One-dimensionality in atomic nuclei: A candidate for linear-chain α clustering in C 14

A. Fritsch, S. Beceiro-Novo, D. Suzuki, W. Mittig, J. J. Kolata, T. Ahn, D. Bazin, F. D. Becchetti, B. Bucher, Z. Chajecki, X. Fang, M. Febbraro, A. M. Howard, Y. Kanada-En'Yo, W. G. Lynch, A. J. Mitchell, M. Ojaruega, A. M. Rogers, A. Shore, T. SuharaX. D. Tang, R. Torres-Isea, H. Wang

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    The clustering of α particles in atomic nuclei results in the self-organization of various geometrical arrangements at the femtometer scale. The one-dimensional alignment of multiple α particles is known as linear-chain structure, evidence of which has been highly elusive. We show via resonant elastic and inelastic α scattering of a radioactive Be10 beam that excited states in the neutron-rich nucleus C14 agree with recent predictions of linear-chain structure based on an antisymmetrized molecular dynamics model.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number014321
    JournalPhysical Review C
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2016


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