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Exotic dancing on the bridge between driplines TAMU – JBN

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- A few comments on JBN LGS
- First conversation Asilomar CA 1980(?) – a DNP meeting
- (LGM said ~ “go sit at his table – you can learn from him”)
- The conversation has been unbroken for over three decades.
- JBN expertise
- Fusion, fission, HI reaction dynamics, SHE, EOS and Laser experiments
- His work characterized by: BREATH, DEPTH, BOLDNESS
- – he did not do what others were doing.
- Equally impressive (and rare these days) is his calm and modest nature.
- He has held the torch high of one of the most successful sub fields of science:
- NUCLEAR CHEMISTY

Why do I say …Nuclear chemistry is one of THE most successful fields in all of science ? With so few practitioners it has given birth to many subfields!

Radioactive decay and nuclear medicine M. Curie and Irene Curie

Fission Hahn and Strassman

Photosynthesis and biological tracers S. Ruben and M. Kamen

Transuranics Wahl, Kennedy and Seaborg, followed by many

Nucleosynthesis ideas C. Coryell (before B2FH !)

Isotope chemistry and chemical reaction dynamics H. Urey and J. Bigeleisen

Neutrino Astro “physics” – looking inside the sun Ray Davis

Large-molecule Mass spec. Ron Macfarlane

Positron-Emission Tomography M. Phelps, E. Hoffman, J. Fowler….

Dinosour extinction F. Asaro (and Luis and Walter Alvarez)

Atmospheric chemistry S. Rowland

Nuclear Chemistry offers a license to be to bold.. What has Joe done with his?

HI reaction dynamics, EOS (Low Den RHIC) & Laser experiments Doing experiments and analyses that others did not do/could not imagine JBN

Lets talk about a few things JBN left for us peons to do…

Exotic Dancing on the Bridge between driplines.

1. Overview of physics and experimental logic2. The structure of 11Li from its analogs3. A = 88C 6Be + (2p) a +2p + (2p) : 2p-2p & Isospin symmetry breaking 8BIAS6LiIAS + 2p : First IAS IAS 2p decay4. A = 1212C Hoyle and 3- a decay : Exclusively through 8Beg.s.12O : A new mass and width12NIAS 10BIAS +2p : Second IAS IAS 2p decay + IMME12N (2-) new width : reduced “RAP” rate5. Many new states, for example…9Li (E* = 14.1 MeV), 10B(E*= 20.4 MeV) Parts of analog structures ? 13O(E* ~< 3 MeV) 3 states now known with E* < first in mirror 13B

I. Physics overview

2p decay

New mass

2p decay

New type

A = 8

Your place or mine ?

8C

8He

Multiple proton decay at the drip-line Continuum nuclear structure

Improve/complete isospin multiplets

Hopefully peering in at nucleon-nucleon correlations (in the medium) by “pushing” Fermi surface to (or into) the continuum.

N Correlations

??

Secrets told in

mass and re

?

?

?

?

P Correlations

Secrets told in mass and

decay correlations

From enriched

Carborane

C2[10B10]H12

ECR

source

Primary reaction

(p,n)

Secondary

reaction

K-500

cyc

Inelastic

excitation

(t1/2 = 19.3 s)

2*105/s

E* (parent) = “POP” – D mass

A 4-particle correlation experiment !

E* = ETKE – Qgg

Time, Energy, and Particle resolving “CAMERA” with 4k pixels

2,3 - particle 4-particle (aapp)

intermediates

Determined the decay paths for known and two new levels in 10C using….4-particle and sub event (2- and 3-particle) energy correlations.

9.7

Also disproved a level claimed

by others at 4.2 MeV.

The other group later

retracted their claim.

- Ifisospin is a good quantum number, in the absence of Coulomb forces
- the energies of a multiplet should be independent of Tz.
- If charge dep. forces only two-body
- the masses should if fit with a quadratic IMME.
- 3. This equation allows for M as n p (as Mn>Mp)
- and M as n p (due to Coulomb repulsion)
- If you need more terms, isospin symmetry is violated.
- 4. Specifically, the need for dTz3 and eTz4 terms isospin symmetry breaking.
- (This statement is not invertible!)
- 5. IF you know 3 masses of a 2T+1 multiplet, the (quadratic) IMME provides a prediction of the masses of ALL members of the multiplet.

2. Consider the Multiplet that includes 11Li:

A = 11 Sextet T=5/2, J=3/2-

11B → 2p+9Li (decay branch)

Unfinished Bridge

DIAS in 11B

E*=33.6 MeV

G=306(182) keV

Isospin-allowed 2p decay possible

IAS known (RIKEN 1997) p+n decay

Known particle-stable

T=5/2, J=3/2-, sextet

two-nucleon halo

11O

11Li

T=3/2, J=1/2+,quartet

one-nucleon halo

11N

11Be

T=1/2, J=3/2-, doublet (used as reference)

12Be(p,2n)11B at E/A = 50 MeV

@NSCL with HiRA array.

11C

11B

Masses show the effect of the extended halo.

Consistent with 11Li halo wavefunctions calculated by Hagino + Sagawa PRC 72 (2005) 044321

Can extrapolate to masses of proton-rich members of the sextet.

p

n

Calc. Exp.

DVC(11B-11Be) = 1.375 1.389(20) MeV

DVC(11Be-11Li) = 1.797 1.69(8)

R.J. Charity, et al.,Phys. Rev. C 86 041307(R)(2012).

3. 8C decay

Peak / bkg

1 / 5

T = 2

a-p-p

from

a-p-p-p-p

T = 1

a-p-p

from

7Be beam

T = 0

6Be is the (7 zs) intermediate, i.e.

8B [6Be] + 2p + [a +2p] +2p

We studied the 3-body correlation for 6Be decay AND the 3-body correlations for 8C decay.

In ~ 1/3 of the events only ONE of the six combinations lies in the 6Be peak. For these events we can assign protons to first and second steps.

enhancement at small rel. mom.

a-p-p-p-p

from

9C beam

Excitation energy (MeV)

8B reconstruction from 6Li+p+p

TOP 9C 8Cgdst (0+, T=2) +nBOT9C 8BIAS (0+, T=2) +p

g

6LiIAS Ligs + gamma

1p or n decays are forbidden by either

energy or isospin

R. J. Charity, et al.,Phys. Rev. C 82, 041304(R) (2010).

K. Brown, et al., Phys. Rev. C in preparation (2013).

The fit (RESIDUALS)

Needs d(Tz)3 term (as do A = 9 & 32)

Does not need an e4 term.

? Reason ?

Perhaps isospin mixing in T = 2 like

T = 0 + 1 in 12C

Classic case of isospin mixing

T

R. J. Charity, et al., Phys. Rev. C. 84, 051308 (R) (2011).

A = 8: NSCL

8Cgs & 8BIAS IMME

?

A = 16: NSCL

16Negs but NOT 16FIAS

A = 12: TAMU

12Ogs & 12NIAS IMME

12Beg.s

12CIAS

12Og.s.

12BIAS.

12NIAS

TZ = 2

TZ = 1

TZ = 0

TZ = -1

TZ = -2

T=2

T=1

T=0

b) Energy

unknown

c)Width controversy

d) Second pair of isospin clones of 2p decays:

12Og.s. And 12NIAS

- a) Decays of
- 3- or
- …..
- 0+ Hoyle
- Both studied in
- high statistics and excellent E resolution.

i) Gate on Hoyle and

Construct a rms energy

Erms = [ <E2> - <E>2 ]1/2

Compare to simulations

How do Hoyle and 3- states a decay?

Equal Energy

ii) Gate on 3- and

generate 8Be* spectrum

(choose smallest E*)

Hoyle8Beg.s.

R-matrix

Gated data

Equal Energy (UPPER LIMIT) = 0.45%

17 times lower than Raduta et al. value

12C (3-) 8Beg.s. + a ~100.%

The “Ghost Peak” line shape is expected from R-matrix calc.

12C (Hoyle) 8Be g.s. + a > 99.5 %

J. Manfredi, et al., Phys. Rev. C 85, 037603 (2012).

13O -n 12O 10C + 2p 13O -p 12N*10B*+2p

T = 2 1 T = 2 1

Known +

12N

New mass & width 12O, G < 72 keV Old 400-600 keV

&

Complete quintet

New

2nd case IASIAS 2p

13N

Known

Narrower

12O10C + 2p

Narrower

12N* 10B* + 2p

Quadratic IMME perfect

New

No evidence of isospin sym. breaking @ A = 12

M. Jager, et al., Phys. Rev. C 86, 011304 (R) (2012).

New 12N 2- width new states in 13O

Results:

a) New width of 2- in12N (~ ½ NNDC value ) leads to reduced 11C(p,g) rate, 26% at T9 = 0.2;

Greater reduction at higher T, less reduction at lower T.

b) Now 3 excited states in 13O below first excited state in mirror 13B.

Thomas-Ehrman physics.

L. G. Sobotka, et al.,Phys. Rev. C 87, 054329 (2013).

Wealth of new information on light nuclei

Complete 3-body decay PS for 6Be.Found Analog of 11Li in 11B.

IAS IAS 2p decays.Hoyle and 3- decay in12C

Found isospin symmetry breaking in A = 8 but not in A = 12.

Many new levels and properties, e.g. 12N and 13O, the former with NA significance.

Future plans

- Compare the Phase-Space population of PAIRS of 2p emitters, (same T, different Tz). [NSCL]
- We think we can get the mass of TWO more members of the T = 5/2, A = 11 sextet [NSCL]
- 16O 13O -2n, -np 11Ogs and 11NIAS 5 members of A = 11 sextet containing 11Ligs.
- Answer several decades old question on “particle-assisted Hoyle-state decay” [OHIO]
- Ask me PLEASE ASK ME
- What is the structure of some of the new states we found[TAMU]
- e.g. 9Li (14.1 MeV) part of analog structure of 9Hegs??
- e.g. 10B (20.4 MeV) part of analog structure ??
- P Elastic scattering from 14O [14N(p,n)] and 20O [22Ne(-,2p)] [TAMU]
- Really important for the DOM
- stot(n) on stable but rare isotopes [LANSCE]
- Photorespiration and drought[WU]

9996/10000

4/10000

Width (ev) 5.5 8.5

Lifetime (s) 120 x 10-18 77 x 10-18

Decay of Hoyle state

formation of Hoyle state

(tail of exponential Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution)

The decay of an ISOLATED 12C* is well studied and as represented. BUT in hot and dense stars there is another process that can deexcite 12C* - ineastic UPSCATTERING.

12C* + n or p or a (low energy) 12C + n or p or a (high energy)

This can lead to either 12Cgs or 12C4.44

Either way C has been made.

All mechanics is time reversal invariant.

So all you need to know are the cross sections for

12Cgs + n 12C7.65 + n’ and

12C4.44 + n 12C7.65 + n’.

The latter cannot be measured and the former is

Hard. WHY

The Hoyle state structure is VERY different than that

of the ground state and so the WF overlaps are small small s

(n,n’)

Elastic cross section large

Cross section to 2+ large, 3- medium

Cross section to Hoyle small

- ONLY to confirm that the HOYLE was formed.
- But IF the HOYLE is formed 9996 times/10,000 it decays 12C* 8Be + a (a + a) + a
That is

3. Forget looking for n’ just look for 8Be-a “Y” track.

Why has it not been done before?

Because the range in condensed matter is microns.

The total decay energy is only 287 keV.

AT-TPC to the rescue

a

12C*

a

a

Idea:

shoot n’s just above threshold into AT-TPC running with isobutane (C4H10(g))

and look for 8Be-alpha signature.

s(n,p) is well known, will lead to single-ended tracks and thus is an internal calibration

Running just above the 3- leads to another check that s (n,n’) can be extracted.

Sam Austin corned me at MSU saying …..

“Lee your clever & you have done n experiments… can figure out a way to measure this…..”

After some thought, I said

“Sam, this is how to do it ….and they guy 2 doors down from you has the device to do it” all we need to do is take it to a n – lab.

They guy two doors down, Wolfi Mittig, said – “lets do it.”

Now WE need to do it.

References

Known

6Li*

And

7He analog in 7LiIAS

(I = 3/2-, T=3/2)

Unknown

9He analog in 9LiIAS (I = 1/2+, T = 5/2) ?

Its ~600 keV lower than “expected”.

Could be of mixed isospin: T = 5/2 + 3/2

With almost pure 8He x p (1s1/2 character)

with s- Coulomb shift.

John Millener

Shell-model statesPhysical States

a) Fa(space,spin,T = 5/2, IAS) a) Fa(space,spin, T= 3/2 + 5/2)

b) Fb(space,spin,T = 3/2) b) Fb(space,spin, T = 3/2 + 5/2)

Same space, spin, ~ E mix

a

b

a

b

T = 3/2 + 5/2

T = 3/2 + 5/2

T = 5/2

T = 3/2

Ip = 1/2+

Ip = 1/2+

Ip = 1/2+

Ip = 1/2+

Observed ?

IF the lower state were almost pure

| 8Heg.s. x 1s1/2(p) >

It would explain the LOW Coulomb energy !

* Suggested by John Millener

- Ifisospin is a good quantum number, in the absence of Coulomb forces
- the energies of a multiplet should be independent of Tz.
- If charge dep. forces only two-body
- the masses should if fit with a quadratic IMME.
- 3. The need for dTz3 and eTz4 terms isospin symmetry breaking. (This statement is not invertible!)

New since last fit - ours - previous fit used wrong mass uncertainty*.

*NOTE:

Previous work suggested isospin symmetry breaking in A = 8, but they used an uncertainty of the 8LiIAS energy 10x too small. Confirmed with authors.

J. Britz, A. Pape, and M.S. Antony, Atomic Data and nuclear Data Tables 69, 125 (1998).

The correlation data for both gs and 2+ agree with 3-body QM

treatment with proper asymptotic (3-body Coul.) forms.

I. A. Egorova, et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 202502 (2012).

g9/2

g9/2

J. M. Mueller, et al., Phys. Rev. C 83, 064505(2011), a 31 pg paper !

G. Engel, et al., NIMS A652, 462(2011).

R. Shane, et al., NIMS A614, 468 (2010).

1. ASIC for Si strip detectors 2. ASIC for PSD capable scintillators 3. DSP method for stot(n)

Dense stops in

one macro pulse

One stop,

fit of DSP data

Liquid scint

n-g separation

2.5 % rms deviation from literature

Used at: NSCL, TAMU, ORNL,

LSU/FSU, RIKEN, ND,

1000’s of channels in a suitcase

Used at: Wash. U. & LANL

1000’s of channels in a suitcase

Used at: LANSCE

It is not always clear if

experimental work extracts

the asymmetry Energy

or Enthalpy

Light nuclei do not need a(E*)

Heavy nuclei do need a(E*)

The latter needed to understand

survival against fission.

An angular momentum dependence

of the yrast energy slightly weaker

than predicted by Sierk are needed.

Another paper describes coupling

of GEMINI to INC.

RJC 2 PRC papers

Below phase transition

It does not matter

Above phase transition

they diverge.

Divergence will be model

dependent.

LGS 1 PRC paper

IMP 11.98 m2

CM (0hw) 8.96

(e,e’) 5.3

ERPA ~ 6.1

LGS 1 PRC paper