Recently, we observed anomalous internal pair creation for the M1 transition depopulating the 18.15 MeV isoscalar 1+ state in 8Be. We observed a significant (σ = 7.37) peak-like deviation from the predicted angular correlation of the e+ e pairs at θ = 140°. To the best of our knowledge no nuclear physics related description of such deviation can be made. However, the deviation can be described by assuming the creation and subsequent decay of a boson with mass of ≈17 MeV. In order to clarify the interpretation, we re-investigated the 8Be anomaly with an improved, and independent setup. We have confirmed the signal of the assumed X(17) particle and constrained its mass (m 0 c 2 = 17.01(16) MeV) and branching ratio compared to the γ-decay (B x = 6(1) × 10-6).
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 19 2018|
|Event||Conference on Neutrino and Nuclear Physics 2017, CNNP 2017 - Catania, Italy|
Duration: Oct 15 2017 → Oct 21 2017
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)