Session D12: Invited Session: Testing of 3-Body Forces in Light Neutron-Rich Nuclei

3:30 PM–5:18 PM, Saturday, March 31, 2012
Room: Grand Hall East A/B

Sponsoring Unit: DNP
Chair: Ernst Rehm, Argonne National Laboratory

Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.APR.D12.3

Abstract: D12.00003 : Recent results from MoNA-LISA

4:42 PM–5:18 PM

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  Artemisia Spyrou

Studies of the nuclear properties of nuclei close and even beyond the limits of stability have revealed exotic modes of decay and new structural characteristics. The MoNA-LISA array is used at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University to study nuclei along the neutron dripline. In a typical experiment, a radioactive beam is employed to produce the neutron-unbound state of interest. This state/resonance immediately decay into a neutron, which is detected by MoNA-LISA and a remaining charged nucleus detected by the sweeper magnet detector suite. In this talk, new exciting findings from recent MoNA-LISA experiments will be presented. These include the first observation of a dineutron decay from $^{16}$Be, the exploration of the ``south shore'' of the Island of Inversion and the first evidence of the decay of the troubling nucleus $^{26}$O.

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