Alpha-particle clustering in excited expanding self-conjugate nuclei

@article{Borderie2015AlphaparticleCI,
  title={Alpha-particle clustering in excited expanding self-conjugate nuclei},
  author={Bernard Borderie and Ad. R. Raduta and G. Ademard and M. F. Rivet and Enrico De Filippo and E. Geraci and Nicolas Le Neindre and Giuseppe Cardella and Gaetano Lanzalone and Ivano Lombardo and Olivier Lopez and C. Maiolino and Angelo Pagano and Sara Pirrone and G. Politi and Francesca Rizzo and Paolo Russotto},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Experiment},
  year={2015},
  volume={117},
  pages={07014}
}
The fragmentation of quasi-projectiles from the nuclear reaction 40Ca + 12C at 25 MeV/nucleon was used to produce alpha-emission sources. From a careful selection of these sources provided by a complete detection and from comparisons with models of sequential and simultaneous decays, strong indications in favour of $\alpha$-particle clustering in excited 16O, 20Ne and 24}Mg are reported. 
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