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Nov 21

Discovery of Mg-40, Al-42, and Al-43


Baumann et al. have recently reported the discovery of three new isotopes 40Mg, 42Al, and 43Al. The discovery is notable for producing an isotope that neither the finite range droplet model (FRDM) nor the Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov (HFB-8) predicted should be bound. Of the 3 isotopes, the discovery of 42Al is an unexpected surprise and thusly the …

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