A program to study resonant states in light nuclei with radioactive ion bea
ms in inverse kinematics and using thick targets together with double-sided
silicon strip detectors (DSSDs) has been started at the Holifield Radioact
ive Ion Beam Facility (HRIBF). This program has led to the discovery of the
simultaneous two-proton decay from states in Ne-18 populated by F-17 + p.
Results from our search for this long sought decay mode will be presented.