13-17 June 2022
Berkeley, CA
US/Pacific timezone

New experimental decay information of $\beta$-delayed neutron emitters for very exotic neutron-rich nuclei in the north-east of double magic $^{78}$Ni region

16 Jun 2022, 15:50
Berkeley, CA

Berkeley, CA

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Oral Oral Presentations NS2022 Plenary


Dr Roger Caballero-Folch (TRIUMF)


New experimental $\beta$-decay half-lives, $\beta$-delayed neutron emission probabilities (P$_{xn}$), and $\gamma$ ray for neutron-rich nuclei in the $A\approx$90-100 region are of interest for nuclear structure, industrial applications, and astrophysics. The scarce experimental data in very the neutron-rich regions involved in the $r$-process nucleosynthesis is the main source of uncertainty of the astrophysical models to better understand the observed abundance distribution, since they rely heavily on theoretical data for yet unmeasured nuclei. The neutrons released during the decays of $\beta$-delayed neutron emitters in these regions play an important role in late phases of the $r$-process during the freeze-out by shifting decaying material to different mass chains and providing additional neutrons for further capture reactions.

Since 2016, the BRIKEN collaboration has investigated several neutron-rich regions between $A$=70 and $A$=200 with the aim of determining properties of hundreds of isotopes with unknown or incomplete decay information that were not accessible before. The experimental setup at the fragmentation RIB facility of RIKEN in Japan consisted of a DSSDs array to register the implanted ions and $\beta$-decays, and the BRIKEN neutron counter, which also included two HPGe clover-type $\gamma$-ray detectors for high resolution spectroscopy.

In this contribution, I will report the $\beta$-decay half-lives, P$_xn$ values, and preliminary $\gamma$ information of neutron-rich Ge, As, Se, and Br nuclei around mass A$\approx$90, north-east of the doubly-magic $^{78}$Ni.The implications of the results in theoretical models and astrophysical simulations will also be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Roger Caballero-Folch (TRIUMF)


Dr Alvaro Tolosa-Delgado (IFIC-CSIC, València, Spain and University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) Dr José Luís Taín (IFIC-CSIC, València, Spain) Dr Chris Griffin (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada) Mrs Grace Carpenter (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada) Mrs Sophia Devinyak (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada) Mr Lewis Sexton (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada) Mrs Katelyn Watts (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada) Dr Iris Dillmann (TRIUMF, Vancouver, BC, Canada) Mr Jorge Agramunt (IFIC-CSIC, València, Spain) Mr Max Pallàs (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) Dr Ariel Tarifeño-Saldivia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain) Dr Robert K. Grzywacz (University of Tennessee, USA) Dr Krzysztof Rykaczewski (Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, USA) Dr Shunji Nishimura (RIKEN Nishina Center, Saitama, Japan) BRIKEN collaboration

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