# $β$-Decay Half-Life of the $rp$-Process Waiting Point Nuclide $^{84}$Mo - Nuclear Experiment

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Abstract: A half-life of 2.2 $\pm$ 0.2 s has been deduced for the ground-state $\beta$decay of $^{84}$Mo, more than 1$\sigma$ shorter than the previously adoptedvalue. $^{84}$Mo is an even-even N = Z nucleus lying on the proton dripline,created during explosive hydrogen burning in Type I X-ray bursts in the rapidproton capture $rp$ process. The effect of the measured half-life on$rp$-process reaction flow is explored. Implications on theoretical treatmentsof nuclear deformation in $^{84}$Mo are also discussed.

Author: J. B. Stoker, P. F. Mantica, D. Bazin, A. Becerril, J. S. Berryman, H. L. Crawford, A. Estrade, C. J. Guess, G. W. Hitt, G. Lorus

Source: https://arxiv.org/