Correlated two-proton decay from C-10 Academic Article uri icon


  • The decay of C10 excited states to the 2p+2 exit channel has been studied using inelastic excitation of a secondary C10 beam. The decay sequences leading to the 2p+2 final state are determined for the previously known levels and for a newly found level at E*=8.4 MeV. A state at E*=6.57 MeV is shown to undergo two-proton decay to 8Beg.s. with strong p-p correlations consistent with the S1 phase shift. Based on the lack of such correlations for other two-proton decays, this indicates that the correlations are associated with structure of the parent level. 2008 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Mercurio, K., Charity, R. J., Shane, R., Sobotka, L. G., Elson, J. M., Famiano, M., ... Mukhamedzhanov, A. M.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Mercurio, K||Charity, RJ||Shane, R||Sobotka, LG||Elson, JM||Famiano, M||Wuosmaa, AH||Banu, A||Fu, C||Trache, L||Tribble, RE||Mukhamedzhanov, AM

publication date

  • September 2008