Energy correlations between gamma -ray transitions and the prompt proton de
cay line in Cu-58 were studied by means of the fusion-evaporation reaction
Ca-40(Mg-24,1 alpha 1p1n) using the EUROBALL spectrometer coupled to ancill
ary detector devices. A lifetime of 0.06 < tau < 0.58 ps for the 8915 keV p
roton-decaying state in Cu-58 is deduced. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. Al
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