Excited states of 12C above the alpha-decay threshold

Martin Freer, S Almaraz-Calderon, A Aprahamian, Nicholas Ashwood, Matthew Barr, B Bucher, P Copp, M Couder, Neil Curtis, X Fang, F Jung, S Lesher, W Lu, Jonathan Malcolm, A Roberts, WP Tan, Carl Wheldon, VA Ziman

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The excitation energy spectrum of 12C is important for both structural and astrophysical reasons; here we present evidence for a new state in 12C. The two reactions 12C(4He, 4He+4He+4He)4He and 9Be(4He,4He+4He+4He)n were measured using an array of four double sided strip detectors. Excited states in 12C were reconstructed filtered by the condition that the alpha-decay proceeded via the 8Be ground-state. In both measurements evidence was found for a new state at 13.3(0.2) MeV with a width 1.7(0.2) MeV. Angular correlation measurements from the 12C(4He, 4He+4He+4He)4He reaction indicates that the state may have Jpi =4+. © Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012036
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2011


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