Discovery of the missing two-particle, two-hole 0+ states in Ca40

Kamal K. Seth*, A. Saha, W. Benenson, W. A. Lanford, H. Nann, B. H. Wildenthal

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A good-resolution study of the reaction Ca42(p,t)Ca40 has revealed the existence of three new 0+ states in Ca40 at 7698, 8284, and 8438 keV excitation. Arguments are presented to show that these states are indeed the long sought-after 0+, T=0 states with predominantly two-particle, two-hole configurations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1974

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