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Two-body cluster states in nuclei

Phillips, G. C. and Tombrello, T. A. (1960) Two-body cluster states in nuclei. Nuclear Physics, 19 . pp. 555-578. ISSN 0029-5582.

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A number of experimental results for nuclear states are cited that require a description of the nucleus as the interaction of two clusters of nucleons. The types of experiments that yield information about states of two-cluster parentage are considered. The cluster identified and discussed consist of such bodies as deuterons, excited deuterons, α-particles, tritons, helium-3, and nuclei in an excited state such as ∗Be^8 and∗C^(12). The general nature of the nuclear forces necessary to produce clustering is discussed, and a phenomenological model describing these cluster states in terms of coupled Schrödinger equations is presented. The model is compared with other current models of nuclear structure. Several definite predictions of the model for the dynamical behaviour of nuclear systems are given.

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Additional Information:© 1960 North-Holland Publishing Co. Received 16 May 1960. Work supported by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. The authors wish to thank Professor T. W. Bonner and Drs. R. Barloutaud, L C. Biedenharn and W. Tobocman for helpful criticism in the formation of these ideas. The work of Drs. R. Spencer, T. Young, John Russell, P. D. Miller and C. Reich contributed many examples of the cluster structure in light nuclei. During the year 1957-1958, one of us (GCP) was aided by a Guggenheim Fellowship which allowed the development of some of these ideas; one of us (TAT) wishes to acknowledge the help of a National Science Foundation Fellowship during the course of this work.
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Official Citation:G.C. Phillips, T.A. Tombrello, Two-body cluster states in nuclei, Nuclear Physics, Volume 19, September–December 1960, Pages 555-578, ISSN 0029-5582, (
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