
Number of pages2
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Alburger, D. E., & Calaprice, F. P. (1975). Half-lives of Ne18 and F20. Physical Review C, 12(5), 1690-1691. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.12.1690