Physics Division Seminars bring us speakers on a variety of physics related subjects. Usually these are held in the Building 6008 large Conference Room, at 3:00 pm on the chosen day, but times and locations may vary. For more information, contact our seminar chairman,
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Emisson of clusters from excited heavy nuclei is well described as a statistical process. Clusters are emitted both in their ground state as well as in excited states. When the cluster is short-lived (e.g., 8Be*) it decays in the proximity of the emitting nucleus. This proximity decay is clearly observed in the relative kinetic energy of the daughter fragments as a tidal effect. Such decays manifest both the Coulomb interaction with the residual heavy nucleus, as well as a nuclear proximity interaction. Initial observations of proximity decay will be described and what can be learned from such decays will be discussed.
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