A first experiment is reported that makes use of a new kind of spectrometer uniquely suited to the study of reactions with radioactive beams in inverse kinematics, the helical orbit spectrometer, HELIOS. The properties of some low-lying states in the neutron-rich N=8 nucleus B13 were studied with good resolution. From the measured angular distributions of the (d,p) reaction and the relative spectroscopic factors, spin and configuration assignments of the first- and third-excited states of this nucleus can be constrained. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
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Physical Review Letters
Back, B., Baker, S., Brown, B., Deibel, C., Freeman, S., Digiovine, B., Hoffman, C., Kay, B., Lee, H., Lighthall, J., Marley, S., Pardo, R., Rehm, K., Schiffer, J., Shetty, D., Vann, A., Winkelbauer, J., & Wuosmaa, A. (2010). First experiment with HELIOS: The structure of B13. Physical Review Letters, 104 (13) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.132501