Wide-angle and out-of-plane correlations in Li fragmentation

J. Yorkston, A.C. Shotter, T. Davinson, E.W. Macdonald, D. Branford

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Abstract

Angular correlation distributions have been measured for the break-up of 70 MeV Li into the α + t channel following interaction with C and Sn targets. Large area silicon strip detectors were used to measure efficiently both in-plane and out-of-plane correlations. The yield of the fragments is found to spread over a wider angular range than would be expected for sequential decay of the projectile. These wide-angle yields are considered to arise from a rapid break-up of the projectile in the nuclear field of the target. The strong in-plane yield suggests that the final channel fragments are simply being deflected by the target nucleus rather than by an absorptionre-emission process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-517
Number of pages23
JournalNuclear Physics A
Volume524
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 1991

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