Study of 0+States at iThemba LABS

P. Jones, P. Papka, J. F. Sharpey-Shafer, P. Vymers, S. P. Bvumbi, T. D. Bucher, T. S. Dinoko, J. L. Easton, M. S. Herbert, B. V. Kheswa, N. Khumalo, E. A. Lawrie, J. J. Lawrie, S. N.T. Majola, J. Ndayishimye, D. Negi, S. P. Noncolela, J. N. Orce, O. Shirinda, P. SitholeM. A. Stankiewicz, M. Wiedeking

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An initial series of experiments utilising the (3He,n) reactions have been carried out at iThemba LABS. These are complimentary to transfer reactions such as (t,p) stripping or (p,t) pick-up reactions measurements using magnetic spectrometers. However, in the past, (3He,n) measurements have suffered from ambiguities due to the low energy resolution inbuilt into the time-of-flight techniques used. By combining neutron detection techniques with the AFRODITE γ-ray array, it has been shown that very good energy resolutions can be achieved. This enables the relative strengths of two proton stripping to excited states, separated by only a few keV, to be accurately measured. This technique has been applied to first excited 02+ states and, in particular to those uniquely seen in double β-decay.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01015
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventHeavy Ion Accelerator Symposium 2013 - Canberra, ACT, Australia
Duration: 8 Apr 201312 Apr 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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