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The Halo at the Centre of the Atom: a Nuclear Discovery of the last 20 years.

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The field began in its present form with the following 3 papers by Isao Tanihata & co:

  • Measurements of Interaction Cross Sections and Nuclear Radii in the Light p-Shell Region, I. Tanihata, H. Hamagaki, O. Hashimoto, Y. Shida, N. Yoshikawa, K. Sugimoto, O. Yamakawa, T. Kobayashi, N. Takahashi, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55 (17 Sept 1985) 2676–2679: link.
  • Measurements of interaction cross sections and radii of He isotopes, I. Tanihata, H. Hamagaki, O. Hashimoto, S. Nagamiya, Y. Shida, N. Yoshikawa, O. Yamakawa, K. Sugimoto, T. Kobayashi, D. E. Greiner, N. Takahashi and Y. Nojiri, Physics Letters B, 160, (17 October 1985) 380-384: link.
  • Projectile Fragmentation of the Extremely Neutron-Rich Nucleus 11Li at 0.79 GeV/nucleon, T. Kobayashi, O. Yamakawa, K. Omata, K. Sugimoto, T. Shimoda, and N. Takahashi, I. Tanihata, Phys. Rev. Lett. 60 (1988) 2599–2602: link, jnl.

Theoretical insights into the pairing nature of haloes in 6He and 11Li:

  • The 11Li nucleus as a three-body system,  L. Johannsen, A. S. Jensen and P. G. Hansen, Physics Letters B, 244 (26 July 1990), 357-362: link.
  • Structure of 11Li in the cluster-orbital shell model for the 9Li+n+n system, Y. Tosaka and Y. Suzuki, Nucl. Phys. A512 (1990) 46: link.
  • Pair correlations near the neutron drip line, G.F. Bertsch and H. Esbensen, Ann. Phys. 209 (1991) 327-363: link.
  • Three body calculations for 11Li, J.M. Bang and I.J. Thompson, Physics Letters B, 279, (16 April 1992) 201-206: link.

Experimental investigations of halo structure via breakup and beta-decay:

  • The neutron halo of extremely neutron-rich nuclei, P.G. Hansen and B. Jonson, Europhysics Letters, 4 (1987) 409: link
  • Observation of forward neutrons from the break-up of the 11Li neutron halo, R. Anne, S. E. Arnell, R. Bimbot, H. Emling, D. Guillemaud-Mueller, P. G. Hansen, L. Johannsen, B. Jonson, M. Lewitowicz, S. Mattsson et al., Physics Letters B, 250, (1 November 1990) 19-23: link.
  • Dissociation reactions of the 11Be one-neutron halo. The interplay between structure and reaction mechanism, R. Anne, S. E. Arnell, R. Bimbot, S. Dogny, H. Emling, H. Esbensen, D. Guillemaud-Mueller, P. G. Hansen, P. Hornshøj, F. Humbert et al., Physics Letters B, 304 (22 April 1993) 55-59: link.


  • Strong E1 transitions in 9Be, 11Be, and 13C, D. J. Millener, J. W. Olness, E. K. Warburton, S. S. Hanna, Phys. Rev. C 28 (18 April 1983) 497-505: link, jnl


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