Commissioning of the DIAMANT "chessboard" light- charged-particle CsI detector array with AFRODITE

F. S. Komati, R. A. Bark, J. Gál, E. Gueorguieva, K. Juhász, G. Kalinka, A. Krasznahorkay, J. J. Lawrie, M. Lipoglavšek, M. Maliage, J. Molnár, S. M. Mullins, S. H.T. Murray, B. M. Nyakó, M. Ramashidza, J. F. Sharpey-Schafer, J. N. Scheurer, J. Timár, P. Vymers, L. Zolnai

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In a commissioning measurement, the "Chessboard" section of the DIAMANT charged-particle array has been coupled with the AFRODITE γ-ray spectrometer at the iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator Based Sciences. Two data-sets were obtained following the bombardment of a 170Er target with a 13C beam at energies of 80 and 70 MeV, respectively. Offline analysis has thus far enabled the extension of a number of rotational bands associated with high-K intrinsic states in 176Hf. Also, the A = 172, 173 and 174 stable isotopes of ytterbium were populated via 2αxn channels with strengths of ∼30-to-40% of the αxn yields. This, together with the comparative weakness of the pxn channels, is consistent with incomplete fusion as the dominant reaction mechanism responsible for the α-particle emission.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEXOTIC NUCLEAR SYSTEMS
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Symposium on Exotic Nuclear Systems, ENS'05
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 21 2005
EventInternational Symposium on Exotic Nuclear Systems, ENS'05 - Debrecen, Hungary
Duration: Jun 20 2005Jun 25 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Symposium on Exotic Nuclear Systems, ENS'05



  • High-K metastable states
  • Incomplete fusion reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Komati, F. S., Bark, R. A., Gál, J., Gueorguieva, E., Juhász, K., Kalinka, G., Krasznahorkay, A., Lawrie, J. J., Lipoglavšek, M., Maliage, M., Molnár, J., Mullins, S. M., Murray, S. H. T., Nyakó, B. M., Ramashidza, M., Sharpey-Schafer, J. F., Scheurer, J. N., Timár, J., Vymers, P., & Zolnai, L. (2005). Commissioning of the DIAMANT "chessboard" light- charged-particle CsI detector array with AFRODITE. In EXOTIC NUCLEAR SYSTEMS: International Symposium on Exotic Nuclear Systems, ENS'05 (pp. 215-218). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 802).