First observation of the (6Li,8He) reaction Academic Article uri icon


  • We have measured the cross section of the Al27(6Li,8He)25Si reaction. At a scattering angle of 5.5°and a beam energy of 92.5 MeV, we find the laboratory cross section to populate the Si25 ground state doublet to be 3.61.0 nb/sr and the cross section to populate the 0.82 MeV second excited state to be 200 pb/sr. We also measured the (6Li,8He) reaction for Zn64 and Mg24 targets. We find yields of 250 pb/sr and <300 pb/sr, respectively. This experiment represents the first observation of the (6Li,8He) exotic nuclear reaction. © 1988 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gagliardi, C. A., Semon, D. R., Takada, E., Tanner, D. M., & Tribble, R. E.

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publication date

  • June 1988