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Clustering in $^{18}$O - absolute determination of branching ratios via high-resolution particle spectroscopy

by S. Pirrie, C. Wheldon, Tz. Kokalova, J. Bishop, R. Hertenberger, H.-F. Wirth, S.~Bailey, N. Curtis, D. Dell'Aquila, Th. Faestermann, D. Mengoni, R. Smith, D.Torresi, A. Turner

Submission summary

As Contributors: Stuart Pirrie
Preprint link: scipost_201912_00001v1
Date submitted: 2019-12-01
Submitted by: Pirrie, Stuart
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Proceedings
Proceedings issue: 24th European Few Body Conference (University of Surrey, U.K.)
Discipline: Physics
Subject area: Nuclear Physics - Experiment
Approaches: Experimental, Computational


The determination of absolute branching ratios for high-energy states in light nuclei is an important and useful tool for probing the underlying nuclear structure of individual resonances: for example, in establishing the tendency of an excited state towards $\alpha$-cluster structure. Difficulty arises in measuring these branching ratios due to similarities in available decay channels, such as ($^{18}$O,$n$) and ($^{18}$O,$2n$), as well as differences in geometric efficiencies due to population of bound excited levels in daughter nuclei. Methods are presented using Monte Carlo techniques to overcome these issues.

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Submission scipost_201912_00001v1 on 1 December 2019

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