Angular momentum limit of Hf isotopes produced in three fusion-evaporationreactions

Citation
J. Domscheit et al., Angular momentum limit of Hf isotopes produced in three fusion-evaporationreactions, NUCL PHYS A, 689(3-4), 2001, pp. 655-667
Citations number
25
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
NUCLEAR PHYSICS A
ISSN journal
0375-9474 → ACNP
Volume
689
Issue
3-4
Year of publication
2001
Pages
655 - 667
Database
ISI
SICI code
0375-9474(20010702)689:3-4<655:AMLOHI>2.0.ZU;2-6
Abstract
The compound nucleus Hf-168 was populated in three fusion-evaporation react ions with different beam-target mass asymmetries: Ti-50 + Sn-118, Ni-64 + R u-104 and Ge-74 + Zr-94. Due to the large negative e values of these reacti ons the compound nucleus is formed at low excitation energy. At three or fo ur excitation energies for each reaction gamma -ray spectra of the evaporat ion residues Hf-166 to Hf-163, corresponding to the 2n to 5n exit channels, respectively. were recorded with the Ge detectors of the 8 pi -spectromete r array. The gamma -ray multiplicity and total energy were measured using t he inner ball of EGO detectors. This data was used to determine the maximum angular momentum transferred to each evaporation channel, the gamma -ray d ecay entry region and the relative cross sections. No differences are obser ved between the three reactions. This is explained by the very similar depe ndence of the excitation energy on the angular momentum of the compound nuc leus. The relative cross sections for the 2n and 3n channels are observed t o be significantly larger than predicted by statistical model calculations. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.