Europhys. Lett.
Volume 76, Number 5, December 2006
Page(s) 801 - 807
Section Nuclear physics
Published online 03 November 2006
Europhys. Lett., 76 (5), pp. 801-807 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10344-9

$\chem{^6He}$ quasi-free scattering off clusters in $\chem{^6Li?}$

D. Miljanic1, M. Milin1, S. Cherubini2, T. Davinson3, A. Di Pietro3, P. Figuera4, A. Musumarra2, A. Ninane2, A. N. Ostrowski3, M. G. Pellegriti4, A. C. Shotter3, N. Soic1, C. Spitaleri4 and M. Zadro1

1  Ruer Boskovic Institute - Zagreb, Croatia
2  Institut de Physique Nucléaire, Université Catholique de Louvain Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
3  Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh - Edinburgh, UK
4  INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud and Università di Catania - Catania, Italy

received 19 June 2006; accepted in final form 4 October 2006
published online 3 November 2006

Spectra of coincident charged particles from the reactions induced by a 18$\un{MeV}$ $\chem{^6He}$ beam incident on the $\chem{^6Li}$ and 7Li targets were measured. A strong contribution to the $\chem{^6He}$-d spectrum may be interpreted as the $\chem{^6He}$ quasi-free scattering off the deuteron in the $\chem{^6Li}$ nucleus. This would then be the first observation of the quasi-free scattering of fragile radioactive nuclei on clusters in target nuclei.

25.60.-t - Reactions induced by unstable nuclei.

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