Isomer spectroscopy at RI beam line in RCNP

A. Odahara, A. Takashima, M. Suga, K. Tajiri, K. Kurata, J. Takatsu, Y. Ito, Y. Kenmoku, K. Yamaguchi, M. Kazato, K. Kura, T. Shimoda, T. Suzuki, H. Watanabe, S. Nishimura, Y. Gono, E. Ideguchi, S. Go, Y. Wakabayashi, T. MorikawaC. Petrache, D. Beaumel

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Experiments based on the isomer-spectroscopy method were performed using the secondary beam line at RCNP, Osaka University. Recently, a new γ-ray spectroscopy method was established using fusion reaction induced by low-energy RI beam. This method enables us to study high-spin states of nuclei in wider mass region where it is difficult to populate them by using the combination of stable beams and stable targets. This method works well although low production of nuclei, because (1) the combination of beams and targets can be selected with large-reaction cross section and (2) high-S/N measurement can be performed by the event-by-event detection to select the events correlated with RI beam, which reduces background γ rays, competing with γ rays emitted from fusion products. As the first step, high-spin states of 142Pr were studied using fusion reaction induced by low-energy 17N RI beam. Large cross section was obtained by the 130Te(17N,5n) reaction with 4.9 MeV/u 17N beam. Event selection, which was carried out by the event-by-event detection with low-beam intensity of 2×10 4 pps, enables high-S/N measurement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1951-1954
Number of pages4
JournalModern Physics Letters A
Issue number21-23
Publication statusPublished - Jul 30 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Odahara, A., Takashima, A., Suga, M., Tajiri, K., Kurata, K., Takatsu, J., ... Beaumel, D. (2010). Isomer spectroscopy at RI beam line in RCNP. Modern Physics Letters A, 25(21-23), 1951-1954.