COHERENT DESCRIPTION FOR HITHERTO UNEXPLAINED RADIOACTIVITIES BY SUPER- AND HYPERDEFORMED ISOMERIC STATES

A. MARINOV, S. GELBERG, D. KOLB, R. BRANDT, A. PAPE
2003 International Journal of Modern Physics E  
Recently long-lived high spin super- and hyperdeformed isomeric states with unusual radioactive decay properties have been discovered. Based on these newly observed modes of radioactive decay, consistent interpretations are suggested for previously unexplained phenomena seen in nature. These are the Po halos, the low-energy enhanced 4.5 MeV alpha-particle group proposed to be due to an isotope of a superheavy element with Z = 108, and the giant halos.
doi:10.1142/s0218301303001466 fatcat:b6rgjzajnranvh7kww2ylt73pi