First Observation of the Unbound Nucleus Ne-15
Journal article, 2014

We report on the first observation of the unbound proton-rich nucleus Ne-15. Its ground state and first excited state were populated in two-neutron knockout reactions from a beam of 500 MeV/u Ne-17. The Ne-15 ground state is found to be unbound by 2.522(66) MeV. The decay proceeds directly to O-13 with simultaneous two-proton emission. No evidence for sequential decay via the energetically allowed 2(-) and 1(-) states in F-14 is observed. The Ne-15 ground state is shown to have a strong configuration with two protons in the (sd) shell around O-13 with a 63(5)% (1s(1/2))(2) component.




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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

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Y. A. Litvinov

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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

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Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

Physical Review Letters

0031-9007 (ISSN) 1079-7114 (eISSN)

Vol. 112 13

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