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Title: Clarification of the three-body decay of C-12 (12.71 MeV)
Authors: Fynbo, H. O. U.; Prezado, Yolanda; Bergmann, U. C.; García Borge, María José; Dendooven, P.; Huang, W. X.; Huikari, J.; Jeppesen, H.; Jones, P.; Jonson, B.; Meister, M.; Nyman, G.; Riisager, K.; Tengblad, Olof; Vogelius, I. S.; Wang, Y.; Weissman, L.; Wilhelmsen Rolander, K.; Äystö, J.
Keywords: [PACS]Few-body systems
[PACS]β decay; double β decay; electron and muon capture
[PACS]Properties of specific nuclei listed by mass ranges: 6 ≤ A ≤ 19
Issue Date: 22-Aug-2003
Publisher: American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review Letters 91(8): 082502 (2003)
Abstract: Using beta decays of a clean source of N-13 produced at the IGISOL facility, we have measured the breakup of the C-12 (12.71 MeV) state into three alpha particles with a segmented particle detector setup. The high quality of the data permits solving the question of the breakup mechanism of the 12.71 MeV state, a longstanding problem in few-body nuclear physics. Among existing models, a modified sequential model fits the data best, but systematic deviations indicate that a three-body description is needed.
Description: 4 pages, 2 figures.--PACS nrs.: 21.45.+v; 23.40.–s; 27.20.+n.
Publisher version (URL): http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.082502
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/7329
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.91.082502
ISSN: 0031-9007
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