Seminar Details

Exploring the neutron dripline two neutrons at a time: Observations of 26O, 16Be, 13Li, and 10He

Dr. Zachary Kohley, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Wednesday, June 20, 11:00 AM - Special Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall

Recently, the MoNA collaboration has begun exploring nuclei which lay two neutrons beyond the neutron dripline. The ground-state resonances of these two-neutron unbound nuclei can be measured through the 3-body coincidence detection of the fragment+n+n systems using the MoNA-Sweeper setup. Experimental results for the observations of the two-neutron unbound 26O, 16Be, 13Li and 10He nuclei will be presented. These nuclei were populated through single proton-knockout reactions from radioactive ion beams produced at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The implications of the measured ground state energies of each nucleus will be discussed. Additionally, the 3-body correlations were examined from the 16Be and 13Li systems and showed strong dineutron characteristics.