The interaction of an E/A=70-MeV Be7 beam with a Be target was used to populate levels in Be6 following neutron knockout reactions. The three-body decay of the ground and first excited states into the α+p+p exit channel were detected in the High Resolution Array. Precise three-body correlations extracted from the experimental data allowed us to obtain insight into the mechanism of the three-body democratic decay. The correlation data are in good agreement with a three-cluster-model calculation and thus validate this theoretical approach over a broad energy range. © 2012 American Physical Society.
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Physical Review Letters
Egorova, I., Charity, R., Grigorenko, L., Chajecki, Z., Coupland, D., Elson, J., Ghosh, T., Howard, M., Iwasaki, H., Kilburn, M., Lee, J., Lynch, W., Manfredi, J., Marley, S., Sanetullaev, A., Shane, R., Shetty, D., Sobotka, L., Tsang, M., Winkelbauer, J., Wuosmaa, A., Youngs, M., & Zhukov, M. (2012). Democratic decay of Be6 exposed by correlations. Physical Review Letters, 109 (20) https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.202502