The Hoyle Family: break-up measurements to probe α-condensation in light nuclei

SMITH, Robin, BISHOP, Jack, HIRST, Joel, KOKALOVA, Tzany and WHELDON, Carl (2020). The Hoyle Family: break-up measurements to probe α-condensation in light nuclei. SciPost Physics Proceedings, 3 (030).

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    Abstract

    The 12C Hoyle state is a candidate for α-condensation, due to its large volume and αcluster structure. This paper discusses precision break-up measurements and how they can elucidate α-condensate structures. Two experiments are discussed in detail, firstly concerning the break-up of 12C and then the decays of heavier nuclei. With more theoretical input, and increasingly complex detector setups, precision break-up measurements can, in principle, provide insight into the structures of states in α-conjugate nuclei. At present, such searches have not delivered evidence for α-condensation in 12C or 16O.

    Item Type: Article
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.21468/SciPostPhysProc.3.030
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 16:00
    Last Modified: 10 Mar 2020 16:00
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25924

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