Experimental investigation of 6Be cluster decay

P. Papka, F. Nemulodi, R. A. Bark, N. Y. Kheswa, E. A. Lawrie, J. J. Lawrie, E. O. Lieder, R. M. Lieder, T. E. Madiba, S. M. Mullins, R. T. Newman, T. T. Ibrahim, O. Shirinda, T. D. Singo, R. Álvarez-Rodríguez, J. Gál, G. Kalinka, J. MolnÁr, B. M. NyakÓ, J. TimÁrS. P. Fox

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A complete kinematics measurement was performed using the 6Li(3He,t) charge exchange reaction to populate 6Be at Elab = 50 MeV. Decay mode of the ground and first excited states were studied through the analysis of the energy and angular distributions of the break-up particles in the 6Be center of mass frame. Two-body decay is observed above the first excited state but not firmly assigned to a 6Be resonant state. Experimental challenges regarding the identification of true 6Be events in the excitation energy region 5 < Ex < 20 MeV are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1037
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Papka, P., Nemulodi, F., Bark, R. A., Kheswa, N. Y., Lawrie, E. A., Lawrie, J. J., Lieder, E. O., Lieder, R. M., Madiba, T. E., Mullins, S. M., Newman, R. T., Ibrahim, T. T., Shirinda, O., Singo, T. D., Álvarez-Rodríguez, R., Gál, J., Kalinka, G., MolnÁr, J., NyakÓ, B. M., ... Fox, S. P. (2011). Experimental investigation of 6Be cluster decay. International Journal of Modern Physics E, 20(4), 1034-1037. https://doi.org/10.1142/S0218301311019210