A series of proposed bands in 18O with potential nuclear molecular structures, such as 14C ⊗ α or 12C ⊗ 2n ⊗ α, are being investigated. This was done through the use of the Q3D magnetic spectrograph at the Maier-Leibnitz Laboratory in Munich in conjunction with an array of double-sided silicon strip detectors (DSSDs). These detectors allowed for high resolution reconstruction of detected particles, enabling measurement of the branching ratios of the states that make up these bands. Here, a method is discussed for extracting the branching ratios of both material particles as well as γ-particles using the DSSD array to detect only charged decay fragments.
A method to determine γ branching ratios using charged particle detectors for states in 18O
S. Pirrie, Tz. Kokalova, C. Wheldon, S. Bailey, J. Bishop, N. Curtis, R. Smith, D. Torresi, A. Turner, R. Hertenberger, H.-F. Wirth, Th. Faestermann, D. Mengoni, D. Dell’Aquila; A method to determine γ branching ratios using charged particle detectors for states in 18O. AIP Conf. Proc. 13 November 2018; 2038 (1): 020037. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5078856
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