First measurement of B(E2) in 7Be

Published: June 2019 Ahn

Lead Author(s): S.L. Henderson

The structure of light elements are of interest for ab-initio nuclear theory and astrophysics. We have measured for the first time the E2 transition strength of the first excited-state transition in 7Be, an important experimental constraint for ab-initio models and their use for reaction rates of 7Li and 7Be in various astrophysical scenarios including big-bang nucleosynthesis.  Learn more

Publication: First measurement of the B(E2;3/2−→1/2−) transition strength in 7Be: Testing abinitio predictions for A=7 nuclei