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High Energy-Resolution Experiments with the K600 Magnetic Spectrometer at Intermediate Energies

  • Iyabo UsmanEmail author
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Part of the FIAS Interdisciplinary Science Series book series (FIAS)

Abstract

The K600 magnetic spectrometer of iThemba LABS is a unique facility world-wide for the study of nuclear structure and reactions mechanisms at intermediate energies using light-ion projectiles. In particular, high energy-resolution experiments on nuclei in the region of giant resonances present a powerful tool to extract information about the dominant processes leading to equilibration. Proton inelastic scattering on nuclei spanning the periodic table from light to heavy-mass (\(^{12}\)C to \(^{208}\)Pb) has established fine structure as a global phenomenon for the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance (ISGQR). In addition, it has been possible to extract level densities in the nuclear continuum very reliably for use in astrophysical calculations. Experimental results and corresponding theoretical predictions elucidating the origin of fine structure will be presented.

Keywords

Discrete Wavelet Transform Continuous Wavelet Transform Random Phase Approximation Giant Resonance Quadrupole Magnet 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

The author would like to acknowledge the K600 collaboration comprising groups from iThemba LABS, Wits University, TU Darmstadt and RCNP Osaka. This work has been supported by the DFG under contracts SFB 634 and NE 679/2-2, and by the South African NRF.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based SciencesSomerset West, Cape TownSouth Africa

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