Different mechanism of two-proton emission from proton-rich nuclei 23Al and 22Mg

Y. G. Ma, D. Q. Fang, X. Y. Sun, P. Zhou, Y. Togano, N. Aoi, H. Baba, X. Z. Cai, X. G. Cao, J. G. Chen, Y. Fu, W. Guo, Y. Hara, T. Honda, Z. G. Hu, K. Ieki, Y. Ishibashi, Y. Ito, N. Iwasa, S. KannoT. Kawabata, H. Kimura, Y. Kondo, K. Kurita, M. Kurokawa, T. Moriguchi, H. Murakami, H. Ooishi, K. Okada, S. Ota, A. Ozawa, H. Sakurai, S. Shimoura, R. Shioda, E. Takeshita, S. Takeuchi, W. D. Tian, H. W. Wang, J. S. Wang, M. Wang, K. Yamada, Y. Yamada, Y. Yasuda, K. Yoneda, G. Q. Zhang, T. Motobayashi

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Two-proton relative momentum (qpp) and opening angle (θpp) distributions from the three-body decay of two excited proton-rich nuclei, namely Al23→p+p+Na21 and Mg22→p+p+Ne20, have been measured with the projectile fragment separator (RIPS) at the RIKEN RI Beam Factory. An evident peak at qpp 20MeV/c as well as a peak in θpp around 30° are seen in the two-proton break-up channel from a highly-excited 22Mg. In contrast, such peaks are absent for the 23Al case. It is concluded that the two-proton emission mechanism of excited 22Mg is quite different from the 23Al case, with the former having a favorable diproton emission component at a highly excited state and the latter dominated by the sequential decay process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Apr 9


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