Gamma-Ray Studies of the C-12 + C-12 System

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


Excitation functions for the yields of ten residual nuclides from the 12C+12C reaction have been measured over the range Ec.m.=5.25-20.0 MeV in steps of 125 keV, using γ-ray techniques. Nearly all of the reaction channels, including those with light-particle evaporation, showed strong narrow structures. A qualitative statistical analysis performed on the data gave useful information about the locations of possible nonstatistical structure, based primarily on the very strong cross-channel correlation observed in the data set.