Excitation functions of elastic and inelastic scattering of protons on 40Ca have been measured for incident proton energies between 4.8 and 8.2 MeV. Spin and parity assignments and partial width determinations of 41Sc states between 5.8 and 8.7 MeV excitation energy have been made on the basis of quantitative analyses of the data for the different inelastic channels. Intermediate structure has been identified in the excitation function for the inelastic scattering to the 3- (3.73 MeV) state in 40Ca. This has been interpreted as being due to the presence of a state in 41Sc which consists primarily of the core nucleus 40Ca in its 3- state with a 2p particle weakly coupled to it.
- Nuclear reactions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics