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Determination of the Spectroscopic Quadrupole Moment of 40Ar

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dc.contributor.advisor Ntshangase, S.S.
dc.contributor.advisor Orce, J. N.
dc.contributor.author Akakpo, Elijah Hornam
dc.date.accessioned 2019-09-26T12:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-09-26T12:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1838
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Science and Agriculture in fulfilment of the requirement for the Master of Science in Physics in the Department of Physics at the University of Zululand, 2019. en_US
dc.description.abstract Coulomb excitation reorientation e ects measurement was performed at the AFRODITE vault of iThemba LABS to determine the Qs(2+1 ) of 40Ar. A beam of 40Ar at a laboratory energy of 134.94 MeV was Coulomb excited on a 194Pt target at a safe distance between nuclear surfaces of 6.5 fm. The backward scattered 40Ar particles were detected by an S3-CD double sided silicon detector at a distance of 30 mm with an angular range of 130 to 159 . Eight HPGe clover detector array ( ve at 90 and three at 135 to the beam axis) was employed to detect the de-excited -ray energy emitted by the 40Ar particles. The 40Ar particles and their corresponding -rays were collected in coincidence and stored. MTsort MIDAS was used in conjunction with an o ine sorting code to sort the coincidence data. Coulomb excitation analytical code, GOSIA, was used to extract the diagonal matrix element, h2+1 kE2k2+1 i = 0:00(4) eb. From the relation, h2+1 kE2k2+1 i = Qs 0:75793 , the Qs(2+1 ) was determined as +0:00(3) eb. This result indicates a spherical shape for 40Ar at the 2+1 state. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject Spectroscopic Quadrupole Moment en_US
dc.subject 40Ar en_US
dc.title Determination of the Spectroscopic Quadrupole Moment of 40Ar en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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