The fragmentation of quasi-projectiles from the nuclear reaction (40)Ca + (12)C at 25 MeV/nucleon was used to produce excited states candidates to alpha-particle condensation. Complete kinematic characterization of individual decay events, made possible by a high-granularity 4 pi charged particle multi-detector, reveals that 7.5 +/- 4.0% of the particle decays of the Hoyle state correspond to direct decays in three equal-energy alpha-particles. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Evidence for alpha-particle condensation in nuclei from the Hoyle state deexcitation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|