Nature of 10 MeV state in 12C

Masatoshi Itoh, Hidetoshi Akimune, Mamoru Fujiwara, Umesh Garg, Takahiro Kawabata, Keigo Kawase, Tetsuya Murakami, Kosuke Nakanishi, Yohei Nakatsugawa, Harutaka Sakaguchi, Satoru Terashima, Makoto Uchida, Yuusuke Yasuda, Masaru Yosoi, Juzo Zenihiro

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We performed a coincidence measurement of decay-α particles by using inelastic scattering of 386 MeV α particles on 12C. We obtained further evidence for the second 2+ state at 9.84 MeV, which we found in previous work, from angular correlation functions for decay-α particles. The coincidence energy spectra with the α-decay to the ground state and the first excited 2+ state in 8Be from the 10 MeV states in 12C were obtained. They indicated the broad 0 + state at 10 MeV consists of two components. The lower 0+ state do α decay to the ground state of 8Be only. The higher 0+ state has a distinct peak at 10.8 MeV with a width of 0.4 MeV in the coincidence spectrum for the first excited state of 8Be channel. They have consistent properties predicted for a higher nodal state of the Hoyle state and a linear-like 3α state, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012006
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event10th International Conference on Clustering Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics, CLUSTER 2012 - Debrecen, Hungary
Duration: 2012 Sep 242012 Sep 28

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