Alpha clusters in 16O

Published: September 2016 Aprahamian

Lead Author(s): N. Curtis

Alpha cluster structures in light nuclei like 16O are of great interest in both nuclear structure and astrophysics, in particular, the helium burning process in stars. The 8Be+8Be and 12C+α breakup states in 16O have been populated via the 13C(4He,4α)n reaction at the University of Notre Dame FN tandem accelerator. Lean more

8Be+8Be and 12C+α breakup states in 16O populated via the 13C(4He,4α)n reaction