7-11 July 2014
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Investigation of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance (IVGDR) strength in the selected neutron-rich calcium isotopes 42, 44, 48Ca

9 Jul 2014, 15:00
20m
D Les 101

D Les 101

Oral Presentation Track B - Nuclear, Particle and Radiation Physics NPRP

Speaker

Mr Mouftahou Latif (University of the Witwatersrand)

Apply to be<br> considered for a student <br> &nbsp; award (Yes / No)?

Yes

Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

No

Main supervisor (name and email)<br>and his / her institution

Dr. Iyabo T. Usman, (iyabo.usman@wits.ac.za) University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg 2050

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Experiments were performed at the cyclotron of iThemba LABS together with the K600 magnetic spectrometer. High energy-resolution zero-degrees proton inelastic-scattering data were obtained for 42Ca, 44Ca and 48Ca at Ep = 200 MeV and fine structure has been observed in the region of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance (IVGDR) lying between 17 to 24 MeV excitation. In an excitation energy region below the IVGDR lies the so-called Pygmy Dipole Resonance (PDR), resulting from the oscillation of excess neutrons against a stable proton-neutron core with Z ≈ N. An additional aim of the experiment is to identify the PDR and to investigate the nature and systematics of this resonance which are presently not well understood. Preliminary data will be presented and future prospects will be discussed.

Level for award<br>&nbsp;(Hons, MSc, <br> &nbsp; PhD)?

PhD

Primary author

Mr Mouftahou Latif (University of the Witwatersrand)

Co-authors

Mr Chamunorwa Oscar Kureba (University of the Witwatersrand) Prof. ELIAS SIDERAS-HADDAD (University of the Witwatersrand) Mr Fhumulani Nemulodi (Stellenbosch University) Dr Frederick David Smit (iThemba LABS) Dr Hiro Fujita (Osaka University) Dr Iyabo Usman (University of the Witwatersrand) Mr Jacobus Swartz (Stellenbosch University) Prof. John Carter (University of the Witwatersrand) Ms Lindsay Donaldson (University of the Witwatersrand) Mr Maxwell Jingo (University of the Witwatersrand) Prof. Paul Papka (Stellenbosch University) Prof. Peter von Neumann-Cosel (TU Darmstadt) Dr Retief Neveling (iThemba LABS) Dr Vladimir Ponomarev (TU Darmstadt)

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