Grund, J.*; Asai, Masato; Blaum, K.*; Block, M.*; Chenmarev, S.*; Dllmann, Ch. E.*; Eberhardt, K.*; Lohse, S.*; Nagame, Yuichiro*; Nagy, Sz.*; et al.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 972, p.164013_1 - 164013_8, 2020/08
We report on the successful coupling of the Penning-trap mass spectrometry setup TRIGA-TRAP to the research reactor TRIGA Mainz. This offers the possibility to perform direct high-precision mass measurements of short-lived nuclei produced in neutron-induced fission of a U target located near the reactor core. An aerosol-based gas-jet system is used for efficient transport of short-lived neutron-rich nuclei from the target chamber to a surface ion source. In conjunction with new ion optics and extended beam monitoring capabilities, the experimental setup has been fully commissioned. The design of the surface ion source, efficiency studies and first results are presented.
Sato, Tetsuya; Asai, Masato; Borschevsky, A.*; Beerwerth, R.*; Kaneya, Yusuke*; Makii, Hiroyuki; Mitsukai, Akina*; Nagame, Yuichiro; Osa, Akihiko; Toyoshima, Atsushi; et al.
Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(44), p.14609 - 14613, 2018/11
The first ionization potential (IP) yields information on valence electronic structure of an atom. IP values of heavy actinides beyond einsteinium (Es, Z = 99), however, have not been determined experimentally so far due to the difficulty in obtaining these elements on scales of more than one atom at a time. Recently, we successfully measured IP of lawrencium (Lr, Z = 103) using a surface ionization method. The result suggests that Lr has a loosely-bound electron in the outermost orbital. In contrast to Lr, nobelium (No, Z = 102) is expected to have the highest IP among the actinide elements owing to its full-filled 5f and the 7s orbitals. In the present study, we have successfully determined IP values of No as well as fermium (Fm, Z = 100) and mendelevium (Md, Z = 101) using the surface ionization method. The obtained results indicate that the IP value of heavy actinoids would increase monotonically with filling electrons up in the 5f orbital like heavy lanthanoids.
Gtz, M.*; Gtz, S.*; Kratz, J. V.*; Dllmann, Ch. E.*; Mokry, Ch.*; Runke, J.*; Thrle-Pospiech, P.*; Wiehl, N.*; Schdel, M.; Ballof, J.*; et al.
Nuclear Physics A, 961, p.1 - 21, 2017/05
The kinematics of multi-nucleon transfer reactions in the Ca + Cm collisions were investigated using a stacked-foil technique and radiochemical separations. In previous studies, isotopic distributions of the products of below-target isotopes were found to be broader than those of above-target isotopes, which had been interpreted as larger contributions of strongly dumped collisions in the productions of below-target isotopes than above-target ones. However, in the present study, the average total kinetic energy loss (TKEL), and thus, the average excitation energies were determined for both below-target and above-target isotopes, and they were found to be similar. This contradicts the previous interpretation, and thus, a new interpretation has been proposed; highly excited above-target products are lost by fission.
Strub, E.*; Brchle, W.*; Eichler, R.*; Gggeler, H. W.*; Glatz, J. P.*; Grund, A.*; Grtner, M.*; Jger, E.*; Jost, D.*; Kirbach, U.*; et al.
1st International Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of the Transactinide Elements; Extended Abstracts, 4 Pages, 1999/00
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Sato, Tetsuya; Kaneya, Yusuke*; Asai, Masato; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Mitsukai, Akina*; Osa, Akihiko; Makii, Hiroyuki; Nishio, Katsuhisa; Hirose, Kentaro; et al.
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The ground state electronic configuration of lawrencium (Lr, Z =103) is predicted to be [Rn], which is different from that of the lanthanide homolog Lu [Xe] due to strong relativistic effects. According to semi-empirical considerations, volatility of Lr is expected to be higher than that of Lu. We have investigated adsorption behavior of Lr, which was produced in the reaction of Cf(B, 4n), on a tantalum (Ta) metal surface using a surface ion-source installed into the isotope separator on-line (ISOL) at the JAEA tandem accelerator facility. The observed adsorption behavior of Lr was similar to those of Tb and Lu which have relatively higher adsorption enthalpy on Ta surface. It implies that Lr would have low volatility like such as Lu and Tb.
Kaneya, Yusuke*; Tomitsuka, Tomohiro; Sato, Tetsuya; Asai, Masato; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Mitsukai, Akina; Makii, Hiroyuki; Hirose, Kentaro; Osa, Akihiko; et al.
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Kaneya, Yusuke*; Asai, Masato; Sato, Tetsuya; Tomitsuka, Tomohiro; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Mitsukai, Akina; Makii, Hiroyuki; Hirose, Kentaro; Osa, Akihiko; et al.
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To study the influence of the valence 7p electronic orbital on chemical properties of lawrencium, a measurement of the adsorption enthalpy of lawrencium was carried out. A new method using a surface ionization technique coupled to an on-line isotope separator was developed, which enabled one to measure temperature dependence of lawrencium surface adsorption on a metallic tantalum surface at high temperature up to 2800 K. The temperature dependences of adsorption of lawrencium as well as various lanthanide elements were investigated with this method, and the adsorption enthalpy of lawrencium was successfully extracted.