Study of 12C excited states decaying into three α particles using the thick target inverse kinematic technique
1 Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA
2 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
3 Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China
4 Institute of modern physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, China
Published online: 11 May 2016
We will show that the Thick Target Inverse Kinematics (TTIK) technique can be used to investigate the breakup of excited selfconjugate nuclei into many alpha particles. Two test runs were performed at Cyclotron Institute of Texas A&M University to study the reaction 20Ne+α at maximum beam energies of 10 and 12 AMeV. Due to the limited statistics, only events with alpha multiplicity up to three were analyzed. The analysis of the three α-particle emission data allowed the identification of the Hoyle state and other 12C excited states decaying into three alpha particles. The results will be shown and compared with other data available in the literature.
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