The alpha decay of a deformed odd-mass nucleus, , is treated by the use of numerical integration on an IBM-650 computer. The results of this treatment are compared with the theory of Bohr, Fröman, and Mottelson.
Approximate analytic methods are developed for predicting the intensities of the higher members of the ground rotational band.
A comparison is made between the numerical integration and the experiments of Roberts, Dabbs, and Parker, in which they examine the angular distribution of alpha particles from aligned nuclei.
The results of the numerical integration of are presented in matrices analogous to those of Fröman, and numerical values of the functions are given for selected values of .
- Received 9 April 1959
- Published in the issue dated September 1959
© 1959 The American Physical Society