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Single-neutron knockout from $^{20}\textrm{C}$ and the structure of $^{19}\textrm{C}$

Abstract : The low-lying unbound level structure of the halo nucleus 19 C has been investigated using single-neutron knockout from 20 C on a carbon target at 280 MeV/nucleon. The invariant mass spectrum, derived from the momenta of the forward going beam velocity 18 C fragment and neutrons, was found to be dominated by a very narrow near threshold ( Erel=0.036(1) MeV) peak. Two less strongly populated resonance-like features were also observed at Erel=0.84(4) and 2.31(3) MeV, both of which exhibit characteristics consistent with neutron p -shell hole states. Comparisons of the energies, measured cross sections and parallel momentum distributions to the results of shell-model and eikonal reaction calculations lead to spin-parity assignments of 5/21+ and 1/21− for the levels at Ex=0.62(9) and 2.89(10) MeV with Sn=0.58(9) MeV. Spectroscopic factors were also deduced and found to be in reasonable accord with shell-model calculations. The valence neutron configuration of the 20 C ground state is thus seen to include, in addition to the known 1s1/22 component, a significant 0d5/22 contribution. The level scheme of 19 C, including significantly the 1/21− cross-shell state, is well accounted for by the YSOX shell-model interaction developed from the monopole-based universal interaction.
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J.W. Hwang, S. Kim, Y. Satou, N.A. Orr, Y. Kondo, et al.. Single-neutron knockout from $^{20}\textrm{C}$ and the structure of $^{19}\textrm{C}$. Phys.Lett.B, 2017, 769, pp.503-508. ⟨10.1016/j.physletb.2017.04.019⟩. ⟨hal-01554621⟩



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