Signatures for Multi-alpha-Condensed States

Tzanka Kokalova, N Itagaki, W von Oertzen, Carl Wheldon

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An experimental way of testing Bose-Einstein condensation of alpha clusters in the atomic nucleus is reported. The enhancement of cluster emission and the multiplicity partition of possible emitted clusters could be direct signatures for the condensed states. The barrier for the emission of clusters, such as (8)Be and (12)C(O(+)(2)), is calculated and compared with the barrier for the sequential emission of 2 or 3alpha particles from the compound nucleus. For the calculations, a simple approach using a folded Woods-Saxon potential is used.
Original languageEnglish
Article number192502
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number19
Early online date1 May 2006
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006


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