New data on nuclear molecular state in Oxygen-16

The best candidate for a molecular state configuration in 16O was investigated using the K600 spectrometer and the CAKE silicon detector array. This state is interpreted by various models as a good candidate for a dilute cluster of 4 alpha-particles. Even though the new data provides a much clearer picture of a very elusive state, the landscape in the excitation energy just above the 4-alpha break-up threshold appears more intricate than thought before.  K.C.W Li presented the findings at the International Nuclear Physics Conference in Adelaide (Australia) and published a high impact factor publication in Physical Review C Rapid Communications.

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