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Hadrons and Nuclei

Eur. Phys. J. A 14, 295-307 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2001-10199-6

Search for molecular bands in $\chem{^{13}C}$

M. Milin1, 2, 3 and W. von Oertzen1, 2

1  Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Physik, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany
2  Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin, Glienicker Strasse 100, 14109 Berlin, Germany
3  Ruder Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka c. 54, 10002 Zagreb, Croatia


(Received: 12 December 2001 / Revised version: 22 February 2002 Communicated by J. Äystö)

In a systematic search through experimental results for transfer reactions, inelastic excitations and other data for 13C we identify states which have no simple structure related to the low-lying states of 12C. We propose that these states have strong $\alpha$-clustering and that they are related to chain states expected in $^{13\mbox{-}14}$C. The properties of these states are discussed on the basis of a molecular orbital model.

21.10.-k - Properties of nuclei; nuclear energy levels.
21.60.Gx - Cluster models.

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