Predicting β-decay rates of radioisotopes embedded in anisotropic ECR plasmas

Mishra, B. and Galata, A. and Mengoni, A. and Naselli, E. and Pidatella, A. and Torrisi, G. and Mascali, D. (2022) Predicting β-decay rates of radioisotopes embedded in anisotropic ECR plasmas. Il nuovo cimento C, 45 (5). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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Studying in-plasma decay rates as a function of ionic charge state distribution (CSD) is the fundamental objective of the PANDORA project. To this effect, we present here two theoretical models to calculate β-decay lifetimes of radionuclide ions embedded in an energetic electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma, starting from anisotropic electron distributions. The first model —designed as separate modules to implement various atomic processes like electron-ion reactions, ion-ion charge exchange collisions and ion loss dynamics sequentially— serves as a predecessor to a more robust second model aimed at coupling ion population kinetics with complex transport phenomena in an ECR plasma. The outputs from the models —in the form of space-resolved CSD and level populations— can be fed to an appropriate code based on known theories connecting atomic level configurations to decay lifetime to calculate the position-dependent β-decay rate.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2022 12:48
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2022 12:48

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