Measurement of the structure of potential cluster bands and absolute branching ratios of high-energy states in 18O*

Stuart Pirrie, Carl Wheldon, Tz Kokalova, Jack Bishop, Ralf Hertenberger, Hans-Friedrich Wirth, Sam Bailey, Neil Curtis, D. Dell'Aquila, Th. Faestermann, D. Mengoni, Robin Smith, Domenico Torresi, Anthony Turner

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Abstract

The investigation of nuclei with potential α-cluster structure is of great importance to the understanding of nuclear structure, both in the testing of theoretical models and for the study of the synthesis of elements in stars. The 18O nucleus is an excellent candidate to test for such a system, and an experiment has been performed in order to determine the validity of proposed cluster bands in 18O, by measuring absolute branching ratios for high-energy excited states. In order to accurately measure these branching ratios, Monte-Carlo techniques have been employed allowing for the precision reproduction of data gathered throughout the experiment. An in-depth description of the considerations required when simulated data for these experiments and comparisons between features in real and simulated data are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012155
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume1643
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2020
Event27th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2019) - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 29 Jul 20192 Aug 2019
Conference number: 27th

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