Characterization of a potential 4-α cluster state

R. Neveling, K. C W Li, P. Adsley, P. Papka, F. D. Smit, J. W. Brümmer, M. Freer, Tzanka Kokalova Wheldon, F. Nemulodi, L. Pellegri, B. Rebeiro, J. A. Swartz, J. J. Van Zyl, S. Triambak, C. Wheldon

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The reaction 16O(α,α′) was studied at 0° at an incident energy of Elab = 200 MeV using the K600 magnetic spectrometer at iThemba LABS. Proton and α-decay from the natural parity states were observed in a large-acceptance silicon-strip detector array at backward angles. The coincident charged particle measurements were used to characterize the decay path of the 06 + state in 16O located at Ex = 15.097 MeV. This state is identified by several theoretical cluster calculations to be a good candidate for the 4-α cluster state. Preliminary results indicate the possibility that the 06 + statein 16O is contaminated by the presence of an unresolved state that does not have a 0+ character.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789290834182
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015 - Varenna, Italy
Duration: 15 Jun 201519 Jun 2015


Conference14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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