Particle-Hole Cluster Shell Model States in 8Be, a Challenge for Ab-Intio Nuclear Theories
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Published online: 4 December 2019
We propose the first application of the Cluster Shell Model (CSM) of Della Rocca and Iachello to particle-hole (p-h) states in 8Be. We demonstrate a few essential features of the CSM in 8Be: 1) All predicted p-h states of the CSM, and only the predicted p-h states, are observed near thresholds and up to 19.5 MeV in 8Be. 2) The states are observed in the predicted order, with positive parity states below negative parity states. 3) Some of the p-h states are already known to have the rotational structure predicted for the deformed p-h states. 4) The rotational structures observed at high excitations in the p-h bands in 8Be, resemble the ground state bands of 8Be, 9Be and 9B, with similar moment of inertia. Based on these observations we contemplate new measurements of the spectroscopy of 8Be at energies above 19.5 MeV, where our knowledge of states in 8Be is scarce. We examine the observed B(M1)s and B(E2)s in these nuclei and contemplate a measurement of the B(E2) of the isobaric Analog transition in 8B. We discuss the observed rotational structure in 8Be as a challenge to ab-initio calculations that searched for “emerging rotational structures at high excitations" in beryllium nuclei, and reveal rotational structure at high excitations in 10Be and 12Be but not in 8Be.
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