## Abstract

The distribution of Gamow-Teller strength in the O18(p,n)F18 reaction was studied at a bombarding energy of 135 MeV. Five 1+, T=0 states are identified below Ex=7 MeV and a concentration of 1+ states of presumed T=1 character is observed between Ex=9.5 and 12 MeV. Approximately 82% of the 1+ strength is concentrated into the ground-state transition and only 5.5% is seen in the T=1 component. Normalization of the ground-state transition to the known Gamow-Teller matrix element from the analogous beta decay of Ne18 allows the (p,n) cross sections to be related to the Gamow-Teller strength. The resulting total Gamow-Teller strength observed in the (p,n) reaction is about two-thirds of the minimum value required by the sum rule for a T=1 nucleus. This result is in reasonable agreement with the total Gamow-Teller strength predicted from a shell-model calculation which uses empirically renormalized single-particle Gamow-Teller matrix elements. The concentration of the T=0 strength predominantly into the ground state and the observed ratio of T=1 to T=0 strength also are consistent with these calculations. NUCLEAR REACTIONS O18(p,n)F18, E=135 MeV; neutron spectra measured in 3°steps between 0°and 69°; angular distributions extracted for separate transitions. Strengths of forward-peaked transitions compared with shell-model predictions of Gamow-Teller strength.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 1387-1393 |

Number of pages | 7 |

Journal | Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics |

Volume | 27 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1983 |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Nuclear and High Energy Physics