(See Energy Level Diagrams for 8B)
Special states: (1980OK01).
Complex reactions involving 8B (The reactions 6Li(6Li, 4H)8B, 12C(6Li, 10Be)8B, 9Be(7Li, 8He)8B and 12C(7Li, 11Be)8B have been studied at E(6Li) = 72 MeV and E(7Li) = 83 MeV (1982AL08): see 8He, 10Be, as well as 11Be in (1985AJ01).): (1979BO22, 1980GR10, 1981MO20).
Ground state of 8B: (1982NG01).
The β+ decay leads mainly to 8Be*(2.9). The mean half-lives listed in (1974AJ01) is 770 ± 3 msec; log ft = 5.64. There is also a branch to a 8Be* state at ≈ 16.6 MeV; log ft = 3.3. See also (1979AJ01) and reaction 28 in 8Be. See also (1978RA2A), (1979DA1D, 1980HA1V, 1980PE1N, 1981BA17, 1981BA2B, 1981BA2G, 1981IT1A, 1982BA80, 1982CO1D, 1982KL1C, 1983TR1F; astrophsyics) and (1979DE15, 1980OK01, 1981BA17, 1981HO06, 1982IT01; theor.).
Angular distributions for the n0 group have been reported at E(3He) = 4.8 to 5.7 MeV: L = 0. Two measurements for the Ex of 8B*(0.78) are 767 ± 12 and 783 ± 10 keV [Γ = 40 ± 10 keV]: see (1974AJ01) and 9B.
Absolute cross sections have been measured for Ep = 0.165 to 10.0 MeV. A resonance at Ep = 724 keV [8B*(0.771)] with Γlab ≈ 46 keV [σpeak = 2.20 ± 0.22 μb, Γγ = 50 ± 25 meV] is reported. The zero-energy cross-section factor S17(0) = 0.0216 ± 0.0025 keV · b (1983FI01), appreciably lower than earlier results: see (1979AJ01). Calulations by (1980BA35) had suggested that S(0) was in the range 0.014 to 0.022 keV · b. The astrophysical implications of this reaction are discussed by (1975ZI1A, 1980BA1P, 1980BA35, 1980BA2M, 1981BA2F, 1982BA80, 1983FI01). The predicted 37Cl ν-capture rate is decreased to 5.3 SNU, a reduction of about 25% in the previous value (1983FI01). See also (1980PE1N; astrophys.) and (1981WI04; theor.).
At Ep = 49.5 MeV angular distributions have been measured for the tritons to 8B*(0, 2.32): L = 2 and L = 0 + 2 leading to Jπ = 2+ and 3+, respectively. Measurements of Ex for 8B*(2.32) yield 2.29 ± 0.05 MeV, 2.34 ± 0.04 MeV [Γlab = 0.39 ± 0.04 MeV]. 8B*(0.78) is also observed: see (1974AJ01).
At E(3He) = 72 MeV the first T = 2 state is observed at Ex = 10.619 ± 0.009 MeV, Γ < 60 keV: dσ/dΩ(lab) = 190 nb/sr at θlab = 9°. No other states are observed within 2.4 MeV of this state. 8B*(0, 0.78, 2.32) have also been populated: see (1979AJ01).