Alpha cluster structure in 56Ni

H. Akimune, M. Fujiwara, J. Gibelin, M. N. Harakeh, L. Achouri, S. Bagchi, B. Bastin, K. Boretzky, H. Bouzomita, L. Caceres, S. Damoy, F. Delaunay, B. Fernández-Domínguez, M. Caamano, U. Garg, G. F. Grinyer, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, O. Kamalou, E. Khan, A. KrasznahorkayG. Lhoutellier, S. Lukyanov, K. Mazurek, M. Najafi, J. Pancin, Y. Penionzkhevich, L. Perrot, R. Raabe, C. E. Rigollet, T. Roger, S. Sambi, H. Savajols, M. Senoville, C. Stodel, L. Suen, J. C. Thomas, J. Van De Walle, M. Vandebrouck

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The inelastic α-scattering experiment on 56Ni in inverse kinematics was performed at an incident energy of 50 MeV/u at GANIL. A very high multiplicity for α-particle emission was observed with our phase-space limited experimental set-up. The maximum observed multiplicity, which cannot be explained by means of the statistical decay model, amounted to seven. The ideal classical gas model at kT = 3 MeV fairly well reproduced the experimental momentum distribution and multiplicity of alpha particles. This result strongly suggests that an alpha-gas state in 56Ni may be excited via inelastic alpha scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012010
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013
Event10th International Conference on Clustering Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, CLUSTER 2012 - Debrecen, Hungary
Duration: Sep 24 2012Sep 28 2012


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Akimune, H., Fujiwara, M., Gibelin, J., Harakeh, M. N., Achouri, L., Bagchi, S., Bastin, B., Boretzky, K., Bouzomita, H., Caceres, L., Damoy, S., Delaunay, F., Fernández-Domínguez, B., Caamano, M., Garg, U., Grinyer, G. F., Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N., Kamalou, O., Khan, E., ... Vandebrouck, M. (2013). Alpha cluster structure in 56Ni. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 436(1), [012010].