Isomer beam elastic scattering: 26mAl(p, p) for astrophysics

D. Kahl, H. Shimizu, H. Yamaguchi, K. Abe, O. Beliuskina, S. M. Cha, K. Y. Chae, A. A. Chen, Z. Ge, S. Hayakawa, N. Imai, N. Iwasa, A. Kim, D. H. Kim, M. J. Kim, S. Kubono, M. S. Kwag, J. Liang, J. Y. Moon, S. NishimuraS. Oka, S. Y. Park, A. Psaltis, T. Teranishi, Y. Ueno, L. Yang

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The advent of radioactive ground-state beams some three decades ago ultimately sparked a revolution in our understanding of nuclear physics. However, studies with radioactive isomer beams are sparse and have often required sophisticated apparatuses coupled with the technologies of ground-state beams due to typical mass differences on the order of hundreds of keV and vastly different lifetimes for isomers. We present an application of a isomeric beam of 26mAl to one of the most famous observables in nuclear astrophysics: galactic 26Al. The characteristic decay of 26Al in the Galaxy was the first such specific radioactivity to be observed originating from outside the Earth some four decades ago. We present a newly-developed, novel technique to probe the structure of low-spin states in 27Si. Using the Center for Nuclear Study low-energy radioisotope beam separator (CRIB), we report on the measurement of 26mAl proton resonant elastic scattering conducted with a thick target in inverse kinematics. The preliminary results of this on-going study are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Physics in Astrophysics VIII, NPA8 2017
EditorsMarcello Lattuada, Rosario Gianluca Pizzone, Claudio Spitaleri, Marcello Lattuada, Marco La Cognata, Sara Palmerini, Claudio Spitaleri
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890309
Publication statusPublished - Dec 30 2017
Event8th International Conference on Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, NPA8 2017 - Catania, Italy
Duration: Jun 18 2017Jun 23 2017

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Other8th International Conference on Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics, NPA8 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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