Experimental investigation of exotic clustering in 13B and 14C using the resonance scattering method

A. Di Pietro, J. P. Fernández-García, F. Ferrera, P. Figuera, M. Fisichella, M. Lattuada, S. Marletta, C. Marchetta, D. Torresi, M. Alcorta, M. J.G. Borge, T. Davinson, S. Heinitz, A. M. Laird, A. C. Shotter, D. Schumann, N. Soic, O. Tengblad, M. Zadro

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In order to investigate the existence of molecular and/or exotic cluster configurations in Boron and Carbon n-rich isotopes we undertook two experiments: the first experimental study of exotic 9Li+α cluster states in 13B using the resonance scattering method at TRIUMF (Canada), and, with the same technique, the measurement of 10Be+α scattering at LNS in Catania, where a 10Be radioactive beam was produced for the first time. In order to measure the excitation function in a wide energy range, the beams were stopped in a Helium-flooded chamber. In the case of 13B, the elastic excitation function shows the presence of various peaks in an excitation energy region never explored before. In the case of 14C, our exclusive measurement of elastic scattering data with a high intensity beam, sheds some light on the contradictory previously published results [1, 2].

Original languageEnglish
Article number012040
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2018


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