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Detection of neutron clusters

Marques, F.M.; Labiche, M.; Orr, N.A. and Markenroth Bloch, Karin LU (2002) In Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics) 65(4).
Abstract
A new approach to the production and detection of bound neutron clusters is presented. The technique is based on the breakup of beams of very neutron-rich nuclei and the subsequent detection of the recoiling proton in a liquid scintillator. The method has been tested in the breakup of intermediate energy (30–50 MeV/nucleon) 11Li, 14Be, and 15B beams. Some six events were observed that exhibit the characteristics of a multineutron cluster liberated in the breakup of 14Be, most probably in the channel 10Be+4n. The various backgrounds that may mimic such a signal are discussed in detail.
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0556-2813
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10.1103/PhysRevC.65.044006
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  abstract     = {A new approach to the production and detection of bound neutron clusters is presented. The technique is based on the breakup of beams of very neutron-rich nuclei and the subsequent detection of the recoiling proton in a liquid scintillator. The method has been tested in the breakup of intermediate energy (30–50 MeV/nucleon) 11Li, 14Be, and 15B beams. Some six events were observed that exhibit the characteristics of a multineutron cluster liberated in the breakup of 14Be, most probably in the channel 10Be+4n. The various backgrounds that may mimic such a signal are discussed in detail.},
  articleno    = {44006},
  author       = {Marques, F.M. and Labiche, M. and Orr, N.A. and Markenroth Bloch, Karin},
  issn         = {0556-2813},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  publisher    = {American Physical Society},
  series       = {Physical Review C (Nuclear Physics)},
  title        = {Detection of neutron clusters},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevC.65.044006},
  volume       = {65},
  year         = {2002},
}