Time Scale for Proton Emission from Highly Excited Projectiles
Highly fragmented exit channels produced by the decay of excited 24Mg projectiles were detected. The longitudinal velocity spectra of protons and alpha particles from such channels are offset. This offset is consistent with post-breakup Coulomb accelerations from the 197Au target nuclei implying that the protons were emitted within 3 X 10−22 s after the target-projectile separation.
Repository citation: Charity, R. J.; Sobotka, L. G.; Van Buren, G.; Tibbals, F. A.; Barreto, J.; Bowman, D. R.; Chartier, M.; Dinius, J.; Fox, D.; Gelbke, C. K.; Handzy, D. O.; Hsi, W. C.; Hua, P. F.; Kirov, A. S.; Lisa, M. A.; Lynch, W. G.; Peaslee, Graham F.; Phair, L.; Sarantites, D. G.; Schwarz, C.; de Souza, R. T.; Tsang, M. B.; and Williams, C., "Time Scale for Proton Emission from Highly Excited Projectiles" (1994). Faculty Publications. Paper 1166.
Published in: Physics Letters B, Volume 323, Issue 2, March 10, 1994, pages 113-117. Copyright © 1994 Elsevier.