Characterization of a potential 4-α cluster state

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Authors

  • R. Neveling
  • K. C W Li
  • P. Adsley
  • P. Papka
  • F. D. Smit
  • J. W. Brümmer
  • F. Nemulodi
  • L. Pellegri
  • B. Rebeiro
  • J. A. Swartz
  • J. J. Van Zyl
  • S. Triambak

Colleges, School and Institutes

External organisations

  • iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences
  • Department of Physics
  • School of Physics
  • University of the Western Cape
  • KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Abstract

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.

Details

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

Conference

Conference14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015
CountryItaly
CityVarenna
Period15/06/1519/06/15