Decay pattern of pygmy states observed in neutron-rich 26Ne

J. Gibelin, D. Beaumel, T. Motobayashi, Y. Blumenfeld, N. Aoi, H. Baba, Z. Elekes, S. Fortier, N. Frascaria, N. Fukuda, T. Gomi, K. Ishikawa, Y. Kondo, T. Kubo, V. Lima, T. Nakamura, A. Saito, Y. Satou, J. A. Scarpaci, E. TakeshitaS. Takeuchi, T. Teranishi, Y. Togano, A. M. Vinodkumar, Y. Yanagisawa, K. Yoshida

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Coulomb excitation of the exotic neutron-rich nucleus 26Ne on a 208Pb target was measured at 58 A.MeV in order to search for low-lying E1 strength above the neutron emission threshold. The radioactive beam was produced by fragmentation of a 95 A.MeV Ar beam delivered by the RIKEN Accelerator Research Facility. The set-up included a NaI(Tl) gamma-ray array, a charged fragment hodoscope and a neutron wall. Using the invariant mass method in the 25Ne+n channel, we observe by multipole decomposition a sizable amount of E1 strength between 6 and 10 MeV excitation energy. For the first time, the decay pattern of low-lying strength in a neutron-rich nucleus is measured.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2050-2055
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics E
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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