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A photon is absorbed by the ground state of helium-4. This excites the transition to the first excited state of helium-4, which sits just above the energy threshold for separation into a proton and a hydrogen-3 nucleus.

Exciting the Alpha Particle

New calculations confirm recent experimental results on the transition between the alpha particle and its first excited state.

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