Possible hyperdeformed band in Ar36 observed in C12+Mg24 elastic scattering

Wagner Sciani, Yul Otani, Alinka Lépine-Szily, Elisangela A. Benjamim, Luiz Carlos Chamon, Rubens Lichtenthäler Filho, Judit Darai, József Cseh

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Fifteen strongly oscillating angular distributions of the elastic scattering of C12+Mg24 at energies around the Coulomb barrier (Ec.m.=10.67-16.00MeV) are reproduced by adding five Breit-Wigner resonance terms to the l=2,4,6,7, and 8 elastic S matrix. The nonresonant, background elastic scattering S matrix Sl0 is calculated using the São Paulo potential. The J=2,4,6,7, and 8 molecular resonances fit well into a rotational molecular band, together with other higher lying resonances observed in the O16+Ne20 elastic scattering. We propose that the presently observed, largely deformed molecular band corresponds to the hyperdeformed band, which has been found previously in α-cluster calculations, as well as in a new Nilsson model calculation. Systematic study of its possible clusterizations predicts the preference of the C12+Mg24 and O16+Ne20 molecular structure, in accordance with our present results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034319
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - szept. 24 2009


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Sciani, W., Otani, Y., Lépine-Szily, A., Benjamim, E. A., Chamon, L. C., Filho, R. L., Darai, J., & Cseh, J. (2009). Possible hyperdeformed band in Ar36 observed in C12+Mg24 elastic scattering. Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics, 80(3), [034319]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.80.034319