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Dr. Nathan Frank

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Poster Presentation

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Nuclear

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The structure of very unstable atomic nuclides are still not completely understood. The unstable atomic nuclides in this study emit a neutron, which requires determining the energy of decay to better understand the structure. The energy of decay may be calculated from the energy and momentum of the remaining charged fragment and neutron. From the calculated decay energy, information about an isotope’s nuclear structure can be found. At the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory experiment, a 27Ne ion beam hit a liquid deuterium target that resulted in many produced atomic nuclides. One of the isotopes produced was unstable 26F, formed by stripping a proton from the 27Ne beam. The unstable 26F decayed into 25F + n. Another nuclide produced was unstable 25F, formed by stripping a proton and neutron from the 27Ne beam. 25F further decayed into 24F + n. The energy of the decays of both 25F and 26F were calculated from data. This presentation will report on the current analysis and compare/contrast these data to prior experimental results and theoretical calculations.

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May 3rd, 12:00 AM May 3rd, 12:00 AM

Resonances of 25,26F Atomic Nuclei

The structure of very unstable atomic nuclides are still not completely understood. The unstable atomic nuclides in this study emit a neutron, which requires determining the energy of decay to better understand the structure. The energy of decay may be calculated from the energy and momentum of the remaining charged fragment and neutron. From the calculated decay energy, information about an isotope’s nuclear structure can be found. At the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory experiment, a 27Ne ion beam hit a liquid deuterium target that resulted in many produced atomic nuclides. One of the isotopes produced was unstable 26F, formed by stripping a proton from the 27Ne beam. The unstable 26F decayed into 25F + n. Another nuclide produced was unstable 25F, formed by stripping a proton and neutron from the 27Ne beam. 25F further decayed into 24F + n. The energy of the decays of both 25F and 26F were calculated from data. This presentation will report on the current analysis and compare/contrast these data to prior experimental results and theoretical calculations.