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Investigation of the C(α,γ)O reaction via the β-delayed proton decay of Ne

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  • J.D. King
  • R.E. Azuma
  • C. Iliadis
  • A.C. Morton
  • L. Buchmann
  • M. Dombsky
  • K.P. Jackson
  • J.M. D'Auria
  • U. Giesen
  • G. Roy
  • T. Davinson
  • A. Shotter
  • W. Galster
  • R.N. Boyd

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Original languageEnglish
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 4 Aug 1997


We have determined the branching ratios for the β-delayed proton decay of excited states in F to excited states in O by measuring proton-γ-ray coincidences. We have observed transitions to the 2 state at 6.917 MeV in O from F states at 11.193, 10.0, 9.45, 8.83 and 8.44 MeV. In particular, the transition from the 9.45 MeV state is an order of magnitude stronger than the accompanying transitions to the 1 state at 7.117 MeV and the 3 state at 6.130 MeV, and seems a favourable case for the observation of O break-up into α + C.

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