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Different aspects of nuclear structure and reaction mechanisms in the collision N + B

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  • A. Di Pietro
  • P. Figuera
  • R. Neal
  • C. Sükösd
  • F. Amorini
  • F. Binon
  • W. Bradfield-Smith
  • M. Cabibbo
  • G. Cardella
  • R. Coszach
  • P. Duhamel
  • A. Emmi
  • R. Irvine
  • P. Leleux
  • J. Mackenzie
  • A. Musumarra
  • A. Ninane
  • M. Papa
  • G. Pappalardo
  • F. Rizzo
  • S. Tudisco
  • J. Vanhorenbeeck

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)668-690
Number of pages23
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2001


The reaction N+B has been investigated at two N beam energies: 29.5 and 45 MeV. Charged particles and γ rays emitted in the reactions have been detected using a large array of silicon strip detectors and BaF scintillators, respectively. Several reaction channels have been analysed with different aims. The proton transfer reaction B(N, C)C to various excited states of C has been studied to obtain information on the N structure. The excitation energy of the Mg compound nucleus was in the region where several resonances occur in the C+C system. The six-α decay of the Mg intermediate system has been studied. Some of these events have been identified as coming from the break-up of two C in the 3-3 and 3-0 states. The total fusion cross section has also been extracted from the data. In order to extract information on the isospin purity/mixing in Mg at high excitation energy (E∼47 MeV), the GDR γ emission from this self-conjugate nucleus has been studied. A comparison of γ spectra has been undertaken for the reactions N+B and N+B.

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