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Spectroscopy of neutron induced reactions with the ʋ-ball spectrometer

Jovančević, N., Lebois, M., Wilson, J.N., Thisse, D., Qi, L., Matea, I., Ibrahim, F., Verney, D., Babo, M., Delafosse, C. , Adsley, F., Tocabens, G., Gottardo, A., Popovitch, Y., Nemer, J., Canavan, R., Rudigier, M., Belvedere, K., Boso, A., Regan, P., Podolyak, Zs., Shearman, R., Bunce, M., Inavov, P., Oberstedt, S., Lopez-Martens, A., Hauschild, K., Ljungvall, J., Chakma, R., Lozeva, R., Söderström, P.-A., Oberstedt, A., Etasse, D., Ralet, D., Blazhev, A., Gerst, R.-B., Hafner, G., Cieplicka-Oryńczak, N., Iskra, L., Fornal, B., Benzoni, G., Leoni, S., Bottoni, S., Henrich, C., Koseoglou, P., Wiederhold, J., Homm, I., Surder, C., Kroll, T., Knezevic, D., Dragic, A., Cortes, L., Warr, N., Miernik, K., Adamska, E., Piersa, M., Rezynkina, K., Fraile, L., Benito Garcia, J., Sanchez, V., Algora, A., Davies, P., Guadilla-Gomez, V., Fallot, M., Kurtukian-Nieto, T., Schmitt, C., Heine, M., Reygadas Tello, D., Yavachova, M., Diakaki, M., Zeiser, F., Paulson, W. and Gestvang, D. (2019) Spectroscopy of neutron induced reactions with the ʋ-ball spectrometer Acta Physica Polonica B, 50 (3). pp. 297-304.

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Abstract

The ʋ-ball is a high-efficiency hybrid spectrometer which consists of both germanium (Ge) detectors and associated anti-Compton BGO shields, coupled to lanthanum bromide (LaBr3) detectors. The hybrid configuration provides a combination of both excellent energy and timing resolutions. The ʋ-ball geometry allows the coupling with the LICORNE directional neutron source at the ALTO facility of the IPN, Orsay. This opens the possibility to perform precise spectroscopy of neutron induced reactions and was used for two experiments during the recent experimental campaign. These two experiments are described here: 1. Spectroscopy of the neutron-rich fission fragments produced in the 238U(n; f) and 232Th(n; f) reactions; 2. Spectroscopy above the shape isomer in 238U. The 238U(n; f) and 232Th(n; f) reactions produce hundreds of neutron-rich nuclei on which gamma-ray spectroscopy can be performed. The main goal of the experiment aiming to populate the shape isomer in 238U is the measurement of the gamma-ray and fission decay branches as well as determination of level scheme in the super-deformed minimum. The shape isomer is populated by 238U(n; n') reaction, which gives a very advantageous population cross section over other reactions. More detailed descriptions of these two ʋ-ball experiments will be presented here.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Jovančević, N.
Lebois, M.
Wilson, J.N.
Thisse, D.
Qi, L.
Matea, I.
Ibrahim, F.
Verney, D.
Babo, M.
Delafosse, C.
Adsley, F.
Tocabens, G.
Gottardo, A.
Popovitch, Y.
Nemer, J.
Canavan, R.r.canavan@surrey.ac.uk
Rudigier, M.m.rudigier@surrey.ac.uk
Belvedere, K.c.belvedere@surrey.ac.uk
Boso, A.
Regan, P.P.Regan@surrey.ac.uk
Podolyak, Zs.Z.Podolyak@surrey.ac.uk
Shearman, R.r.shearman@surrey.ac.uk
Bunce, M.
Inavov, P.
Oberstedt, S.
Lopez-Martens, A.
Hauschild, K.
Ljungvall, J.
Chakma, R.
Lozeva, R.
Söderström, P.-A.
Oberstedt, A.
Etasse, D.
Ralet, D.
Blazhev, A.
Gerst, R.-B.
Hafner, G.
Cieplicka-Oryńczak, N.
Iskra, L.
Fornal, B.
Benzoni, G.
Leoni, S.
Bottoni, S.
Henrich, C.
Koseoglou, P.
Wiederhold, J.
Homm, I.
Surder, C.
Kroll, T.
Knezevic, D.
Dragic, A.
Cortes, L.
Warr, N.
Miernik, K.
Adamska, E.
Piersa, M.
Rezynkina, K.
Fraile, L.
Benito Garcia, J.
Sanchez, V.
Algora, A.
Davies, P.
Guadilla-Gomez, V.
Fallot, M.
Kurtukian-Nieto, T.
Schmitt, C.
Heine, M.
Reygadas Tello, D.
Yavachova, M.
Diakaki, M.
Zeiser, F.
Paulson, W.
Gestvang, D.
Date : March 2019
DOI : 10.5506/APhysPolB.50.297
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2019 The Author(s). Published under the conditions of Creative Common License, CC-BY 4.0.
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Additional Information : Presented at the Zakopane Conference on Nuclear Physics “Extremes of the Nuclear Landscape”, Zakopane, Poland, August 26–September 2, 2018.
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 21 May 2019 14:27
Last Modified : 21 May 2019 14:27
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/851876

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