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Title: α decay of the T = 1 ,   2 + state in B 10 and isospin symmetry breaking in the A = 10 triplet

Here, the rate of the T=1, 2+ to T=1, 0 + transition in 10B ( T=1, T z=0) is compared to the analog transitions in 10Be ( T=1, T z=–1) and 10C ( T=1, T z=+1) to provide constraints on ab initio calculations using realistic nuclear forces. The relevant state in 10B, at E x=5.164 MeV, is particle unbound. Therefore, a determination of the B( E2) electromagnetic transition rate requires a precise and accurate determination of the width of the state, as well as the α-particle and γ-ray branching ratios. Previous measurements of the α-particle branching ratio are just barely in agreement. We report on a new study of the α-particle branch by studying the 10B(p,p') 10B* reaction in inverse kinematics with the HELIOS spectrometer. The α-particle branching ratio that we observe, 0.144±0.027, is in good agreement with the evaluated value and improves the associated uncertainty. The resulting experimental B( E2) value is 7.0±2.2 e 2fm 4 and is more consistent with a flat trend across the A=10 triplet than previously reported. This is inconsistent with Green's function Monte Carlo predictions using realistic three-nucleon Hamiltonians, which overpredict the B(E2) value in 10C and 10B.
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  1. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States)
  2. Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA (United States)
  3. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  4. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  5. Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, LA (United States); Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  6. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985; PRVCAN; TRN: US1800181
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; SC0014552; AC02-98CH10946; AC02-06CH11357
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1396310