FOUR-NEUTRON DECAY CORRELATIONS
Journal article, 2021

The mechanism of simultaneous non-sequential four-neutron emission (or “true” four-neutron decay) has been considered in the phenomenological five-body approach. It is demonstrated that four-neutron decay fragments should have specific energy and angular correlations reflecting strong spatial correlations of “valence” nucleons orbiting in their four-neutron precursors. Due to the Pauli exclusion principle, the valence neutrons are pushed to the symmetry-allowed configurations in the four-neutron precursor structure, which causes a “Pauli focusing” effect. Prospects of the observation of the Pauli focusing have been considered for the hydrogen-7 nucleus. Fingerprints of its nuclear structure or/and decay dynamics are predicted.

Neutrons

Author

P.G. Sharov

Slezska univerzita v Opave

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)

L Grigorenko

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)

National Research Nuclear University

National Research Centre "Kurchatov Institute"

A. N. Ismailova

Institute of Nuclear Physics, National Nuclear Center of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR)

Mikhail Zhukov

Chalmers, Physics

Acta Physica Polonica B, Proceedings Supplement

1899-2358 (ISSN)

Vol. 14 4 749-753

Subject Categories

Subatomic Physics

Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

Other Physics Topics

DOI

10.5506/APHYSPOLBSUPP.14.749

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2/10/2022