A cluster model of 6He and 6Li

Jeremy R. Armstrong, Alexander A. Sakharuk, Vladimir G. Zelevinsky

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Small nuclei provide an ideal testing ground of few-body theories. 6He is particularly interesting in that it shows an extended particle distribution similar to a halo nucleus, is loosely bound, and is a Borromean system. We apply a fully antisymmetric model with correct projection into eigenstates of angular momentum. Binding energies, charge radii, matter radii, and B(E2;0+→2+) were obtained for the α+2n and cigar configurations. The same configurations were used to obtain the same observables for 6Li. Were were then able to calculate the logft value for the beta decay of 6He.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNuclei and Mesoscopic Physics - Workshop on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics, WNMP 2007
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd Workshop on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics, WNMP 2007 - East Lansing, MI, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2007Oct 22 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference2nd Workshop on Nuclei and Mesoscopic Physics, WNMP 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityEast Lansing, MI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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