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Alpha Decay Half Lives of Heavy Elements

S. Sudharthini, P. Selvarajan, G.P. Sankar Ganesh



Alpha decay is an atomic decay process where changes to another component by shooting out a molecule made out of two protons and two neutrons. This shot out molecule is known as an alpha molecule and is just a helium core. Alpha particles have a moderately huge mass and a positive charge. These huge mass methods alpha particles cannot go exceptionally far through the air, or get profound into a strong. Alpha particles only affect surfaces, so alpha decay is rarely used in external medical radiation therapy. Decay the values of -decay half-life of some heavy elements have been found out. Here even-even nuclei, odd-odd nuclei and even-odd nuclei have been considered. Various approaches such as different approaches like Viola-Seaborg-Sobiczewski approach, Royer’s approach and Parkhomenko-Sobiczesski approach were followed to calculate -decay half-life of different nuclei and the results are discussed in this paper.

Keywords: Alfa-decay half-life; heavy elements; Q values

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U. Rajesh Kannan, P. Selvarajan, G.P. Sankar Ganesh. Alpha Decay Half Lives of Heavy Elements. Journal of Nuclear Engineering & Technology. 2019; 9(2): 1–7p.

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