The F19 nucleus has been studied extensively. However, there have been no comprehensive experimental studies of F18+n single-particle components in F19, and no measure of neutron vacancies in the F18 ground state, as such experiments require a (radioactive) F18 target or beam. We have used the H2(F18,p)F19 reaction to selectively populate states in F19 that are of F18+n character. The 108.5-MeV radioactive F18+9 beam was provided by the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Proton-recoil coincidence data were taken for both α-decaying and particle-stable final states. Angular distributions and spectroscopic factors were measured for nine proton groups, corresponding to 13 states in F19. The results are compared to shell model calculations.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics