The pion double charge exchange reaction 26Mg(π-, π+)26Ne has been used to make the first observation of 26Ne(g.s.) and to measure its mass. The reaction 12C(π-, π+)12B, with known Q0 = -26.100(15)MeV was used for calibration to obtain 26Ne(g.s.) mass excess of 0.44(7) MeV.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics