The rotational band of alpha cluster states in S-32 has been studied experimentally by elastic scattering of 12.4 to 17.1 MeV alpha particles from natural silicon targets and compared to bands in Si-28, Ar-36 and Ti-44. Fourier analysis of the excitation function indicates the existence of a vibrational mode in addition to the rotational. The rotation implies a joint rotation of a core circled by an alpha particle. Parameters characterizing the mass and thickness of the jointly rotating mass are extracted from the experimental results.
|Number of pages||20|
|Journal||Acta Physica Hungarica A) Heavy Ion Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|