26-30 June 2011
Centro Culturale Altinate, Padova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Confirmation of the molecular structure of excited bands in <sup>21</sup>Ne

30 Jun 2011, 16:08
Sala Polivalente (Centro Culturale Altinate, Padova, Italy)

Sala Polivalente

Centro Culturale Altinate, Padova, Italy

Via Altinate 71 Padova Italy


Carl Wheldon (University of Birmingham)


AGATA in conjunction with the TRACE charged particle detector, has been used to study the 16O(7Li, n p)21Ne* reaction. This experiment aims to measure both in-band transitions and transition rates in the excited cluster bands of 21Ne. A further goal is to identify the 'missing' K = 1/2, Iπ = 5/2− level, to resolve a long running discrepancy in the understanding of 21Ne. By facilitating the extraction of the dipole moments and moments of inertia for the K = 1/2 cluster bands, the molecular structure for the excited bands can be assigned. A brief status of the experiment and data will be given.

Primary author

Carl Wheldon (University of Birmingham)

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