Candidate Resonant Tetraneutron State Populated by the He 4 (He 8, Be 8) Reaction

K. Kisamori, S. Shimoura, H. Miya, S. Michimasa, S. Ota, M. Assie, H. Baba, T. Baba, D. Beaumel, M. Dozono, T. Fujii, N. Fukuda, S. Go, F. Hammache, E. Ideguchi, N. Inabe, M. Itoh, D. Kameda, S. Kawase, T. KawabataM. Kobayashi, Y. Kondo, T. Kubo, Y. Kubota, M. Kurata-Nishimura, C. S. Lee, Y. Maeda, H. Matsubara, K. Miki, T. Nishi, S. Noji, S. Sakaguchi, H. Sakai, Y. Sasamoto, M. Sasano, H. Sato, Y. Shimizu, A. Stolz, H. Suzuki, M. Takaki, H. Takeda, S. Takeuchi, A. Tamii, L. Tang, H. Tokieda, M. Tsumura, T. Uesaka, K. Yako, Y. Yanagisawa, R. Yokoyama, K. Yoshida

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Abstract

A candidate resonant tetraneutron state is found in the missing-mass spectrum obtained in the double-charge-exchange reaction He4(He8,Be8) at 186 MeV/u. The energy of the state is 0.83±0.65(stat)±1.25(syst) MeV above the threshold of four-neutron decay with a significance level of 4.9σ. Utilizing the large positive Q value of the (He8,Be8) reaction, an almost recoilless condition of the four-neutron system was achieved so as to obtain a weakly interacting four-neutron system efficiently.

Original languageEnglish
Article number052501
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume116
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 3

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    Kisamori, K., Shimoura, S., Miya, H., Michimasa, S., Ota, S., Assie, M., Baba, H., Baba, T., Beaumel, D., Dozono, M., Fujii, T., Fukuda, N., Go, S., Hammache, F., Ideguchi, E., Inabe, N., Itoh, M., Kameda, D., Kawase, S., ... Yoshida, K. (2016). Candidate Resonant Tetraneutron State Populated by the He 4 (He 8, Be 8) Reaction. Physical review letters, 116(5), [052501]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.052501