Shapes of (Li6, d) angular distributions as signatures of rotational bands in Si29

N. Anantaraman, University of Rochester
J. P. Draayer, University of Rochester
H. E. Gove, University of Rochester
J. P. Trentelman, University of Rochester


Angular distributions obtained in a study of the Mg25(Li6,d) reaction at ELi=36 MeV are characterized by the lowest allowed L transfers for cluster transitions to the members of the ground-state rotational band of Si29, while a mixture of L values is required for states of the K=32+ excited band. This demonstrates that an α-transfer reaction can probe the internal structure of the nucleus in a way that can be deciphered. © 1974 The American Physical Society.