SAIP 2011 Support
Characterization of Cluster States in 16O with the (p,t) reaction
Presented by Dr. Justin MABIALA on 13 Jul 2011 from 11:15 to 11:30
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics
<p>Motivated by several theoretical cluster calculations that predict the existence of the 0<sub>6</sub><sup>+</sup> state in <sup>16</sup>O located at 15.1 MeV as a very good candidate for the equivalence of the Hoyle state in <sup>12</sup>C, a high resolution measurement of <sup>16</sup>O spectrum in coincidence with the <sup>16</sup>O decay products was proposed using a (p,t) reaction at 200 MeV and 0<sup>o</sup>. The decay products of the excited <sup>16</sup>O recoil nucleus were detected by means of Double Sided Silicon Detectors and the outgoing tritons were identified in the K600 magnetic spectrometer focal plane. Data were collected with targets containing <sup>18</sup>O, <sup>16</sup>O, <sup>12</sup>C and <sup>7</sup>Li. First results on precise measurement of energy spectra of the corresponding recoil nuclei using the K600 as the master trigger and extracted cross sections will be discussed.
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- Dr. Justin MABIALA Stellenbosch University/iThemba LABS
- Dr. Paul PAPKA Stellenbosch University/iThemba LABS
- Dr. Retief NEVELING iThemba LABS
- Dr. G.F. STEYN iThemba LABS
- Mr. J.A. SWARTZ Stellenbosch University/iThemba LABS
- Dr. Iyabo USMAN iThemba LABS
- Dr. S.M. WYNGAARDT Stellenbosch University