Search for halo nucleus in Mg isotopes through the measurements of reaction cross sections towards the vicinity of neutron drip line

M. Takechi, S. Suzuki, D. Nishimura, M. Fukuda, T. Ohtsubo, M. Nagashima, T. Suzuki, T. Yamaguchi, A. Ozawa, T. Moriguchi, H. Ohishi, T. Sumikama, H. Geissel, M. Ishihara, N. Aoi, Rui Jiu Chen, De Qing Fang, N. Fukuda, S. Fukuoka, H. FurukiN. Inabe, Y. Ishibashi, T. Itoh, T. Izumikawa, D. Kameda, T. Kubo, C. S. Lee, M. Lantz, Yu Gang Ma, K. Matsuta, M. Mihara, S. Momota, D. Nagae, R. Nishikiori, T. Niwa, T. Ohnishi, K. Okumura, T. Ogura, H. Sakurai, K. Sato, Y. Shimbara, H. Suzuki, H. Takeda, S. Takeuchi, K. Tanaka, H. Uenishi, M. Winkler, Y. Yanagisawa, S. Watanabe, K. Minomo, S. Tagami, M. Shimada, M. Kimura, T. Matsumoto, Y. R. Shimizu, M. Yahiro

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Reaction cross sections (σR) for 24-38Mg on C targets at the energies of around 240 MeV/nucleon have been measured precisely at RIBF, RIKEN for the purpose of obtaining the crucial information on the changes of nuclear structure in unstable nuclei, especially around the so-called "island of inversion" region. In the island of inversion region, which includes neutron-rich Ne, Na, and Mg isotopes, the vanishing of the N = 20 magic number for neutrons have been discussed along with nuclear deformation. The present result suggest deformation features of Mg isotopes and shows a large cross section of weakly-bound nucleus 37Mg, which could be caused by a neutron halo formation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02101
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 14 2014
Event2013 International Nuclear Physics Conference, INPC 2013 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: Jun 2 2013Jun 7 2013


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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