Linking the exotic structure of 17C to its unbound mirror 17Na

K. Amos, L. Canton, P. R. Fraser, S. Karataglidis, J. P. Svenne, D. Van der Knijff

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The structure of 17C is used to define a nuclear interaction that, when used in a multichannel algebraic scattering theory for the n+C16 system, gives a credible definition of the (compound) excitation spectra. When couplings to the low-lying collective excitations of the 16C-core are taken into account, both sub-threshold and resonant states about the n+C16 threshold are found. Adding Coulomb potentials to that nuclear interaction, the method is used for the mirror system of p+Ne16 to specify the low excitation spectrum of the particle unstable 17Na. We compare the results with those of a microscopic cluster model. A spectrum of low excitation resonant states in 17Na is found with some differences to that given by the microscopic cluster model. The calculated resonance half-widths (for proton emission) range from ~2 to ~672 keV.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-145
Number of pages14
JournalNuclear Physics A
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


  • Coupled channels model of nucleon-nucleus structure
  • Dynamic effects of coupling in spectra

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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