Accession Number : AD0647902

Title :   RESEARCH IN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL LOW-ENERGY NUCLEAR PHYSICS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Oct 65-30 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE TANDEM ACCELERATOR LAB

Personal Author(s) : Davis,R. H. ; Heydenburg,N. P.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Nine research groups involving eleven faculty members have used the Tandem Van de Graaff Accelerator to advance scientific knowledge in the following areas: Isobaric Analogue states, alpha particle interactions, spectroscopy of the f7/2 shell, nucleon transfer and direct reactions, Coulomb excitation, collective excitation mechanisms, charged particle induced fission, and atomic high energy conversion processes. The study of the isobaric analogue states which was initiated at this laboratory, was the subject of an international conference held in Tallahassee in March, 1966. An active program in Theoretical Nuclear Physics is part of the tandem accelerator research program. In addition to collaboration in the design of experiments and the analysis of the results, fundamental problems in nuclear reactions were investigated by the theory group. The accelerator technology of the system was advanced during the past year with the replacement of several vacuum stations and the preliminary test of potassium vapor exchange which is especially important for the production of negative helium ions. Under optimum conditions an alpha particle beam of 0.5 micro amperes is available for experimental use. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VAN DE GRAAFF GENERATORS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*NUCLEAR SPINS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*NUCLEAR REACTIONS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*PARTICLE BEAMS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), PARTICLE ACCELERATORS, OPERATION, PROTON BEAMS, FISSION, NUCLEAR SHELL MODELS, DEUTERON BEAMS, ION BEAMS, ALPHA PARTICLE REACTIONS, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROSCOPY, NUCLEONS, NUCLEAR ENERGY LEVELS, INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Particle Accelerators
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

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