Beta-delayed multiparticle emission studies at ISOL-type facilities
Paper in proceedings, 2004

We report here on the recent beta-decay studies made at ISOL-type Facilities to determine the multiparticle breakup mechanism of excited states in light nuclei by studying them in full kinematics. In particular the results obtained for the A = 9 isobars and the breakup of the 12.7 MeV state in C-12 of unnatural parity are discussed. The breakup of the latter has been debated since more than a decade. Mirror beta transitions in the A = 9 chain are compared and a large asymmetry factor is deduced for the transitions to high excitation energy in Be-9 (11.8 MeV) and B-9 (12.2 MeV) fed in the beta-decay of Li-9 and C-9 respectively. It is shown that the asymmetry is not due to experimental problems or differences in the mechanisms of breakup or in the spin of the states. As no asymmetry is found in the gs to gs transition it must be due to the particular structure of these excited states. The controversy on the breakup mechanism of the 12.7 MeV state is resolved.

scattering

li-9

decay

nuclei

be-9

Author

M. J. G. Borge

U. C. Bergmann

R. Boutami

J. Cederkall

P. Dendooven

L. M. Fraile

H. O. U. Fynbo

W. X. Huang

J. Huikari

Y. Jading

H. B. Jeppesen

A. Jokinen

Björn Jonson

Chalmers, Department of Experimental Physics, Subatomic Physics

I. Martel

Mikael Meister

Chalmers, Department of Experimental Physics, Subatomic Physics

Thomas Nilsson

Chalmers, Department of Experimental Physics, Subatomic Physics

Göran Hugo Nyman

Chalmers, Department of Experimental Physics, Subatomic Physics

Y. Prezado

K. Riisager

Olof Tengblad

L. Weissman

Katarina Wilhelmsen

Chalmers, Department of Experimental Physics, Subatomic Physics

J. Aysto

Nuclear Physics A

0375-9474 (ISSN)

Vol. 746 243C-247C

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics

Roots

Basic sciences

DOI

10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2004.09.037

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