Carbon-10 and Mass Measurements for Light Nuclei Academic Article uri icon


  • The mass excess of C10 and the excitation energy of its first excited state have been measured using the B10(He3, t)C10 reaction. The results confirm one of three earlier measurements which gave the mass excess as 15.70250.0018 MeV, and an average of all relevant measurements for the energy of the first excited state yields 3.3440.008 MeV. These values differ significantly from those previously accepted, and since they provided energy calibrations for measurements on a number of light nuclei, appropriately revised results are quoted for the mass excess of Ca37, as well as for the energies of the second excited state in B8 and T=32 states in Be7, Na21, and K37. 1968 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review

author list (cited authors)

  • Brunnader, H., Hardy, J. C., & Cerny, J.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Brunnader, H||Hardy, JC||Cerny, Joseph

publication date

  • October 1968