A high energy-resolution zero degree facility for (p,p′) and (p,t) reactions

R. Neveling, H. Fujita, F. D. Smit, T. Adachi, G. P.A. Berg, E. Z. Buthelezi, J. Carter, J. L. Conradie, M. Couder, R. W. Fearick, S. V. Förtsch, D. Fourie, Y. Fujita, J. Görres, K. Hatanaka, A. M. Heilmann, J. P. Mira, S. H.T. Murray, P. Von Neumann-Cosel, S. O'BrienP. Papka, I. Poltoratska, A. Richter, E. Sideras-Haddad, J. A. Swartz, A. Tamii, I. T. Usman, J. J. Van Zyl

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    Medium-energy hadronic scattering and reactions at zero degrees are very selective to excitations with low angular momentum transfer. Only a few facilities exist worldwide where high energy-resolution measurements of this nature can be performed. The K600 Zero-Degree Facility at iThemba LABS, South Africa, was recently successfully developed. Measurements were performed for inelastic proton scattering at an incident energy of 200 MeV for targets ranging from 27Al to 208Pb. Excitation energy-resolution of 50 keV (FWHM) was achieved. A reasonable background subtraction procedure allows for the extraction of excitation energy spectra with low background. Measurements of the (p,t) reaction at 100 MeV benefit from a large difference in magnetic rigidity between the reaction products and primary particles, resulting in almost background-free spectra with excitation energy-resolution of 32 keV (FWHM).

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number052016
    JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
    Issue numberSECTION 5
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    EventInternational Nuclear Physics Conference 2010, INPC2010 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Duration: 2010 Jul 42010 Jul 9

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    • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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