Sequential decay reactions induced by a 18 MeV He beam on Li and Li

M. Milin, M. Zadro, S. Cherubini, T. Davinson, A. Di Pietro, P. Figuera, D. Miljanić, A. Musumarra, A. Ninane, A.N. Ostrowski, M.G. Pellegriti, A.C. Shotter, N. Soić, C. Spitaleri

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The He + Li and He + Li reactions have been studied using a 18 MeV He radioactive beam and a highly efficient and segmented detector set-up. Triple coincidence events corresponding to the He + Li → He + α + d, He + Li → 2α + t + n and He + Li → He + α + t reactions have been clearly observed. The dominant mechanism of these reactions has been found to be a sequential decay through the known cluster states in Li, Li, Be, Be and Be. In particular, the sequential α-decay of the Be state at E = 7.54 MeV has been observed although its decay energy is much smaller (130 keV) than the decay energy for neutron emission (730 keV). Furthermore, the Be state at E ≈ 10.2 MeV has been found to be strongly populated in the reactions with both used targets. Angular correlations analysis of the events corresponding to the 10.2 MeV state α-decay suggests the 4 assignment. Both of these observations indicate a special, well-developed He + α cluster structure of the Be states involved. The structure of several low-lying Be states is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-287
Number of pages25
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2005


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