Gamow-Teller strength of Mg26 Academic Article uri icon


  • We have measured cross sections for (d,2He)-induced reactions on 26Mg at an energy of Ed=125.2 MeV. The measured Gamow-Teller strength is significantly smaller than that inferred from (p,n) reactions. We demonstrate that β+ Gamow-Teller strengths for T0+1 states deduced from (p,n) reactions may have significant systematic uncertainties due to ambiguities in the large backgrounds that must be subtracted.

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, H. M., Gagliardi, C. A., Ajupova, G. K., Kokenge, B., & Lui, Y.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • December 1996