Recently, we observed anomalous internal pair creation for the M1 transition depopulating the 18.15 MeV isoscalar 1+ state in 8Be. We observed a significant (σ = 7.37) peak-like deviation from the predicted angular correlation of the e+ e pairs at θ = 140°. To the best of our knowledge no nuclear physics related description of such deviation can be made. However, the deviation can be described by assuming the creation and subsequent decay of a boson with mass of ≈17 MeV. In order to clarify the interpretation, we re-investigated the 8Be anomaly with an improved, and independent setup. We have confirmed the signal of the assumed X(17) particle and constrained its mass (m0c2 = 17.01(16) MeV) and branching ratio compared to the γ-decay (Bx = 6(1) × 10−6).
A. J. Krasznahorkay, M. Csatlós, L. Csige, …., J. Gulyás, Á. Nagy, N. Sas, J. Timár, T. G. Tornyi, et al.
Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 1056 (2018) 012028.
Megjelenés dátuma: 2018. július 19.