Search for a doublet in O16 near 9.85 MeV

M. A. Kovash, R. W. Lourie, W. Pugh, C. E. Hyde-Wright, D. G. Marchlenski, H. R. Suiter, J. C. Brown, And R.G. Seyler

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The region of excitation in O16 near 9.85 MeV has been investigated for evidence of a doublet, expected from tetrahedral symmetry arguments, by using the C12(4He,3)16O and C12(4He,4He)12C reactions. Energy-matched measurements of the pair of reactions show no evidence for cascade gamma-ray decay of any but the known D-wave resonance observed in the elastic channel. The gamma-ray decay width of a possible second nondegenerate level to the 21+ state is determined to be less than 5×10-4 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1065-1070
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1985

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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