Title

Gamma-Ray Studies of the O-16+NE-20 System

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1982

Comments

The article was written by Paul DeYoung during his time at the University of Notre Dame.

Abstract

Excitation functions for the yields of eight residual nuclides from the 16O + 20Ne reaction have been measured over the range Ec.m.=15-29 MeV using γ-ray techniques. Weak oscillatory structure in the fusion-evaporation yield is observed, with maxima near Ec.m.=20, 22, and 23 MeV. Two strong anomalies in the inelastic scattering and α-transfer channels have been located at Ec.m.=19.9 and 25.4 MeV. These structures have properties similar to those of characteristic resonances in other light systems. The Ec.m.=19.9 MeV resonance occurs at the same 36Ar excitation energy as a similar resonance previously observed in the 12C + 24Mg reaction yields.