We obtained the spectrum of probability of the bremsstrahlung emission accompanying the α-decay of 226Ra (Eα = 4.8 MeV) by measuring the α-γ coincidences and using the model presented in our previous study on the α-decay of 214Po (E α = 7.7 MeV). We compare the experimental data with the quantum mechanical calculation and find a good agreement between theory and experiment. We discuss the differences between the photon spectra connected with the α-decay of the 226Ra and 214Po nuclei. For the two mentioned nuclei, we analyze the bremsstrahlung emission contributions from the tunneling and external regions of the nucleus barrier into the total spectrum, and we find the destructive interference between these contributions. We also find that the emission of photons during tunneling of the α-particle gives an important contribution to the bremsstrahlung spectrum in the whole E γ energy range of the studied 226Ra nucleus.

Bremsstrahlung emission during alpha-decay of 226Ra

GIARDINA, Giorgio 42;FAZIO, Giovanni;MANDAGLIO, GIUSEPPE;MANGANARO, MARINA;SACCA', Carmelo
2008-01-01

Abstract

We obtained the spectrum of probability of the bremsstrahlung emission accompanying the α-decay of 226Ra (Eα = 4.8 MeV) by measuring the α-γ coincidences and using the model presented in our previous study on the α-decay of 214Po (E α = 7.7 MeV). We compare the experimental data with the quantum mechanical calculation and find a good agreement between theory and experiment. We discuss the differences between the photon spectra connected with the α-decay of the 226Ra and 214Po nuclei. For the two mentioned nuclei, we analyze the bremsstrahlung emission contributions from the tunneling and external regions of the nucleus barrier into the total spectrum, and we find the destructive interference between these contributions. We also find that the emission of photons during tunneling of the α-particle gives an important contribution to the bremsstrahlung spectrum in the whole E γ energy range of the studied 226Ra nucleus.
2008
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