2022 Impact factor 2.7
Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 15, 125-129 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2001-10239-3

Three-body decays of light nuclei: $\chem{^6 Be}$, $\chem{^8 Li}$, $\chem{^9 Be}$, $\chem{^{12}O}$, $\chem{^{16}Ne}$, and $\chem{^{17}}$Ne

L.V. Grigorenko1, 2, R.C. Johnson1, I.G. Mukha2, 3, I.J. Thompson1 and M.V. Zhukov4

1  Physics Department, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH, England, UK
2  Russian Research Center "The Kurchatov Institute", 123182 Moscow, Russia
3  Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung mbH, Planckstr. 1, D-64291 Darmstadt, Germany
4  Department of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University, S-41296 Göteborg, Sweden

l.grigorenko@surrey.ac.uk

(Received: 21 March 2002 / Published online: 31 October 2002)

Abstract
The theoretical approach to the two-proton radioactivity and three-body decays developed in (L.V. Grigorenko, R.C. Johnson, I.G. Mukha, I.J. Thompson, M.V. Zhukov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 22 (2000) and to be published in Phys. Rev. C) is applied to the range of light nuclear systems. We study nuclear structures, widths, and momentum correlations for the decay fragments. Strong contradictions with experiment, as well as effects of special interest, are found in 12O and 16Ne nuclei.

PACS
21.60.Gx - Cluster models.
21.45.+v - Few-body systems.
23.50.+z - Decay by proton emission.

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