Regular Article – Experimental Physics
Precision branching-ratio measurements in O
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, Birmingham, UK
2 Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, 77840, College Station, TX, USA
3 Physik Department, Technische Universität München, 85748, Garching, Germany
4 Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 85748, Garching, Germany
5 Università degli Studi di Napoli Fedorico II, 80138, Napoli, NA, Italy
6 Rud̄er Bošković Institute, Bijeni/vc 54, HR-10000, Zagreb, Croatia
7 Università degli Studi di Padova, 35122, Padova, PD, Italy
8 Department of Engineering and Mathematics, Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, S1 1WB, Sheffield, UK
9 INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia, 62, 95125, Catania, CT, Italy
Accepted: 18 March 2021
Published online: 27 April 2021
An experiment has been performed utilising the C(Li,p)O reaction to populate high-energy states in O. Using the Munich Q3D magnetic spectrograph in conjunction with the Birmingham large-angular-coverage DSSD array, branching ratios have been measured for over fifty states in O, investigating the -decay, n-decay, 2n-decay and -decay branches. In tandem, Monte-Carlo techniques have been used to identify and separate features.
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