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Clarification of large-strength transitions in the $\ensuremath{\beta}$ decay of $^{11}\mathrm{Be}$

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© 2019 American Physical Society. The shape and normalization of the β-delayed α spectrum from Be11 was measured by implanting Be11 ions in a segmented Si detector. The spectrum is found to be dominated by a well-known transition to the 3/2+ state at Ex=9.87MeV in B11. A significant increase in the observed decay strength towards the higher end of the Qβ window means, however, that the 9.87MeV state cannot alone be responsible for the transition. Using the R-matrix framework we find that the inclusion of an extra 3/2+ state at Ex=11.49(10)MeV is required to obtain a satisfactory description of the spectrum. Both states show large widths towards α decay, exhausting significant fractions of the Wigner limit, a typical signature of α clusterization. The observed Gamow-Teller strength indicates large overlaps between the two states and the ground state of Be11.
Tijdschrift: Physical Review C
ISSN: 1538-4497
Issue: 4
Volume: 99
Pagina's: 044316 - 044316
Jaar van publicatie:2019