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Scintillation and Magnetic Spectrometer Studies of Nuclear Reactions


Kavanagh, Ralph William (1956) Scintillation and Magnetic Spectrometer Studies of Nuclear Reactions. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/HAQM-XZ92.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. 1. The reaction [...] has been examined with a scintillation spectrometer and with a magnetic-lens spectrometer for proton energies from 670 to 1220 kev. The beta and gamma spectra and gamma-gamma coincidences are used with the shell model to assign spins to the low-lying states of Al26; the positron-emitter is found to be an isomeric state at 219 kev excitation. 2. Gamma and alpha emission from the lowest T = 1 state in C12 at 15.1 Mev are compared, and an upper limit of 0.1 kev is inferred for the width of the state, using results from deuteron bombardment of boron targets. The cross section for production of the gamma ray is given for deuteron energies from 1.633 Mev (threshold) to 3.25 Mev. Using the [...] reaction, a 1/3% branching of the B12 beta decay to the 4.43-Mev state of C12 has been found by beta-gamma coincidences, indicating J = 1+ for the lowest T = 1 triad.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics and Mathematics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Minor Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lauritsen, Charles Christian
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1956
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-03252004-094852
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ID Code:1109
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Deposited On:25 Mar 2004
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