Towards Na via (d,p) with SHARC and TIGRESS and a novel zero-degree detector

G. L. Wilson*, W. N. Gafford, Christian Aaen Diget, N. A. Orr, P. Adsley, H. Al-Falou, R. Ashley, R. A. E. Austin, G. C. Ball, J. C. Blackmon, A. J. Boston, H. J. Boston, S. M. Brown, A. A. Chen, J. Chen, R. M. Churchman, D. S. Cross, J. Dech, M. Djongolov, T. E. DrakeU. Hager, S. P. Fox, B. R. Fulton, N. Galinski, A. B. Garnsworthy, G. Hackman, D. Jamieson, R. Kanungo, K. Leach, J-P Martini, J. N. Orce, C. J. Pearson, M. Porter-Peden, F. Sarazinii, S. Sjue, C. Sumithrarachchi, C. E. Svensson, S. Triambak, C. Unsworth, R. Wadsworth, S. J. Williams, TIGRESS Collaboration

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Nucleon transfer experiments have in recent years begun to be exploited in the study of nuclei far from stability, using radioactive beams in inverse kinematics. New techniques are still being developed in order to perform these experiments. The present experiment is designed to study the odd-odd nucleus Na which has a high density of states and therefore requires gamma-ray detection to distinguish between them. The experiment employed an intense beam of up to 3×10 pps of Na at 5.0 MeV/nucleon from the ISAC-II facility at triumf. The new silicon array SHARC was used for the first time and was coupled to the segmented clover gamma-ray array TIGRESS. A novel thin plastic scintillator detector was employed at zero degrees to identify and reject reactions occurring on the carbon component of the (CD) target. The efficiency of the background rejection using this detector is described with respect to the proton and gamma-ray spectra from the (d,p) reaction.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRutherford Centennial Conference on Nuclear Physics
EditorsS Freeman, A Andreyev, A Bruce, A Deacon, D Jenkins, D Joss, D MacGregor, P Regan, J Simpson, G Tungate, B Wadsworth, D Watts
Place of PublicationBRISTOL
PublisherIOP Publishing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012
EventRutherford Centennial Conference on Nuclear Physics - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Aug 201112 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameJournal of Physics Conference Series
ISSN (Print)1742-6588


ConferenceRutherford Centennial Conference on Nuclear Physics
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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