Characterization of a potential 4- cluster state Conference Paper uri icon


  • The reaction 16O(,) was studied at 0 at an incident energy of Elab = 200 MeV using the K600 magnetic spectrometer at iThemba LABS. Proton and -decay from the natural parity states were observed in a large-acceptance silicon-strip detector array at backward angles. The coincident charged particle measurements were used to characterize the decay path of the 06 + state in 16O located at Ex = 15.097 MeV. This state is identified by several theoretical cluster calculations to be a good candidate for the 4- cluster state. Preliminary results indicate the possibility that the 06 + statein 16O is contaminated by the presence of an unresolved state that does not have a 0+ character.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms, NRM 2015

author list (cited authors)

  • Neveling, R., Li, K., Adsley, P., Papka, P., Smit, F. D., Brummer, J. W., ... Wheldon, C.

complete list of authors

  • Neveling, R||Li, KCW||Adsley, P||Papka, P||Smit, FD||Brummer, JW||Freer, M||Kokalova, Tz||Nemulodi, F||Pellegri, L||Rebeiro, B||Swarts, JA||Van Zyl, JJ||Triambak, S||Wheldon, C

publication date

  • January 2015