Structure of 22N and the N=14 subshell
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2011
One-neutron knockout data for N18-22 are analyzed in the eikonal approximation of the Glauber model. The role of the s-d shell and the crossing of the N = 14 neutron subshell are discussed. Of particular interest is the nucleus N-22, where the knockout data provide a sensitive experimental test for a possible halo structure of its ground state. The observation of a narrow momentum distribution of the N-21 fragments, together with an essential 1s(1/2) contribution needed to describe the observed longitudinal-momentum distribution, allow the firm conclusion that the ground state of N-22 is a well-developed nuclear halo. The results also show that the N = 14 subshell in N-22 is somewhat reduced as compared to that of O-23.