Three-alpha structures in 12C

R. Pichler, H. Oberhummer, Attila Csótó, S. A. Moszkowski

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We search for three-alpha resonances in 12C by using the complex scaling method in a microscopic cluster model. All experimentally known low-lying natural-parity states of 12C are localized. For the first time we unambiguously show in a microscopic model that the 0+2 state in 12C, which plays an important role in stellar nucleosynthesis, is a genuine three-alpha resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-64
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - May 26 1997


  • C states
  • Cluster model
  • Few-body dynamics
  • Three-alpha model
  • Three-body resonances

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Pichler, R., Oberhummer, H., Csótó, A., & Moszkowski, S. A. (1997). Three-alpha structures in 12C. Nuclear Physics A, 618(1-2), 55-64.