Observation of Long-Range Three-Body Coulomb Effects in the Decay of Ne-16
Journal article, 2014

The interaction of an E/A = 57.6-MeV Ne-17 beam with a Be target is used to populate levels in Ne-16 following neutron knockout reactions. The decay of 16Ne states into the three-body O-14 + p + p continuum is observed in the High Resolution Array (HiRA). For the first time for a 2p emitter, correlations between the momenta of the three decay products are measured with sufficient resolution and statistics to allow for an unambiguous demonstration of their dependence on the long-range nature of the Coulomb interaction. Contrary to previous measurements, our measured limit Gamma < 80 keV for the intrinsic decay width of the ground state is not in contradiction to the small values (of the order of keV) predicted theoretically.


K. W. Brown

R. J. Charity

L. G. Sobotka

Z. Chajecki

L. V. Grigorenko

I. A. Egorova

Y. L. Parfenova

Mikhail Zhukov

Chalmers, Fundamental Physics

S. Bedoor

W. W. Buhro

J. M. Elson

W. G. Lynch

J. Manfredi

D. G. McNeel

W. Reviol

R. Shane

R. H. Showalter

M. B. Tsang

J. R. Winkelbauer

A. H. Wuosmaa

Physical Review Letters

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

Vol. 113 23 Art. no. 232501- 232501

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