Alpha-particle clustering in excited expanding self-conjugate nuclei
1 Institut de Physique Nucléaire, CNRS/IN2P3, Université Paris-Sud 11, 91406 Orsay, France
2 National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Bucharest-Măgurele, Romania
3 INFN, Sezione di Catania and Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Catania, Italy
4 LPC, CNRS/IN2P3, Ensicaen, Université de Caen, Caen, France
5 INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania, Italy
Published online: 11 May 2016
The fragmentation of quasi-projectiles from the nuclear reaction 40Ca+12C at 25 MeV/nucleon was used to produce α-emission sources. From a careful selection of these sources provided by a complete detection and from comparisons with models of sequential and simultaneous decays, strong indications in favour of α-particle clustering in excited 16O, 20Ne and 24Mg are reported.
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