Study of excited states of 31S through beta‐decay of 31Cl for nucleosynthesis in ONe novae Conference Paper uri icon


  • We have produced an intense and pure beam of 31Cl with the MARS Separator at the Texas A&M University and studied β-decay of 31Cl by implanting the beam into a novel detector setup, capable of measuring β-delayed protons and γ-rays simultaneously. From our data, we have established decay scheme of 31Cl, found resonance energies with 1 keV precision, have measured its half-life with under 1% accuracy, found its Isobar Analog State decay and by using the IMME obtained an improved mass excess for its ground state. In this contribution, a description of the used method along with selected preliminary experimental results are given and their relevance for novae nucleosynthesis discussed. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Saastamoinen, A., Trache, L., Banu, A., Bentley, M. A., Davinson, T., Hardy, J. C., ... Blank, B.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011 11:11 AM


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