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Clustering and Correlations at the Neutron Dripline


Some recent experimental studies of clustering and correlations within very neutron-rich light nuclei are reviewed. In particular, the development of the novel probes of neutron-neutron interferometry and Dalitz-plot analyses is presented through the example of the dissociation of the two-neutron halo system $^{14}$Be. The utility of high-energy proton radiative capture is illustrated using a study of the $^{6}$He(p,$\gamma$) reaction. A new approach to the production and detection of bound neutron clusters is also described, and the observation of events with the characteristics expected for tetraneutrons ($^{4}$n) liberated in the breakup of $^{14}$Be is discussed. The prospects for future work, including systems beyond the neutron dripline, are briefly outlined.

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in2p3-00084797 , version 1 (10-07-2006)



N.A. Orr, F.M. Marqués. Clustering and Correlations at the Neutron Dripline. Comptes Rendus. Physique, 2003, 4, pp.451-463. ⟨10.1016/S1631-0705(03)00063-X⟩. ⟨in2p3-00084797⟩
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