Neutron-unbound excited states of N 23

M. D. Jones, T. Baumann, J. Brett, J. Bullaro, P. A. DeYoung, J. E. Finck, N. Frank, K. Hammerton, J. Hinnefeld, Z. Kohley, A. N. Kuchera, J. Pereira, A. Rabeh, J. K. Smith, A. Spyrou, S. L. Stephenson, K. Stiefel, M. Tuttle-Timm, R. G.T. Zegers, M. Thoennessen

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Neutron unbound states in N23 were populated via proton knockout from an 83.4 MeV/nucleon O24 beam on a liquid deuterium target. The two-body decay energy displays two peaks at E1∼100keV and E2∼1MeV with respect to the neutron separation energy. The data are consistent with shell model calculations predicting resonances at excitation energies of ∼3.6MeV and ∼4.5MeV. The selectivity of the reaction implies that these states correspond to the first and second 3/2- states. The energy of the first state is about 1.3 MeV lower than the first excited 2+ in O24. This decrease is largely due to coupling with the πp3/2-1 hole along with a small reduction of the N=16 shell gap in N23.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number044323
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 25 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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