Intermediate energy Coulomb excitation as a probe of nuclear structure at radioactive beam facilities

C. A. Bertulani*, A. E. Stuchbery, T. J. Mertzimekis, A. D. Davies

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    Abstract

    The effects of retardation in the Coulomb excitation of radioactive nuclei in intermediate energy collisions (Elab ∼ 100 MeV/nucleon) are investigated. We show that the excitation cross sections of low-lying states in 11Be, 38,40,42S, and 44,46Ar projectiles incident on gold and lead targets are modified by as much as 20% due to these effects. The angular distributions of decaying γ rays are also appreciably modified.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number044609
    Pages (from-to)446091-4460910
    Number of pages4014820
    JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
    Volume68
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

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