Determination of the relative sign of neutron and proton transition matrix elements for the S34(0 22+) transition

A. Saha, Kamal K. Seth, M. Artuso, B. Harris, R. Seth, H. Nann, W. W. Jacobs

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Abstract

Measurement of the alpha inelastic-scattering cross sections for the first two 2+ states in S34 shows unambiguously that the relative sign of the neutron and proton transition matrix elements for both 2+ states are positive, just as in the cases of Mg26 and Si30. Consideration of coupled-channel effects in inelastic scattering do not change this overall result. The present results are in contradiction with the predictions of recent shell-model calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1876-1879
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume52
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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