Proton inelastic scattering cross section measurements on 16O and 28Si
1 Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Reactorului 30, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania
2 University of Bucharest, Faculty of Physics, Atomistilor 405, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania
3 Unistra, CNRS, IPHC, Strasbourg, France
4 European Commission, Joint Research Center, Geel, Belgium
5 Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, ELI-NP, Reactorului 30, Bucharest-Magurele, Romania
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Published online: 13 September 2017
A (p, p′γ) experiment was performed at the Tandem accelerator of IFIN-HH (Bucharest) with the purpose of measuring the proton inelastic cross-sections on 16O and 28Si. The goal was to investigate to which extent the neutron cross-sections on these nuclei can be inferred from those obtained with charged particles (i.e., protons). In doing so, we are trying to exploit the isospin symmetry by taking under consideration that the chosen targets are N = Z nuclei and, consequently, two mirror nuclei are formed in the (p,p′) and (n,n′) reactions. The experimental setup consisted of two HPGe detectors with 100% relative efficiency placed at 110∘ and 150∘ relative to the direction of the incident proton beam. The incident protons, which had energies ranging from 6 up to 17 MeV, were scattered on a thick quartz (SiO2) target. A Faraday cup was used to integrate the beam current, thus allowing an absolute determination of the γ production cross sections. We will briefly describe the data analysis procedure, the experimental particularities and difficulties and some preliminary results of the γ production cross sections for the most intense transitions both in 16O and 28Si.
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