Beyond the neutron drip line: The unbound oxygen isotopes 25O and 26O

C. Caesar, J. Simonis, T. Adachi, Y. Aksyutina, J. Alcantara, S. Altstadt, H. Alvarez-Pol, N. Ashwood, T. Aumann, V. Avdeichikov, M. Barr, S. Beceiro, D. Bemmerer, J. Benlliure, C. A. Bertulani, K. Boretzky, M. J.G. Borge, G. Burgunder, M. Caamano, E. CasarejosW. Catford, J. Cederkäll, S. Chakraborty, M. Chartier, L. Chulkov, D. Cortina-Gil, U. Datta Pramanik, P. Diaz Fernandez, I. Dillmann, Z. Elekes, J. Enders, O. Ershova, A. Estrade, F. Farinon, L. M. Fraile, M. Freer, M. Freudenberger, H. O.U. Fynbo, D. Galaviz, H. Geissel, R. Gernhäuser, P. Golubev, D. Gonzalez Diaz, J. Hagdahl, T. Heftrich, M. Heil, M. Heine, A. Heinz, A. Henriques, M. Holl, J. D. Holt, G. Ickert, A. Ignatov, B. Jakobsson, H. T. Johansson, B. Jonson, N. Kalantar-Nayestanaki, R. Kanungo, A. Kelic-Heil, R. Knöbel, T. Kröll, R. Krücken, J. Kurcewicz, M. Labiche, C. Langer, T. Le Bleis, R. Lemmon, O. Lepyoshkina, S. Lindberg, J. Machado, J. Marganiec, V. Maroussov, J. Menéndez, M. Mostazo, A. Movsesyan, A. Najafi, T. Nilsson, C. Nociforo, V. Panin, A. Perea, S. Pietri, R. Plag, A. Prochazka, A. Rahaman, G. Rastrepina, R. Reifarth, G. Ribeiro, M. V. Ricciardi, C. Rigollet, K. Riisager, M. Röder, D. Rossi, J. Sanchez Del Rio, D. Savran, H. Scheit, A. Schwenk, H. Simon, O. Sorlin, V. Stoica, B. Streicher, J. Taylor, O. Tengblad, S. Terashima, R. Thies, Y. Togano, E. Uberseder, J. Van De Walle, P. Velho, V. Volkov, A. Wagner, F. Wamers, H. Weick, M. Weigand, C. Wheldon, G. Wilson, C. Wimmer, J. S. Winfield, P. Woods, D. Yakorev, M. V. Zhukov, A. Zilges, M. Zoric, K. Zuber

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

79 Citations (Scopus)


The very neutron-rich oxygen isotopes 25O and 26O are investigated experimentally and theoretically. The unbound states are populated in an experiment performed at the R3B-LAND setup at GSI via proton-knockout reactions from 26F and 27F at relativistic energies around 442 and 414 MeV/nucleon, respectively. From the kinematically complete measurement of the decay into 24O plus one or two neutrons, the 25O ground-state energy and width are determined, and upper limits for the 26O ground-state energy and lifetime are extracted. In addition, the results provide indications for an excited state in 26O at around 4 MeV. The experimental findings are compared to theoretical shell-model calculations based on chiral two- and three-nucleon (3N) forces, including for the first time residual 3N forces, which are shown to be amplified as valence neutrons are added.

Original languageEnglish
Article number034313
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep 16
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Beyond the neutron drip line: The unbound oxygen isotopes 25O and 26O'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this