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Breakup reaction study of the Brunnian nucleus (10)C

Curtis, N, Achouri, NL, Ashwood, NI, Bohlen, HG, Catford, WN, Clarke, NM, Freer, M, Haigh, PJ, Laurent, B, Orr, NA, Patterson, NP, Soic, N, Thomas, JS and Ziman, V (2008) Breakup reaction study of the Brunnian nucleus (10)C PHYSICAL REVIEW C, 77 (2). ? - ?. ISSN 0556-2813


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The structure and 2 alpha+2p breakup of C-10, the only known Brunnian nucleus, has been studied at 33.3 MeV/nucleon. The breakup kinematics were used to reconstruct the C-10 -> B-9 +p,B-9 -> Be-8 +p,Be-8 ->alpha+alpha and C-10 -> Be-6 +alpha,Be-6 -> Li-5 +p,Li-5 ->alpha+p decay paths. Proton emission was seen to be favored. The decay of excited states at E-x=4.20,5.31, and 6.74 MeV was observed. The previously unobserved state at 4.20 MeV may correspond to a J(pi)=0(+)alpha+2p+alpha cluster structure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science & Technology, Physical Sciences, Physics, Nuclear, Physics, B-10
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:06
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:26

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