Disentangling unclear nuclear breakup channels of beryllium-9 using the three-axis Dalitz plot

SMITH, Robin, FREER, M, WHELDON, C, CURTIS, N, ALMARAZ-CALDERON, S, APRAHAMIAN, A, ASHWOOD, NI, BARR, M, BUCHER, B, COPP, P, COUDER, M, FANG, X, GOLDRING, G, JUNG, F, KOKALOVA, T, LESHER, SR, LU, W, MALCOLM, JD, ROBERTS, A, TAN, WP and ZIMAN, VA (2017). Disentangling unclear nuclear breakup channels of beryllium-9 using the three-axis Dalitz plot. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 863 (1), 012032.

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    Abstract

    The three-axis Dalitz plot has been applied to the breakup of a nucleus into unequal mass fragments for the first time. The Dalitz plot allows clear identification of the various breakup channels of 9Be → 2α + n process. The method has allowed the branching ratio for the 6.38 MeV level in9Be to be provisionally calculated when examining the 9Be(4He, α)ααn reaction. The effects of non-uniform angular distributions on the Dalitz plot must still be properly investigated along with the effects of contaminant reaction channels. It is proposed that this method could be used to determine the breakup branching ratio of a newly-measured level in this nucleus.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: 11th International Conference on Clustering Aspects of Nuclear Structure and Dynamics
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Engineering and Mathematics
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/863/1/012032
    Page Range: 012032
    Depositing User: Robin Smith
    Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2018 15:21
    Last Modified: 25 Jun 2020 09:37
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21584

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