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Published November 1, 1953 | public
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The 7.68-Mev state in C12


Magnetic analysis of the alpha-particle spectrum from N14(d, α)C12 covering the excitation energy range from 4.4 to 9.2 Mev in C12 shows a level at 7.68±0.03 Mev. At Ed=620 kev, θlab=90°, transitions to this state are only 6 percent of those to the level at 4.43 Mev.

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©1953 The American Physical Society. Received 21 July 1953. We are indebted to Professor Hoyle for pointing out to us the astrophysical significance of this level.


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