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  1. Double γ decay in 90Zr

    The double γ decay between θ+n - θ+i of 90Zr was observed. The θ+n level was fed through the decay of 90 Sr. The experimental arrangement consisted of a double coincidence system between the two semiconductor detectors. (A.C.A.S.)

  2. Weak transition of 44Ca

    A study of the nuclear core contribution to the excited nuclear states was done, along with its theoretical evaluation and interpretation, in the light nuclei region. The 727 KeV gamma ray transition between the 1885 KeV O+ and 1157 KeV - 2+ states was detected, putting in evidence experimentally, the possibility of the 0+ state, characterized as core excitation, and found to be by + decay or electron capture from44,44mSc. The formation of the 2850 KeV state, due to 880 KeV transition from the 3667 KeV state, is re-discussed. The 564 KeV and 1684 KeV transitions from the 2850 KeV state to the 2285 KeV and 1157 KeV states, respectively, are also discussed. A new scheme is proposed for the 44Ca excited states. (Author)

  3. Pygmy dipole strength in 90Zr

    Schwengner, R; Tsoneva, N; Benouaret, N; Beyer, R; Erhard, M; Grosse, E; Junghans, A R; Klug, J; Kosev, K; Lenske, H; Nair, C; Schilling, K D; Wagner, A

    2008-01-01

    The dipole response of the N=50 nucleus 90Zr was studied in photon-scattering experiments at the electron linear accelerator ELBE with bremsstrahlung produced at kinetic electron energies of 7.9, 9.0, and 13.2 MeV. We identified 189 levels up to an excitation energy of 12.9 MeV. Statistical methods were applied to estimate intensities of inelastic transitions and to correct the intensities of the ground-state transitions for their branching ratios. In this way we derived the photoabsorption cross section up to the neutron-separation energy. This cross section matches well the photoabsorption cross section obtained from (gamma,n) data and thus provides information about the extension of the dipole-strength distribution toward energies below the neutron-separation energy. An enhancement of E1 strength has been found in the range of 6 MeV to 11 MeV. Calculations within the framework of the quasiparticle-phonon model ascribe this strength to a vibration of the excessive neutrons against the N = Z neutron-proton c...

  4. Gamma-gamma directional correlations in 90Zr

    Directional correlations of γγ cascades in 90Zr have been measured employing a twelve-channel goniometer. The spin and parity 7+ is assigned to the 5060.0 keV level. The multipole mixing ratios of the involved γ-ray transitions have been determined. The γ-ray transition probabilities for some transitions are calculated and compared with predictions of the shell model for the 90Zr nucleus. (Auth.)

  5. Isospin mixing in 24Mg

    We have used the #betta#-#betta# circular polarization (CP) correlation technique to measure the isospin-forbidden Fermi matrix element for the #betta#+ decay of 24Al to the 4+ T=1 state in 24Mg at E/sub x/=8.437 MeV. The 24Al activity was produced by bombarding a natural Mg target with 18 MeV protons. The #betta#-#betta# CP correlation was measured using a novel apparatus which featured good energy resolution in both the #betta# and #betta# arms. The CP sensitive #betta#-ray detector utilized a transmission-mode Compton polarimeter and a 12.7 cm x 15.2 cm NaI detector. The #betta# detector was a telescope with a 700 μm surface barrier detector and a 5.1 cm x 12.7 cm plastic scintillator. The #betta#-#betta# CP asymmetry A [defined by W(theta, t tilde) = 1 + t tilde v/c A tilde cos theta where t tilde is the photon helicity] was found to be A tilde = -0.145 +- 0.030. After applying a correction for feeding of the 8.437 MeV state from the analog state this value of A tilde corresponds to a charge dependent matrix element between the 9.5 MeV 4+T=1 and 8.4 MeV T=O levels of [+;O[H/sub CD/]4+;1>] = 106 +- 40 keV which is the largest matrix element of H/sub CD/ ever observed in #betta# decay. For comparison the charge dependent matrix element between the 9.5 MeV state and the 4.1 MeV 4+ state, previously measured in 24Na decays is only 5.4 +- 2.2 keV. Our exceptionally large value occurs because the 9.5 MeV T=1 and 8.4 MeV T=O states have very similar space and spin wavefunctions. This matrix element is consistent with predictions which ascribe the entire effect to Coulomb forces

  6. Producing a compound Nucleus via Inelastic Scattering: The 90Zr(alpha,alpha')90Zr* Case

    Escher, J E; Dietrich, F S

    2008-05-23

    In a Surrogate reaction a compound nucleus is produced via a direct reaction (pickup, stripping, or inelastic scattering). For a proper application of the Surrogate approach it is necessary to predict the resulting angular momentum and parity distribution in the compound nucleus. A model for determining these distributions is developed for the case of inelastic alpha scattering off a spherical nucleus. The focus is on obtaining a first, simple description of the direct-reaction process that produces the compound nucleus and on providing the basis for a more complete treatment of the problem. The approximations employed in the present description are discussed and the extensions required for a more rigorous treatment of the problem are outlined. To illustrate the formalism, an application to {sup 90}Zr({alpha},{alpha}{prime}){sup 90}Zr* is presented.

  7. Double gamma decay in 40Ca and 90Zr

    The rare double gamma decay of the first excited 0+ state in 40Ca and 90Zr has been measured with a segmented 4π NaI detector system, which allows suppression of the perturbing background due to positron annihilation in flight. In both cases the directional correlation of the two photons is found to be asymmetric around 900, which is explained by an interference of 2E1 and 2M1 transitions. The deduced M1 quenching factors agree with those from (e,e') and (p,p') measurements

  8. Pygmy dipole resonance and dipole polarizability in {sup 90}Zr

    Iwamoto, C.; Tamii, A.; Shima, T.; Hashimoto, T.; Suzuki, T.; Fujita, H.; Hatanaka, K. [Research Center for Nuclear Physics, Osaka University, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan); Utsunomiya, H.; Akimune, H.; Yamagata, T.; Okamoto, A.; Kondo, T. [Department of Physics, Konan University, Okamoto 8-9-1, Higashinada, Kobe 658-8501 (Japan); Nakada, H. [Department of Physics, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, Yayoi-cho 1-33, Inage, Chiba 263-8522 (Japan); Kawabata, T. [Department of Physics, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8502 (Japan); Fujita, Y. [Department of Physics, Osaka University, Toyonaka, Osaka, 560-0043 (Japan); Matsubara, H. [RIKEN Nishina Center, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan); Shimbara, Y.; Nagashima, M. [Department of Physics, Niigata University, Niigata 950-21-2 (Japan); Sakuda, M.; Mori, T. [Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama 900-0082 (Japan); and others

    2014-05-02

    Electric dipole (E1) reduced transition probability B(E1) of {sup 90}Zr was obtained by the inelastic proton scattering near 0 degrees using a 295 MeV proton beam and multipole decomposition analysis of the angular distribution by the distorted-wave Born approximation with the Hartree-Fock plus random-phase approximation model and inclusion of El Coulomb excitation, and the E1 strength of the pygmy dipole resonance was found in the vicinity of the neutron threshold in the low-energy tail of the giant dipole resonance. Using the data, we plan to determine the precise dipole polarizability α{sub D} which is defined as an inversely energy-weighted sum value of the elecrric dipole strength. The dipole polarizability is expected to constrain the symmetry energy term of the neutron matter equation of state. Thus systematical measurement of the dipole polarizability is important.

  9. Transfer reactions for the /sup 50/Ti + /sup 90/Zr system below the Coulomb barrier

    The analysis of quasielastic cross section data for the /sup 90/Zr projectile plus /sup 50/Ti target system shows that the probability for /sup 50/Ti(/sup 90/Zr, /sup 49/Ti)/sup 91/Zr, 1n-transfer reaction near the barrier is much larger than estimates based on semiclassical theory. The probability for /sup 50/Ti(/sup 90/Zr,/sup 51/V)/sup 89/Y, 1p-transfer reaction, on the other hand, agrees with the same theory. The internuclear distance where the 1n-transfer probability first deviates from tunneling predictions coincides with the threshold of the fusion barrier distribution deduced from the experimental fusion cross sections of the /sup 50/Ti+/sup 90/Zr system, suggesting a common mechanism for the large enhancement of 1n-transfer and fusion cross sections

  10. Experimental constraints on the $\\gamma$-ray strength function in $^{90}$Zr using partial cross sections of the $^{89}$Y(p,$\\gamma$)$^{90}$Zr reaction

    Netterdon, L; Goriely, S; Mayer, J; Scholz, P; Spieker, M; Zilges, A

    2015-01-01

    Partial cross sections of the $^{89}$Y(p,$\\gamma$)$^{90}$Zr reaction have been measured to investigate the $\\gamma$-ray strength function in the neutron-magic nucleus $^{90}$Zr. For five proton energies between $E_p=3.65$ MeV and $E_p=4.70$ MeV, partial cross sections for the population of seven discrete states in $^{90}$Zr have been determined by means of in-beam $\\gamma$-ray spectroscopy. Since these $\\gamma$-ray transitions are dominantly of $E1$ character, the present measurement allows an access to the low-lying dipole strength in $^{90}$Zr. A $\\gamma$-ray strength function based on the experimental data could be extracted, which is used to describe the total and partial cross sections of this reaction by Hauser-Feshbach calculations successfully. Significant differences with respect to previously measured strength functions from photoabsorption data point towards deviations from the Brink-Axel hypothesis relating the photo-excitation and de-excitation strength functions.

  11. Spin differences in the 90Zr compound nucleus induced by (p ,p') , (p ,d ) , and (p ,t ) surrogate reactions

    Ota, S.; Burke, J. T.; Casperson, R. J.; Escher, J. E.; Hughes, R. O.; Ressler, J. J.; Scielzo, N. D.; Thompson, I. J.; Austin, R. A. E.; Abromeit, B.; Foley, N. J.; McCleskey, E.; McCleskey, M.; Park, H. I.; Saastamoinen, A.; Ross, T. J.

    2015-11-01

    The effect of the production mechanism on the decay of a compound nucleus is investigated. The nucleus 90Zr was produced by three different reactions, namely 90Zr(p ,p') 90Zr , 91Zr(p ,d ) 90Zr , and 92Zr(p ,t ) 90Zr , which served as surrogate reactions for 89Zr(n ,γ ) . The spin-parity (Jπ) distributions of the states populated by these reactions were studied to investigate the surrogate reaction approach, which aims at indirectly determining cross sections for compound-nuclear reactions involving unstable targets such as 89Zr . Discrete γ rays, associated with transitions in 90Zr and 89Zr , were measured in coincidence with light ions for scattering angles of 25∘-60∘ and 90Zr excitation energies extending above the neutron separation energy. The measured transition systematics were used to gain insights into the Jπ distributions of 90Zr . The 90Zr(p ,p') reaction was found to produce fewer γ rays associated with transitions involving high spin states (J =6 -8 ℏ ) than the other two reactions, suggesting that inelastic scattering preferentially populates states in 90Zr that have lower spins than those populated in the transfer reactions investigated. The γ -ray production was also observed to vary by factors of 2-3 with the angle at which the outgoing particle was detected. These findings are relevant to the application of the surrogate reaction approach.

  12. (3He,t) reaction at 80MeV on 90Zr and 208Pb

    An experiment using the 80MeV 3He beam of the ISN cyclotron at Grenoble has been done on a target of 90Zr and another one of 208Bi. The 90Zr and 208Pb IAS angular distributions are fitted by DWBA calculations. For the previously reported Gamow Teller transition centered in 90Nb at 8.4MeV, two components are observed. The first one of M1 type is centered at 7.2MeV, the other one of unknown polarity at 9.7MeV

  13. Two-photon radiation in the 90Zr 0+→0+ transition

    An experiment on studying two-photon radiation in 0+→0+-transition with 1.76 MeV of 90Zr is described. Ratio of two-photon process and pair conversion probabilities Wγγ/Wπ=(7.4±1.4)x10-4 is obtained

  14. Vibrational thermodynamics of Fe90Zr7B3 nanocrystalline alloy from nuclear inelastic scattering

    Stankov, S.; Miglierini, M.; Chumakov, A. I.;

    2010-01-01

    Recently we determined the iron-partial density of vibrational states (DOS) of nanocrystalline Fe(90)Zr(7)B(3) (Nanoperm), synthesized by crystallization of an amorphous precursor, for various stages of nanocrystallization separating the DOS of the nanograins from that of the interfaces [S. Stank...

  15. Neutrons transition densities for the $2^+-8^+$ multiplet of states in $^{90}$Zr

    Onegin, M. S.; Plavko, A. V.

    2003-01-01

    The neutron transition densities of the $2^+-8^+$ levels in $^{90}$Zr were extracted in the process of analysing ({\\bf p},p') scattering at 400 Mev. Its comparison with the proton transition densities for these levels was undertaken. The radial shapes of the experimental neutron and proton transition densities for each state were found to be different.

  16. Deuteron excitation of the isoscalar breathing mode resonance in 90Zr, 120Sn, 208Pb

    With the new 108 MeV deuteron beam of the Orsay synchrocyclotron and the new experimental set up which allow measurements without background for angles as small as 40, a systematic study of the breathing mode has been undertaken and the results on 90Zr, 120Sn and 208Pb are reported

  17. Flashing coherently rotating carbon sticks in $^{24}$Mg+$^{24}$Mg collision

    Zhao, M H; Merlo, O; Huang, M R; Li, Y; Wang, J S

    2013-01-01

    We analyze quasi-periodic oscillations in the angle-averaged ($\\Delta\\theta_{cm}\\simeq 90^\\circ\\pm 25^\\circ $)excitation functions for the $^{24}Mg+^{24}Mg$ elastic-inelastic scattering and $\\alpha$-transfer channels on the energy interval $E_{cm}=44.86-47.76$ MeV.The period of the energy structures, $\\simeq$0.81 MeV, is interpreted as inverse half-period ($\\simeq 5\\times 10^{-21}$ sec.) of coherent rotation of highly excited short-lived ($\\simeq 3.6\\times 10^{-21}$ sec.) chain of a length $\\simeq 30$ fm. The rotational wave packet coherence survives (i) the energy relaxation (fully mixing ergodic dynamics) for the strongly overlapping states with fixed total spins and (ii) the strong distortion of the motion upon a change of the total spin.The present discussion leads us to the question: Is rotational coherence of large molecules necessarily destroyed in the conventionally statistical limit of structureless (non-selective) continuum under the conditions of complete intramolecular energy redistribution and vi...

  18. 16O+8Be cluster structure in 24Mg

    16O + 8Be cluster structure in 24Mg has been identified by observing the breakup into ground state 160 and 8Be fragments following inelastic scattering of 24Mg projectiles. The spectrum of states observed is compared to that previously measured in the 12C + 12C breakup channel to obtain information on the partial decay widths. (author)

  19. Study of the neutron decay of isoscalar electric giant resonances in the nucleus 90Zr

    The present thesis studies mainly the decay of the giant resonance region in 90Zr by means of a coincidence experiment which was performed at the 6Li beam of the Karlsruhe Isochronous Cyclotron. After excitation by inelastic scattering especially the neutron decay of the giant monopole and quadrupole resonance was observed by means of a (6Li,6Li'n) coincidence measurement. One aim of this experiment was to determine the relative branching ratios of the neutron decay from the region of the giant quadrupole resonance to the single low-lying states of 89Zr. In order to obtain an average over the angular correlation function for L>2 the decay neutrons were spectroscoped in 16 angles. The evaluation of the experiments yielded important results for the understanding of the giant resonances in heavy nuclei. The giant monopole and quadrupole resonances in 90Zr decay dominantly statistically. (orig./HSI)

  20. Neutron-/sup 90/Zr mean field from a dispersive optical model analysis

    Elastic scattering cross sections have been measured for 8, 10, and 24 MeV neutrons incident on /sup 90/Zr. These measurements, together with other neutron elastic scattering and total cross section data available up to 29 MeV, are used in grid searches to obtain an optical model potential which contains a dispersion relation term. This potential is then extrapolated toward negative energies to predict bound single-particle state properties. An overall good description of the data at positive and negative energies is achieved

  1. Exchange interactions in (FeT)90Zr10(T=Ru,Mn) metallic glasses (abstract)

    Recently there have been several theoretical reports about models of amorphous transition metal alloys which take into account the fluctuations of local magnetic moments due to structural disorder. It is predicted that the local atomic moment on an atom depends on the number of first near neighbors with short distances (contracted atoms) and it could be positive, negative, or negligible. An amorphous Fe endash Zr system could be a typical system to study these features which have a key role in determining the magnetic structure. Fe90Zr10 orders ferromagnetically at 230 K and exhibits a mixed state at T90Zr10. Mn is known to couple antiferromagnetically (AF) to Fe while Ru is expected to be nonmagnetic. We find that Mn reduces the Curie temperature (Tc) gradually while the spin freezing temperature (Tf) remains nearly constant. However, in the case of Ru, Tf drastically increases and 5 at.% Ru drives the system to a clear spin glass state. Hyperfine field studies show gradual evolution of AF coupled spins and their distribution, pointing out the existence of a well defined bimodal distribution. Fe endash Fe exchange is believed to become antiferromagnetic for Fe endash Fe distances 2Zr which is a closed packed structure). We propose that the dilution of Fe moment and the band modifications due to Ru substitution seemed to promote antiferromagnetic coupling in a Fe endash Zr system. copyright 1997 American Institute of Physics

  2. Alpha-cluster states populated in 24Mg + 12C

    Charged particle and γ-decays in light α-like nuclei are investigated for 24Mg +12C. Various theoretical predictions for the occurrence of superdeformed and hyperdeformed bands associated with resonance structures with low spin are presented. The inverse kinematics reaction 24Mg +12C is studied at Elab(24Mg) = 130 MeV. Exclusive data were collected with the Binary Reaction Spectrometer in coincidence with EUROBALL IV installed at the VIVITRON Tandem facility at Strasbourg. Specific structures with large deformation were selectively populated in binary reactions and their associated γ-decays studied. Coincident events from α-transfer channels were selected by choosing the excitation energy or the entry point via the two-body Q-values. The analysis of the binary reaction channels is presented with a particular emphasis on 20Ne-γ and 16O-γ coincidences. (author)

  3. Molecular resonances and the Jacobi shape transition: the case of 24Mg+24Mg and 48Cr

    A fast rotating 48Cr is predicted to be highly prolate and deformed after a Jacobi shape transition and just before fission. In this article, it is proposed that an arrow and high spin 24Mg+24Mg resonance corresponds to the formation of this exotic 48Cr. Moreover the 24Mg+24Mg reaction has been studied at the Legnaro Tandem at a CM bombarding energy of 45.7 MeV, where a narrow and high spin resonance has been reported previously. To establish the connection between the resonance and a molecular state of 48Cr, the decay of the resonance into the inelastic and fusion-evaporation channels has been investigated. The ON and OFF resonance decay yields have been measured using, for the inelastic channels, the fragment spectrometer PRISMA and the gamma array CLARA, and, for the fusion-evaporation channels, the Si array EUCLIDES and the gamma array GASP. Strong resonant effects have been observed in the inelastic channels involving the 2+ and 4+ states of the 24Mg ground state (g.s.) band. Weaker effects are also seen in certain fusion-evaporation channels. Both results will be discussed here. (authors)

  4. Total reaction cross sections for 8Li + 90Zr at near-barrier energies

    Total reaction cross sections for the radioactive nucleus 8Li on 90Zr are reported at the near-barrier energies of 18.5 and 21.5MeV, derived from quasi-elastic scattering measurements. An analysis of the quasi-elastic scattering results is performed within an optical model framework using the BDM3Y1 interaction and total reaction cross sections are deduced. These quantities, appropriately reduced, are compared with previous data obtained in elastic scattering measurements with well and weakly bound projectiles on various targets and a formula for predicting total reaction cross sections with an uncertainty of ∝ 20 % is obtained. Further on, the ratios of direct to total reaction cross sections are estimated for 6,8Li on various targets and are compared with CDCC or CRC calculations. The energy dependence of the optical potential is also discussed. (orig.)

  5. Estimated 55Mn and 90Zr cross section covariances in the fast neutron energy region

    Pigni,M.T.; Herman, M.; Oblozinsky, P.

    2008-06-24

    We completed estimates of neutron cross section covariances for {sup 55}Mn and {sup 90}Zr, from keV range to 25 MeV, considering the most important reaction channels, total, elastic, inelastic, capture, and (n,2n). The nuclear reaction model code EMPIRE was used to calculate sensitivity to model parameters by perturbation of parameters that define the optical model potential, nuclear level densities and strength of the pre-equilibrium emission. The sensitivity analysis was performed with the set of parameters which reproduces the ENDF/B-VII.0 cross sections. The experimental data were analyzed and both statistical and systematic uncertainties were extracted from almost 30 selected experiments. Then, the Bayesian code KALMAN was used to combine the sensitivity analysis and the experiments to obtain the evaluated covariance matrices.

  6. Gamow-Teller Resonance of 90Zr in a Relativistic Approach

    马中玉; 陈宝秋

    2003-01-01

    We establish the formalism of nuclear spin-isospin excitations, especially the Gamow-Teller resonance in a fully consistent relativistic random-phase approximation. A relativistic form of the Landau-Migdal parameter g′ is adopted as a residual spin-isospin correlation force. In the non-relativistic limit it reproduces the excitation energy of the giant Gamow-Teller resonance state obtained in the non-relativistic model. The Gamow-Teller resonance for finite nuclei is investigated in a relativistic approach for the first time. It is found that the Ikeda sum rule of90Zr is quenched about 8% in the Hartree as well as the correlated strengths due to the poles of the negative Dirac states at energies above 1 GeV.

  7. Structure of isobaric analog states in 91Nb populated by the 90Zr(a,t) reaction

    Van der Molen, H K T; Van den Berg, A M; Daito, I; Fujimura, H; Fujita, Y; Fujiwara, M; Harakeh, M N; Ihara, F; Inomato, T; Ishibashi, K; Jänecke, J; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N; Laurent, H; Lhenry, I; O'Donnell, T W; Rodin, V A; Tamii, A; Toyokawa, H; Urin, M H; Yoshida, H; Yosoi, M

    2001-01-01

    Decay via proton emission of isobaric analog states (IAS's) in $^{91}{Nb}$ was studied using the $^{90}{Zr}(\\alpha,t)$ reaction at $E_\\alpha$=180 MeV. This study provides information about the damping mechanism of these states. Decay to the ground state and low-lying phonon states in $^{90}{Zr}$ was observed. The experimental data are compared with theoretical predictions wherein the IAS `single-particle' proton escape widths are calculated in a continuum RPA approach. The branching ratios for decay to the phonon states are explained using a simple model.

  8. Neutron inelastic cross section measurements for 24Mg

    OLACEL A.; Borcea, C.; DESSAGNE Philippe; Kerveno, M.; NEGRET A.; PLOMPEN Arjan

    2014-01-01

    The gamma production cross sections from the neutron inelastic scattering on 24Mg were measured for neutron energies up to 18 MeV at GELINA (Geel Linear Accelerator), the neutron source operated by EC-JRC-IRMM, Belgium. The level cross section and the total inelastic cross section were determined. We used the GAINS (Gamma Array for Inelastic Neutron Scattering) spectrometer with 7 large volume HPGe detectors placed at 110◦ and 150◦ with respect to the beam direction. The neutron flux was dete...

  9. Neutron capture cross section of $^{90}$Zr Bottleneck in the s-process reaction flow

    Tagliente, G; Milazzo, P M; Moreau, C; Aerts, G; Abbondanno, U; Alvarez, H; Alvarez-Velarde, F; Andriamonje, Samuel A; Andrzejewski, J; Assimakopoulos, Panayiotis; Audouin, L; Badurek, G; Baumann, P; Bečvář, F; Berthoumieux, E; Bisterzo, S; Calviño, F; Calviani, M; Cano-Ott, D; Capote, R; Carrapiço, C; Cennini, P; Chepel, V; Chiaveri, Enrico; Colonna, N; Cortés, G; Couture, A; Cox, J; Dahlfors, M; David, S; Dillman, I; Domingo-Pardo, C; Dridi, W; Durán, I; Eleftheriadis, C; Embid-Segura, M; Ferrant, L; Ferrari, A; Ferreira-Marques, R; Furman, W; Gallino, R; Gonçalves, I; Gonzalez-Romero, E; Gramegna, F; Guerrero, C; Gunsing, F; Haas, B; Haight, R; Heil, M; Herrera-Martínez, A; Igashira, M; Jericha, E; Käppeler, F; Kadi, Y; Karadimos, D; Karamanis, D; Kerveno, M; Köhler, P; Kossionides, E; Krtička, M; Lamboudis, C; Leeb, H; Lindote, A; Lopes, I; Lozano, M; Lukic, S; Marganiec, J; Marrone, S; Martínez, T; Massimi, C; Mastinu, P; Mengoni, A; Mosconi, M; Neves, F; Oberhummer, Heinz; O'Brien, S; Pancin, J; Papachristodoulou, C; Papadopoulos, C; Paradela, C; Patronis, N; Pavlik, A; Pavlopoulos, P; Perrot, L; Pigni, M T; Plag, R; Plompen, A; Plukis, A; Poch, A; Praena, J; Pretel, C; Quesada, J; Rauscher, T; Reifarth, R; Rubbia, Carlo; Rudolf, G; Rullhusen, P; Salgado, J; Santos, J; Sarchiapone, L; Savvidis, I; Stéphan, C; Taín, J L; Tassan-Got, L; Tavora, L; Terlizzi, R; Vannini, G; Vaz, P; Ventura, A; Villamarín, D; Vincente, M, C; Vlachoudis, V; Vlastou, R; Voss, F; Walter, S; Wendler, H; Wiescher, M; Wisshak, K

    2008-01-01

    The neutron capture cross sections of the Zr isotopes have important implications in nuclear astrophysics and for reactor design. The small cross section of the neutron magic nucleus 90Zr, which accounts for more than 50% of natural zirconium represents one of the key isotopes for the stellar s-process, because it acts as a bottleneck in the neutron capture chain between the Fe seed and the heavier isotopes. The same element, Zr, also is an important component of the structural materials used in traditional and advanced nuclear reactors. The (n,γ) cross section has been measured at CERN, using the n_TOF spallation neutron source. In total, 45 resonances could be resolved in the neutron energy range below 70 keV, 10 being observed for the first time thanks to the high resolution and low backgrounds at n_TOF. On average, the Γγ widths obtained in resonance analyses with the R-matrix code SAMMY were 15% smaller than reported previously. By these results, the accuracy of the Maxwellian averaged cross section f...

  10. 89 Zr(n,γ)90 Zr from a surrogate reaction approach

    Ota, Shuya; Burke, J. T.; Casperson, R. J.; Escher, J. E.; Hughes, R. O.; Ressler, J. J.; Scielzo, N. D.; Thompson, I.; Austin, R. A. E.; McCleskey, E.; McCleskey, M.; Saastamoinen, A.; Ross, T.

    2015-04-01

    While recent studies have demonstrated the validity of the surrogate reaction approach for studying fission cross sections of short-lived actinides, its applicability for (n, γ) is still under investigation. We studied the γ-decay of 90 Zr produced by 91 Zr(p,d) and 92 Zr(p,t) in order to infer the 89 Zr(n, γ) cross sections. The experiments were carried out at the K150 Cyclotron facility at Texas A&M University with a 28.5-MeV proton beam. The reaction deuterons and tritons were measured at forward angles of 30-60° with the STARS (Silicon Telescope Array for Reaction Studies) array of three segmented Micron S2 silicon detectors. Compound nuclei with energies up to a few MeV above the neutron separation thresholds were populated. The coincident γ-rays were measured with the LiTeR (Livermore Texas Richmond) array of five Compton-suppressed HPGe clovers. We will present results of γ-emission probabilities of 89 Zr(n, γ) and some theoretical discussions. This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under Contract No. DE-AC52- 07NA27344. One of the authors, S. O. is supported by JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad.

  11. Hot fusion-evaporation cross sections of 44Ca-induced reactions with lanthanide targets

    Werke, T. A.; Mayorov, D. A.; Alfonso, M. C.; Tereshatov, E. E.; Folden, C. M.

    2015-11-01

    Background: Previously reported cross sections of 45Sc-induced reactions with lanthanide targets are much smaller than 48Ca-induced reactions on the same targets. 44Ca is one proton removed from 45Sc and could be used to produce nuclei with a relative neutron content between those produced in the 45Sc- and 48Ca-induced reactions. Purpose: As part of a systematic investigation of fusion-evaporation reactions, cross sections of 44Ca-induced reactions on lanthanide targets were measured. These results are compared to available data for 48Ca- and 45Sc-induced fusion-evaporation cross sections on the same lanthanide targets. Collectively, these data provide insight into the importance of the survival against fission of excited compound nuclei produced near spherical shell closures. Methods: A beam of 6+Ca at an energy of ≈5 MeV /u was delivered by the K500 superconducting cyclotron at the Cyclotron Institute at Texas A&M University. The desired evaporation residues were selected by the Momentum Achromat Recoil Spectrometer and identified via their characteristic α -decay energies. Excitation functions for the 44Ca+158Gd ,159Tb, and 162Dy reactions were measured at five or more energies each. A theoretical model was employed to study the fusion-evaporation process. Results: The 44Ca-induced reactions have x n cross sections that are two orders of magnitude larger than 45Sc-induced reactions but two orders of magnitude smaller than 48Ca-induced reactions on the same targets. Proton emission competes effectively with neutron emission for the 44Ca+159Tb and 162Dy reactions. The maximum 4 n cross sections in the 44Ca+158Gd ,159Tb, and 162Dy reactions were 2100 ± 230 ,230 ± 20 , and 130 ±20 μ b , respectively. The 44Ca+158Gd and 159Tb cross sections are in good agreement with the respective cross bombardments of 48Ca+154Gd and 45Sc+158Gd once differences in capture cross sections and compound nucleus formation probabilities are corrected for. Conclusions: Excitation

  12. Nuclear structure of 88Sr and 90Zr investigated by (e,e') and (p,p') reactions

    In this thesis the results are presented and discussed from two experiments, performed to investigate the nuclear structure of two N = 50 nuclei: a high resolution inelastic proton scattering experiment on 90Zr, described in chapter II, and a high resolution inelastic electron scattering experiment on 88Sr, described in chapters III and IV. The results obtained in the 88Sr(e,e') experiment for the 1+ state at 3.486 MeV excitation energy are described separately in chapter V. The 90Zr(p,p') experiment was performed at a bombarding energy of 25 MeV with a resolution of 12 to 16 keV. The 88Sr(e,e') measurements were performed at two laboratories with an overall resolution between 20 and 60 keV. (Auth.)

  13. Photon-induced multiple particle emissions of 90Zr and natZr from 10 to 140 MeV

    A comprehensive analysis of electrodisintegration yields of protons on 90Zr is proposed taking into account the giant dipole resonance, isovector giant quadrupole resonance (IVGQR), and quasideuteron contributions to the total photoabsorption cross section from 10 to 140 MeV. The calculation applies the MCMC intranuclear cascade to address the direct and pre-equilibrium emissions and another Monte Carlo-based algorithm to describe the evaporation step. The final results of the total photoabsorption cross section for 90Zr and relevant decay channels are obtained by fitting the (e,p) measurements from the National Bureau of Standards and show that multiple proton emissions dominate the photonuclear reactions at higher energies. These results provide a consistent explanation for the exotic and steady increase of the (e,p) yield and also a strong evidence of a IVGQR with a strength parameter compatible with the E2 energy-weighted sum rule. The inclusive photoneutron cross sections for 90Zr and natZr, derived from these results and normalized with the (e,p) data, are in agreement within 10% with both Livermore and Saclay data up to 140 MeV

  14. Dipole strength in {sup 89}Y and {sup 90}Zr up to the neutron-separation energy

    Schwengner, R.; Beyer, R.; Doenau, F.; Erhard, M.; Junghans, A.R.; Klug, J.; Kosev, K.; Nair, C.; Schilling, K.D.; Wagner, A. [Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany); Rusev, G. [Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany)]|[Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 (United States); Tsoneva, N. [Universitaet Giessen, 35392 Giessen (Germany); Benouaret, N. [Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany)]|[Universite d' Alger, 16111 Alger, Algerie (Algeria); Grosse, E. [Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, 01314 Dresden (Germany)]|[Technische Universitaet Dresden, 01062 Dresden (Germany)

    2008-07-01

    Dipole and quadrupole excitations in the semimagic N=50 nuclei {sup 89}Y and {sup 90}Zr were investigated at the superconducting electron linear accelerator ELBE with bremsstrahlung produced at electron energies from 9 to 13 MeV. About 200 {gamma} transitions in {sup 89}Y and 180 in {sup 90}Zr were identified up to about 11 and 12 MeV, respectively. Statistical methods were applied to estimate the contributions of inelastic transitions and to correct the intensities of the ground-state transitions for their branching ratios. The photoabsorption cross sections obtained in this way provide information about the dipole-strength function on the tail of the giant dipole resonance (GDR) towards energies below the neutron-separation energy. We observed extra dipole strength with respect to a smooth extrapolation of the GDR in the energy range from about 6 - 11 MeV. The observed extra strength is compared with results of calculations within the Quasiparticle-Phonon Model, which also make predictions about the nature of the strength.

  15. Nuclear Structure of the Closed Subshell Nucleus 90Zr Studied with the (n,n'(gamma)) Reaction

    Garrett, P E; Younes, Y; Becker, J A; Bernstein, L A; Baum, E M; DiPrete, D P; Gatenby, R A; Johnson, E L; McGrath, C A; Yates, S W; Devlin, M; Fotiades, N; Nelson, R O; Brown, B A

    2003-06-12

    States in {sup 90}Zr have been observed with the (n,n{prime}{gamma}) reaction using both spallation and monoenergetic accelerator-produced neutrons. A scheme comprised of 81 levels and 157 transitions was constructed concentrating on levels below 5.6 MeV in excitation energy. Spins have been determined by considering data from all experimental studies performed for {sup 90}Zr. Lifetimes have been deduced using the Doppler-shift attenuation method for many of the states and transition rates have been obtained. A spherical shell-model interpretation in terms of particle-hole excitations assuming a {sup 88}Sr closed core is given. In some cases, enhancements in B(M1) and B(E2) values are observed that cannot be explained by assuming simple particle-hole excitations. Shell-model calculations using an extended f pg-shell model space reproduce the spectrum of excited states very well, and the gross features of the B(M1) and B(E2) transition rates. Transition rates for individual levels show discrepancies between calculations and experimental values.

  16. Very low field ac-response at the loss of long range magnetic order in amorphous Fe90Zr10

    Low temperature ac-susceptibility measurements over 5 decades of ac-field (0.08-8000 A/m) have been carried out on amorphous ribbons of Fe90Zr10 and Fe91Zr9. The authors find that at very low fields (0.8 to 24 A/m) ac-response measurements eliminate the influence of domain and domain wall motion, the well known Hopkinson peak effects, to reveal clearly the reentrant characteristics. With such studies a reentrant freezing temperature Taf is unambiguously revealed with an evident knee in χ'(T) and a corresponding well defined peak in χ double-prime(T). The latter is found to be independent of the applied field (0.8 to 8 A/m) while being weakly dependent on the frequency (10--1,000 Hz). They thus find Tsf to be 25 K and 40 K respectively for Fe90Zr10 and Fe91Zr9 amorphous ribbons

  17. Comparison of Optical Models for 400 MeV alpha scattering off 90Zr and 92Mo

    Jones, Daniel; Howard, Kevin; Garg, Umesh; Senyigit, Menekse

    2015-10-01

    Nuclear incompressibility is an important parameter governing the equation of state of nuclear matter. From the measurable centroid energies of the Isoscalar Giant Monopole Resonance (ISGMR), the incompressibility of nuclear matter can be calculated. The first necessary step is to fit elastic scattering angular distributions for a particular reaction and test the obtained model dependent parameters by calculating low-lying discrete state distributions for target nuclei. This study tests the suitability of two optical models to reproduce the angular distributions of differential cross sections from elastic and inelastic scattering of 400-MeV alpha particles. The first model utilizes a single folded potential for both the real and imaginary volume terms, and the second utilizes a single folded potential for the real volume term, and a phenomenological Woods-Saxon potential for the imaginary volume term. The elastic distributions for two heavy isotopes, 90Zr and 92Mo, are analyzed and the best parameter sets for each are shown. From this comparison, it is concluded that the second model, the so called ``hybrid model,'' is better able to reproduce the angular distributions for both 90Zr and 92Mo. Future work will include the Multipole Decomposition Analysis (MDA) for each reaction. NSF/REU Program at Notre Dame.

  18. Reaction cross sections for protons on {sup 12}C, {sup 40}Ca, {sup 90}Zr and {sup 208}Pb at energies between 80 and 180 MeV

    Auce, A.; Ingemarsson, A.; Johansson, R. [and others

    2005-04-01

    Results of reaction cross section measurements on {sup 12}C, {sup 40}Ca, {sup 90}Zr and {sup 208}Pb at incident proton energies between 80 and 180 MeV and for {sup 58}Ni at 81 MeV are presented. The experimental procedure is described and the results are compared with earlier measurements and predictions using macroscopic and microscopic models.

  19. α-cluster model for the multiple emission of particles in the reaction 90Zr (e, α)

    We present a methodology based on the model of photoabsorption by a cluster N- α for a better understanding of the puzzling steady increase behavior of the 90 Zr (e, α) yield obtained experimentally in the energy range of the giant dipole resonance (RDG) and the quasi-deuteron (QD).The calculation takes into account the emission of protons, neutrons and alpha particles in the framework of the reaction (which was used for the Intranuclear Cascade model (MCMC)). The statistical decay of the compound nucleus is described by Monte Carlo techniques in terms of competition between evaporation of particles (p, n, d, α, 3 He t) and nuclear fission, but for our specific case (the reaction and + Zr 90 in an energy range between 20 and 140 MeV) the fission channel does not have a high probability of occurrence. The results reproduce quite successfully the experimental data, suggesting that pre-equilibrium emission of alpha particles are essential for the interpretation of this exotic increase of the cross sections. (Author)

  20. 87Y(n,γ and 89,90Zr(n,γ cross sections from a surrogate reaction approach

    Ota Shuya

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The surrogate reaction approach is an indirect method for determining nuclear reaction cross sections which cannot be measured directly or predicted reliably. While recent studies demonstrated the validity of the surrogate reaction approach for studying fission cross sections for short-lived actinides, its applicability for radiative neutron capture reactions ((n,γ is still under investigation. We studied the γ decay of excited 88Y and 90,91Zr nuclei produced by 89Y(p,d, 91Zr(p,d, and 92Zr(p,d reactions, respectively, in order to infer the 87Y(n,γ and 89, 90Zr(n,γ cross sections. The experiments were carried out at the K150 Cyclotron facility at Texas A&M University with a 28.5-MeV proton beam. The reaction deuterons were measured at forward angles of 25-60° with the array of three segmented Micron S2 silicon detectors. The compound nuclei with energies up to a few MeV above the neutron separation thresholds were populated. The coincident γ-rays were measured with the array of five Compton-suppressed HPGe clover detectors.

  1. 87Y(n,γ) and 89,90Zr(n,γ) cross sections from a surrogate reaction approach

    Ota, Shuya; Burke, J. T.; Casperson, R. J.; Escher, J. E.; Hughes, R. O.; Ressler, J. J.; Scielzo, N. D.; Thompson, I.; Austin, R. A. E.; McCleskey, E.; McCleskey, M.; Saastamoinen, A.; Ross, T.

    2015-05-01

    The surrogate reaction approach is an indirect method for determining nuclear reaction cross sections which cannot be measured directly or predicted reliably. While recent studies demonstrated the validity of the surrogate reaction approach for studying fission cross sections for short-lived actinides, its applicability for radiative neutron capture reactions ((n,γ)) is still under investigation. We studied the γ decay of excited 88Y and 90,91Zr nuclei produced by 89Y(p,d), 91Zr(p,d), and 92Zr(p,d) reactions, respectively, in order to infer the 87Y(n,γ) and 89, 90Zr(n,γ) cross sections. The experiments were carried out at the K150 Cyclotron facility at Texas A&M University with a 28.5-MeV proton beam. The reaction deuterons were measured at forward angles of 25-60° with the array of three segmented Micron S2 silicon detectors. The compound nuclei with energies up to a few MeV above the neutron separation thresholds were populated. The coincident γ-rays were measured with the array of five Compton-suppressed HPGe clover detectors.

  2. Evidence of intermediate structure in 12C plus 24Mg system

    Studies of backward resonance structures have been performed for the 12C, 24Mg system at 1800 c.m. Excitation functions were measured using the 24Mg beam of the Saclay F.N. Van de Graaff and by detecting at 00 the 12C recoil nuclei with a QDDD magnetic spectrometer. Havar and/or gold foils were placed in front of the focal plane gas counter in order to stop the 24Mg beam. The target was made of a 50 μg/cm2 carbon layer plus a 10 μg/cm2 gold deposit for beam intensity monitoring. The results are presented between 11- and 27 MeV c.m. for the g.s. 0+, first 2+ state of 24Mg and first 2+ state of 12C. The step in energy is 133 keV c.m. The coulomb barrier is about 12 MeV. A certain correlation can be observed between the elastic and inelastic excitation functions. The coherence width calculated is about 600 keV for a average interval of 4.1 MeV c.m. The normalized cross-correlation coefficients are respectively -0.33 and -0.37 for correlation between g.s. and first 2+ of 24Mg and first 2+ of 12C. The cross-correlation cofficient between the two 2+ states is 0.01

  3. Relevance of single-particle and collective excitations in zirconium isotopes populated by neutron transfer reactions in the {sup 90}Zr+{sup 208}Pb system

    Pajtler, M. Varga, E-mail: maja.varga@fizika.unios.hr [Department of Physics, University of Osijek, Trg Ljudevita Gaja 6, 31000 Osijek (Croatia); Szilner, S.; Malenica, D. Jelavić; Mijatović, T.; Soić, N. [Ruer Bošković Institute, HR-10001, Zagreb (Croatia); Corradi, L.; Angelis, G. de; Fioretto, E.; Montanari, D.; Stefanini, A. M.; Valiente-Dobón, J. J. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, I-35020 Legnaro (Italy); Gadea, A. [IFIC, CSIC-Universidad de Valencia, E-46071 Valencia (Spain); Haas, F. [Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, CNRS-IN2P3 and Université de Strasbourg, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); Lunardi, S.; Mengoni, D.; Montagnoli, G.; Recchia, F.; Scarlassara, F. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Padova, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, I-35131 Padova (Italy); Märginean, N. [Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, RO-077125 Bucharest-Magurele (Romania); Pollarolo, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica, Universitá di Torino,and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, I-10125 Torino (Italy); and others

    2015-10-15

    Multineutron transfer reaction {sup 90}Zr+{sup 208}Pb has been studied at the energy close to the Coulomb barrier energy by using the PRISMA + CLARA set-up. In this fragment-γ coincidence measurement, the selective properties of the reaction mechanism in the population of the specific states have been discussed. Based on the observed γ transitions of neutron transfer channels, namely {sup 89–94}Zr isotopes, their level schemes have been constructed and updated.

  4. Excitation of giant resonances in {sup 208}Pb, {sup 120}Sn, {sup 90}Zr and {sup 60}Ni by 84 Mev/nucleon {sup 17}O ions

    Alamanos, N.; Liguori-Neto, R.; Roussel-Chomaz, P.; Rochais, L.; Auger, F.; Fernandez, B.; Gillibert, A.; Lacey, R. [CEA Centre d`Etudes de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (FR). Direction des Sciences de la Matiere; Blumenfeld, Y.; Frascaria, N.; Garon, J.P.; Roynette, J.C.; Scarpacci, J.A.; Suomijarvi, T. [Paris-11 Univ., 91 - Orsay (FR). Inst. de Physique Nucleaire; Barrette, J.; Mark, S.K.; Turcotte, R. [McGill Univ., Montreal, PQ (CA). Foster Radiation Lab.; Van der Woude, A.; Van der Berg, A.M. [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (NL). Kernfysisch Versneller Inst.

    1991-12-31

    Elastic and inelastic scattering of 1435 MeV {sup 17}O ions on {sup 208}Pb, {sup 120}Sn, {sup 90}Zr and {sup 60}Ni have been measured. Parameters of the isoscalar giant monopole and quadrupole resonances are obtained. The quadrupole resonance exhausts {approx} 60% of the energy weighted sum rule while the observed monopole resonance corresponds to more than 100% of the sum rule.

  5. Study of the unusual increase in the Curie temperature of the residual amorphous phase in nanocrystalline Fe90Zr7B2Cu1

    Nanocrystalline Fe90Zr7B2Cu1 with ferromagnetic BCC nanocrystals of about 10-20 nm size embedded in a residual amorphous matrix was produced from amorphous precursor by partial crystallization. A significant increase in the Curie temperature of the residual amorphous phase (TC) as compared to that of the amorphous precursor was found by combined bulk magnetic and Moessbauer measurements. The unusual increase of TC for alloys with different nanocrystalline fractions correlates with the quantity of the BCC phase

  6. $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction study for spectroscopy of $^{21}$Na

    Cha, S M; Kim, A; Lee, E J; Ahn, S; Bardayan, D W; Chipps, K A; Cizewski, J A; Howard, M E; Manning, B; O'Malley, P D; Ratkiewicz, A; Strauss, S; Kozub, R L; Matos, M; Pain, S D; Pittman, S T; Smith, M S; Peters, W A

    2015-01-01

    The $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction was measured at the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in order to better constrain spins and parities of energy levels in $^{21}$Na for the astrophysically important $^{17}$F($\\alpha, p$)$^{20}$Ne reaction rate calculation. 31 MeV proton beams from the 25-MV tandem accelerator and enriched $^{24}$Mg solid targets were used. Recoiling $^{4}$He particles from the $^{24}$Mg($p$, $\\alpha$)$^{21}$Na reaction were detected by a highly segmented silicon detector array which measured the yields of $^{4}$He particles over a range of angles simultaneously. A new level at 6661 $\\pm$ 5 keV was observed in the present work. The extracted angular distributions for the first four levels of $^{21}$Na and Distorted Wave Born Approximation (DWBA) calculations were compared to verify and extract angular momentum transfer.

  7. Emission of β+ Particles Via Internal Pair Production in the 0+ – 0+ Transition of 90Zr: Historical Background and Current Applications in Nuclear Medicine Imaging

    Marco D'Arienzo

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available 90Y is traditionally considered as a pure β– emitter. However, the decay of this radionuclide has a minor branch to the 0+ first excited state of 90Zr at 1.76 MeV, that is followed by a β+/β– emission. This internal pair production has been largely studied in the past because it is generated by a rare electric monopole transition (E0 between the states 0+/0+ of 90Zr. The positronic emission has been recently exploited for nuclear medicine applications, i.e. positron emission tomography (PET acquisitions of 90Y-labelled radiopharmaceuticals, widely used as therapeutic agents in internal radiation therapy. To date, this topic is gaining increasing interest in the radiation dosimetry community, as the possibility of detecting β+ emissions from 90Y by PET scanners may pave the way for an accurate patient-specific dosimetry. This could lead to an explosion in scientific production in this field. In the present paper the historical background behind the study of the internal pair production of the 0+/0+ transition of 90Zr is presented along with most up to date measured branch ratio values. An overview of most recent studies that exploit β+ particles emitted from 90Y for PET acquisitions is also provided.

  8. Experimental constraints on the γ-ray strength function in 90Zr using partial cross sections of the Y89(p,γZr90 reaction

    L. Netterdon

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Partial cross sections of the Y89(p,γZr90 reaction have been measured to investigate the γ-ray strength function in the neutron–magic nucleus 90Zr. For five proton energies between Ep=3.65 MeV and Ep=4.70 MeV, partial cross sections for the population of seven discrete states in 90Zr have been determined by means of in-beam γ-ray spectroscopy. Since these γ-ray transitions are dominantly of E1 character, the present measurement allows an access to the low-lying dipole strength in 90Zr. A γ-ray strength function based on the experimental data could be extracted, which is used to describe the total and partial cross sections of this reaction by Hauser–Feshbach calculations successfully. Significant differences with respect to previously measured strength functions from photoabsorption data point towards deviations from the Brink–Axel hypothesis relating the photo-excitation and de-excitation strength functions.

  9. Fission fragment angular distribution in 24Mg induced reactions on 192Os and 197Au

    Angular distributions of fission fragments have been measured in 24Mg + 192Os and 24Mg + 197Au reactions at Elab = 128 MeV which is close to entrance channel Coulomb barrier. Experimental angular anisotropies were in reasonably good agreement with those calculated using the statistical theory. Analysis of the angular distribution data of the present study and of our earlier measurement in 19F + 197Au reaction has shown that contribution from non-compound nucleus fission in these systems is not significant. (author)

  10. Reaction mechanism for the symmetric breakup of 24Mg following an interaction with 12C

    Data on the yield of the symmetric breakup of 24Mg as a function of beam energy are presented and compared with detailed calculations of the energy dependence. The 24Mg states seen in symmetric breakup agree with previously observed breakup states having spin and parities Jπ=4+,(6+),8+. The data allow the variations of yield for indivual states to be judged, as the beam energy is varied. The variation in the yield of the 4+ states is compared in detail with calculations assuming several possible compound nuclear or direct reaction mechanisms. It is concluded that a massive (12C) transfer or a simple statistical compound process are unlikely mechanisms, but that each of several other mechanisms is consistent with the data. ((orig.))

  11. Entrance channel dependence of back angle yields: orbiting in 24Mg+16O reaction

    The back-angle yields of the oxygen and carbon particles from the 24Mg+16O reaction have been measured at E/sub Lab/(24Mg) = 79.5 MeV by using reverse kinematics. Comparison with data for the 28Si+12C reaction forming the same compound nucleus at the same excitation energy and with very similar spin distribution, demonstrates a strong entrance channel effect which is favoring the break-up into the entrance channel with large excitation energy. This result qualitatively supports the picture of the formation of a long-lived orbiting complex whose structure and decay are dependent on the entrance channel. The compound nucleus contribution has been inferred to be less than 15% of the measured oxygen cross-section. 9 references

  12. Selective properties of neutron transfer reactions in the {sup 90}Zr + {sup 208}Pb system for the population of excited states in zirconium isotopes

    Varga Pajtler, M., E-mail: mvarga@fizika.unios.hr [Department of Physics, University of Osijek, HR-31000 Osijek (Croatia); Szilner, S. [Rudjer Bošković Institute, HR-10001 Zagreb (Croatia); Corradi, L.; Angelis, G. de; Fioretto, E. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, I-35020 Legnaro (Italy); Gadea, A. [IFIC, CSIC-Universidad de Valencia, E-46071 Valencia (Spain); Haas, F. [Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, CNRS-IN2P3 and Université de Strasbourg, F-67037 Strasbourg (France); Lunardi, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Padova, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, I-35131 Padova (Italy); Jelavić Malenica, D. [Rudjer Bošković Institute, HR-10001 Zagreb (Croatia); Mărginean, N. [Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering, RO-077125 Bucharest-Magurele (Romania); Mengoni, D. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Padova, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, I-35131 Padova (Italy); Mijatović, T. [Rudjer Bošković Institute, HR-10001 Zagreb (Croatia); Montagnoli, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Padova, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, I-35131 Padova (Italy); Montanari, D. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, I-35020 Legnaro (Italy); Pollarolo, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica Teorica, Universitá di Torino, and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, I-10125 Torino (Italy); and others

    2015-09-15

    Nuclei produced via multineutron transfer channels have been studied in {sup 90}Zr + {sup 208}Pb close to the Coulomb barrier energy in a fragment-γ coincident measurement employing the PRISMA magnetic spectrometer coupled to the CLARA γ-array. The selective properties of the reaction mechanism have been discussed in terms of states and their strength excited in the neutron transfer channels leading to {sup 89–94}Zr isotopes. A strong population of yrast states, with energies up to ∼7.5 MeV has been observed.

  13. Neutron and proton optical potentials for 12C, 16O, 27Al, 56Fe, 90Zr and 208Pb up to 250 MeV

    In order to perform nuclear data evaluation without unphysical discontinuities, optical models should cover the whole mass and energy range of interest continuously. In this work, the best set of optical model parameters were obtained with energy dependent potential forms which incorporate effects of dispersion relationship for neutron and proton up to 250 MeV on 12C, 16O, 27Al, 56Fe, 90Zr and 208Pb. Applicability of adopting an identical geometrical factor for the real volume, imaginary volume and imaginary surface potentials has been investigated as well in the process of parameter search. (author)

  14. Excitation of giant resonances in [sup 208]Pb, [sup 120]Sn, [sup 90]Zr and [sup 60]Ni by 84 MeV/nucleon [sup 17]O ions

    Liguori Neto, R. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Roussel-Chomaz, P. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Rochais, L. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Alamanos, N. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Auger, F. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Fernandez, B. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Gastebois, J. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Gillibert, A. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Lacey, R. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Miczaika, A. (DAPNIA/SPhN, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Saclay, 91 - Gif-sur-Yvette (France)); Pierroutsakou, D. (DAPNI

    1993-07-19

    Elastic and inelastic scattering of 1435 MeV [sup 17]O ions on [sup 208]Pb, [sup 120]Sn, [sup 90]Zr and [sup 60]Ni have been measured. Hindrance in the excitation of the first 3[sup -] states is observed. Parameters of the isoscalar giant monopole and quadrupole resonances are obtained. The quadrupole resonance exhausts [approx]55% of the energy-weighted sum rule while the observed monopole resonance corresponds to more than 100% of the sum rule. Strength is also observed at high excitation energy in all targets. (orig.)

  15. Selective properties of neutron transfer reactions in the 90Zr + 208Pb system for the population of excited states in zirconium isotopes

    Nuclei produced via multineutron transfer channels have been studied in 90Zr + 208Pb close to the Coulomb barrier energy in a fragment-γ coincident measurement employing the PRISMA magnetic spectrometer coupled to the CLARA γ-array. The selective properties of the reaction mechanism have been discussed in terms of states and their strength excited in the neutron transfer channels leading to 89–94Zr isotopes. A strong population of yrast states, with energies up to ∼7.5 MeV has been observed

  16. Configuration analysis of the 6.0 MeV 4+ state in 24Mg

    The configuration of the 6.0 MeV 4+ state in 24Mg has been investigated using the inelastic electron scattering form factor for this level. It is shown that 1s-0d shell cannot describe the observed form factor successfully. The amount of Og shell admixture in this transition is estimated. Saxon-Woods wavefunctions and phase-shift analysis have been used. (Auth.)

  17. Electron scattering from 20Ne and 24Mg in a microscopic boson model

    It is shown that a mean-field approximation applied to the microscopically derived boson Hamiltonian yields a reasonable description of the form factors for both elastic and inelastic electron scattering from some sd-shell nuclei (20Ne, 24Mg). The results agree well with experimental data for the 0+ → 0+ and 0+ → 2+ transitions but much less so for the 0+ → 4+ transitions. Possible sources of the observed discrepancies are suggested

  18. Study and realization of heavy ion detectors. Application to the reaction 12C+24Mg

    The present study deals with elastic and inelastic scattering of 24 to 44 MeV center of mass 24Mg ions by 12C. The Strasbourg Q3D magnetic spectrograph has been used to measure the 1800 c.m. scattering cross-sections in detecting the corresponding recoiling ions at THETAsub(Lab) = 00. Statistical fluctuations are probably present. The 1,5 m long position sensitive focal plan hybride counter is described

  19. Resonances-Excitation Calculation Studies Investigation of Δ(3, 3) in Ground State of 90Zr Cold Finite Heavy Nucleus at Equilibrium and Under Large Compression

    A non-relativistic microscopic mean field theory of finite nuclei is investigated where the nucleus is described as a collection of nucleons and delta resonances. The ground state properties of 90Zr nucleus have been investigated at equilibrium and large amplitude compression using a realistic effective baryon-baryon Hamiltonian based on Reid Soft Core (RSC) potential. The sensitivity of the ground state properties is studied, such as binding energy, nuclear radius, radial density distribution, and single particle energies to the degree of compression. It is found that the most of increasing in the nuclear energy generated under compression is used to create the massive Δ particles. For 90Zr nucleus under compression at 2.5 times density of the normal nuclear density, the excited nucleons to Δ's are increased sharply up to 14% of the total number of constituents. This result is consistent with the values extracted from relativistic heavy-ion collisions. The single particle energy levels are calculated and their behaviors under compression are examined too. A good agreement between results with effective Hamiltonian and the phenomenological shell model for the low lying single-particle spectra is obtained. A considerable reduction in compressibility for the nucleus, and softening of the equation of state with the inclusion of the Δ's in the nuclear dynamics are suggested by the results. (nuclear physics)

  20. Study of the 28Si(16O,20Ne)24Mg reaction

    In this work, measurements of elastic and inelastic angular distributions in the system 16O+ 20Si and in the alpha transfer reactions 20Si(16O,20Ne)24Mg were made in the angular range of 200 0 and the transfer reaction 20Si(16O,12C)32S in the angular range 160 0 at the energy of Ecm = 31.57 MeV. Optical potential parameters and β2 deformation parameters as well as spectroscopic factors were determined for the alpha transfer reactions. (A.C.A.S.)

  1. Experimental study of the fast neutron scattering from 24Mg, 28Si and 32S

    Differential cross section measurements for neutron scattering from 24Mg, 28Si and 32S at 9.76 and 14.83 MeV incident neutron energies have been undertaken. The experimental technique is based on the time-of-flight method with a pulsed neutron beam. Scattered neutrons have been detected by a spectrometer composed of five detectors. Elastic and inelastic scattering cross sections for levels of up to 6 MeV excitation energy have been obtained for the angular range from 15 to 1600 in 50 steps. These measurements will be used in a coupled-channel analysis to extract potential and deformation parameters

  2. Fourier-transform microwave spectroscopy of 24Mg 35Cl generated by laser ablation

    Ohshima, Yasuhiro; Endo, Yasuki

    1993-10-01

    The rotational spectrum of 24Mg 35Cl in its X 2Σ + (ν=0 and 1 ) state has been observed in the 14 GHz region by using a Fourier- transform microwave spectrometer combined with a laser-ablation source. The radical was produced by the reaction of atomic Mg vaporized by 532 nm laser light with Cl 2 diluted in Ar. The present observation of the lowest N transition by a high-resolving power instrument has provided accurate hyperfine coupling constants associated with the 35Cl nucleus of this molecule.

  3. Clustering aspects in N = Z nucleus 24Mg studied by antisymmetized molecular dynamics

    Cluster structure of highly excited states of 24Mg has been investigated by the antisymmetrized molecular dynamics. Imposing the constraints on the expectation values of harmonic oscillator quanta, α+20Ne, 12C+12C and 6α cluster wave functions were generated without any a priori assumption. The isoscalar monopole excitation function is also calculated and reasonably agrees with the observation. It is found that α+20Ne, 12C+12C and 6α clusters appear as the prominent peaks in the strength function

  4. Study of the elastic scattering of {sup 32}S by {sup 24}Mg at low energies

    Hassanain, Mahmoud A., E-mail: mho1959@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, King Khalid University, Abha (Saudi Arabia); Ibraheem, Awad A. [Department of Physics, King Khalid University Physics Department, Al-Azhar University (Egypt)

    2015-12-15

    The elastic scattering angular distribution of {sup 32}S on {sup 24}Mg at energies ranging from 65 to 110 MeV has been analyzed in the framework of the double folding (DF) model, using different effective nucleon-nucleon (NN) interactions based on the M3Y-Reid interaction. The Pauli correlation, zero-range, and finite-range exchange parts of the NN interactions are considered in the folding procedure to treat the single nucleon knock-on exchange term (SNKE) in the optical model. Successful reproduction of the data has been obtained with all the potentials considered in the present study. It is clear that the effect of Pauli correlation increases as the energy increases. Our calculations are insensitive to the strength of the imaginary potential used in the fit of the experimental data. We find also that the threshold anomaly is less pronounced in the {sup 32}S + {sup 24}Mg system. Our reaction cross sections are compared with the data, and the consistency between the real and imaginary volume integrals are checked by the dispersion relation. (author)

  5. Calculation of neutron cross sections for 90Zr, 208Pb and 209Bi in the energy range of 0.5-25 MeV by using the optical model potentials

    Neutron total cross sections and differential elastic scattering cross sections for the nuclides 90Zr, 208Pb and 209Bi were calculated using different global spherical optical potential (SOP) parameter sets at neutron energies from 0.5-25 MeV. Calculated cross sections for the corresponding nuclides were compared with their experimental data obtained by the EXFOR file to select the best fit parameter sets. It is found that the parameter sets of Ferer Rapaport for 90Zr and Bechetti and Greenless for 208Pb and 209Bi are the best fitted set to obtain the experimental data of total cross sections and angular distributions of these nuclides. (author)

  6. An interpretation of gross structures in the energy spectra of 12C (16O,α)24Mg reaction

    Recent studies of the 12C(16O,α)24Mg reaction at E(16O) = 145 Mev have revealed the existence of several broad states with E sub(X)(24Mg) = 20 to 60 MeV. The energies of these states have been taken as evidence that they are members of the 12C + 12C molecular band J sup(π) = (10+) through J sup(π) = (18+). Subsequent investigation of the properties of these states, however, has failed to reveal the expected partial width for 24Mg* → 12C + 12C. It is shown that these states can be interpreted as an extension of the 24Mg Yrast sequence which is populated by the well understood high spin selectivity of α particle evaporation from a 28Si compound nucleus. (Author)

  7. Splitting of ISGMR strength in the light-mass nucleus $^{24}$Mg due to ground-state deformation

    Gupta, Y K; Matta, J T; Patel, D; Peach, T; Hoffman, J; Yoshida, K; Itoh, M; Fujiwara, M; Hara, K; Hashimoto, H; Nakanishi, K; Yosoi, M; Sakaguchi, H; Terashima, S; Kishi, S; Murakami, T; Uchida, M; Yasuda, Y; Akimune, H; Kawabata, T; Harakeh, M N

    2015-01-01

    The isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) strength distribution in $^{24}$Mg has been determined from background-free inelastic scattering of 386-MeV $\\alpha$ particles at extreme forward angles, including 0$^{\\circ}$. The ISGMR strength distribution has been observed for the first time to have a two-peak structure in a light-mass nucleus. This splitting of ISGMR strength is explained well by microscopic theory in terms of the prolate deformation of the ground state of $^{24}$Mg.

  8. An Analysis of the $^{12}$C+$^{24}$Mg Reaction Using A New Coupling Potential

    Boztosun, I

    2001-01-01

    We introduce a new coupling potential to explain the experimental data for the $^{12}$C+$^{24}$Mg system at numerous energies in the laboratory system from 16.0 MeV to 24.0 MeV. This new coupled-channels based approach involves replacing the usual first derivative coupling potential by a new, second-derivative coupling potential. This paper first shows and discusses the limitation of the standard coupled-channels theory in the case where one of the nuclei in the reaction is strongly deformed. Then, this new approach is shown to improve consistently the agreement with the experimental data and has made major improvement on all the previous coupled-channels calculations for this system.

  9. Nuclear transparency and the onset of strong absorption regime in the 12C+24Mg system

    Lichtenthäler, R.; Lépine-Szily, A.; Hussein, M. S.

    1999-10-01

    The elastic scattering of 12C+24Mg has been studied by means of a phase-shift analysis of 21 angular distributions ranging from Elab=16 MeV up to Elab=40 MeV. A tridimensional plot of the reflection coefficient of the S matrix as a function of the angular momentum and energy shows a well-defined region of energy, which separates two regimes: strong absorption for higher energies and the so-called ``anomalous transparency regime,'' recently observed in this system at low energies. The Argand diagrams of the S matrix in angular momentum space also present very contrasting behaviors in the two regions with very rapidly varying phases in the low energy region, which we associate with a parity dependent term in the S matrix directly related to significant coupling to the elastic transfer of a 12C nucleus.

  10. Nuclear transparency and the onset of strong absorption regime in the $^{12}C + ^{24}Mg$ system

    Lichtenthäler, R; Hussein, M S

    1999-01-01

    The elastic scattering of 12C+24Mg has been studied by means of a phase-shift analysis of 21 angular distributions ranging from Elab=16MeV up to Elab=40MeV. A tri-dimensional plot of the reflection coefficient of the S-matrix as a function of the angular momentum and the energy shows a well defined region of energy which separates two regimes: strong absorption for higher energies and the so called "anomalous transparency regime", recently observed in this system at low energies. The Argand diagrams of the S-matrix in angular momentum space also present very contrasting behaviours in the two regions with very rapidly varying phases in the low energy region, which we associate with a parity dependent term in the S-matrix directly related to significant coupling to the elastic transfer of a 12C nucleus.

  11. Cyclotron production of high purity 44m,44Sc with deuterons from 44CaCO3 targets

    Introduction: Due to its longer half-life, 44Sc (T1/2 = 3.97 h) as a positron emitter can be an interesting alternative to 68Ga (T1/2 = 67.71 min). It has been already proposed as a PET radionuclide for scouting bone disease and is already available as a 44Ti/44Sc generator. 44Sc has an isomeric state, 44mSc (T1/2 = 58.6 h), which can be co-produced with 44Sc and that has been proved to be considered as an in-vivo PET generator 44mSc/44Sc. This work presents the production route of 44mSc/44Sc generator from 44Ca(d,2n), its extraction/purification process and the evaluation of its performances. Methods: Irradiation was performed in a low activity target station using a deuteron beam of 16 MeV, which favors the number of 44mSc atoms produced simultaneously to 44Sc. Typical irradiation conditions were 60 min at 0.2 μA producing 44 MBq of 44Sc with a 44Sc/44mSc activity ratio of 50 at end of irradiation. Separations of the radionuclides were performed by means of cation exchange chromatography using a DGA® resin (Triskem). Then, the developed process was applied with bigger targets, and could be used for preclinical studies. Results: The extraction/purification process leads to a radionucleidic purity higher than 99.99% (43Sc, 46Sc, 48Sc < DL). 44mSc/44Sc labeling towards DOTA moiety was performed in order to get an evaluation of the specific activities that could be reached with regard to all metallic impurities from the resulting source. Reaction parameters of radiolabeling were optimized, reaching yields over 95%, and leading to a specific activity of about 10–20 MBq/nmol for DOTA. A recycling process for the enriched 44Ca target was developed and optimized. Conclusion: The quality of the final batch with regard to radionucleidic purity, specific activity and metal impurities allowed a right away use for further radiopharmaceutical evaluation. This radionucleidic pair of 44mSc/44Sc offers a quite interesting PET radionuclide for being further evaluated as an in

  12. Study of the interaction potential between 12 C and 24 Mg: an example of anomalous transparency

    Complete angular distributions of the 12 C + 24 Mg elastic scattering were measured at ECM = 10.67 and 11.33 MeV, and from ECM = 12.0 to 16.0 MeV, using a 12 C beam produced at Pelletron Accelerator. This energy range is close to the Coulomb barrier of tue system, which is 12.53 MeV. Surprisingly all the angular distributions show strong oscillations even at energies bellow the Coulomb barrier. The angular distributions were fitted by optical model calculations and we determined the shallowest real potential, without continuous ambiguity. The main features of this potential are: very transparent even at the nuclear interior and strong dependence with energy of the real imaginary depths Vo and Wo. At five energies the inelastic scattering data were also analysed and well fitted by coupled-channels calculations. The optical potentials of all channels present the threshold anomaly and are well reproduced by dispersion relation calculations applied to the volume integrals of the optical potentials. (author). 50 refs., 41 figs., 12 tabs

  13. The intermediate energy elastic scattering of protons by α-cluster 20Ne and 24Mg nuclei

    The multiple diffraction scattering theory and the α-cluster model with dispersion have been applied for calculations of the observables for the elastic scattering of intermediate energy protons by 20Ne and 24Mg nuclei. The target nuclei are considered as composed of the core (16O nucleus) and additional α-clusters (one α-cluster for 20Ne nucleus and a dumb-bell α-cluster configuration for 24Mg nucleus). Taking into account the α-cluster configuration of the core, it was supposed that the additional α-cluster or center of mass of the dumb-bell are arranged with the most probability inside or outside of the core. The calculated observables for the elastic p–20Ne and p–24Mg scattering are in agreement with the existing experimental data. The influence of the deformed core contribution on the behavior of the calculated observables also is tested. (author)

  14. Ion microscopic imaging of calcium transport in the intestinal tissue of vitamin D-deficient and vitamin D-replete chickens: A 44Ca stable isotope study

    The intestinal absorption of calcium includes at least three definable steps; transfer across the microvillar membrane, movement through the cytosolic compartment, and energy-dependent extrusion into the lamina propria, Tracing the movement of calcium through the epithelium has been hampered by lack of suitable techniques and, in this study, advantage was taken of ion microscopy in conjunction with cryosectioning and use of the stable isotope 44Ca to visualize calcium in transit during the absorptive process. The effect of vitamin D, required for optimal calcium absorption, was investigated. Twenty millimolar 44Ca was injected into the duodenal lumen in situ of vitamin D-deficient and vitamin D-replete chickens. At 2.5, 5.0, and 20.0 min after injection, duodenal tissue was obtained and processed for ion microscopic imaging. At 2.5 min. 44Ca was seen to be concentrated in the region subjacent to the microvillar membrane in tissue from both groups. At 5.0 and 20.0 min, a similar pattern of localization was evident in D-deficient tissues. In D-replete tissues, the distribution of 44Ca became more homogenous, indicating that vitamin D increased the rate of transfer of Ca2+ from the apical to the basolateral membrane, a function previously ascribed to the vitamin D-induced calcium-binding protein (28-kDa calbindin-D). Quantitative aspects of the calcium absorptive process were determined in parallel experiments with the radionuclide 47Ca. Complementary information on the localization of the naturally occurring isotopes of calcium (40Ca) and potassium (39K) is also described

  15. Cross section determination of threshold like (n,p), (n,α) and (n,2n) reactions with 14 MeV neutrons for the 50Ti, 68Zn and 90Zr nuclides

    Activation cross-sections at (14,4 + - 0,3) MeV neutron energy have been measured by means of conventional and cyclic activation techniques, utilizing an intense sealed tube neutron generator of cylindrical ion-acceleration structure (KORONA). The reactions investigated and the corresponding cross-sections (in mb) are: 50Ti(n,p) 50Sc(14,3 + - 2,1); 68Zn(n,p) sup(68g) Cu (5,0 + - 1); 68Zn(n,p) sup(68m) Cu (3,6 + - 0,6); 68Zn (n,α) 65Ni (10,3 + - 1,8); 90Zr (n,p) sup(90m) Y (9,8 +m - 1,7); 90Zr (n,α) sup(87m) Sr (3,2 + - 0,5); 90Zr (n,2n) sup(89m)Zr (75 + - 12). The neutron flux and the mean energy of the neutrons from the KORONA were also determined through the monitor reactions 27Al (n,A)24Na, 90Zr(n,2n)89Zr and 93Nb(n,2n) sup(92m) Nb. For comparison with the experimentally obtained results, the hitherto known cross-section data from the literature were careflly compiled, too, in this work. In the case of the 68Zn(n,p) sup(68g) Cu reaction, a special formulation was developed to calculate its cross-section, taking into consideration the most important fact that all the excited levels of 68Zn arising from the β- decay of sup(68g) Cu are also fed by the β- activity decay of sup(68m) Cu and by the isomeric transitions and internal conversions of this metastable state. (Author)

  16. Production of neutral pions below the nucleon-nucleon threshold in the reactions 24Mg(16O,π0)X and 24Mg(4He,π0)X

    In the present thesis the production of neutral pions in the reaction 24Mg(16O,π0)X at 24 and 33 MeV/u as well as in the reaction 24Mg(4He,π0)X at a projectile energy of 43 MeV/u was studied by means of a lead-glass Cherenkov detector. The measured energy spectra can be well described by a parametrization by means of 1/E e sup(- E/E0) analogously to the bremsstrahlung model. The decrease parameters extracted from this indicate a stopping time in the order of magnitude of 10-24s, which confirms the assumption that the pions are produced in the early phase of the reaction before the onset of the equilibration of the fused system. (orig./HSI)

  17. Characteristics of charged projectile fragments from 24Mg-emulsion interactions at 4.5 A GeV/c

    A total sample of 1719 inelastic interactions of 24Mg in emulsion at 4.5 A GeV/c has been used to study the characteristics of projectile fragments. The multiplicity and angular distributions of projectile fragments in interactions with different target components have been investigated. The projected angular distributions of fragments exhibit features of limiting fragmentation. These distributions are consistent with quantum-mechanical calculations using the Sudden approximation and shell-model functions

  18. Back-angle anomaly and coupling between seven reaction channels of 12C+24Mg using algebraic scattering theory

    We measured six fairly complete angular distributions of elastic, inelastic and α-transfer reactions of the 12C+24Mg system ar Ecm = 25.2 MeV. We performed coupled channels calculations using the Algebraic Scattering Theory with nuclear algebraic potential derived from nuclear phase shifts and using available structure informations for the inelastic coupling strengths. The back angle rise in the elastic cross section is fully explained by the couplings between elastic and transfer channels. (author)

  19. A comparison of spectroscopic models of low excitation 2+ states in 24Mg and 28Si using inelastic proton scattering

    Distorted Wave approximation analyses of the inelastic scattering of 49.5 MeV protons from 24Mg and 28Si are used to compare 2+ transition densities that were obtained from a standard shell model, deformed potential models and an SU(3) model of the low excitation spectroscopy of these nuclei. Analyzing power predictions do not reproduce the data adequately; the discrepancies indicating a deficiency in the transition mechanism prescription

  20. Spin polarization of 23Mg in 24Mg + Au, Cu and Al collisions at 91 A MeV

    Spin polarization of beta-emitting fragment 23Mg(Iπ = 3/2+, Tl/2 = 11.3 s) produced through the projectile fragmentation process in 24Mg + Au, Cu and Al collisions has been observed at 91 A MeV. General trend in the observed momentum dependence of polarization is reproduced well qualitatively by a simple fragmentation model based on the participant-spectator picture, for heavy and light targets. However the polarization behavior differs from this model in terms of zero crossing momentum, which become prominent in the case of Cu target, where the polarization is not monotone function of the fragment momentum

  1. Microscopic foundation of sdgIBM-2 and study of low-lying states of 24Mg

    A microscopic framework of sdIBM-2 is extended to the one of sdgIBM-2. Introducing hexadecupole pairing force, Hamiltonian and E2, E4 operators of the sdgIBM-2 are deduced microscopically. The nucleus 24Mg in the light-mass region is chosen as the first application of such an extended microscopic approach. Based on strong coupling picture, spectrum, reduced E2 transition rates and reduced E4 transition matrix elements are calculated. The calculated results fit experimental results quite well

  2. Equilibrium and pre-equilibrium calculations of cross-sections of (, ) reactions on 89Y, 90Zr and 94Mo targets used for the production of 89Zr, 90Nb and 94Tc positron-emitting radionuclides

    R Baldik; H Aytekin; E Tel

    2013-02-01

    In this study, the pre-equilibrium and equilibrium calculations of cross-sections of 89Y(, ), 90Zr$(p, xn)$ and 94Mo(, ) reactions, which were used for the production of 89Zr, 90Nb and 94Tc positron-emitting radioisotopes, have been investigated. Pre-equilibrium calculations have been performed at different proton incident energies by using the hybrid, geometry-dependent-hybrid and full exciton models. The Weisskopf–Ewing model is used for calculating the equilibrium effects at the same incident energies. The calculated results have been discussed and compared with the experimental results.

  3. Nuclear molecules and their deexcitation channels, case of Cr48 generated by the Mg24 + Mg24 resonant reaction

    This work is dedicated to the study of the resonance (E = 45,7 MeV, Jπ = 36+, Γ = 170 keV) of the Mg24 + Mg24 composite nucleus. The PRISMA fragment spectrometer combined with the CLARA gamma detector have been used to study the deexcitation through inelastic channels of the composite system. It is showed that the resonant flux is mainly observed in the inelastic channels involving the contributions 0+, 2+ and 4+ of the band based on the fundamental state of Mg24. This is in good agreement with the theoretical predictions of the molecular model of Uegaki and Abe. Only 30% of the resonant flux has been observed in the inelastic channels and in the transfer channels. The missing flux has been investigated in the fusion/evaporation deexcitation channels with the GASP gamma multi-detector. A weak resonant effect has been highlighted in some residual nuclei such as Ti45, Ca42 and K39. A link between the prolate di-nucleus Ca48 generated in Mg24 + Mg24 reaction and a Cr48 nucleus that has just undergone a Jacobi transition from oblate to prolate, has been discovered. To explain a part of the missing flux it is suggested that the dipolar giant resonance might feed very deformed nuclei through particle emission

  4. Separation of reaction mechanisms at low energy. Study of the reactions: 27Al(d,p) 28Al, 24Mg(d,p) 25Mg, and 24Mg(d, α) 22Na

    The two sets of angular distributions of (d,p) reactions on Al and Mg, measured between 2 and 6 MeV, have given the possibility to test, in analysing the statistical fluctuations of cross-section, the validity of the separation of their mean values in two parts, one 'direct', another given by the statistical mechanism. With the same method of analysis we have studied excitation functions for several alpha groups of the reaction 24Mg(d, α) 22Na and given an evidence for an intermediate structure for the alpha channel leading to the 3. excited state of 22Na. The angular distribution of the wide resonance at 15.9 MeV in 26Al has been obtained. (author)

  5. Nuclear molecules and their deexcitation channels, case of Cr{sup 48} generated by the Mg{sup 24} + Mg{sup 24} resonant reaction; Molecules nucleaires et leurs modes de desexcitation: le cas du {sup 48}Cr et de la reaction resonante {sup 24}Mg + {sup 24}Mg

    Salsac, M.D

    2006-12-15

    This work is dedicated to the study of the resonance (E = 45,7 MeV, J{sup {pi}} = 36{sup +}, {gamma} = 170 keV) of the Mg{sup 24} + Mg{sup 24} composite nucleus. The PRISMA fragment spectrometer combined with the CLARA gamma detector have been used to study the deexcitation through inelastic channels of the composite system. It is showed that the resonant flux is mainly observed in the inelastic channels involving the contributions 0{sup +}, 2{sup +} and 4{sup +} of the band based on the fundamental state of Mg{sup 24}. This is in good agreement with the theoretical predictions of the molecular model of Uegaki and Abe. Only 30% of the resonant flux has been observed in the inelastic channels and in the transfer channels. The missing flux has been investigated in the fusion/evaporation deexcitation channels with the GASP gamma multi-detector. A weak resonant effect has been highlighted in some residual nuclei such as Ti{sup 45}, Ca{sup 42} and K{sup 39}. A link between the prolate di-nucleus Ca{sup 48} generated in Mg{sup 24} + Mg{sup 24} reaction and a Cr{sup 48} nucleus that has just undergone a Jacobi transition from oblate to prolate, has been discovered. To explain a part of the missing flux it is suggested that the dipolar giant resonance might feed very deformed nuclei through particle emission.

  6. Separation of reaction mechanisms at low energy. Study of the reactions: {sup 27}Al(d,p) {sup 28}Al, {sup 24}Mg(d,p) {sup 25}Mg, and {sup 24}Mg(d, {alpha}) {sup 22}Na; Sur la separation des mecanismes de reaction a basse energie. Etude des reactions: {sup 27}Al(d,p) {sup 28}Al, {sup 24}Mg(d,p) {sup 25}Mg, et {sup 24}Mg(d, {alpha}) {sup 22}Na

    Mermaz, M. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires

    1966-06-01

    The two sets of angular distributions of (d,p) reactions on Al and Mg, measured between 2 and 6 MeV, have given the possibility to test, in analysing the statistical fluctuations of cross-section, the validity of the separation of their mean values in two parts, one 'direct', another given by the statistical mechanism. With the same method of analysis we have studied excitation functions for several alpha groups of the reaction {sup 24}Mg(d, {alpha}) {sup 22}Na and given an evidence for an intermediate structure for the alpha channel leading to the 3. excited state of {sup 22}Na. The angular distribution of the wide resonance at 15.9 MeV in {sup 26}Al has been obtained. (author) [French] Les deux ensembles de distributions angulaires des reactions (d,p) sur Al et Mg, mesures entre 2 et 6 MeV, nous ont permis, en analysant les fluctuations statistiques de sections efficaces, de verifier la possibilite de la separation de leurs valeurs moyennes en deux composantes: l'une 'directe', l'autre due au mecanisme statistique. Avec la meme methode d'analyse nous avons etudie les fonctions d'excitation des premiers groupes alpha de la reaction {sup 24}Mg(d,{alpha}) {sup 22}Na et mis en evidence une structure intermediaire pour la voie de reaction aboutissant au 3eme niveau de {sup 22}Na. Nous avons obtenu la distribution angulaire de la resonance large situee a une energie d'excitation de 15,9 MeV dans {sup 26}Al. (auteur)

  7. Detailed microscopic calculation of stellar electron and positron capture rates on 24Mg for O+Ne+Mg core simulations

    Few white dwarfs, located in binary systems, may acquire sufficiently high mass accretion rates resulting in the burning of carbon and oxygen under nondegenerate conditions forming a O+Ne+Mg core. These O+Ne+Mg cores are gravitationally less bound than more massive progenitor stars and can release more energy due to the nuclear burning. They are also amongst the probable candidates for low entropy r-process sites. Recent observations of subluminous Type II-P supernovae (e.g., 2005cs, 2003gd, 1999br, 1997D) were able to rekindle the interest in 8 - 10 M which develop O+Ne+Mg cores. Microscopic calculations of capture rates on 24Mg, which may contribute significantly to the collapse of O+Ne+Mg cores, using shell model and proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory, were performed earlier and comparisons made. Simulators, however, may require these capture rates on a fine scale. For the first time a detailed microscopic calculation of the electron and positron capture rates on 24Mg on an extensive temperature-density scale is presented here. This type of scale is more appropriate for interpolation purposes and of greater utility for simulation codes. The calculations are done using the pn-QRPA theory using a separable interaction. The deformation parameter, believed to be a key parameter in QRPA calculations, is adopted from experimental data to further increase the reliability of the QRPA results. The resulting calculated rates are up to a factor of 14 or more enhanced as compared to shell model rates and may lead to some interesting scenario for core collapse simulators. (author)

  8. Study of the angular correlations of light charged particles for the reaction 35CI (260 MeV) + 24Mg

    This work is focussed on the investigation of deformed nuclei. The asymmetric fusion-fission of light heavy-ions (A ≤60) with a high excitation energy (T ∼ 4 MeV) had lead to a large deformation of the compound nucleus at the scission point. The angular correlations between light particles (LP) and their emitting fragments has been used to probe the deformation of nucleus. Exclusive measurements were performed for the 35Cl (260 MeV) + 24Mg system leading to the 59Cu compound nucleus (CN). The comparison between the energy spectra of LP's and a statistical calculation carried out by a Monte-Carlo code CASCADE has suggested a deformation of 1.3 (for an oblate shape) of the CN within the frame work of fusion-evaporation process. The source velocity spectrum of α particles and angular correlations of LP's have showed that pre-scission and pre-equilibrium emissions are negligible in the present reaction. Finally the confrontation of the data with the statistical code GEMINI has pointed out the sequential emission character of the LP's from the fission fragments. (author)

  9. Analyses of electron and proton scattering to low excitation isoscalar states in 20Ne, 24Mg and 28Si

    Intermediate energy inelastic proton scattering differential cross section and polarization data from the 21+ states in 24Mg and 28Si and from the 41+ states in 28Si have been analysed using the Distorted Wave Approximation with large basis models of nuclear structure. These structure models were tested by use in analyses of the longitudinal form factors obtained from inelastic electron scattering, so that analyses of the intermediate energy (p,p') data from the same transitions are then sensitive tests of the two-nucleon t-matrix. Data from these and other 21+ transitions in 12C and 20Ne at 49 MeV (24 MeV in the case of 20Ne), were also analysed to compare models of t-matrices at lower energies. An ancilliary study of the momentum transfer dependence of effective charges has been made as both s-d shell and large basis structure models have been used to compare with form factor data up to momentum transfers of 2.5 fm-1. The deduced momentum dependence of the effective charges is significant

  10. Elastic and inelastic scattering of 400 MeV polarised deuterons on 12C, 24Mg, 40Ca nuclei

    This research thesis is based on an experiment of scattering of polarised 400 MeV deuterons on 12C, 24Mg, 40Ca nuclei, performed on the Saturne accelerator. The measured observables are the non-polarised cross section, and the powers of vector and tensor analysis. The author describes the experiment running and the installation, presents the various devices from source to detection and acquisition by the computer system. He reports the experiment compilation: reading of magnetic tapes, assessment and taking into account of the different experimental parameters. The calculation of scattering observables (cross section and powers of analysis) is performed by using experimental data. Spectra of these observables are represented for the different excited states of nuclei, after, should the occasion arise, Gaussian decomposition or background subtraction. The author reports the analysis of the obtained results. Results obtained for the three nuclei are compared between each other, and with scattering data for protons at similar energies which have already been measured. An analysis with a microscopic model is performed and the predictions of this model are compared with the obtained results

  11. Stellar neutrino energy loss rates due to 24Mg suitable for O+Ne+Mg core simulations

    Neutrino losses from proto-neutron stars play a pivotal role to decide if these stars would be crushed into black holes or explode as supernovae. Recent observations of subluminous Type II-P supernovae (e.g., 2005cs, 2003gd, 1999br, 1997D) were able to rejuvenate the interest in 8-10 M stars which develop O+Ne+Mg cores. Simulation results of O+Ne+Mg cores show varying results in converting the collapse into an explosion. The neutrino energy loss rates are important input parameters in core collapse simulations. Proton-neutron quasi-particle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory has been used for calculation of neutrino energy loss rates due to 24Mg in stellar matter. The rates are presented on a detailed density-temperature grid suitable for simulation purposes. The calculated neutrino energy loss rates are enhanced up to more than one order of magnitude compared to the shell model calculations and favor a lower entropy for the core of these massive stars. (author)

  12. Stellar neutrino energy loss rates due to $^{24}$Mg suitable for O+Ne+Mg core simulations

    Nabi, Jameel-Un

    2011-01-01

    Neutrino losses from proto-neutron stars play a pivotal role to decide if these stars would be crushed into black holes or explode as supernovae. Recent observations of subluminous Type II-P supernovae (e.g., 2005cs, 2003gd, 1999br, 1997D) were able to rejuvenate the interest in 8-10 M$_{\\odot}$ stars which develop O+Ne+Mg cores. Simulation results of O+Ne+Mg cores show varying results in converting the collapse into an explosion. The neutrino energy loss rates are important input parameters in core collapse simulations. Proton-neutron quasi-particle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory has been used for calculation of neutrino energy loss rates due to $^{24}$Mg in stellar matter. The rates are presented on a detailed density-temperature grid suitable for simulation purposes. The calculated neutrino energy loss rates are enhanced up to more than one order of magnitude compared to the shell model calculations and favor a lower entropy for the core of these massive stars.

  13. Decay studies of 59Cu* formed in the 35Cl + 24Mg reaction using the dynamical cluster-decay model

    Karthikraj, C.; Balasubramaniam, M.

    2013-02-01

    The reformulated dynamical cluster-decay model (DCM) is applied to study the decay of odd-A and non-α structured 59Cu* formed in the 35Cl+24Mg reaction at Elab=275 MeV. Here, the temperature (T)-dependent binding energies due to Krappe are used. The roles of Wigner and pairing energies in the fragmentation potential are explicitly shown in this work. For the temperature T=4.1898 MeV corresponding to Elab=275 MeV, the contribution of pairing vanishes and the resulting structure of the fragmentation potential due to Wigner term is shown. In addition to this, we have studied the role of factor α appearing in the inertia part of the equation of motion dictating the mass-transfer process. It is shown that this factor has significant effect in the structure of preformation probability values and hence in turn we see significant changes in the cross sections. We compare the cross sections of the measured charge distributions of the fission fragments for two limiting values of the parameter α with the experimental data. In order to fit the total cross-section values, a linear relation is obtained between the free parameter of the model ▵R and the factor α appearing in the hydrodynamical mass.

  14. Detailed microscopic calculation of stellar electron and positron capture rates on $^{24}$Mg for O+Ne+Mg core simulations

    Nabi, Jameel-Un

    2014-01-01

    Few white dwarfs, located in binary systems, may acquire sufficiently high mass accretion rates resulting in the burning of carbon and oxygen under nondegenerate conditions forming a O+Ne+Mg core. These O+Ne+Mg cores are gravitationally less bound than more massive progenitor stars and can release more energy due to the nuclear burning. They are also amongst the probable candidates for low entropy r-process sites. Recent observations of subluminous Type II-P supernovae (e.g., 2005cs, 2003gd, 1999br, 1997D) were able to rekindle the interest in 8 -- 10 M$_{\\odot}$ which develop O+Ne+Mg cores. Microscopic calculations of capture rates on $^{24}$Mg, which may contribute significantly to the collapse of O+Ne+Mg cores, using shell model and proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-QRPA) theory, were performed earlier and comparisons made. Simulators, however, may require these capture rates on a fine scale. For the first time a detailed microscopic calculation of the electron and positron captur...

  15. Effect of oxidizing and reducing atmospheres on Ba(Ti0.90Zr0.10O3:2V ceramics as characterized by piezoresponse force microscopy

    Francisco Moura

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available The effect of annealing atmospheres (At amb, N2 and O2 on the electrical properties of Ba(Ti0.90Zr0.10O3:2V (BZT10:2V ceramics obtained by the mixed oxide method was investigated. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS analysis indicates that oxygen vacancies present near Zr and Ti ions reduce ferroelectric properties, especially in samples treated in an ambient atmosphere (At amb. BZT10:2V ceramics sintered in a nitrogen atmosphere showed better dielectric behaviour at room temperature with a dielectric permittivity measured at a frequency of 10 kHz equal to 16800 with dielectric loss of 0.023. Piezoelectric force microscopy (PFM images reveal improvement in the piezoelectric coefficient by sintering the sample under nitrogen atmosphere. Thus, BZT10:2V ceramics sintered under a nitrogen atmosphere can be useful for practical applications which include nonvolatile digital memories, spintronics and data-storage media.

  16. In-situ Electric Field-Induced Modulation of Photoluminescence in Pr-doped Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.90Zr0.10O3 Lead-Free Ceramics

    Sun, Hai Ling; Wu, Xiao; Chung, Tat Hang; Kwok, K. W.

    2016-06-01

    Luminescent materials with dynamic photoluminescence activity have aroused special interest because of their potential widespread applications. One proposed approach of directly and reversibly modulating the photoluminescence emissions is by means of introducing an external electric field in an in-situ and real-time way, which has only been focused on thin films. In this work, we demonstrate that real-time electric field-induced photoluminescence modulation can be realized in a bulk Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.90Zr0.10O3 ferroelectric ceramic doped with 0.2 mol% Pr3+, owing to its remarkable polarization reversal and phase evolution near the morphotropic phase boundary. Along with in-situ X-ray diffraction analysis, our results reveal that an applied electric field induces not only typical polarization switching and minor crystal deformation, but also tetragonal-to-rhombohedral phase transformation of the ceramic. The electric field-induced phase transformation is irreversible and engenders dominant effect on photoluminescence emissions as a result of an increase in structural symmetry. After it is completed in a few cycles of electric field, the photoluminescence emissions become governed mainly by the polarization switching, and thus vary reversibly with the modulating electric field. Our results open a promising avenue towards the realization of bulk ceramic-based tunable photoluminescence activity with high repeatability, flexible controllability, and environmental-friendly chemical process.

  17. An attempt of application of short lived 44K activity induced in the 44Ca(n,p)44K reaction using 14 MeV neutrons for total body calcium assessment in human subject

    The status of in vivo neutron activation analysis techniques for the measurement of total body calcium in human subject is reviewed. Relevant data on the nuclear characteristics of calcium isotopes during interaction with neutrons ranging from slow up to 14 MeV neutrons are presented. Physical aspects of the measurement of in vivo total body calcium (TBCa) using 44K activity induced in the 44Ca(n,p)44K(T1/2=22.3 min) reaction by 14 MeV neutrons are discussed. The measurement of delayed γ-ray emitted during decay of activities induced in enriched 44Ca, natCa, phantom filled with water solution of natural calcium and skeletal arm are considered. Results of measurements on the phantom and skeletal arm indicate a possibility to measure the TBCa using the 44K activity. (author)

  18. Alpha-spectroscopic factors from (d,6Li) and (3He,7Be) reactions on 12C,24Mg,40Ca and 58Ni

    An attempt has been made to compare the alpha-spectroscopic factors (Ssub(α)) resulting from (d,6Li) and (3He,7Be) reactions on 12C,24Mg,40Ca and 58Ni employing potentials characterizing the same potential family for the deuteron and for the 3He-channels and another set of potentials characterizing a particular potential family for 6Li and 7Be-channels respectively. It is found that the extracted spectroscopic factors for 12C,24Mg and 40Ca agree well, while that for the target 58Ni differs by an order of magnitude from the other two reactions. A possible reason has been discussed. (author)

  19. Mass spectra and fusion cross sections for 20Ne + 24Mg interaction at 55 MeV and 85 MeV

    Inclusive γ-spectra from the 20Ne + 24Mg interaction have been measured using 55 and 85 MeV 20Ne beams accelerated at the CYCLONE cyclotron of Louvain-la-Neuve. The identification of γ lines allows the determination of mass spectra in the region 12<=A<=43. Experimental results are compared with statistical model calculations. The total reaction and fusion cross sections are extracted. Cross sections for inelastic scattering, few nucleon transfers and deep inelastic scattering are estimated. (author)

  20. The study of nuclear structure of 76-78Kr and 24Mg nuclei in the frame work of interacting boson model

    The results of this work show that the IBM-1 provides a good description of even-even 76-78Kr and 24Mg isotopes of the nuclei. The interacting boson model can reproduce a considerable quantity of experimental data and gives useful indications where data are lacking. One observe the transitions between three limit symmetries of the model, corresponding to different nuclear shapes

  1. Semi empirical formula for electronic stopping power determination of 24Mg, 27Al and 28Si ions crossing Formvar foil in the ion energy domain of LSS theory

    We have determined continuous stopping power of heavy ions in thin Formvar foil for 28Si, 27Al and 24Mg ions over an energy range of (0.1–0.5) MeV/nucleon. Heavy Ions Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (HI-ERDA) technique coupled with time of flight (ToF) spectrometer has been used to measure energy loss of charged particles in this thin absorber. Lindhard, Scharff and Schiott (LSS) theory compared with the corresponding determined stopping values in Formvar, shows significantly large deviations. However, a novel semi empirical expression has been proposed here and tested for better stopping power calculations at low velocity in the ion energy domain of LSS theory for 28Si, 27Al and 24Mg ions crossing thin Formvar foil. The results were compared to the obtained experimental stopping power data, predictions of LSS theory and also to those generated by SRIM-2010 computer code. The obtained results exhibit good agreement with experimental data. - Highlights: • Experimental stopping data has been obtained by using Heavy Ions Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis technique with Time of Flight spectrometer. • A new semi-empirical stopping formula based on LSS theory has been proposed for 28Si, 27Al and 24 Mg ions in Formvar foil. • This expression well fit the experimental stopping data at low energy in LSS domain

  2. Study of the neutron decays of giant resonances excited by the inelastic scattering of {sup 36} Ar on {sup 90} Zr and {sup 94} Zr targets at 44 MeV/u: a signature of multiphonon states; Etude des decroissances par neutrons des resonances geantes excitees dans les reactions de diffusion inelastique d`{sup 36}Ar sur des cibles de {sup 90} Zr et {sup 94} Zr a 44MeV/u: une signature des etats multiphonons

    Pascalon-Rozier, V.

    1997-01-13

    In inelastic heavy ion scattering, to angles near to the grazing angle, giant resonances (GR) are excited with very large differential cross sections. It has been shown that multiphonon states, states built with several GR quanta, can also been excited. These states can be revealed through the measurement of their decay by light particle emission. In this thesis, we report on the study of inelastic scattering of {sup 36}Ar at 44 MeV/u on target of {sup 90}Zr and {sup 94}Zr, measured in coincidence with neutrons detected with the EDEN multidetector. The analysis of the inelastic spectra show evidence for a structure at high excitation energy, exhibiting characteristics compatible with a two-photon excitation. The construction of missing energy spectra allows us to the study of the GR and the high energy structure. In both nuclei, the GR presents a direct decay branch of 8%, which yields informations on the microscopic structure of the resonance. A two phonon state, interpreted as two weakly coupled GR`s, built on one top of the other, and each phonon is expected to exhibit the same direct decay pattern as the GR. Such a simple decay is observed in the data, proving that the structure observed is due to the excitation of the two phonon state in both nuclei studied. Finally, we present a theoretical development based on Random Phase Approximation calculation, predicting that the two phonon state should be very harmonic. This result is in agreement with experimental studies of double phonon states over a large range of nuclei (from A = 12 to 208) carried out with several different probes. (author). 70 refs.

  3. Activation cross section measurements near threshold for the 24Mg(n,p)24Na and 27Al(n,α)24Na reactions

    Differential cross sections have been measured for the 24Mg(n,p)24Na and 27Al(n,α)24Na reactions in the neutron energy range from near-threshold to approx. 10 MeV using 238U fast-neutron fission as a cross section standard. The present data generally support previous work, although the cross sections tend to be somewhat larger for 27Al(n,α)24Na, particularly in the 8-9 MeV range. These data contribute significantly to reducing the uncertainty in contemporary knowledge of the cross sections for these reactions in the threshold region. (author)

  4. γ-ray production by proton and α-particle induced reactions on 12C, 16O, 24Mg, and Fe

    γ-ray production cross sections for proton and α-particle interactions with 12C, 16O, 24Mg, and Fe have been measured in the energy range 5-25 MeV with proton beams and 5-40 MeV with α-particle beams. Isotopically pure foils of 24Mg and foils of natural isotopical composition of C, MgO, and Fe have been used. γ-ray angular distributions were obtained with five high-purity Ge detectors with bismuth germanate Compton shields placed at angles of 45 deg. to 157.5 deg. Cross sections for more than 50 different γ-ray transitions were extracted, and for many of them no data have been published before. Comparison of present data with data available in the literature shows mostly good to excellent agreement. In addition to the production cross sections, high-statistics, low-background line shapes of the 4.438 MeV 12C γ ray from inelastic scattering off 12C and spallation of 16O were obtained. Comparison with nuclear reaction calculations shows that these data place interesting constraints on nuclear reaction models

  5. 24Mg(α,γ)28Si reaction at alpha-particle energies from 3.2 to 6.2 MeV

    The 24Mg(α,γ)28Si reaction has been used to study excited states in 28Si. Targets of enriched 24Mg on a tantalum backing were bombarded by an α-particle beam from the CN Van de Graaff accelerator of The Pennsylvania State University. A large NaI(Tl) detector was placed immediately adjacent to the target in order to increase the probability of summing of the signals from different members of a cascade; windows were set for transitions to the ground state and the first few excited states. The energy of the α-particles was increased in steps of 2 to 5 keV from 3.2 to 6.2 MeV. Thirty-two resonances were located by sharp increases in the number of events recorded. At each resonance a spectrum was taken using a 55 cm3 Ge(Li) detector placed 5 cm from the target at an angle of 550 to the beam axis, the data being recorded on a PDP-15 on-line computer. The spectra were analyzed off-line using the program SAMPO of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. (Diss. Abstr. Int., B)

  6. Dirac Coupled-channel Analyses of Polarized Proton Scatterings to the 2$^+$ Gamma Vibrational Band in $^{24}$Mg and $^{26}$Mg

    Shim, Sugie

    2016-01-01

    Dirac coupled channel calculations are performed phenomenologically for the high-lying excited states that belong to the 2$^+$ gamma vibrational band at the 800-MeV polarized proton inelastic scatterings from the s-d shell nuclei, $^{24}$Mg and $^{26}$Mg. Optical potential model is used and scalar and time-like vector potentials are considered as direct potentials. First-order vibrational collective models are used to obtain the transition optical potentials in order to accommodate the high-lying excited vibrational collective states. The complicated Dirac coupled channel equations are solved phenomenologically to reproduce the differential cross section and analyzing power data by varying the optical potential and deformation parameters. It is found that the relativistic Dirac coupled channel calculation could describe the high-lying excited states of the 2$^+$ gamma vibrational band at the 800-MeV polarized proton inelastic scatterings from s-d shell nuclei $^{24}$Mg and $^{26}$Mg reasonably well, showing b...

  7. $^{8}$Be, $^{12}$C, $^{16}$O, $^{20}$Ne, $^{24}$Mg, and $^{32}$S nuclei and alpha clustering within a generalized liquid drop model

    Royer, G; Eudes, P

    2015-01-01

    The potential energy governing the shape and the entrance and decay channels of the 12 C, 16 O, 20 Ne, 24 Mg, and 32 S 4n-nuclei has been determined within a generalized liquid drop model. Different three-dimensional and planar shapes have been investigated: linear chain, triangle, square, tetrahedron, pentagon, trigonal bipyramid, square pyramid, hexagon, octahedron, octogon and cube. The rms radii of the linear chains are higher than the experimental rms radii of the ground states. The binding energies of the planar shapes at the contact point are lower than the ones of the three-dimensional configurations. The a particle plus A-4 daughter configuration leads always to the lowest potential barrier relatively to the sphere configuration.

  8. Study of two- and multi-particle correlations in 12C+24Mg and 12C+208Pb reactions at E=35 AMeV

    Quattrocchi L.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Two and multi particle correlations from the decay of sources produced in 12C+24Mg and 12C+208Pb collisions at E=35 AMeV have been studied by using the forward part (1° < θlab < 30° of the CHIMERA multi-detector. Correlations and invariant mass spectroscopy are used to explore simultaneous and sequential decays of resonances in light isotopes with Z∼3-6, produced in peripheral collisions via the break-up of excited quasi-projectiles. Among them we mention 5Li, 6Li, 6Be, 8Be and the astrophysically important state in 12C decaying into three alpha particles. Results and future perspectives at the INFN-LNS will be presented.

  9. Clustering effects in fusion evaporation reactions with light even-even N = Z nuclei. The {sup 24}Mg and {sup 28}Si cases

    Morelli, L., E-mail: luca.morelli@bo.infn.it; D’Agostino, M.; Bruno, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Università and INFN, Bologna (Italy); Baiocco, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università and INFN, Pavia (Italy); Gulminelli, F. [CNRS, LPC, Caen, France and ENSICAEN, Caen (France); Cinausero, M.; Gramegna, F.; Marchi, T. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro, Legnaro (Padova) (Italy); Degerlier, M. [University of Nevsehir, Physics Department, Nevsehir (Turkey); Fabris, D. [INFN, Sezione di Padova, Padova (Italy); Barlini, S.; Bini, M.; Casini, G.; Gelli, N.; Olmi, A.; Pasquali, G.; Piantelli, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Università and INFN, Firenze (Italy)

    2015-10-15

    In the recent years, cluster structures have been evidenced in many ground and excited states of light nuclei [1, 2]. Within the currently ongoing experimental campaign by the NUCL-EX collaboration we have measured the {sup 12}C+{sup 12}C and {sup 14}N+{sup 10}B reactions at 95 MeV and 80 MeV respectively, and compared experimental data corresponding to complete fusion of target and projectile into an excited {sup 24}Mg nucleus to the results of a pure statistical model[3, 4]. We found clear deviations from the statstical model in the decay pattern: emission channels involving multiple α particles are more probable than expected from a purely statistical behavior. To continue the investigation on light systems, we have recentely measured the {sup 16}O+{sup 12}C reaction at three different beam energies, namely E{sub beam} = 90, 110 and 130 MeV.

  10. Clustering effects in fusion evaporation reactions with light even-even N = Z nuclei. The 24Mg and 28Si cases

    In the recent years, cluster structures have been evidenced in many ground and excited states of light nuclei [1, 2]. Within the currently ongoing experimental campaign by the NUCL-EX collaboration we have measured the 12C+12C and 14N+10B reactions at 95 MeV and 80 MeV respectively, and compared experimental data corresponding to complete fusion of target and projectile into an excited 24Mg nucleus to the results of a pure statistical model[3, 4]. We found clear deviations from the statstical model in the decay pattern: emission channels involving multiple α particles are more probable than expected from a purely statistical behavior. To continue the investigation on light systems, we have recentely measured the 16O+12C reaction at three different beam energies, namely Ebeam = 90, 110 and 130 MeV

  11. Additional evidence for fusion-fission in 32S+24Mg reactions: Division of excitation energy and spin in the fission fragments

    We have measured γ rays in coincidence with 12C fragments from the fission of 56Ni produced with the 32S+24Mg reaction at Elab=140 MeV. These data provide insight into the fission process in this light system by giving information about the energy and spin sharing between the 12C and 44Ti fragments, and the spin alignment of the lighter, 12C fragment. The spin transfer and the nuclear ''temperature'' at scission deduced from this measurement can be related to the compound-nucleus spin and potential energy at scission. The results indicate a statistical decay process consistent with the predictions of the transition-state model employing newer estimates of the spin- and mass-asymmetry-dependent saddle-point energies and corresponding shapes. No evidence is found for the spin alignment of the 12C fragments, contrary to what might be expected for a deep-inelastic scattering origin of the fully energy damped yields

  12. Clustering effects in fusion evaporation reactions with light even-even N=Z nuclei. The 24Mg and 28Si cases

    Morelli, L.; Bruno, M.; D'Agostino, M.; Baiocco, G.; Gulminelli, F.; Cinausero, M.; Degerlier, M.; Fabris, D.; Gramegna, F.; Marchi, T.; Barlini, S.; Bini, M.; Casini, G.; Gelli, N.; Pasquali, G.; Piantelli, S.; Valdrè, S.

    2016-06-01

    In the recent years, cluster structures have been evidenced in many ground and excited states of light nuclei [1, 2]. The decay of highly excited states of 24Mg is studied in fusion evaporation events completely detected in charge in the reactions 12C+12C and 14N+10B at 95 and 80 MeV incident energy, respectively, and compared to the results of a pure statistical model [3, 4]. Inclusive variables are in general well reproduced by the model. We found clear deviations from the statistical model if we select emission channels involving multiple α particles which are more probable than expected from a purely statistical behavior. Data from 12C+12C reaction have been analyzed in order to study the decay of the Hoyle state of 12C* with two different selections: peripheral binary collisions and 6α decay channel in central events. To continue the investigation on light systems, we have recently measured the 16O+12C reaction at three different beam energies, namely Ebeam = 90, 110 and 130 MeV. Preliminary results are presented.

  13. (d, t) and (d, 3He) reactions on 12C, 16O, 24Mg, and 40Ca at 29 MeV

    The (d,t) and (d,3He) reactions on targets of 12C, 16O, 24Mg,and 40Ca leading to prominent low-lying analog states in the residual nuclei have been studies by measuring differential cross sections and vector analyzing powers. The cross section angular distributions at best exhibit only a weak sensitivity to the transferred angular momentum while the vector analyzing powers are strongly sensitive to the transferred angular momentum and provide a useful signature of the j transfer. Zero-range distorted-wave Born approximation predictions describe the sigma (theta) angular distributions quite well for the lighter targets while they only partially succeed in describing the A/sub y/(theta) for the lighter targets. An improved distorted-wave Born approximation description was obtained for the 40Ca target. Some sensitivity to the choice of optical parameters in the distorted-wave Born approximation analysis, particularly obvious in the A/sub y/(theta) predictions was seen. Values of extracted spectroscopic factors were generally consistent with those reported in other work

  14. Study of the angular correlations of light charged particles for the reaction {sup 35}CI (260 MeV) + {sup 24}Mg; Etude des correlations angulaires de particules legeres chargees dans la reaction {sup 35}CI (260 MeV) + {sup 24}Mg

    Mahboub, D.

    1996-10-30

    This work is focussed on the investigation of deformed nuclei. The asymmetric fusion-fission of light heavy-ions (A {<=}60) with a high excitation energy (T {approx} 4 MeV) had lead to a large deformation of the compound nucleus at the scission point. The angular correlations between light particles (LP) and their emitting fragments has been used to probe the deformation of nucleus. Exclusive measurements were performed for the {sup 35}Cl (260 MeV) + {sup 24}Mg system leading to the {sup 59}Cu compound nucleus (CN). The comparison between the energy spectra of LP`s and a statistical calculation carried out by a Monte-Carlo code CASCADE has suggested a deformation of 1.3 (for an oblate shape) of the CN within the frame work of fusion-evaporation process. The source velocity spectrum of {alpha} particles and angular correlations of LP`s have showed that pre-scission and pre-equilibrium emissions are negligible in the present reaction. Finally the confrontation of the data with the statistical code GEMINI has pointed out the sequential emission character of the LP`s from the fission fragments. (author). 175 refs.

  15. Piezoelectric properties of new ternary Bi1/2(Na, Li)1/2TiO3-(Bi1/2K1/2)TiO3-Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.90Zr0.10O3 ceramics

    0.852[Bi1/2(Na1-x Lix)1/2]TiO3-0.110(Bi1/2K1/2)TiO3-0.038Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.90Zr0.10O3 (BNLT-BKT-BCTZ-x) new ternary piezoelectric ceramics were fabricated by the conventional solid-state method, and their piezoelectric properties as a function of the Li content were mainly investigated. A stable solid solution with a single perovskite structure has been formed, and the depolarization temperature (Td) of these ceramics was identified by using the temperature dependence of the dielectric loss. The Td value of these ceramics gradually decreases, while the Tm value increases with increasing the Li content. The dielectric constant increases and the dielectric loss decreases with increasing the Li content, and an enhanced piezoelectric behavior of d33∝223 pC/N and kp∝35.2 % has been demonstrated in these ceramics with x=0.06. (orig.)

  16. /sup 12/C(/sup 16/O,. cap alpha. )/sup 24/Mg( reaction in the energy region E/sub c. m. / = 26. 6 to 42. 9 MeV

    Bechara, M.J.; Lazzarini, A.J.; Ledoux, R.J.; Cosman, A.E.R.

    1983-04-01

    The /sup 12/C+ /sup 16/O resonance structure in the /sup 28/Si nucleus is examined by means of the /sup 12/C(/sup 16/O,..cap alpha..)/sup 2r/Mg reaction excitation functions in the energy range E/sub c.m./ = 26.6 to 42.9 MeV in 430 keV steps at theta/sub lab/ = 7.5/sup 0/. We could identify 64 discrete states in /sup 24/Mg up to 31.7 MeV of excitation energy. The excitation functions show abundant structure over the entire energy range. The summed excitation functions, which tend to average out statistical fluctuations, show pronounced intermediate structure enhancement in the cross section at E/sub c.m./approx. =29.5, 32.2, and 35 MeV and indicate the presence of a smaller peak at 37.3 MeV. The widths of these structures are about 1 MeV, which is intermediate between the value expected from ion-ion potential resonances and statistical fluctuations. The nonstatistical character of these structures is reinforced by some statistical tests and by the correlations in energy and width found in several exit channels. Our data also suggest a possible structural relationship between the /sup 28/Si resonances and certain /sup 24/Mg final states.

  17. Investigation of exotic modes of spinning nuclei near 90Zr

    R Palit; S Saha

    2014-04-01

    Recently, a digital data acquisition system with 96 channels has been set up for the Indian National Gamma Array (INGA) consisting of 24 Compton-suppressed clover detectors. The digital system provides higher throughput, better energy resolution and better stability for the multidetector Compton-suppressed clover array compared to the previous conventional system with analog shaping. A number of nuclear spectroscopic experiments have been carried out using the array. Selected results from this array will be presented which highlight different excitations of nuclei near-shell gaps.

  18. Incomplete fusion and preequilibrium emission in the reactions 40Ar + 45Sc, 40Ar + 24Mg, 40Ar + 13C at 27.5 MeV by nucleon

    The evaporation residues were detected by means of a heavy ion time of flight system. As an attempt to examine in detail incomplete fusion for medium and light mass systems we have studied the reactions with experimental conditions allowing a complete separation and identification of the final products. We have analysed the velocity of the evaporation residues. The preequilibrium particles appear to be governed by two different regimes. The results show clearly that various compound nuclei are formed in the incomplete fusion process. The 40Ar + 13C reaction appears to be a special case. In the 40Ar+24Mg reaction, the study of preequilibrium particles in coincidence with evaporation residues confirms the results suggested for the heavy fragments

  19. Differential cross section measurements of 27Al(p,p/γ)27Al and 27Al(p,αγ)24Mg reactions in the energy range of 1.6-3.0 MeV

    Jokar, A.; Kakuee, O.; Lamehi-Rachti, M.; Sharifzadeh, N.; Fathollahi, V.

    2015-11-01

    In this work measurement of differential cross sections of 27Al(p,p/γ)27Al (Eγ = 844, 1014 keV) and 27Al(p,αγ)24Mg (Eγ = 1369 keV) nuclear reactions in the proton energy range of 1.6-3.0 MeV are described and the measured values are presented. Thin Al target was prepared by evaporating a 26 μg/cm2 Al onto a 129 μg/cm2 self-supporting Ag film. The gamma-rays and backscattered protons were detected simultaneously. The gamma-rays and protons were collected by an HPGe detector placed at an angle of 90° with respect to beam direction and an ion implanted Si detector placed at a scattering angle of 165°, respectively. In this experimental setup the great advantage is that differential cross sections could be independent on absolute values of the collected beam charge. The overall systematic uncertainty of cross sections was estimated to be ±9% while statistical errors were less than ±5%.

  20. Toward accurate thermochemistry of the {sup 24}MgH, {sup 25}MgH, and {sup 26}MgH molecules at elevated temperatures: Corrections due to unbound states

    Szidarovszky, Tamás [MTA-ELTE Research Group on Complex Chemical Systems, P.O. Box 32, H-1518 Budapest 112 (Hungary); Császár, Attila G., E-mail: csaszar@chem.elte.hu [MTA-ELTE Research Group on Complex Chemical Systems, P.O. Box 32, H-1518 Budapest 112 (Hungary); Laboratory on Molecular Structure and Dynamics, Institute of Chemistry, Eötvös University, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/A, H-1117 Budapest (Hungary)

    2015-01-07

    The total partition functions Q(T) and their first two moments Q{sup ′}(T) and Q{sup ″}(T), together with the isobaric heat capacities C{sub p}(T), are computed a priori for three major MgH isotopologues on the temperature range of T = 100–3000 K using the recent highly accurate potential energy curve, spin-rotation, and non-adiabatic correction functions of Henderson et al. [J. Phys. Chem. A 117, 13373 (2013)]. Nuclear motion computations are carried out on the ground electronic state to determine the (ro)vibrational energy levels and the scattering phase shifts. The effect of resonance states is found to be significant above about 1000 K and it increases with temperature. Even very short-lived states, due to their relatively large number, have significant contributions to Q(T) at elevated temperatures. The contribution of scattering states is around one fourth of that of resonance states but opposite in sign. Uncertainty estimates are given for the possible error sources, suggesting that all computed thermochemical properties have an accuracy better than 0.005% up to 1200 K. Between 1200 and 2500 K, the uncertainties can rise to around 0.1%, while between 2500 K and 3000 K, a further increase to 0.5% might be observed for Q{sup ″}(T) and C{sub p}(T), principally due to the neglect of excited electronic states. The accurate thermochemical data determined are presented in the supplementary material for the three isotopologues of {sup 24}MgH, {sup 25}MgH, and {sup 26}MgH at 1 K increments. These data, which differ significantly from older standard data, should prove useful for astronomical models incorporating thermodynamic properties of these species.

  1. Evaluation of cross-section data from threshold to 40-60 MeV for specific neutron reactions important for neutron dosimetry applications. Part 1: Evaluation of the excitation functions for the 27Al(n,α)24Na, 55Mn(n,2n)54Mn, 59Co(n,p)59Fe, 59Co(n,2n)58m+gCo and 90Zr(n,2n)89m+gZr reactions

    Evaluations of cross sections and their associated covariance matrices have been carried out for five dosimetry reactions: - excitation functions were re-evaluated for the 27Al(n,α)24Na, 55Mn(n,2n)54Mn and 90Zr(n,2n)89m+gZr reactions over the neutron energy range from threshold to 40 MeV; - excitation functions were re-evaluated for the 59Co(n,p)59Fe and 59Co(n,2n)58m+gCo reactions over the neutron energy range from threshold to 60 MeV. Uncertainties in the cross sections for all of those reactions were also derived in the form of relative covariance matrices. Benchmark calculations performed for 235U thermal fission and 252Cf spontaneous fission neutron spectra show that the integral cross sections calculated from the newly evaluated excitation functions exhibit improved agreement with related experimental data when compared with the equivalent data from the IRDF-2002 library. (author)

  2. Energy loss straggling data of 28Si, 27Al, 24Mg, 19F, 16O, and 12C heavy ions in thin polymeric Formvar foil over a range of energies 0.1–0.6 MeV/u by time-of-flight spectrometry

    The energy-loss straggling of 28Si, 27Al, 24Mg, 19F, 16O and 12C partially stripped heavy ions has been determined in Formvar polymeric thin foil over a continuous range of energies 0.1–0.6 MeV/u, by using a powerful method based on the combination of Heavy Ion-Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (HI-ERDA) technique and Time of Flight (ToF) spectrometer. The obtained energy loss straggling values have been analyzed and compared with the corresponding computed values adopting some widely used energy loss straggling formulations such as, Bohr, Bethe–Livingston and Yang formulas. The aim of such a comparison is to check the reliability and accuracy of the existing energy loss straggling formulations. The experimental results of energy loss straggling of all ions are found to be significantly greater than those predicted by the theories. These differences can be attributed to the charge exchange straggling. This effect has to be taken into account in order to explain the obtained results. - Highlights: • Measurement of energy loss straggling data of 28Si, 27Al, 24Mg, 19F, 16O, and 12C heavy ions in thin polymeric Formvar foil. • The heavy ion elastic recoil detection analysis (HIERDA) technique coupled with time of flight (ToF) spectrometer was used. • The aim of such a study is to check the reliability and accuracy of the existing energy loss straggling formulations

  3. Inelastic heavy ion scattering on 90Zr and 208Pb at intermediate energies

    Heavy ion inelastic scattering has been investigated using the SPEG spectrometer at GANIL. It is shown that the use of such a high resolution spectrometer allows a quantitative study of the giant resonances excited in heavy ion collisions. The contribution of the pick-up break-up mechanism to the high excitation energy region (E > 30 MeV) is then discussed. Recent results obtained with 40Ar beams at two different incident energies show that target excitations are also present in this energy region

  4. Gamow-Teller Resonance of 90Zr in a Relativistic Approach

    MAZhong-yu; CHENBao-qiu

    2003-01-01

    We establish the formalism of nuclear spin-isospin excitations, especially the Gamow-Teller (GT) resonance in a fully consistent relativistic random phase approximation. A relativistic form of the Landau-Migdal parameter g'=0.6 is adopted as a residual spin-isospin correlation force. In the non-relativistic limit it reproduces the excitation energy of the giant Gamow-Teller resonance state obtained in the non-relativistic model.

  5. Measurements of the 24Mg(d,p0,1,2,3,4) and natMg(d,d0) reactions cross sections in the energy range of 1.2-2 MeV for NRA and EBS applications

    Rafi-kheiri, H.; Kakuee, O.; Lamehi-Rachti, M.

    2016-04-01

    Differential cross sections of the 24Mg(d,p0,1,2,3,4) reactions were obtained in the range Ed,lab = 1.2-2 MeV and at the scattering angles of 90°, 135°, 150° and 165° using a thin Mg target having thickness of 76.7 ± 3.1 μg/cm2. The cross section values were determined with an average energy step of ∼25 keV while the detailed measurements were carried out with an energy step of ∼5 keV around the resonance peaks. Elastic scattering data for three steep backward angles (135°, 150° and 165°) were also studied for the same incident deuteron energy range and steps. The results were compared with those of the previous studies. Moreover, the validity of the measured data has been benchmarked using a thick Mg target at two deuteron beam energies of 1.7 and 2 MeV.

  6. Seasonal Sr/Ca, and 44Ca/40Ca co-variation in Arctica islandica

    Full text: We have studied the Ca isotopic variations and Sr/Ca ratios within an A. islandica shell in relation to temperature fluctuations of the ambient seawater with sub-seasonal resolution. The long-lived bivalve A. islandica dwells at 10-200 m depth throughout much of the North Atlantic continental shelf. Its shells represent a promising SST archive for boreal marine settings. The A. islandica shell used for this study was collected at 60-m depth near the former position of the Nantucket Shoals Lightship. The years 1956-1958 were analyzed for both, Sr/Ca ratios and δ44/40Ca, with 1957 being the best resolved. The δ44/40Ca are highly correlated with Sr/Ca ratios (r= 0.92 for 1957). The positive correlation of Sr/Ca ratios and temperature in A. islandica is in accordance with published data on other bivalves, but contrary to thermodynamic expectations and e.g. coral data. The same inversion is found for Ca isotope fractionation: the δ44/40Ca correlation with temperature of A. islandica is negative, while all δ44/40Ca temperature gradients published so far (inorganic precipitates and foraminifera data) show varying degrees of positive correlation. Thus, as for Sr/Ca, the temperature correlation of δ44/40Ca in A. islandica is not under thermodynamic control. It appears inevitable to conclude that biological effects dominate both, Sr incorporation and Ca isotope fractionation in A. islandica. Growth rates and food supply are parameters that might relate Sr/Ca ratios as well as Ca isotopic compositions to vital activity and thus indirectly to temperature. In any case the high correlation of Sr/Ca ratios and Ca isotope fractionation indicates a common metabolic process for the observed variations. (author)

  7. Experimental investigation shell model excitations of 89Zr up to high spin and its comparison with 88,90Zr

    The excited states of nuclei near N=50 closed shell provide suitable laboratory for testing the interactions of shell model states, possible presence of high spin isomers and help in understanding the shape transition as the higher orbitals are occupied. In particular, the structure of N = 49 isotones (and Z =32 to 46) with one hole in N=50 shell gap have been investigated using different reactions. Interestingly, the high spin states in these isotones have contribution from particle excitations across the respective proton and neutron shell gaps and provide suitable testing ground for the prediction of shell model interactions describing theses excitations across the shell gap. In the literature, extensive study of the high spin states of heavier N = 49 isotones starting with 91Mo up to 95Pd are available. Limited information existed on the high spin states of lighter isotones. Therefore, the motivation of the present work is to extend the high spin structure of 89Zr and to characterize the structure of these levels through comparison with the large scale shell model calculations based on two new residual interactions in f5/2pg9/2 model space

  8. Investigation of the reaction 90Zr(p,γ) with in-beam γ-ray spectroscopy

    Erbacher Philipp; Endres A.; Glorius J.; Netterdon L.; Sonnabend K.; Thomas B; Zilges A.

    2015-01-01

    The p nucleus 92Mo is believed to be mainly produced through photodisintegration reactions in type II supernovae. However, this production scenario cannot solely account for the observed solar relative isotopic abundance of 92Mo. Additional production scenarios have been suggested to explain this discrepancy. One of these scenarios could be the production of 92Mo in type Ia supernovae via a chain of proton-capture reactions. To verify this scenario, an accurate knowledge of the involved react...

  9. Re-evaluation of microscopic and integral cross-section data for important dosimetry reactions. Re-evaluation of the excitation functions for the 24Mg(n,p)24Na, 32S(n,p)32P, 60Ni(n,p)60m+gCo, 63Cu(n,2n)62Cu, 65Cu(n,2n)64Cu, 64Zn(n,p)64Cu, 115In(n,2n)114mIn, 127I(n,2n)126I, 197Au(n,2n)196Au and 199Hg(n,n')199mHg reactions

    Re-evaluations of cross sections and their associated covariance matrices have been carried out for ten dosimetry reactions: - excitation functions for the 63Cu(n,2n)62Cu, 65Cu(n,2n)64Cu, 64Zn(n,p)64Cu, 115In(n,2n)114mIn and 199Hg(n,n')199mHg reactions were re-evaluated over the neutron energy range from threshold to 20 MeV; - excitation functions for the 24Mg(n,p)24Na, 32S(n,p)32P and 60Ni(n,p)60m+gCo were reevaluated in the energy range from threshold to 21 MeV; - excitation functions for the 127I(n,2n)126I and 197Au(n,2n)196Au reactions were reevaluated in the energy range from threshold to 32 and 40 MeV, respectively. Benchmark calculations performed for 235U thermal fission and 252Cf spontaneous fission neutron spectra show that the integral cross sections derived from the newly evaluated excitation functions exhibit improved agreement with related experimental data when compared with the equivalent data from the IRDF-2002 library. (author)

  10. Cobalt silicide formation on a Si(1 0 0) substrate in the presence of an interfacial (Fe{sub 90}Zr{sub 10}) interlayer

    Abrass, Hameda A. [Department of Physics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002 (South Africa); Theron, C.C., E-mail: Chris.Theron@up.ac.za [Department of Physics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002 (South Africa); Njoroge, E.G.; Berg, N.G. van der; Botha, A.J. [Department of Physics, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002 (South Africa); Yan, X.-L.; Terblans, J.J. [Department of Physics, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein 9300 (South Africa)

    2015-09-15

    The reaction between a thin film (126 nm) of Co and Si has been studied at 450 °C for 24 h under high vacuum conditions, in the presence of a FeZr barrier layer. Without a diffusion barrier layer between Co and Si, Co{sub 2}Si forms at 350 °C as the initial phase while CoSi{sub 2} forms at 550 °C. The FeZr barrier layer changed the flux of atoms arriving at the reaction interface. Co reacted with the Si from the substrate and formed a mixed layer of CoSi and CoSi{sub 2} in the interlayer region. The use of the FeZr diffusion barrier has been demonstrated to lower the temperature formation of CoSi{sub 2} to 450 °C. The reactions were characterised by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, Auger electron spectroscopy depth profiling, X-ray diffraction using CoK{sub α} radiation and scanning electron microscopy.

  11. Study of particle unbound states in 25Mg and 25Al nuclei by the reaction 24Mg(d,pn)

    Stripping reactions to unbound states in 25Mg and 25Al nuclei were investigated by measuring proton-neutron angular correlation. An analysis of triple differential cross sections has been given. New high excited unbound states in the energy range from 8.1 to 11.6 MeV for 25Mg and from 4.6 to 8.3 MeV for 25Al nuclei were observed. Angular distributions of double differential cross sections were found for most of the levels. (author)

  12. Electromagnetic properties of the 01+, 21+, 41+, states in 20Ne, 24Mg, 28Si, 32S

    The 0+, 2+, 4+ sequence in the 4N nuclei in the 1s-0d shell has been examined by comparing the results of a large-basis shell-model calculation with electron scattering data. While the ground state is well described by the shell-model wave function there is evidence that extra s-d space configurations play an important role in defining the radial shapes of inelastic transition densities. For 0+ → 4+ transitions, mixing of the 0g shell is important. The Chung-Wildenthal interaction shows erroneous behaviour in the description of some of the electromagnetic properties of these states. (Auth.)

  13. Evaluation of clinical safety and anthelmintic efficacy of aurixazole administed orally at 24 mg/kg in cattle.

    Sakamoto, Claudio Alessandro M; Lopes, Welber Daniel Zanetti; Buzzulini, Carolina; Cruz, Breno Cayeiro; Felippelli, Gustavo; Teixeira, Weslen F; Silva, Helenara Machado; Santana, Luis Fernando; Soares, Vando Edésio; Henrique, Carlos Henrique; de Oliveira, Gilson Pereira; da Costa, Alvimar José

    2014-06-01

    The current study evaluated, in vivo, the clinical safety and the anthelmintic efficacy of 24% aurixazole (24 mg/kg), administered orally, in bovines. Two experiments were conducted: the first one evaluating the clinical safety of 24% aurixazole (24 mg/kg) in cattle, and a second one evaluating the anthelmintic efficacy of aurixazole (24 mg/kg) against gastrointestinal nematodes on naturally infected cattle. Based on the results of clinical safety, no alterations on clinical and haematological signs and on the biochemical values obtained in animals treated orally with aurixazole 24 mg/kg were observed. Regarding the results of reduction or efficacy, obtained by eggs per gram of faeces (EPG) counts, the formulation of aurixazole reached values superior to 99% (arithmetic means) in all post-treatment dates. In two occasions, this formulation reached maximum efficacy (100%). Comparing these results with the reduction percentages obtained by EPG counts, it is possible to verify that the values obtained by all three formulations were compatible with the efficacy results. Aurixazole reached maximum efficacy (100%) against Haemonchus placei, Cooperia spatulata and Oesophagostomum radiatum. Against Cooperia punctata, this formulation reached an efficacy index of 99.99%. Regarding aurixazole, no specific trials were conducted on the field in order to evaluate the behaviour of this molecule against helminths that are resistant to other molecules, specially isolated levamisole and disophenolat. Due to this fact, future studies will be necessary to assess the effectiveness of aurixazole against strains of nematodes that are resistant to levamisole and disophenolat, but the results of clinical safety and efficacy described in this study allow us to conclude that the aurixazole molecule, concomitantly with other measures and orally administered formulations, can be another important tool in the control of nematodes parasitizing bovines. PMID:24656344

  14. Nuclear temperature anomaly in 35Cl+24Mg reaction at Ec.m.=105 MeV

    It was found earlier from studies on A∼100 mass region at (4-8) MeV/A bombarding energy that the temperatures obtained from the slopes of the spectra of the heavier evaporation fragments (such as α, Li, B, C etc.) were significantly higher than the expectations from statistical model calculations. We have now extended this investigation to lower mass region (A ∼60)

  15. Comparison between cross sections, saddle point and scission point barriers for the 32S+24Mg reaction

    One of the principal characteristics of nuclear multifragmentation is the emission of complex fragments of intermediate mass. The statistical multifragmentation model has been used for many years to describe the distribution of these fragments. An extension of the statistical multifragmentation model to include partial widths and lifetimes for emission, interprets the fragmentation process as the near simultaneous limit of a series of sequential binary decays. In this extension, the expression describing intermediate mass fragment emission is almost identical to that of light particle emission. At lower temperatures, similar expressions have been shown to furnish a good description of very light intermediate mass fragment emission. However, this is usually not considered a good approximation to the emission of heavier fragments. These emissions seem to be determined by the characteristics of the system at the saddle-point and its subsequent dynamical evolution rather than by the scission point. Here, we compare the barriers and decay widths of these different formulations of intermediate fragment emission and analyze the extent to which they remain distinguishable at high excitation energy. (author)

  16. Remote frequency measurement of the 1S0-3P1 transition in laser cooled 24Mg

    Friebe, J; Wübbena, T; Pape, A; Kelkar, H; Ertmer, W; Terra, O; Sterr, U; Weyers, S; Grosche, G; Schnatz, H; Rasel, E M

    2011-01-01

    We perform Ramsey-Borde spectroscopy on laser cooled magnesium atoms in free fall to measure the 1S0-3P1 intercombination transition frequency. The measured value of 655 659 923 839 730 (48) Hz is consistent with our former atomic beam measurement. We improve upon the fractional accuracy of the previous measurement by more than an order of magnitude to 7 x 10^-14. The magnesium frequency standard was referenced to a fountain clock of the Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) via a phase-stabilized telecom fiber link and its stability characterized for interrogation times up to 8000 s. Our measurement revealed a new systematic effect due to the movement of atoms across the spectroscopy beams. A remarkable property of this effect is the counterintuitive reduction of residual Doppler shift with increasing resolution. Our theoretical model of the atom-light interaction is in agreement with the observed effect and allows us to quantify its contribution in the uncertainty budget.

  17. Analysis of 6Li Scattering at 240 MeV Using Different Nuclear Potentials

    Al-Ghamdi, A. H.; Ibraheem, Awad A.

    2016-06-01

    Angular distributions of the elastic and inelastic scattering cross sections of 6Li projectile on different heavy ion target nuclei including the 24Mg, 28Si, 48Ca, 58Ni, 90Zr, and 116Sn at energy of 240 MeV have been analyzed by using two different folded potentials based on the CDM3Y6 and São Paulo potentials for the real part of the optical potential, while the imaginary parts have a phenomenological Woods-Saxon shape. Coupled channel calculations for the low-lying 2+ state at 1.369, 1.779, 3.832, 1.454, 2.186, and 1.29 MeV for 24Mg, 28Si, 48Ca, 58Ni, 90Zr, and 116Sn, respectively, have been carried out, and the best fit values for B(EL) with the above models have been extracted by fitting the inelastic scattering cross section and compared with the values of previous works. The total reaction cross section and real and imaginary volume integrals have also been investigated.

  18. Stellar 30-keV neutron capture in 94,96Zr and the 90Zr(gamma,n)89Zr photonuclear reaction with a high-power liquid-lithium target

    Tessler, M; Arenshtam, A; Feinberg, G; Friedman, M; Halfon, S; Kijel, D; Weissman, L; Aviv, O; Berkovits, D; Eisen, Y; Eliyahu, I; Haquin, G; Kreisel, A; Mardor, I; Shimel, G; Shor, A; Silverman, I; Yungrais, Z

    2015-01-01

    A high-power Liquid-Lithium Target (LiLiT) was used for the first time for neutron production via the thick-target 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction and quantitative determination of neutron capture cross sections. Bombarded with a 1-2 mA proton beam at 1.92 MeV from the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility (SARAF), the setup yields a 30-keV quasi-Maxwellian neutron spectrum with an intensity of 3-5e10 n/s, more than one order of magnitude larger than present near-threshold 7Li(p,n) neutron sources. The setup was used here to determine the 30-keV Maxwellian averaged cross section (MACS) of 94Zr and 96Zr as 28.0+-0.6 mb and 12.4+-0.5 mb respectively, based on activation measurements. The precision of the cross section determinations results both from the high neutron yield and from detailed simulations of the entire experimental setup. We plan to extend our experimental studies to low-abundance and radioactive targets. In addition, we show here that the setup yields intense high-energy (17.6 and 14.6 MeV) prompt cap...

  19. ZZ KAFAX-F31, 150 and 12 Groups Cross Section Library in MATXS Format based on JEFF-3.1 for Fast Reactors

    1 - Description: Format: MATXS, 142 nuclides processed with NJOY99.245. Number of groups: 150 neutron-, 12 photon-groups. 142 nuclides: H-1, H-2, He-3, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, F-19, Na-23, Mg-24, Mg-25, Mg-26, Al-27, Si-28, Si-29, Si-30, P-31, Cl-35, Cl-37, Ar-40, K-39, K-40, K-41, Ca-40, Ca-42, Ca-43, Ca-44, Ca-46, Ca-48, Ti-46, Ti-47, Ti-48, Ti-49, Ti-50, V-nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Cu-63, Cu-65, Ga-nat, Y-89, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-93, Zr-94, Zr-95, Zr-96, Nb-93, Mo-92, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-98, Mo-99, Mo-100, Ag-107, Ag-109, Cd-106, Cd-108, Cd-110, Cd-111, Cd-112, Cd-113, Cd-114, Cd-115m, Cd-116, Sn-112, Sn-114, Sn-115, Sn-116, Sn-117, Sn-118, Sn-119, Sn-120, Sn-122, Sn-123, Sn-124, Sn-125, Sn-126, Eu-151, Eu-153, Gd-152, Gd-154, Gd-155, Gd-156, Gd-157, Gd-158, Gd-160, W-182, W-183, W-184, W-186, Re-185, Re-187, Au-197, Pb-206, Pb-207, Pb-208, Bi-209, Th-232, Pa-233, U-233, U-234, U-235, U-236, U-238, Np-237, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Am-241, Am-242, Am-242m, Am-243, Cm-242, Cm-243, Cm-244, Cm-245, Cm-246. Origin: JEFF-3.1. Weighting spectrum: 300, 600, 900, 1200 K. The KAFAX-F31 is a MATXS-format, 150-group neutron and 12-group photon cross section library for fast reactors based on JEFF-3.1. This library was originally generated for the KALIMER (Korea Advanced LIquid Metal Reactor) core analyses. It includes 142 nuclide data (Table 1) processed by the NJOY99.245 code patched with NEA020. The library can be utilized to generate the problem-dependent group constants for neutron and/or photon transport calculations through the DANTSYS, DOORS, or PARTISN code systems. 2 - Methods: The KAFAX-F31 was generated at 300, 600, 900, and 1200 K. It contains the self-shielded cross sections for 5 to 10 background cross sections depending on the nuclides. The neutron group structure consists of one-eighth lethargy widths in almost

  20. ZZ KAFAX-E70, 150 and 12 Groups Cross Section Library in MATXS Format based on ENDF/B-VII.0 for Fast Reactors

    1 - Description: Format: MATXS, 144 nuclides processed with NJOY99.245. Number of groups: 150 neutron-, 12 photon-groups. 144 nuclides: H-1, H-2, He-3, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, F-19, Na-23, Mg-24, Mg-25, Mg-26, Al-27, Si-28, Si-29, Si-30, P-31, Cl-35, Cl-37, Ar-40, K-39, K-40, K-41, Ca-40, Ca-42, Ca-43, Ca-44, Ca-46, Ca-48, Ti-46, Ti-47, Ti-48, Ti-49, Ti-50, V-nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Cu-63, Cu-65, Ga-69, Ga-71, Y-89, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-93, Zr-94, Zr-95, Zr-96, Nb-93, Mo-92, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-98, Mo-99, Mo-100, Ag-107, Ag-109, Cd-106, Cd-108, Cd-110, Cd-111, Cd-112, Cd-113, Cd-114, Cd-115m, Cd-116, Sn-112, Sn-113, Sn-114, Sn-115, Sn-116, Sn-117, Sn-118, Sn-119, Sn-120, Sn-122, Sn-123, Sn-124, Sn-125, Sn-126, Eu-151, Eu-153, Gd-152, Gd-154, Gd-155, Gd-156, Gd-157, Gd-158, Gd-160, W-182, W-183, W-184, W-186, Re-185, Re-187, Au-197, Pb-206, Pb-207, Pb-208, Bi-209, Th-232, Pa-233, U-233, U-234, U-235, U-236, U-238, Np-237, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Am-241, Am-242, Am-242m, Am-243, Cm-242, Cm-243, Cm-244, Cm-245, Cm-246. Origin: ENDF/B-VII.0. Weighting spectrum: 300, 600, 900, 1200 k. The ZZ-KAFAX-E70 is a MATXS-format, 150-group neutron and 12-group photon cross section library for fast reactors based on ENDF/B-VII.0. This library was originally generated for the KALIMER (Korea Advanced Liquid Metal Reactor) core analyses. It includes 144 nuclide data processed with the NJOY99.245 code patched with NEA020. The library can be used to generate the problem-dependent group constants for neutron and/or photon transport calculations through the DANTSYS, DOORS, or PARTISN code systems. 2 - Methods: The KAFAX-E70 was generated at 300, 600, 900, and 1200 K. It contains the self-shielded cross sections for 5 to 10 background cross sections depending on the nuclides. The neutron group structure consists of one-eighth lethargy

  1. ZZ KAFAX-J33, 150 and 12 Groups Cross Section Library in MATXS Format based on JENDL-3.3 for Fast Reactors

    1 - Description: Format: MATXS, 136 nuclides processed with NJOY99.245. Number of groups: 150 neutron-, 12 photon-groups. 136 Nuclides: H-1, H-2, He-3, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, F-19, Na-23, Mg-24, Mg-25, Mg-26, Al-27, Si-28, Si-29, Si-30, P-31, Cl-35, Cl-37, Ar-40, K-39, K-40, K-41, Ca-40, Ca-42, Ca-43, Ca-44, Ca-46, Ca-48, Ti-46, Ti-47, Ti-48, Ti-49, Ti-50, V-nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Cu-63, Cu-65, Ga-69, Ga-71, Y-89, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-93, Zr-94, Zr-95, Zr-96, Mo-92, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-98, Mo-99, Mo-100, Ag-107, Ag-109, Cd-106, Cd-108, Cd-110, Cd-111, Cd-112, Cd-113, Cd-114, Cd-116, Sn-112, Sn-114, Sn-115, Sn-116, Sn-117, Sn-118, Sn-119, Sn-120, Sn-122, Sn-123, Sn-124, Sn-126, Eu-151, Eu-153, Gd-152, Gd-154, Gd-155, Gd-156, Gd-157, Gd-158, Gd-160, W-182, W-183, W-184, W-186, Pb-206, Pb-208, Bi-209, Th-232, Pa-233, U-233, U-234, U-235, U-236, U-238, Np-237, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Am-241, Am-242, Am-242m, Am-243, Cm-242, Cm-243, Cm-244, Cm-245, Cm-246. Origin: JENDL-3.3. Weighting spectrum: 300, 600, 900, 1200 K. The KAFAX-J33 is a MATXS-format, 150-group neutron and 12-group photon cross section library for fast reactors based on JENDL-3.3. This library was originally generated for the KALIMER (Korea Advanced LIquid Metal Reactor) core analyses. It includes 136 nuclide data processed by the NJOY99.245 code patched with NEA020. The library can be utilized to generate the problem-dependent group constants for neutron and/or photon transport calculations through the DANTSYS, DOORS, or PARTISN code systems. 2 - Methods: The KAFAX-J33 was generated at 300, 600, 900, and 1200 K. It contains the self-shielded cross sections for 5 to 10 background cross sections depending on the nuclides. The neutron group structure consists of one-eighth lethargy widths in almost all the energy ranges, except between 1 and 10 keV in

  2. Clustering effects in fusion evaporation reactions with light even-even N=Z nuclei. The 24Mg and 28Si cases

    Morelli L.

    2016-01-01

    Inclusive variables are in general well reproduced by the model. We found clear deviations from the statistical model if we select emission channels involving multiple α particles which are more probable than expected from a purely statistical behavior. Data from 12C+12C reaction have been analyzed in order to study the decay of the Hoyle state of 12C* with two different selections: peripheral binary collisions and 6α decay channel in central events. To continue the investigation on light systems, we have recently measured the 16O+12C reaction at three different beam energies, namely Ebeam = 90, 110 and 130 MeV. Preliminary results are presented.

  3. Generation of high power cw laser light at 257 nm for laser cooling of intense 24Mg+ beams at the ESR

    We report on the generation of 750 mW cw laser radiation at a wavelength of 257 nm obtained by frequency doubling the green Ar+ line in a Brewster-cut BBO crystal placed in the spherical focus of an external ring resonator. The system is optimized for laser cooling studies of intense 83.7 MeV 21Mg+ ion beams at the ESR dedicated to the investigation of space charge-dominated beams

  4. The Role of Friction Stir Welding on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of AZ31B-H24 Mg alloy

    In this study, an attempt was made to join AZ31B magnesium alloy by friction stir welding (FSW) process. A single tool with cylindrical screw threaded pin was used to investigate the effect of welding parameters on microstructure and mechanical properties of stir zone (SZ). Several welds were made at different rotational (ω) and traverse (υ) speeds, while the ω/υ ratios were kept constant. The optical and scanning electron microscopy were used to study the variation of microstructure across the welds. Moreover, micro-hardness and tensile tests were carried out to evaluate the mechanical properties of joints. It was found that ω plays more significant role on the resulted grain structure than υ, and at a constant ω/υ ratio, decreasing rotational speed decreased the size of grains, and hence, improved the hardness value and the tensile strength of the SZ.

  5. ZZ MATXSLIBJ33, JENDL-3.3 based, 175 N-42 photon groups (VITAMIN-J) MATXS library for discrete ordinates multi-group

    1 - Description of program or function: JENDL-3.3 based, 175 neutron-42 photon groups (VITAMIN-J) MATXS library for discrete ordinates multi-group transport codes. Format: MATXS. Number of groups: 175 neutron, 42 gamma-ray. Nuclides: 337 nuclides contained in JENDL-3.3: H-1, H-2, He-3, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-Nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, F-19, Na-23, Mg-24, Mg-25, Mg-26, Al-27, Si-28, Si-29, Si-30, P-31, S-32, S-33, S-34, S-36, Cl-35, Cl-37, Ar-40, K-39, K-40, K-41, Ca-40, Ca-42, Ca-43, Ca-44, Ca-46, Ca-48, Sc-45, Ti-46, Ti-47, Ti-48, Ti-49, Ti-50, V-Nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Cu-63, Cu-65, Ga-69, Ga-71, Ge-70, Ge-72, Ge-73, Ge-74, Ge-76, As-75, Se-74, Se-76, Se-77, Se-78, Se-79, Se-80, Se-82, Br-79, Br-81, Kr-78, Kr-80, Kr-82, Kr-83, Kr-84, Kr-85, Kr-86, Rb-85, Rb-87, Sr-86, Sr-87, Sr-88, Sr-89, Sr-90, Y-89, Y-91, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-93, Zr-94, Zr-95, Zr-96, Nb-93, Nb-94, Nb-95, Mo-92, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-98, Mo-99, Mo-100, Tc-99, Ru-96, Ru-98, Ru-99, Ru-100, Ru-101, Ru-102, Ru-103, Ru-104, Ru-106, Rh-103, Rh-105, Pd-102, Pd-104, Pd-105, Pd-106, Pd-107, Pd-108, Pd-110, Ag-107, Ag-109, Ag-110m, Cd-106, Cd-108, Cd-110, Cd-111, Cd-112, Cd-113, Cd-114, Cd-116, In-113, In-115, Sn-112, Sn-114, Sn-115, Sn-116, Sn-117, Sn-118, Sn-119, Sn-120, Sn-122, Sn-123, Sn-124, Sn-126, Sb-121, Sb-123, Sb-124, Sb-125, Te-120, Te-122, Te-123, Te-124, Te-125, Te-126, Te-127m, Te-128, Te-129m, Te-130, I-127, I-129, I-131, Xe-124, Xe-126, Xe-128, Xe-129, Xe-130, Xe-131, Xe-132, Xe-133, Xe-134, Xe-135, Xe-136, Cs-133, Cs-134, Cs-135, Cs-136, Cs-137, Ba-130, Ba-132, Ba-134, Ba-135, Ba-136, Ba-137, Ba-138, Ba-140, La-138, La-139, Ce-140, Ce-141, Ce-142, Ce-144, Pr-141, Pr-143, Nd-142, Nd-143, Nd-144, Nd-145, Nd-146, Nd-147, Nd-148, Nd-150, Pm-147, Pm-148, Pm-148m, Pm-149, Sm-144, Sm-147, Sm-148, Sm-149, Sm-150, Sm-151, Sm-152, Sm-153, Sm-154, Eu-151, Eu-152, Eu-153, Eu-154, Eu-155, Eu

  6. ZZ KASHIL-E70, 199 N, 42 Photon Groups Cross Sections in MATXS Format Based on ENDF/B-VII.0 for Shielding Applications

    1 - Description: Format: MATXS, 204 nuclides processed with NJOY99.245. Number of groups: 199 neutron-, 42 photon-groups. 204 Nuclides including 8 thermal scattering law data: H-1, H-2, H-3, He-3, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, Be-9, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-nat, C-nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, O-17, F-19, Na-23, Mg-24, Mg-25, Mg-26, Al-27, Si-28, Si-29, Si-30, P-31, S-32, S-33, S-34, S-36, Cl-35, Cl-37, K-39, K-40, K-41, Ca-40, Ca-42, Ca-43, Ca-44, Ca-46, Ca-48, Sc-45, Ti-46, Ti-47, Ti-48, Ti-49, Ti-50, V-nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Cu-63, Cu-65, Ga-69, Ga-71, Y-89, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-94, Zr-96, Nb-93, Mo-92, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-98, Mo-100, Pd-102, Pd-104, Pd-105, Pd-106, Pd-108, Pd-110, Ag-107, Ag-109, Cd-106, Cd-108, Cd-110, Cd-112, Cd-113, Cd-114, Cd-116, In-113, In-115, I-127, Xe-124, Xe-126, Xe-128, Xe-129, Xe-130, Xe-131, Xe-132, Xe-134, Xe-136, Cs-133, Ba-138, Pr-141, Nd-143, Nd-145, Nd-146, Nd-148, Nd-150, Pm-147, Sm-147, Sm-151, Sm-152, Eu-151, Eu-152, Eu-153, Eu-154, Eu-155, Gd-152, Gd-154, Gd-155, Gd-156, Gd-157, Gd-158, Gd-160, Dy-164, Ho-165, Lu-175, Lu-176, Hf-174, Hf-176, Hf-177, Hf-178, Hf-179, Hf-180, Ta-181, Ta-182, W-182, W-183, W-184, W-186, Re-185, Re-187, Ir-191, Ir-193, Au-197, Pb-206, Pb-207, Pb-208, Bi-209, Th-230, Th-232, Pa-231, Pa-233, U-232, U-233, U-234, U-235, U-236, U-237, U-238, Np-237, Np-238, Np-239, Pu-236, Pu-237, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Pu-243, Pu-244, Am-241, Am-242, Am-242m, Am-243, Cm-241, Cm-242, Cm-243, Cm-244, Cm-245, Cm-246, Cm-247, Cm-248, Bk-249, Cf-249, Cf-250, Cf-251, Cf-252, Cf-253, Es-253. Origin: ENDF/B-VII.0. Weighting spectrum: 300, 600, 1000, 2100 K. The KASHIL-E70 is a MATXS-format, 199-group neutron and 42-group photon cross section library for shielding applications based on ENDF/B-VII.0. The library contains 204 nuclide data including 8 thermal scattering law data processed by the NJOY99.259 code patched with NEA

  7. Direct thermal neutron capture

    We discuss the direct-capture theory pertaining to primary electric dipole (E1) transitions following slow-neutron capture. For light nuclides that we have studied (including 9Be, 12C, 13C, 24Mg, 25Mg, 26Mg, 32S, 33S, 34S, 40Ca, and 44Ca), estimates of direct-capture cross sections using optical-model potentials with physically realistic parameters, are in reasonable agreement with the data. Minor disagreements that exist are consistent with extrapolations to light nuclides of generally accepted formulations of compound-nucleus capture. We also discuss the channel-capture approximation which is, in general, a good representation of these cross sections in heavier nuclei particularly if the scattering lengths are not different from the corresponding potential radii. We also draw attention to cases where the use of this formula leads to inaccurate predictions. 9 refs., 1 fig., 2 tab

  8. Isotopic fractionation of Mg 2+(aq), Ca 2+(aq), and Fe 2+(aq) with carbonate minerals

    Rustad, James R.; Casey, William H.; Yin, Qing-Zhu; Bylaska, Eric J.; Felmy, Andrew R.; Bogatko, Stuart A.; Jackson, Virgil E.; Dixon, David A.

    2010-11-01

    Density-functional electronic structure calculations are used to compute the equilibrium constants for 26Mg/ 24Mg and 44Ca/ 40Ca isotope exchange between carbonate minerals and uncomplexed divalent aquo ions. The most reliable calculations at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,2p) level predict equilibrium constants K, reported as 10 3ln ( K) at 25 °C, of -5.3, -1.1, and +1.2 for 26Mg/ 24Mg exchange between calcite (CaCO 3), magnesite (MgCO 3), and dolomite (Ca 0.5Mg 0.5CO 3), respectively, and Mg 2+(aq), with positive values indicating enrichment of the heavy isotope in the mineral phase. For 44Ca/ 40Ca exchange between calcite and Ca 2+(aq) at 25 °C, the calculations predict values of +1.5 for Ca 2+(aq) in 6-fold coordination and +4.1 for Ca 2+(aq) in 7-fold coordination. We find that the reduced partition function ratios can be reliably computed from systems as small as M(CO)610- and M(HO)62+ embedded in a set of fixed atoms representing the second-shell (and greater) coordination environment. We find that the aqueous cluster representing the aquo ion is much more sensitive to improvements in the basis set than the calculations on the mineral systems, and that fractionation factors should be computed using the best possible basis set for the aquo complex, even if the reduced partition function ratio calculated with the same basis set is not available for the mineral system. The new calculations show that the previous discrepancies between theory and experiment for Fe 3+-hematite and Fe 2+-siderite fractionations arise from an insufficiently accurate reduced partition function ratio for the Fe 3+(aq) and Fe 2+(aq) species.

  9. Isotopic Fractionation of Mg2+(aq), Ca2+(aq), and Fe2+(aq) with Carbonate Minerals

    Rustad, James R.; Casey, William H.; Yin, Qing-Zhu; Bylaska, Eric J.; Felmy, Andrew R.; Bogatko, Stuart A.; Jackson, Virgil E.; Dixon, David A.

    2010-11-15

    Density functional electronic structure calculations are used to compute the equilibrium constant (the isotope fractionation factor) for 26Mg/24Mg and 44Ca/40Ca isotope exchange between carbonate minerals and uncomplexed divalent aquo ions. The most reliable calculations at the B3LYP/6-311++G(2d,2p) level predict equilibrium constants K, reported as 103ln(K) at 25 °C, of -5.3, -1.1, and +1.1 for 26Mg/24Mg exchange between calcite (CaCO3), magnesite (MgCO3), and dolomite (Ca0.5Mg0.5CO3), respectively, and Mg2+(aq), with positive values indicating enrichment in the mineral phase. For 44Ca/40Ca exchange between calcite and Ca2+(aq), the calculations predict values of +1.5 for Ca2+(aq) in six-fold coordination and +4.1 for Ca2+(aq) in seven-fold coordination. We find that the reduced partition function ratios can be reliably computed from systems as small as M(CO3)610- and M2+(H2O)6 embedded in a set of fixed atoms representing the 2nd shell (and greater) coordination environment. We find that the aqueous cluster representing the aquo ion is much more sensitive to improvements in the basis set than the calculations on the mineral systems, and that fractionation factors should be computed using 2 the best possible basis set for the aquo complex, even if the reduced partition function ratio calculated with the same basis set is not available for the mineral system. The new calculations show that the previous discrepancies between theory and experiment for Fe3+-hematite and Fe2+-siderite fractionations arise from an insufficiently accurate reduced partition function ratio for the Fe3+(aq) and Fe2+(aq) species.

  10. ZZ FSXJ32, MCNP nuclear data library based on JENDL-3.2. ZZ FSXLIBJ33, MCNP nuclear data library based on JENDL-3.3

    1 - Description of program or function: - NEA-1424/03: JENDL-3.2 based MCNP library. Format: MCNP. Number of groups: Continuous energy cross section library. Nuclides: H, He, Li, Be, B, C, N, O, F, Na, Mg, Al, Si, P, S, Cl, Ar, K, Ca, Sc, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Ga, Ge, As, Se, Br, Kr, Rb, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Tc, Ru, Rh, Pd, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb, Te, I, Xe, Cs, Ba, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Hf, Ta, W, Pb, Bi, Ra, Ac, Th, Pa, U, Np, Pu, Am, Cm, Bk, Cf, Es, Fm. Temperatures: 293 K, 600 K, 900 K, 1200 K, 1500 K, 2000 K. Origin: JENDL-3.2. The temperature-dependent continuous energy cross section library for MCNP, FSXJ32, was prepared from JENDL-3.2 for a variety of applications in the field of atomic energy. - NEA-1424/06: April 2005: This is the DVD version of ZZ-FSXJ32 NEA-1424/03. - NEA-1424/07: This version differs from version NEA-1424/05 in the following: Index files xsdir.fsxlb331 and xsdir.fsxlb332 have been updated, since atomic weights were missing for 23 nuclides. JENDL-3.3 based MCNP library. Format: MCNP. Number of groups: Continuous energy cross section library. Nuclides: 337 nuclides contained in JENDL-3.3. H-1, H-2, He-3, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-Nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, F-19, Na-23, Mg-24, Mg-25, Mg-26, Al-27, Si-28, Si-29, Si-30, P-31, S-32, S-33, S-34, S-36, Cl-35, Cl-37, Ar-40, K-39, K-40, K-41, Ca-40, Ca-42, Ca-43, Ca-44, Ca-46, Ca-48, Sc-45, Ti-46, Ti-47, Ti-48, Ti-49, Ti-50, V-Nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Cu-63, Cu-65, Ga-69, Ga-71, Ge-70, Ge-72, Ge-73, Ge-74, Ge-76, As-75, Se-74, Se-76, Se-77, Se-78, Se-79, Se-80, Se-82, Br-79, Br-81, Kr-78, Kr-80, Kr-82, Kr-83, Kr-84, Kr-85, Kr-86, Rb-85, Rb-87, Sr-86, Sr-87, Sr-88, Sr-89, Sr-90, Y-89, Y-91, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-93, Zr-94, Zr-95, Zr-96, Nb-93, Nb-94, Nb-95, Mo-92, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-98, Mo-99, Mo-100, Tc-99, Ru-96, Ru-98, Ru-99, Ru-100, Ru-101, Ru-102, Ru-103, Ru-104, Ru-106, Rh

  11. Separation of stable isotopes of alkali and alkaline earth metals in chemical exchange systems with crown ethers

    Chemical isotope exchange in two-phase water - organic systems Men+ (water) - MeLn+ (org), where Me = Li, Ca, K, Mg; L = crown ethers with 5 to 6 oxygen atoms in macrocyclic ring; org = CHCl3, CH2Cl2 has been studied. The process of isotope separation has been realized by extraction chromatography. The chromatographic column contained a fixed aqueous phase. The organic solution of metal complex with crown ether was eluted through the column. On contact with the fixed aqueous phase in the course of chromatography, metal salt reextraction occurred and interphase isotope exchange between aqueous and organic phases resulted. Isotope separation factors in these systems were in the range of: 1.0032 - 1.020 (6Li/7Li), 1.0016 - 1.0038 (40Ca/44Ca), 1.0007 - 1.0011 (39K/41K), 1.0014 - 1.0044 (24Mg/26Mg). The theoretical model has been proposed to interpret the high separation factors in crown ether extraction systems. According to this model, the potential in such systems has a very flat bottom. This type of potential results in weakening the force field and decreasing of β-factor (i.e., (s/s')f) in spite of comparatively high energy of complexation. This model can interpret both high separation factors and their strong dependence on the type of crown ether. (author)

  12. The total cross sections of heavy ion reaction and the nuclear transfer

    The total reaction cross section of the systems 12C + 12C, 12C + 40Ca, 12C + 90Zr, 12C + 208Pb, 40Ca + 40Ca, 40Ca + 208Pb + 90Zr + 90Zr, 90Zr + 208Pb and 208Pb + 208Pb for a wide range of energies has been calculated microscopically. A WKB expression for the imaginary phase shift in the impact paremeter representation has been employed. The imaginary part of the optical potential has been constructed by using the first term of multiple scattering theory with the effect of Pauli blocking incorporated into it. The inclusion of the nuclear and Coulomb interactions is shown to be important. The theoretical results do not show very good agreement with the experimental data at lower energies. This is attributed to the weak absorption contained in the imaginary potential of the ''tοA οB'' interaction, wich contained only quasifree knock-out as the dominant reaction mechanism. (author)

  13. Chemical and Charge Imbalance Induced by Radionuclide Decay: Effects on Waste Form Structure

    Van Ginhoven, Renee M.; Jaffe, John E.; Jiang, Weilin; Strachan, Denis M.

    2011-04-01

    This is a milestone document covering the activities to validate theoretical calculations with experimental data for the effect of the decay of 90Sr to 90Zr on materials properties. This was done for a surragate waste form strontium titanate.

  14. The PSIMECX medium-energy neutron activation cross-section library. Part III: Calculational methods for heavy nuclei

    The PSIMECX library contains calculated nuclide production cross-sections from neutron-induced reactions in the energy range about 2 to 800 MeV in the following 72 stable isotopes of 24 elements: 12C, 13C, 16O, 17O, 18O, 23Na, 24Mg, 25Mg, 26Mg, 27Al, 28Si, 29Si, 30Si, 31P, 32S, 33S, 34S, 36S, 35Cl, 37Cl, 39K, 40K, 41K, 40Ca, 42Ca, 43Ca, 44Ca, 46Ca, 48Ca, 46Ti, 47Ti, 48Ti, 49Ti, 50Ti, 50V, 51V, 50Cr, 52Cr, 53Cr, 54Cr, 55Mn, 54Fe, 56Fe, 57Fe, 58Fe, 58Ni, 60Ni, 61Ni, 62Ni, 64Ni, 63Cu, 65Cu, 64Zn, 66Zn, 67Zn, 68Zn, 70Zn, 92Mo, 94Mo, 95Mo, 96Mo, 97Mo, 98Mo, 100Mo, 121Sb, 123Sb, 204Pb, 206Pb, 207Pb, 208Pb, 232Th and 238U. The energy range covers essentially all transmutation channels other than capture. The majority of the selected elements are main constituents of normal materials of construction used in and around accelerator facilities and the library is, first and foremost, designed to be a tool for the estimation of their activation in wide-band neutron fields. This third report describes and discusses the calculational methods used for the heavy nuclei. The library itself has been described in the first report of this series and the treatment for the medium and light mass nuclei is given in the second. (author)

  15. The PSIMECX medium-energy neutron activation cross-section library. Part 1: Description and procedures for use

    The PSIMECX library contains calculated nuclide production cross-sections from neutron-induced reactions in the energy range about 2 to 800 MeV in the following 72 stable isotopes of 24 elements: 12C, 13C, 16O, 17O, 18O, 23Na, 24Mg, 25Mg, 26Mg, 27Al, 28Si, 29Si, 30Si, 31P, 32S, 33S, 34S, 36S, 35Cl, 37Cl, 39K, 40K, 41K, 40Ca, 42Ca, 43Ca, 44Ca, 46Ca, 48Ca, 46Ti, 47Ti, 48Ti, 49Ti, 50Ti, 50V, 51V, 50Cr, 52Cr, 53Cr, 54Cr, 55Mn, 54Fe, 56Fe, 57Fe, 58Fe, 58Ni, 60Ni, 61Ni, 62Ni, 64Ni, 63Cu, 65Cu, 64Zn, 66Zn, 67Zn, 68Zn, 70Zn, 92Mo, 94Mo, 95Mo, 96Mo, 97Mo, 98Mo, 100Mo, 121Sb, 123Sb, 204Pb, 206Pb, 207Pb, 208Pb, 232Th and 238U. The energy range covers essentially all transmutation channels other than capture. The majority of the selected elements are principal constituents of normal materials of construction used in and around accelerator facilities and the library is, first and foremost, designed to be a tool for the estimation of their activation in wide-band neutron fields. This first report, from a set of three, describes the form and usage of the library; the other two reports document the calculational methods. The present organisation of the library is the author's first idea and adequate for the intended use (activation calculations); being machine readable, translation of the library into other formats is straightforward. (author)

  16. Treatment of competition between complete fusion and quasifission in collisions of heavy nuclei

    Adamian, G. G.; Antonenko, N.V.; Scheid, W.; Volkov, V. V.

    1997-01-01

    A model of competition between complete fusion and quasifission channels in fusion of two massive nuclei is extended to include the influence of dissipative effects on the dynamics of nuclear fusion. By using the multidimensional Kramers-type stationary solution of the Fokker-Planck equation, the fusion rate through the inner fusion barrier in mass asymmetry is studied. Fusion probabilities in symmetric 90Zr+90Zr, 100Mo+100Mo, 110Pd+110Pd, 136Xe+136Xe, almost symmetric 86Kr+136Xe and 110Pd+13...

  17. Improved Quantum Molecular Dynamics Model and its Application to Fusion Reaction Near Barrier

    2001-01-01

    An improved quantum molecular dynamics model is proposed. By using this model, the properties of ground state of nuclei from 6Li to 208Pb can be described very well with one set of parameters. The fusion reactions for 40Ca+90Zr, 40Ca+96Zr and 48Ca+90Zr at the energy near the barrier are studied by this model. The experimental data of the fusion cross sections for 40Ca+90,96Zr at the energy near the barrier can be reproduced remarkably well without introducing any new parameters. The mechanism

  18. Elastic and inelastic {alpha}-scattering cross-sections obtained with the 44 MeV fixed energy Saclay cyclotron on separated targets of {sup 24}Mg, {sup 25}Mg, {sup 26}Mg, {sup 40}Ca, {sup 46}Ti, {sup 48}Ti, {sup 50}Ti, {sup 52}Cr, {sup 54}Fe, {sup 56}Fe, {sup 58}Fe, {sup 58}Ni, {sup 60}Ni, {sup 62}Ni, {sup 64}Ni, {sup 63}Cu, {sup 65}Cu, {sup 64}Zn, {sup 112}Sn, {sup 114}Sn, {sup 116}Sn, {sup 118}Sn, {sup 120}Sn, {sup 122}Sn, {sup 124}Sn and {sup 208}Pb using the Saclay fixed-energy cyclotron; Sections efficaces differentielles elastiques et inelastiques obtenues par diffusion de particules {alpha} de 44 MeV sur des cibles de {sup 24}Mg, {sup 25}Mg, {sup 26}Mg, {sup 40}Ca, {sup 46}Ti, {sup 48}Ti, {sup 50}Ti, {sup 52}Cr, {sup 54}Fe, {sup 56}Fe, {sup 58}Fe, {sup 58}Ni, {sup 60}Ni, {sup 62}Ni, {sup 64}Ni, {sup 63}Cu, {sup 65}Cu, {sup 64}Zn, {sup 112}Sn, {sup 114}Sn, {sup 116}Sn, {sup 118}Sn, {sup 120}Sn, {sup 122}Sn, {sup 124}Sn et {sup 208}Pb au cyclotron a energie fixe de saclay

    Bruge, G. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Saclay (France). Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires. Departement de physique nucleaire, service de physique nucleaire a moyenne energie

    1967-01-01

    This report contains elastic and inelastic {alpha}-scattering cross-sections obtained with the 44 MeV fixed energy Saclay cyclotron on Mg, Ca, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Co, Zn, Sn and Pb enriched targets. (author) [French] Ce rapport contient les tableaux des sections efficaces differentielles obtenues par diffusion elastique et inelastique des particules {alpha} de 44 MeV, fournies par le cyclotron a energie fixe de Saclay, sur des cibles d'isotopes separes de Mg, Ca, Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Co, Zn, Sn et Pb. (auteur)

  19. 87Sr(d,p)88Sr at 18 MeV and the 1g9/22d5/2 multiplet

    Differential cross sections for 87Sr(d,p)88Sr transitions to the particle-hole states of 88Sr were obtained with the Pittsburgh 18 MeV deuteron beam and the Enge split-pole spectrography. States of 88Sr up to 7223 keV in excitation were studied with a total resolution of 16 keV. Finite-range and zero-range DWBA predictions were found to be in excellent agreement with each other and also in acceptable agreement with the data. For eleven levels, mixed l=2 and l=0 transitions were identified. Residual interaction matrix elements for the (1g-19/22d5/2) multiplet were derived from the 88Sr data. Two potentially divergent results of 91Zr(p,d)90Zr and 91Zr(3He,α)90Zr reactions for the (1g-19/22d5/2) multiplet in 90Zr can be reconciled by allowing for ln mixing. The revised 90Zr matrix elements are compared with the 88Sr result. (orig.)

  20. Optical model studies of 6Li elastic scattering at 156 MeV

    Differential cross sections for 6Li elastic scattering at 156 MeV from 12C, 40Ca 90Zr and 208Pb are presented. The sensitivity to various potential forms is established by using Saxon Woods, Saxon-Woods-squred, density independent and density dependent folded potentials. The extent to which the experimental data determine the potentials and related quantities is discussed. (orig.)

  1. Local covariant density functional constrained by the relativistic Hartree-Fock theory

    Liang, H Z; Ring, P; Roca-Maza, X; Zhao, P W; 10.1063/1.4764245

    2012-01-01

    The recent progress in the localized covariant density functional constrained by the relativistic Hartree-Fock theory is briefly presented by taking the Gamow-Teller resonance in 90Zr as an example. It is shown that the constraints introduced by the Fock terms into the particle-hole residual interactions are straight forward and robust.

  2. Decay Properties Of The Dipole Isobaric Analog Resonances

    Gorelik, M L; Urin, M H

    2006-01-01

    A continuum-RPA-based approach is applied to describe the decay properties of isolated dipole isobaric analog resonances in nuclei having not-too-large neutron excess. Calculated for a few resonances in 90Zr the elastic E1-radiative width and partial proton widths for decay into one-hole states of 89Y are compared with available experimental data.

  3. Controlling factors of Ca isotope fractionation in scleractinian corals evaluated by temperature, pH and light controlled culture experiments

    Inoue, Mayuri; Gussone, Nikolaus; Koga, Yasuko; Iwase, Akihiro; Suzuki, Atsushi; Sakai, Kazuhiko; Kawahata, Hodaka

    2015-10-01

    In this study, the 44Ca/40Ca ratios of Porites australiensis grown under three different culture experiments composed of temperature, pH and light controlled culture experiments are measured. The temperature dependent isotope fractionation of 0.02‰/°C deduced from this study is similar to inorganic aragonite, but the degree of isotope fractionation is about +0.4‰ offset in corals. These observations agree with earlier results on different coral species, suggesting Ca isotope fractionation during Ca transmembrane transport in corals. While in cultured corals a significant temperature dependence of δ44Ca is observed, the relationships between calcium isotope fractionation and pH as well as light intensity are negligible. Therefore variation of δ44Ca in Porites corals is mainly controlled by temperature. A combination of δ44Ca and Sr/Ca of corals in temperature controlled experiments cannot be explained by Rayleigh type fractionation directly from a fluid, which is seawater-like in terms of δ44Ca and Sr/Ca. Through coral-specific biomineralization processes, overall mean δ44Ca of scleractinian corals including previous studies are different from biogenic aragonites secreted by sclerosponges and pteropods, but are comparable with those of bivalves as well as calcitic coccolithophores and foraminifers. These findings are important for better understanding biomineralization in corals and in order to constrain the Ca isotopic composition of oceanic Ca sinks in response to climate changes and associated with shifts of calcite and aragonite seas.

  4. Contribution to the spectroscopy of 50 neutron isotones

    Proton states in the isotones N = 50 have been studied through the reaction (3He,d) on 88Sr, 90Zr and 92Mo target nuclei with 18 MeV 3He projectiles and also neutron hole states using the (3He,α) reaction on the same target. The information thus obtained on independent quasi-particle or hole states completes the set of experimental data required for a microscopic description of the collective properties of the even isotones 88Sr, 90Zr and 92Mo in the framework of BCS(IGE) + RPA theories. The results of this calculation are compared to experimental data and, more particularly, the results of 20 MeV proton inelastic scattering on 88Sr are analysed using anti-symmetrized DWBA with the microscopic wave functions calculated previously. (author)

  5. Communication of nuclear data progress: No.15 (1996)

    Communication of Nuclear Data Progress (CNDP) is set up by Chinese Nuclear DATA Center. This is the 15th issue. The nuclear data achievements and progress in China during the last year are presented. It mainly includes: the measurements of the energy spectrum and angular distributions of protons from stainless steel bombarded by 14.6 MeV neutrons, theoretical calculations of 59Co and 90Zr neutron reaction data, the method and program CABEI for adjusting consistency between natural and its isotope data, 58,60,61,62,64,NatNi(n, p), 59Co, 90Zr(n,x) and 84Rb decay data, the status of CENDL-2.1 and progress on Chinese Evaluated Nuclear Parameter Library

  6. In-plane Isotropic Microwave Performance of CoZr Trilayer in GHz Range

    Pan, Lulu; Wang, Fenglong; Wang, Wenfeng; Chai, Guozhi; Xue, Desheng

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, we investigate the high frequency performance of Co90Zr10/SiO2/Co90Zr10 trilayers. It is demonstrated that the in-plane isotropic microwave performance is theoretically derived from the solution of the Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation and experimentally achieved in that sandwich structured film. The valuable isotropic behavior comes from the superposition of two uncouple ferromagnetic layers in which the uniaxial magnetic anisotropic fields are equivalent but mutually orthogonal. Moreover, the isotropic microwave performance can be tuned to higher resonance frequency up to 5.3 GHz by employing the oblique deposition technique. It offers a convenient and effective way to achieve an unusual in-plane isotropic microwave performance with high permeability in GHz, holding promising applications for the magnetic devices in the high frequency information technology.

  7. Structural and ferroelectric properties of lanthanum modified BPZT ceramics

    Lanthanum modified Ba0.80Pb0.20Ti0.90Zr0.10O3 (BPZT) ceramics with composition Ba0.80-xLax Pb0.20Ti0.90Zr0.10O3; x = 0-0.01 in steps of 0.0025 were prepared by conventional solid state method. All the samples were sintered at 1325 deg. C after compacting in circular discs. Detailed structural and ferroelectric properties were carried out for sintered specimens. X-ray diffraction analysis for all the sintered specimens shows tetragonal structure with perovskite. Coercive field (Ec) and remanent polarization (Pr) to spontaneous polarization (Ps) ratio (Pr/Ps) was found to decrease with increase in temperature. Pr/Ps ratio was found to decrease with increase in x, except x = 0.0025.

  8. The giant dipole resonance at high spin and moderate temperature

    The role of deformation, temperature and angular momentum in the evolution of the isovector giant dipole resonance (GDR) with excitation energy is studied. The dipole cross section is calculated applying a cranked Nilsson potential together with a separable dipole-dipole force. Calculations for 90Zr, 108Sn and 164Er are presented. For the last two nuclides, 108Sn and 164Er, the observed development of the damping width of the dipole intensity is explained by the evolution of the equilibrium deformation. 90Zr remains spherical at the E* studied, the thermal shape fluctuations being responsible of the broadening of the cross section. The effect of fluctuations on the angular distribution of the gamma-rays associated with the dipole emission, strongly depends on the free energy surface shape. (orig.)

  9. Calculations of the isoscalar giant monopole resonance within the self-consistent RPA and its extensions

    Tselyaev, V; Litvinova, E; Speth, J

    2009-01-01

    The strength distributions of the isoscalar giant monopole resonance have been calculated in $^{16}$O, $^{40}$Ca, $^{90}$Zr, $^{112-124}$Sn, $^{144}$Sm, and $^{208}$Pb nuclei within the self-consistent random phase approximation and its extensions which include pairing correlations and quasiparticle-phonon coupling. The results are compared with the available experimental data. The problem of the nuclear matter incompressibility is discussed.

  10. Charge independence and charge symmetry breaking interactions and the Coulomb energy anomaly in isobaric analog states

    Effects of CIB (charge independence breaking) and CSB (charge symmetry breaking) interactions on the Coulomb displacement energies of isobaric analog states are investigated for 48Ca, 90Zr and 208Pb. Mass number dependence of the Coulomb energy anomalies is well explained when CIB and CSB interactions are used which reproduce the differences of the scattering lengths as well as those of the effective ranges of low energy nucleon-nucleon scattering. (author) 17 refs., 3 figs., 3 tabs

  11. Enhanced population of side band of {sup 155}Gd in heavy-ion Coulomb excitation

    Oshima, Masumi; Hayakawa, Takehito; Hatsukawa, Yuichi [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment] [and others

    1998-03-01

    In the Coulomb excitation of {sup 155}Gd with heavy projectiles, {sup 32}S, {sup 58}Ni and {sup 90}Zr, unexpectedly large enhancement of a positive-parity side band has been observed. This enhancement could not be reproduced by a Coulomb-excitation calculation taking into account the recommended upper limits of E1 or E3 transitions, which are compiled in the whole mass region, and is proportional to the electric field accomplished in the Coulomb-scattering process. (author)

  12. Microscopic calculation of total ordinary muon capture rates for medium-weight and heavy nuclei

    Total ordinary muon capture (OMC) rates are calculated on the basis of the quasiparticle random phase approximation for several spherical nuclei from 90Zr to 208Pb. It is shown that total OMC rates calculated with the free value of the axial-vector coupling constant gA agree well with the experimental data for medium-size nuclei and considerably exceed the experimental rates for heavy nuclei. The sensitivity of theoretical OMC rates to the nuclear residual interactions is discussed. (author)

  13. Calculations of Compound Nucleus Spin-Parity Distributions Populated via the (p,t) Reaction in Support of Surrogate Neutron Capture Measurements

    Benstead, J.; Tostevin, J. A.; Escher, J. E.; Burke, J. T.; Hughes, R. O.; Ota, S.; Casperson, R. J.; Thompson, I. J.

    2016-06-01

    The surrogate reaction method may be used to determine the cross section for neutron induced reactions not accessible through standard experimental techniques. This is achieved by creating the same compound nucleus as would be expected in the desired reaction, but through a different incident channel, generally a direct transfer reaction. So far, the surrogate technique has been applied with reasonable success to determine the fission cross section for a number of actinides, but has been less successful when applied to other reactions, e.g. neutron capture, due to a `spin-parity mismatch'. This mismatch, between the spin and parity distributions of the excited levels of the compound nucleus populated in the desired and surrogate channels, leads to differing decay probabilities and hence reduces the validity of using the surrogate method to infer the cross section in the desired channel. A greater theoretical understanding of the expected distribution of levels excited in both the desired and surrogate channels is therefore required in order to attempt to address this mismatch and allow the method to be utilised with greater confidence. Two neutron transfer reactions, e.g. (p,t), which allow the technique to be utilised for isotopes further removed from the line of stability, are the subject of this study. Results are presented for the calculated distribution of compound nucleus states populated in 90Zr, via the 90Zr(p,t)90Zr reaction, and are compared against measured data at an incident proton energy of 28.56 MeV.

  14. ZZ IRDF-2002, 640-Group Cross-Section Library and Spectra for Dosimetry Calculation in ENDF-6 Format. ZZ IRDF-2002-ACE, Cross-Section Library and Spectra for Dosimetry Calculation in ACE Format for Monte Carlo methods. ZZ IRDF-90, 640-Group Cross-Section Library and Spectra for Dosimetry Calculation in ENDF-6 Format. ZZ IRDF-82, 620-Group Cross-Section Library and Spectra for Dosimetry Calculation in ENDF-5 Format

    sections, using the SAND-II group structure. (2) The reactions 19F(n,2n), 24Mg(n,p), 31P(n,p), 29Cu(n,2n), 64Zn(n,p), 90Zr(n,2n), 93Nb(n,n') and 103(Rh(n,n'), supplied by Vonach. This data was converted to the ENDF/B-V Format, which in turn was converted to 620 group form. (3) The reaction 23Na(n,2n) provided by Marcinkowski. This data was converted to the ENDF/B-V Format (5) and then converted to 620 group Format. (4) The reaction 241Am(n,f) as supplied by Patrick. This data was converted to the ENDF/B-V Format at Stuttgart and then converted to 620 group form. (5) ASTM and EUR standards damage Cross sections for iron as provided by Zijp (10) in the form of 620 group Cross sections. This data was converted to the ENDF/B-V Format. II) The Benchmark Spectra library contains ten benchmark spectra, including: (1) The NBS 252Cf spontaneous fission; the NBS 235U and ENDF/B-V 235U thermal fission, the Intermediate-Energy Standard Neutron Field (ISNF), the Coupled Fast Reactivity Measurement Facility (CFRMF), the 10 % Enriched Uranium Cylindrical Critical Assembly (BIG-TEN) and the Coupled Thermal/Fast Uranium and Boron Carbide Spherical Assembly (SIGMA-SIGMA) spectra, all of which were provided by Eisenhauer in 620 group form. (2) The ORR and YAYOI Spectra, which were provided by Greenwood in 100 group form. (3) The Central Zone Flux of the NEACRP Benchmark Spectra provided by Goel in 208 group form. - (B) ZZ-IRDF-90: The following changes compared to the 1982 version should be noted: - IRDF-90 is mainly based on the ENDF/B-IV data and its present version contains cross section values for 51 different dosimetry reactions. Damage Cross sections are given for three different materials: Fe, Cr, Ni. - The library is written in the ENDF-6 Format. - Gas production reactions are completely missing from IRDF-90.V.1 and other important dosimetry reactions are also not yet present. At the same time, double cross section information is given for the following reactions Ni582, Cu632 and Fe

  15. Biological and ecological insights into Ca isotopes in planktic foraminifers as a palaeotemperature proxy

    Kasemann, Simone A.; Schmidt, Daniela N.; Pearson, Paul N.; Hawkesworth, Chris J.

    2008-07-01

    Sea surface temperature (SST) is a critical variable in the Earth's climate system since it influences atmospheric circulation, the hydrological cycle and, via ocean surface density, drives ocean circulation. A detailed reconstruction of past SST's is therefore a central goal of palaeoceanographic studies. Although calcium isotopes in foraminiferal carbonate have been introduced as a new proxy for SST reconstruction, there is considerable debate about their robustness and general applicability. To resolve some of these questions, we have investigated the extent to which other environmental parameters e.g. the calcification temperature, depth stratification, growth rates and/or environmental adaptation may influence the δ44Ca values of planktic foraminifers in modern and Eocene samples. Geographically distributed data sets are affected by the exchange of cryptic species, i.e. morphologically similar but genetically distinct species, and by a mixing of optimal versus less optimal adaptation. Thus, we have compared species within individual samples to evaluate whether the well documented depth stratification of foraminifers is reflected in their calcium isotopes. The Eocene data set shows a general agreement between δ44Ca and δ18O-derived calcification temperatures which supports a temperature effect on Ca isotope incorporation. The vertical temperature gradient using the different depth habitats of several foraminiferal species indicates a δ44Ca temperature dependence of ~ 0.034‰ °C - 1 similar to inorganic calcite (0.015‰ °C - 1 ) and cultured O. universa (0.019‰ °C - 1 ). The gradient resembles the global sediment δ44Ca compilation, but it is significantly smaller than the temperature calibration of 0.22 ± 0.02‰ °C - 1 for cultured G. sacculifer. The modern data set shows a general correlation between δ44Ca and depth habitat reflecting a similar temperature gradient to the Eocene sample set. In contrast, the lower absolute δ44Ca values for the

  16. Cyclotron production of {sup 44}Sc for clinical application

    Krajewski, S.; Bilewicz, A. [Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw (Poland); Cydzik, I. [Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw (Poland); European Commission Joint Research Center, Ispra (Italy). Inst. for Health and Consumer Protection; Warsaw Univ. (Poland). Heavy Ion Lab.; Abbas, K. [European Commission Joint Research Center, Ispra (Italy). Institute for Transuranium Elements; Bulgheroni, A.; Simonelli, F.; Holzwarth, U. [European Commission Joint Research Center, Ispra (Italy). Inst. for Health and Consumer Protection

    2013-08-01

    {sup 44} is a promising {beta}{sup +}-emitter for molecular imaging with intermediate half-life of 4 h. Due to the chemical similarity of Sc{sup 3+} to the Lu{sup 3+} and Y{sup 3+} cations, {sup 44}Sc-DOTA bioconjugates are expected to demonstrate similar properties in vivo as the {sup 177}Lu- and {sup 90}Y-bioconjugates, what is important in planning the radionuclide therapy. {sup 44}Sc can be obtained from the {sup 44}Ti/{sup 44}Sc generator. An alternative method for {sup 44}Sc production can be the irradiation of {sup 44}Ca target at small cyclotrons. The aim of our work was to optimize the parameters of {sup 44}CaCO{sub 3} irradiation and to develop a simple procedure for {sup 44}Sc separation from the calcium target. For optimization study, {sup 44}CaCO{sub 3} targets were irradiated by protons in the energy range of 5.6-17.5 MeV with 9 MeV being found to be the best energy for {sup 44}Ca irradiations. A simple and fast separation procedure of {sup 44}Sc from calcium target was developed using chelating resin Chelex 100. DOTATATE conjugate was successfully radiolabelled with high yield at elevated temperature using the produced {sup 44}Sc. While {sup 44}CaCO{sub 3} is relatively expensive, the cost of {sup 44}Sc-DOTATATE production can be reduced by target recovery. Due to low proton energy required to produce GBq activity level of {sup 44}Sc, the availability of {sup 44}Sc radioisotope could be enhanced to open new opportunities for applications in medical imaging. (orig.)

  17. Influences of calcium availability and tree species on Ca isotope fractionation in soil and vegetation

    Page, B.D.; Bullen, T.D.; Mitchell, M.J.

    2008-01-01

    The calcium (Ca) isotope system is potentially of great use for understanding biogeochemical processes at multiple scales in forest ecosystems, yet remains largely unexplored for this purpose. In order to further our understanding of Ca behavior in forests, we examined two nearly adjacent hardwood-dominated catchments with differing soil Ca concentrations, developed from crystalline bedrock, to determine the variability of 44Ca/ 40Ca ratios (expressed as ??44Ca) within soil and vegetation pools. For both sugar maple and American beech, the Ca isotope compositions of the measured roots and calculated bulk trees were considerably lighter than those of soil pools at these sites, suggesting that the trees were able to preferentially take up light Ca at the root-soil interface. The Ca isotope compositions of three of four root samples were among the lightest values yet reported for terrestrial materials (??44Ca ???-3.95???). Our results further indicate that Ca isotopes were fractionated along the transpiration streams of both tree species with roots having the least ??44Ca values and leaf litter the greatest. An approximately 2??? difference in ??44Ca values between roots and leaf litter of both tree species suggests a persistent fractionation mechanism along the transpiration stream, likely related to Ca binding in wood tissue coupled with internal ion exchange. Finally, our data indicate that differing tree species demand for Ca and soil Ca concentrations together may influence Ca isotope distribution within the trees. Inter-catchment differences in Ca isotope distributions in soils and trees were minor, indicating that the results of our study may have broad transferability to studies of forest ecosystems in catchments developed on crystalline substrates elsewhere. ?? 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

  18. Cyclotron production of 44Sc for clinical application

    44 is a promising β+-emitter for molecular imaging with intermediate half-life of 4 h. Due to the chemical similarity of Sc3+ to the Lu3+ and Y3+ cations, 44Sc-DOTA bioconjugates are expected to demonstrate similar properties in vivo as the 177Lu- and 90Y-bioconjugates, what is important in planning the radionuclide therapy. 44Sc can be obtained from the 44Ti/44Sc generator. An alternative method for 44Sc production can be the irradiation of 44Ca target at small cyclotrons. The aim of our work was to optimize the parameters of 44CaCO3 irradiation and to develop a simple procedure for 44Sc separation from the calcium target. For optimization study, 44CaCO3 targets were irradiated by protons in the energy range of 5.6-17.5 MeV with 9 MeV being found to be the best energy for 44Ca irradiations. A simple and fast separation procedure of 44Sc from calcium target was developed using chelating resin Chelex 100. DOTATATE conjugate was successfully radiolabelled with high yield at elevated temperature using the produced 44Sc. While 44CaCO3 is relatively expensive, the cost of 44Sc-DOTATATE production can be reduced by target recovery. Due to low proton energy required to produce GBq activity level of 44Sc, the availability of 44Sc radioisotope could be enhanced to open new opportunities for applications in medical imaging. (orig.)

  19. Alpha decay of {sup 181}Pb

    Davids, C.N.; Henderson, D.J.; Hermann, R. [and others

    1995-08-01

    The {alpha}-decay energy of {sup 181}Pb was measured as 7211(10) keV and 7044(15). In the first study the isotope was produced in {sup 90}Zr bombardments of {sup 94}Mo and, after traversing a velocity filter, implanted in a position-sensitive Si detector; no half life for {sup 181}Pb was reported. In the second study the isotope was produced in {sup 40}Ca bombardments of {sup 144}Sm and transported to a position in front of a Si(Au) surface barrier detector with a fast He-gas-jet capillary system; an estimate of 50 ms was determined for the {sup 181}Pb half life. Recently we investigated {sup 181}Pb {alpha} decay at ATLAS as part of a survey experiment in which a l-pnA beam of 400-MeV {sup 92}Mo was used to irradiate targets of {sup 89}Y, {sup 90,92,94}Zr, and {sup 92}Mo to examine yields for one- and two-nucleon evaporation products from symmetric cold-fusion reactions. Recoiling nuclei of interest were passed through the Fragment Mass Analyzer and implanted in a double-sided silicon strip detector for {alpha}-particle assay. With the {sup 90}Zr target we observed a group at 7065(20) keV which was correlated with A = 181 recoils and had a half life of 45(20) ms. Our new results for {sup 181}Pb therefore agreed with those of the second study. There was no indication in the {sup 90}Zr + {sup 92}Mo data of the 7211(10)-keV {alpha} particles seen by Keller et al. The interested reader is referred to the 1993 atomic mass evaluation wherein the input {alpha}-decay energies and resultant masses of the light Pb isotopes (including {sup 181}Pb) are discussed.

  20. Optical and structural characterization of SrZr{sub 0,1}Ti{sub 0,9}O{sub 3}

    Delgado-Nino, Pilar [Laboratorio de Catalisis Heterogenea, Departamento de Quimica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, D.C. (Colombia); Lopez-Rivera, S.A., E-mail: adan@ula.ve [Grupo de Fisica Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de los Andes, Merida (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Mestres-Vila, Lourdes; Martinez-Sarrion, Maria Luisa [Departamento de Quimica Inorganica, Facultad de Quimica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Espana (Spain); Valencia-Rios, Jesus S. [Laboratorio de Catalisis Heterogenea, Departamento de Quimica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota, D.C. (Colombia)

    2012-10-15

    In this work, the ceramic compound SrTi{sub 0.90}Zr{sub 0,1}O{sub 3} (SZT) was synthesized by the citrate method. This solid showed a 12 nm crystallite size, reflecting the high degree of crystallinity obtained by this synthesis route. Differential and gravimetric thermal analysis showed that the solid was formed from 520 Degree-Sign C; the chemical composition was determined by ICP-AES4, giving a stoichiometry corresponding to the SrTi{sub 0.90}Zr{sub 0.10}O{sub 3} formula, and proved to be compatible with the X-ray diffraction data, refined by the Rietveld method. The morphology was explored by means of SEM and TEM, finding a homogenous particles distribution, arranged in lumps, susceptible to density changes by sintering between 1000 Degree-Sign C and 1200 Degree-Sign C. The photoluminescence (PL) spectrum shows a band between 470 nm and 520 nm, corresponding to the Ti and Zr ions 3d electronic transition. The SZT crystal structure is tetragonal with space group I4/mcm, number (140). - Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The ceramic nano structured compound SrTi{sub 0.90}Zr{sub 0,1}O{sub 3} was synthesized by the citrate method. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Differential and gravimetric thermal analysis showed the right thermodynamical parameters Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Good agreement between the crystal structure, group theory and the optical properties was obtained. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer The sized and high crystallinity of the nanoparticules was confirmed by SEM and TEM. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Crystal structure is tetragonal with space group I4/mcm was found by X-ray and Rietveld refinement.

  1. Role of projectile breakup effects and intrinsic degrees of freedom on fusion dynamics

    Singh Gautam, Manjeet

    2016-05-01

    This article analyzes the fusion dynamics of loosely bound and stable projectiles with Zr-target isotopes within the context of the coupled channel approach and the energy-dependent Woods-Saxon potential model (EDWSP model). In the case of the 28Si + 90Zr reaction, the coupling to the inelastic surface excitations results in an adequate description of the observed fusion dynamics while in case of the 28Si + 94Zr reaction, the coupling to collective surface vibrational states as well as the neutron (multi-neutron) transfer channel is necessary in the coupled channel calculations to reproduce the below-barrier fusion data. However, the EDWSP model calculation provides an accurate explanation of the fusion data of 28Si + 90,94Zr reactions in the domain of the Coulomb barrier. In the fusion of the 6Li + 90Zr reaction, the inclusion of the nuclear structure degrees of freedom recovers the observed sub-barrier fusion enhancement but results in suppression of the above barrier fusion data by 34% with respect to the coupled channel calculations. Using EDWSP model calculations, this suppression factor is reduced by 14% and consequently, the above-barrier fusion data of 6Li + 90Zr reaction is suppressed by 20% with reference to the EDWSP model calculations. Such fusion suppression at above-barrier energies can be correlated with the breakup of the projectile (6Li) before reaching the fusion barrier, as a consequence of low binding energy. Supported by Dr. D. S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship Scheme sponsored by University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, India

  2. Isotopic dependence of the giant monopole resonance in the even-A ^{112-124}Sn isotopes and the asymmetry term in nuclear incompressibility

    Li, T; Liu, Y; Marks, R; Nayak, B K; Rao, P V Madhusudhana; Fujiwara, M; Hashimoto, H; Kawase, K; Nakanishi, K; Okumura, S; Yosoi, M; Itoh, M; Ichikawa, M; Matsuo, R; Terazano, T; Uchida, M; Kawabata, T; Akimune, H; Iwao, Y; Murakami, T; Sakaguchi, H; Terashima, S; Yasuda, Y; Zenihiro, J; Harakeh, M N

    2007-01-01

    The strength distributions of the giant monopole resonance (GMR) have been measured in the even-A Sn isotopes (A=112--124) with inelastic scattering of 400-MeV $\\alpha$ particles in the angular range $0^\\circ$--$8.5^\\circ$. We find that the experimentally-observed GMR energies of the Sn isotopes are lower than the values predicted by theoretical calculations that reproduce the GMR energies in $^{208}$Pb and $^{90}$Zr very well. From the GMR data, a value of $K_{\\tau} = -550 \\pm 100$ MeV is obtained for the asymmetry-term in the nuclear incompressibility.

  3. Effects of relativistic kinematics in heavy ion elastic scattering

    Relativistic corrections to the reaction kinematic parameters were made for elastic scattering of 6Li, 12C and 40Ar from 40Ca, 90Zr and 208Pb targets at incident energies between 20 and 100 MeV/nucleon. The results of optical model calculations show that the effects of such corrections are important when describing the angular distributions of elastic scattering cross sections for heavy ion scattering at incident energies as low as around 40 MeV/nucleon. The effects on the total reaction cross sections on the other hand, were found to be small within the energy range studied when the optical model potential is fixed. (authors)

  4. Semiclassical distorted wave model analysis of inclusive (N, N'x) reactions for incident energies up to 400 MeV

    The semiclassical distorted wave (SCDW) model with the Wigner transform of a one-body density matrix is applied to analyses of multistep direct processes in (p, p'x) reactions on 12C, 90Zr, and 197Au at incident energies near 150 MeV, and 392 MeV (p, p'x) and 346 MeV (p, nx) reactions on 40Ca. The calculations show good agreement with experimental double-differential cross sections over a wide mass range of target nuclei, except at backward angles. (author)

  5. Beta decay studies of r-process nuclei at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

    Pereira, J; Arndt, O; Becerril, A; Elliot, T; Estrade, A; Galaviz, D; Hennrich, S; Hosmer, P; Kessler, R; Kratz, K L; Lorusso, G; Mantica, P F; Matos, M; Montes, F; Santi, P; Pfeiffer, B; Quinn, M; Schatz, H; Schertz, F; Schnorrenberger, L; Smith, E; Tomlin, B E; Walters, W; Wöhr, A

    2009-01-01

    The impact of nuclear physics on astrophysical r-process models is discussed, emphasizing the importance of beta-decay properties of neutron-rich nuclei. Several r-process motivated beta-decay experiments performed at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory are presented. The experiments include the measurement of beta-decay half-lives and neutron emission probabilities of nuclei in regions around Ni-78; Se-90; Zr-106 and Rh-120, as well as spectroscopic studies of Pd-120. A summary on the different experimental techniques employed, data analysis, results and impact on model calculations is presented.

  6. Dielectric behaviour of Pb-substituted BZT ceramics

    Parveen Kumar; Sangeeta Singh; J K Juneja; K K Raina; Chandra Prakash

    2011-12-01

    Material series with compositional formula Ba1.0–PbTi0.90Zr0.10O3 (0 ≤ ≤ 0.20, in steps of 0.05) were prepared by conventional solid state method. All the samples were subjected to X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies and found to be single phase with perovskite structure. SEM measurements were done in order to collect micro-structural information. Different transition temperatures were found to depend on the Pb content. Tetragonality (/) and Curie temperature (c) increase with increase in lead content . Dielectric properties were studied as a function of temperature and frequencies.

  7. Isovector excitations of N ≠ Z nuclei

    We show that the method based on the tensor coupling of an appropriate family of isovector excitation operators to the parent isospin multiplet can be used, to advantage, for the correct treatment of the isospin degree of freedom in non isoscalar nuclei. This method is applicable to any isovector excitation operator and for parent states which need not to be of the closed subshells type. As an illustration we apply it to the study of the Gamow-Teller transition strength in 90Zr. (author)

  8. A mechanism for excitation of metastable levels by(γ,γ') reactions

    The analysis of the cross-section of 77Se and 87Sr isomeric states excitation in the (γ, γ') reaction, was carried out using neutron pick-up and stripping reaction results. It allows the shell configurations of the transitions to the activation states to be determined. To check thus obtained conclusions the energies of Jπ=1- excited states for 90Zr and 138Ba were calculated, which are in good agreement with the resonance structure at the γ-quanta elastic scattering in the 5 to 10 MeV energy range

  9. Low-energy enhancement of magnetic dipole radiation

    Schwengner, R.; Frauendorf, S.; Larsen, A.C.

    2013-01-01

    Magnetic dipole strength functions have been deduced from averages of a large number of $M1$ transition strengths calculated within the shell model for the nuclides $^{90}$Zr, $^{94}$Mo, $^{95}$Mo, and $^{96}$Mo. An enhancement of $M1$ strength toward low transition energy has been found for all nuclides considered. Large $M1$ strengths appear for transitions between close-lying states with configurations including proton as well as neutron high-$j$ orbits that re-couple their spins and add u...

  10. Cross section measurement for reaction 193Ir(n,2n)192m2Ir at 14.7 MeV

    The cross sections induced by neutron on long-lived radionuclides of importance in fusion reactor technology are measured by activation method for 193Ir(n,2n)192m2Ir reaction at 14.7 MeV. The neutron fluences are determined by the cross section of 93Nb(n,2n)92mNb. The neutron energies in these measurements are determined by cross section ratios for 90Zr(n,2n)89Zr and 93Nb(n,2n)92mNb reactions. (2 tabs.)

  11. On the direct nucleon decay of high-spin subbarrier single-particle states in near-magic nuclei

    Chekomazov, G. A.; Urin, M. H.

    1996-01-01

    The description of the direct nucleon decay of high-spin subbarrier one-particle states in near-magic nuclei is attempted using a simple optical model and the simplest version of the coupled-channel approach. The branching ratios for the direct decay of the several single-neutron states in $^{209}Pb$ and $^{91}Zr$ to the ground state and to the low-lying collective states of $^{208}Pb$ and $^{90}Zr$, respectively, are evaluated. Results are compared with recent experimental data.

  12. The Gamow-Teller Resonance in Finite Nuclei in the Relativistic Random Phase Approximation

    Ma, Zhong-yu; Chen, Bao-qiu; Van Giai, Nguyen; Suzuki, Toshio

    2003-01-01

    Gamow-Teller(GT) resonances in finite nuclei are studied in a fully consistent relativistic random phase approximation (RPA) framework. A relativistic form of the Landau-Migdal contact interaction in the spin-isospin channel is adopted. This choice ensures that the GT excitation energy in nuclear matter is correctly reproduced in the non-relativistic limit. The GT response functions of doubly magic nuclei $^{48}$Ca, $^{90}$Zr and $^{208}$Pb are calculated using the parameter set NL3 and $g_0'...

  13. Microscopic optical potential calculations of finite nuclei with extended skyrme forces

    Microscopic optical potential calculations in the Hartree-Fock (HF) approximation with Extended Skyrme forces are investigated. The HF equation is derived from the variation principle and the potential formula of spherical nuclei is obtained by two different ways. Then the calculations for symmetrid nuclei 16O, 40Ca and asymmetric nucleus 90Zr with eight sets of Skyrme force parameters are presented. Our results show that the potential form and variating tendency with incident energy are reasonable and there apparently appears a 'wine-bottle-bottom' shape in the intermediate energy region. Furthermore, our calculations reflect shell effects clearly

  14. Scattering of intermediate energy protons

    The scattering of 1 GeV protons appears to be a powerful means of investigating nuclear matter. We worked with SPESI and the formalism of Kerman-Mc Manus and Thaler. The amplitude of nucleon-nucleon scattering was studied as were the aspects of 1 GeV proton scattering (multiple scattering, absorption, spin-orbit coupling, N-N amplitude, KMT-Glauber comparison, second order effects). The results of proton scattering on 16O, the isotopes of calcium, 58Ni, 90Zr and 208Pb are given

  15. NEUTRON CROSS SECTION COVARIANCES FROM THERMAL ENERGY TO 20 MeV.

    ROCHMAN,D.; HERMAN, M.; OBLOZINSKY, P.; MUGHABGHAB, S.F.; PIGNI, M.; KAWANO, T.

    2007-04-27

    We describe new method for energy-energy covariance calculation from the thermal energy up to 20 MeV. It is based on three powerful basic components: (i) Atlas of Neutron Resonances in the resonance region; (ii) the nuclear reaction model code EMPIRE in the unresolved resonance and fast neutron regions, and (iii) the Bayesian code KALMAN for correlations and error propagation. Examples for cross section uncertainties and correlations on {sup 90}Zr and {sup 193}Ir illustrate this approach in the resonance and fast neutron regions.

  16. Description of Tsub(>) giant resonances in spherical nuclei

    The formulae for calculating the energies and B(EE1) probabilities of the Tsub(>) giant resonances are derived within the quasiparticle-phonon nuclear model. The characteristics of the giant dipole resonances are calculated in several spherical nuclei and a correct position of the Tsub() collective 1- states is obtained. The calculated cross section ratios deltasub(-1)(Tsub(>))/deltasub(-1)(Tsub(88Sr, 90Zr, 92Mo and are three times as large as the experimental values for sup(116, 120, 124)Sn. The decrease in the cross sections deltasub(-1)(Tsub(>)) in 124Sn in comparison with 116Sn is correctly reproduced

  17. Calculation of 90Sr content in food

    The method presented was used to determine the 90Sr contamination of the samples from the agricultural products and foods under investigation by measuring the Sr fractions in two different time settings. Considering the decays from 89Kr to 89Y and from 90Kr to 90Zr as well as the respective half-lives, the activity sums of the 89Sr and 90Sr with significantly differing half-lives are used for the calculations. The resulting 90Sr/89Sr activity ratio of the sample shows the contamination life, too. A correction is needed for the equilibrium activity sum of 90Sr+90Y. (Sz.J.)

  18. α clustering and superdeformation of 28Si

    Kimura M.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available We have studied positive-parity states of 28Si using antisymmetrized molecular dynamics and multiconfiguration mixing with constrained variation. Applying constraints to the cluster distance and the quadrupole deformation of the variational calculation, we have obtained basis wave functions that have various structures such as α-24Mg and 12C-16O cluster structures as well as deformed structures. Superposing those basis wave functions, we have obtained a oblate ground state band, a β vibration band, a normal-deformed prolate band, and a superdeformed band. It is found that the superdeformed bands contain large amounts of the α-24Mg cluster components. The results also suggest the presence of two excited bands with the developed α-24Mg cluster structure, where the inter-cluster motion and the 24Mg-cluster deformation play important roles.

  19. A Comparative Study of Proton-Emulsion and Heavy-Ion-Emulsion Interactions at 4.5 GeV/c per Nucleon

    Ghosh, D.; Sengupta, R.; Ghosh, A.; Mukhopadhyay, A.; Roy, J.

    This paper presents a comparative study of inelastic interactions of proton-Emulsion, 12C-Emulsion and 24Mg-Emulsion at 4.5 GeV/c per nucleon. The multiplicity distribution and their correlations have been studied. A strong correlation between ns and nh in case of 24Mg-Emulsion and 12C-Emulsion is observed which is not so in the case of proton-Emulsion interaction. It is also observed that ns increases with the increase of the projectile mass. The angular distribution of the target fragments in 24Mg-Emulsion and 12C-Emulsion interactions show massive forward collimations. Comparison is also made in the pseudorapidity distributions of 24Mg-Emulsion, 12C-Emulsion and proton-Emulsion interactions. The result shows many interesting features.Translated AbstractEine vergleichende Studie der Proton-Emulsion-Schwerionen-Emulsionwechselwirkung bei 4,5 GeV/c pro NucleonDie inelastischen Wechselwirkungen von Protonen, 12C- und 24Mg-Ionen mit Emulsionen werden verglichen. Dazu wird die Multiplizitätsverteilung und ihre Korrelationen untersucht. Es kann gezeigt werden, daß die Zahl der Schauerpartikel im Falle der 12C-, 24Mg-Emulsionwechselwirkungen fest zur Zahl der hochionisierenden Partikel korreliert ist und mit der Projektilmasse wächst. Die Schwerionenexperimente zeigen eine vorwärts collimierte, räumliche Verteilung der Targetfragmente. Die Pscudorapiditätsverteilung wird in allen Experimenten untersucht.

  20. Ca isotope cycling in a forested ecosystem

    Holmden, Chris; Bélanger, Nicolas

    2010-02-01

    Reports of large Ca isotope fractionations between trees and soils prompted this study of a Boreal forest ecosystem near La Ronge, Saskatchewan, to improve understanding of this phenomenon. The results on five tree species (black spruce, trembling aspen, white spruce, jack pine, balsam poplar) confirm that nutrient Ca uptake by plants favors the light isotopes, thus driving residual Ca in plant available soil pools towards enrichment in the heavy isotopes. Substantial within-tree fraction occurs in tissues formed along the transpiration stream, with low δ 44Ca values in fine roots (2 mm), intermediate values in stemwood, and high values in foliage. Separation factors between different plant tissues are similar between species, but the initial fractionation step in the tips of the fine roots is species specific, and/or sensitive to the local soil environment. Soil water δ 44Ca values appear to increase with depth to at least 35 cm below the top of the forest floor, which is close to the deepest level of fine roots. The heavy plant fractionated signature of Ca in the finely rooted upper soils filters downward where it is retained on ion exchange sites, leached into groundwater, and discharged into surface waters. The relationship between Ca uptake by tree fine roots and the pattern of δ 44Ca enrichment with soil depth was modeled for two Ca pools: the forest floor (litter) and the underlying (upper B) mineral soil. Six study plots were investigated along two hillside toposequences trending upwards from a first order stream. We used allometric equations describing the Ca distribution in boreal tree species to calculate weighted average δ 44Ca values for the stands in each plot and estimate Ca uptake rates. The δ 44Ca value of precipitation was measured, and soil weathering signatures deduced, by acid leaching of lower B mineral soils. Steady state equations were used to derive a set of model Ca fluxes and fractionation factors for each plot. The model reproduces

  1. Measurement of Compound Nucleus Space-Time Extent with Two-Neutron Correlation Functions

    Two-neutron relative-momentum correlation functions have been measured in the 130 MeV 18O+26Mg reaction. Differences in the longitudinal and transverse correlation functions, observed for the first time for neutrons, allow an independent determination of the spatial extent and the time scale for decay of the 44Ca compound nucleus. A comparison with theoretical calculations indicates a radius of 4.4±0.3 fm and an average neutron emission time scale of 1100±100 fm/c for 44Ca at 100 MeV excitation energy. Correlation functions selected by cuts on the total momentum of the neutron pair give a quantitative characterization of the cooling of a compound nucleus. copyright 1995 The American Physical Society

  2. Cluster formation in low-density condition

    We study cluster formation in low-density condition by using antisymmetrized molecular dynamics (AMD). We use the frictional cooling method constraining a root-mean-square radius to make low-density situation. We apply this method to 40Ca, 44Ca and 48Ca. We find that α cluster is the basic unit in any low density situation for 40Ca which is saturated by spin and isospin, and that the magic number n=8 plays an important role in cluster formation in low density situation in common with these three nuclei, and that the 14C cluster appears in case of 44Ca and 48Ca due to the neutron-rich property, and so on. (author)

  3. p-process nucleosynthesis via proton-capture reactions in thermonuclear supernovae explosions

    Endres Anne

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Model calculations within the framework of the so-called γ process show an underproduction of the p nucleus with the highest isotopic abundace 92Mo. This discrepancy can be narrowed by taking into account the alternative production site of a type Ia supernova explosion. Here, the nucleus 92Mo can be produced by a sequence of proton-capture reactions. The amount of 92Mo nuclei produced via this reaction chain is most sensitive to the reactions 90Zr(p,γ and 91Nb(p,γ. Both rates have to be investigated experimentally to study the impact of this nucleosynthesis aspect on the long-standing 92Mo-problem. We have already measured the proton-capture reaction on 90Zr using high-resolution in-beam γ-ray spectroscopy. In this contribution, we will present our preliminary results of the total cross sections as well as the partial cross sections. Furthermore, we plan to measure the 91Nb(p,γ reaction soon. Due to the radioactive target material, the 91Nb nuclei have to be produced prior to the experiment. The current status of this production will be presented in this contribution.

  4. Process for separating zirconium isotopes

    Chiang, P.T.; Lahoda, E.J.; Burgman, H.A.

    1986-04-22

    A method is described of separating a feed stream consisting essentially of an aqueous solution of a mixture of /sup 90/Zr and /sup 91 to 96/Zr salts selected from group consisting of thiocyanate, nitrate, sulfate, chloride, perchlorate, and mixtures thereof, into two aqueous product streams, each containing both a /sup 90/Zr isotopic portion and a /sup 91 to 96/Zr isotopic portion, but in different ratios. The method consists of: (A) contacting the feed stream with methylisobutyl ketone or an organic water-immiscible solvent containing an extractant medium selected from the group consisting of quaternary ammonium salts, organic phosphonates, organic phosphinates, organic phosphates, organic sulfonates, primary amines, tertiary amines, polyethers, betadiketones, and mixtures thereof, that preferentially extracts one of the isotopic portions, leaving an aqueous raffinate depleted in that isotopic portions and enriched in the other isotopic portion; (B) stripping the organic solvent of its zirconium with an aqueous acidic strip medium to produce a first aqueous product stream; (C) recycling the stripped organic solvent to step (A); (D) evaporating water from a portion of the aqueous raffinate to produce a concentrated aqueous raffinate and a second aqueous product stream; and (E) recycling the concentrated aqueous raffinate to the feed stream.

  5. Investigation of reactions relevant for the γ process using in-beam γ-ray spectroscopy

    Netterdon, L.; Endres, J.; Mayer, J.; Sauerwein, A.; Scholz, P.; Zilges, A.

    2016-01-01

    The reaction 89Y(p, γ)90Zr was studied at five proton energies close to the Gamow window. This reaction is of astrophysical importance, since it is located in a mass region, where the p-nuclei abundances are not well reproduced by network calculations. For this purpose, the in-beam technique utilizing the high-efficiency high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector array HORUS at the Tandem ion accelerator at the University of Cologne was used. The excellent agreement of the measured total cross sections with previous data shows, that the setup in Cologne is well suited for such measurements. An additional interesting outcome of this measurement are partial cross sections of the de-excitation of the 90 Zr compund nucleus up to the 15th excited state, an observable only accessible in this kind of high-resolution inbeam experiments. The experimental setup and preliminary results of the total and partial cross sections obtained for the 89Y(p, γ) reaction are presented. Additionally, we show results of a first test measurement of the a-capture reaction on the p-nucleus 92Mo using the in-beam technique with HPGe detectors.

  6. Pygmy resonances and radiative nucleon captures for stellar nucleosynthesis

    Tsoneva, N.; Goriely, S.; Lenske, H.; Schwengner, R.

    2015-04-01

    The impact of low-energy multipole excitations and pygmy resonances on radiative neutron and proton-capture cross sections in nuclei close to the β -stability line is investigated. For this purpose, a microscopic theoretical approach based on self-consistent density functional theory and quasiparticle-random-phase-approximation formalism extended with multiphonon degrees of freedom is implemented in a statistical reaction model. The advantage of the method is the microscopic nuclear structure input for unified description of low-energy multiphonon excitations and pygmy and giant resonances. This is found to be important for the understanding of the fine structure and dynamics of the nuclear response function at low energies, which strongly influences nuclear reaction rates of astrophysical relevance. Calculations of the radiative capture cross sections of the reactions 85Kr (n ,γ )86Kr , 87Sr (n ,γ )88Sr , and 89Y (p ,γ )90Zr are discussed in comparison with experimental data. For the reactions 89Zr (n ,γ )90Zr and 91Mo (n ,γ )92Mo theoretical predictions of the reaction cross sections are made.

  7. (α ,γ ) cross section measurements in the region of light p nuclei

    Quinn, S. J.; Spyrou, A.; Simon, A.; Battaglia, A.; Bowers, M.; Bucher, B.; Casarella, C.; Couder, M.; DeYoung, P. A.; Dombos, A. C.; Görres, J.; Kontos, A.; Li, Q.; Long, A.; Moran, M.; Paul, N.; Pereira, J.; Robertson, D.; Smith, K.; Smith, M. K.; Stech, E.; Talwar, R.; Tan, W. P.; Wiescher, M.

    2015-10-01

    The 90Zr(α ,γ )94Mo,92Zr(α ,γ )96Mo, and 74Ge(α ,γ )78Se reaction cross sections were measured for the first time in an effort to expand the existing experimental database for (α ,γ ) reactions relevant for the production of p nuclei in the universe. In particular, the 90Zr(α ,γ )94Mo reaction was identified by a sensitivity study for its potential impact on the γ -process mass flow in the region of light p nuclei. The measurements were performed for energies Eα=9.5 - 12.0 MeV at the University of Notre Dame using the SuN detector and the γ -summing technique. The results are compared to theoretical calculations from the talys and non-smoker nuclear reaction codes, and it is shown that the data greatly reduce the uncertainty in the cross section for the measured energies. The talys parameters that provide the best description of the experimental data are reported.

  8. Calcium isotopic composition of mantle peridotites

    Huang, F.; Kang, J.; Zhang, Z.

    2015-12-01

    Ca isotopes are useful to decipher mantle evolution and the genetic relationship between the Earth and chondrites. It has been observed that Ca isotopes can be fractionated at high temperature [1-2]. However, Ca isotopic composition of the mantle peridotites and fractionation mechanism are still poorly constrained. Here, we report Ca isotope composition of 12 co-existing pyroxene pairs in 10 lherzolites, 1 harzburgite, and 1 wehrlite xenoliths collected from Hainan Island (South Eastern China). Ca isotope data were measured on a Triton-TIMS using the double spike method at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, CAS. The long-term external error is 0.12‰ (2SD) based on repeated analyses of NIST SRM 915a and geostandards. δ44Ca of clinopyroxenes except that from the wehrlite ranges from 0.85‰ to 1.14‰, while opx yields a wide range from 0.98‰ up to 2.16‰. Co-existing pyroxene pairs show large ∆44Caopx-cpx (defined as δ44Caopx-δ44Cacpx) ranging from 0 to 1.23‰, reflecting equilibrium fractionation controlled by variable Ca contents in the opx. Notably, clinopyroxene of wehrlite shows extremely high δ44Ca (3.22‰). δ44Ca of the bulk lherzolites and harzburgites range from 0.86‰ to 1.14‰. This can be explained by extracting melts with slightly light Ca isotopic compositions. Finally, the high δ44Ca of the wehrlite (3.22‰) may reflect metasomatism by melt which has preferentially lost light Ca isotopes due to chemical diffusion during upwelling through the melt channel. [1] Amini et al (2009) GGR 33; [2] Huang et al (2010) EPSL 292.

  9. Ca cycling and isotopic fluxes in forested ecosystems in Hawaii

    Wiegand, B.A.; Chadwick, O.A.; Vitousek, P.M.; Wooden, J.L.

    2005-01-01

    Biogeochemical processes fractionate Ca isotopes in plants and soils along a 4 million year developmental sequence in the Hawaiian Islands. We observed that plants preferentially take up 40Ca relative to 44Ca, and that biological fractionation and changes in the relative contributions from volcanic and marine sources produce a significant increase in 44Ca in soil exchangeable pools. Our results imply moderate fluxes enriched in 44Ca from strongly nutrient-depleted old soils, in contrast with high 40Ca fluxes in young and little weathered environments. In addition, biological fractionation controls divergent geochemical pathways of Ca and Sr in the plant-soil system. While Ca depletes progressively with increasing soil age, Sr/Ca ratios increase systematically. Sr isotope ratios provide a valuable tracer for provenance studies of alkaline earth elements in forested ecosystems, but its usefulness is limited when deciphering biogeochemical processes involved in the terrestrial Ca cycle. Ca isotopes in combination with Sr/ Ca ratios reveal more complex processes involved in the biogeochemistry of Ca and Sr. Copyright 2005 by the American Geophysical Union.

  10. Antimuscarinic-induced convulsions in fasted animals after food intake: evaluation of the effects of levetiracetam, topiramate and different doses of atropine.

    Büget, Bahar; Türkmen, Aslı Zengin; Allahverdiyev, Oruc; Enginar, Nurhan

    2016-01-01

    This study evaluated the effects of different doses of atropine and new antiepileptics, levetiracetam and topiramate, on the development of convulsions triggered by food intake in antimuscarinic-treated fasted animals. Mice deprived of food for 24 h and treated i.p. with atropine at a dose of 2.4 or 24 mg/kg developed convulsions after being allowed to eat ad libitum. No convulsions were observed in fasted animals treated with 0.24 mg/kg atropine. There was no difference in the incidence of convulsions between the two atropine treatments, but latency to convulsions was longer in 24 mg/kg atropine treated animals. The lowest dose of atropine, 0.24 mg/kg, caused stage 1 and stage 2 activity, but did not provide the convulsive endpoint (stage 3, 4, 5 activity). Administration of levetiracetam (50 or 200 mg/kg) or topiramate (50 or 100 mg/kg) to another group of 24-h fasted mice was ineffective in reducing the incidence of convulsions developed in the animals after 2.4 mg/kg atropine treatment and food intake. However, the higher dose of levetiracetam prolonged the onset of convulsions. Present results demonstrated the efficacy of low and high doses of atropine on the development of convulsions in fasted animals and provided additional evidence for the ineffectiveness of antiepileptic treatment in these seizures. PMID:26453200

  11. Inelastic electron scattering at low momentum transfer

    Recent advances of high energy resolution (ΔE approx. 30 keV FWHM) inelastic electron scattering at low momentum transfer (q -1) using selected experimental data from the Darmstadt electron linear accelerator are discussed. Strong emphasis is given to a comparison of the data with theoretical nuclear model predictions. Of the low multipolarity electric transitions investigated, as examples only E1 transitions to unnatural parity states in 11B and E2 transitions of the very fragmented isoscalar quadrupole giant resonance in 208Pb are considered. In 11B the role of the Os hole in the configuration of the 1/2+, 3/2+ and 5/2+ states is quantitatively determined via an interference mechanism in the transition probability. By comparison of the high resolution data with RPA calculations the E2 EWSR in 208Pb is found to be much less exhausted than anticipated from previous medium energy resolution (e,e) and hadron scattering experiments. In the case of M1 transitions it is shown that the simplest idealized independent particle shell-model prediction breaks down badly. In 28Si, ground-state correlations influence largely the detected M1 strength and such ground-state correlations are also responsible for the occurence of a strong M1 transition to a state at Ex = 10.319 MeV in 40Ca. In 90Zr only about 10% of the theoretically expected M1 strength is seen in (e,e) and in 140Ce and 208Pb none (detection limit 1-2 μ2K). In the case of 208Pb high resolution spectra exist now up to an excitation energy of Ex = approx. 12MeV. The continuous decrease of the M1 strength with mass number is corroborated by the behaviour of strong but very fragmented M2 transitions which are detected in 28Si, 90Zr, 140Ce and 208Pb concentrated at an excitation energy E x approx. 44A-1/3MeV. In 90Zr, the distribution of spacings and widths of the many Jπ = 2 states are consistent with a Wigner and Porter-Thomas distribution, respectively. (orig.) 891 KBE/orig. 892 ARA

  12. Velocity and angular distributions of evaporation residues from /sup 32/S-induced reactions

    Hinnefeld, J.D.; Kolata, J.J.; Henderson, D.J.; Janssens, R.V.F.; Kovar, D.G.; Lesko, K.T.; Rosner, G.; Stephans, G.S.F.; van den Berg, A.M.; Wilkins, B.D.

    1987-09-01

    Velocity distributions of mass-resolved evaporation residues from reactions of /sup 32/S with /sup 12/C, /sup 24/Mg, /sup 27/Al, /sup 28/Si, and /sup 40/Ca have been measured at bombarding energies of 194, 239, and 278 MeV using time-of-flight techniques. In all cases, the observed shifts in the velocity centroids relative to the values expected for complete fusion are consistent with a previously reported parametrization of a threshold for onset of incomplete fusion. Angular distributions were measured and total cross sections extracted for the /sup 32/S+ /sup 24/Mg system at all three energies. A comparison with existing results for /sup 32/S+ /sup 24/Mg at lower energies, and with other systems leading to the /sup 56/Ni compound nucleus, suggests two different types of compound-nuclear limitations to complete fusion at higher energies.

  13. Velocity distribution of fusion-like products for medium mass heavy-ion systems

    Reactions between 14N, 16O, 19F, 20Ne, 22Ne, 24Mg projectiles and 24Mg, 26Mg, 27Al, 28Si, 40Ca, 58Ni, 60Ni targets have been studied at 7-20 MeV/nucleon. The velocity distribution of nuclear fragments was measured in order to infer the velocity of the compound nucleus prior to decay. The dependences of the distribution on projectile energy and projectile type were obtained. Obtaining cross sections for reaction processes from the data is discussed

  14. Evolution towards equilibration in orbiting interactions

    We have studied the evolution towards mass equilibration in 24Mg+16O orbiting interactions. 24Mg beams of energies between 75 and 115 MeV were used to bombard targets of 16O. Targetlike particles were detected at forward angles to determine the yields from orbiting interactions. The ratio of the orbiting yields of 12C and 16O exit channels rises continuously with energy from values below unity to above. The data are interpreted as demonstrating a strong entrance channel dependence at low energies, and an evolution towards mass equilibration with increasing energy

  15. Spin-isospin nuclear response using the existing microscopic Skyrme functionals

    Fracasso, Sara

    2007-01-01

    Our paper aims at providing an answer to the question whether one can reliably describe the properties of the most important spin-isospin nuclear excitations, by using the available non-relativistic Skyrme energy functionals. Our method, which has been introduced in a previous publication devoted to the Isobaric Analog states, is the self-consistent Quasiparticle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA). The inclusion of pairing is instrumental for describing a number of experimentally measured spherical systems which are characterized by open shells. We discuss the effect of isoscalar and isovector pairing correlations. Based on the results for the Gamow-Teller resonance in $^{90}$Zr, in $^{208}$Pb and in few Sn isotopes, we draw definite conclusions on the performance of different Skyrme parametrizations, and we suggest improvements for future fits. We also use the spin-dipole resonance as a benchmark of our statements.

  16. Low-energy enhancement of magnetic dipole radiation

    Schwengner, R; Larsen, A C

    2013-01-01

    Magnetic dipole strength functions have been deduced from averages of a large number of $M1$ transition strengths calculated within the shell model for the nuclides $^{90}$Zr, $^{94}$Mo, $^{95}$Mo, and $^{96}$Mo. An enhancement of $M1$ strength toward low transition energy has been found for all nuclides considered. Large $M1$ strengths appear for transitions between close-lying states with configurations including proton as well as neutron high-$j$ orbits that re-couple their spins and add up their magnetic moments coherently. The $M1$ strength function deduced from the calculated $M1$ transition strengths is compatible with the low-energy enhancement found in ($^3$He,$^3$He') and $(d,p)$ experiments. The present work presents for the first time an explanation of the experimental findings.

  17. 16O elastic scattering at Elab = 94 MeV/nucleon

    Elastic scattering of 94 MeV/nucleon 16O on 40Ca, 90Zr, and 208Pb was measured, completing similar measurements on 12C and 28Si. Optical model analysis of the whole set of data shows that the sensitive region where the nuclear potential is determined moves inwards as the mass of the target decreases. This determination is more precise for light systems which present a strong negative angle scattering contribution in the angular distribution. The data have also been analyzed in the framework of the folding model using density independent and density dependent nucleon-nucleon interaction. In both cases, the resulting potentials have to be renormalized to get a good description of the data. The data are consistent with a smooth decrease with energy of both the real and imaginary potentials. (orig.)

  18. New modes of nuclear excitations

    We present a theoretical approach based on density functional theory supplemented by a microscopic multi-phonon model which is applied for investigations of pygmy resonances and other excitations of different multipolarities in stable and exotic nuclei. The possible relation of low-energy modes to the properties of neutron or proton skins is systematically studied in isotonic and isotopic chains. Calculations have been performed for the following N=50 isotones: 88Sr, 90Zr, 92Mo and 86Kr up to 10 MeV. The fine structure of nuclear electric and magnetic response functions is analyzed and compared to experimental data. The agreement between data and calculations confirms the predictive power of our theoretical approach for the exploratory investigations of new modes of excitation

  19. The γ-ray spectrometer HORUS and its applications for nuclear astrophysics

    Netterdon, L., E-mail: lnetterdon@ikp.uni-koeln.de; Derya, V.; Endres, J.; Fransen, C.; Hennig, A.; Mayer, J.; Müller-Gatermann, C.; Sauerwein, A.; Scholz, P.; Spieker, M.; Zilges, A.

    2014-08-01

    A dedicated setup for the in-beam measurement of absolute cross-sections of astrophysically relevant charged-particle induced reactions is presented. These, usually very low, cross-sections at energies of astrophysical interest are important to improve the modeling of the nucleosynthesis processes of heavy nuclei. Particular emphasis is put on the production of the p nuclei during the astrophysical γ process. The recently developed setup utilizes the high-efficiency γ-ray spectrometer HORUS, which is located at the 10 MV FN tandem ion accelerator of the Institute for Nuclear Physics in Cologne. The design of this setup will be presented and results of the recently measured {sup 89}Y(p,γ){sup 90}Zr reaction will be discussed. The excellent agreement with existing data shows that the HORUS spectrometer is a powerful tool to determine total and partial cross-sections using the in-beam method with high-purity germanium detectors.

  20. Giant monopole transition densities within the local scale ATDHF approach

    Transition densities for 12C, 16O, 28Si, 32S, 40Ca, 48Ca, 56Ni, 90Zr, 208Pb even-even nuclei corresponding to nuclear glant monopole resonances obtained within a local-scale adiabatic time-dependent Hartree-Fook approach in terms of effective Skyrme-type forces SkM and S3. The approach, the particular form and all necessary coefficients of these transition densities are reported. They are of a simple analytical form and may be directly used for example in analyses of particle inelastic scattering on nuclei by distorted wave method and a such a way allowing a test of the theoretical interpretation of giant monopole resonances

  1. Localized 1hω particle-hole strength in nuclei

    A cross section enhancement, persisting to high momentum transfer, has been observed around 1hω in excitation energy in spectra from inelastic proton-, alpha- and electron scattering on 90Zr, 116Sn, 196Pt and 208Pb. Data are presented for (p,p') at 201 MeV, (α,α') at 120 MeV and analyzed together with existing data obtained with 133.8 MeV polarized ( vector p,p') on 116Sn and electron-scattering data on 116Sn and 196Pt. Two different interpretations of the observed enhancement are discussed: that of the incoherent sum of all 1hω cross section and alternatively the sum over the isoscalar normal modes of all multipolarities. ((orig.))

  2. Localized 1h{omega} particle-hole strength in nuclei

    Hofstee, M.A. [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Kernfysisch Versneller Inst.; Werf, S.Y. van der [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Kernfysisch Versneller Inst.; Berg, A.M. van den [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Kernfysisch Versneller Inst.; Blasi, N. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell` Universita and INFN, Sezione di Milano, I-20133 Milano (Italy); Bordewijk, J.A. [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Kernfysisch Versneller Inst.; Borghols, W.T.A. [National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics, Section K, P.O. Box 41882, 1009 DB Amsterdam (Netherlands); De Leo, R. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell` Universita and INFN, Sezione di Bari, I-70126 Bari (Italy); Emery, G.T. [Department of Physics, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 04011, USA, and Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, Bloomington, IN 47408 (United States); Fortier, S. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay (France); Gales, S. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay (France); Harakeh, M.N. [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Kernfysisch Versneller Inst.; Heijer, P. den [National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics, Section K, P.O. Box 41882, 1009 DB Amsterdam (Netherlands); Jager, C.W. de [National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics, Section K, P.O. Box 41882, 1009 DB Amsterdam (Netherlands); Langevin-Joliot, H. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay (France); Micheletti, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell` Universita and INFN, Sezione di Milano, I-20133 Milano (Italy); Morlet, M. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay (France); Pignanelli, M. [Dipartimento di Fisica dell` Universita and INFN, Sezione di Milano, I-20133 Milano (Italy); Schippers, J.M. [Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Kernfysisch Versneller Inst.; Vries, R. de [National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High-Energy Physics, Section K, P.O. Box 41882, 1009 DB Amsterdam (Netherlands); Willis, A.

    1995-06-12

    A cross section enhancement, persisting to high momentum transfer, has been observed around 1h{omega} in excitation energy in spectra from inelastic proton-, alpha- and electron scattering on {sup 90}Zr, {sup 116}Sn, {sup 196}Pt and {sup 208}Pb. Data are presented for (p,p`) at 201 MeV, ({alpha},{alpha}`) at 120 MeV and analyzed together with existing data obtained with 133.8 MeV polarized ( vector p,p`) on {sup 116}Sn and electron-scattering data on {sup 116}Sn and {sup 196}Pt. Two different interpretations of the observed enhancement are discussed: that of the incoherent sum of all 1h{omega} cross section and alternatively the sum over the isoscalar normal modes of all multipolarities. ((orig.)).

  3. Collective aspects of 91Zr by (d,d/sup prime/) scattering at 17 MeV

    The 91Zr(d,d')91Zr( reaction has been investigated at 17 MeV incident energy. Up to 4.8 MeV excitation, 73 levels, some of them new, were identified. Angular distributions associated to approx.40 levels were attributed to pure L = 2, 3, or 5 excitations, concentrated in energy regions where the 90Zr core exhibits 2+, 3-, and 5- states. The partial deformation parameters β/sub L//sup prime/ obtained show agreement with those from low energy proton scattering for L = 2, but there is a systematic difference for L = 3 and L = 5, which is discussed. Attention is drawn to the high excitation probability of the first excited state of 91Zr, as measured by the β2approx. =0.18 value obtained, a factor of approx.2 above all other values for nuclei with A = 90 +- 2

  4. Collective aspects of /sup 91/Zr by (d,d/sup prime/) scattering at 17 MeV

    Horodynski-Matsushigue, L.B.; Borello-Lewin, T.; Dietzsch, O.

    1986-05-01

    The /sup 91/Zr(d,d')/sup 91/Zr( reaction has been investigated at 17 MeV incident energy. Up to 4.8 MeV excitation, 73 levels, some of them new, were identified. Angular distributions associated to approx.40 levels were attributed to pure L = 2, 3, or 5 excitations, concentrated in energy regions where the /sup 90/Zr core exhibits 2/sup +/, 3/sup -/, and 5/sup -/ states. The partial deformation parameters ..beta../sub L//sup prime/ obtained show agreement with those from low energy proton scattering for L = 2, but there is a systematic difference for L = 3 and L = 5, which is discussed. Attention is drawn to the high excitation probability of the first excited state of /sup 91/Zr, as measured by the ..beta../sub 2/approx. =0.18 value obtained, a factor of approx.2 above all other values for nuclei with A = 90 +- 2.

  5. Low-energy enhancement of M1 strength

    Magnetic dipole strength functions have been deduced from averages of a large number of M1 transition strengths calculated within the shell model for the nuclides 90Zr, 94Mo, 95Mo, and 96Mo. An enhancement of M1 strength toward low transition energy has been found for all nuclides considered. Large M1 strengths appear for transitions between close-lying states with configurations including proton as well as neutron high-j orbits that re-couple their spins and add up their magnetic moments coherently. The M1 strength function deduced from the calculated M1 transition strengths is compatible with the low-energy enhancement found in (3He,3He') and (d,p) experiments. The present work presents an explanation of the experimental findings.

  6. Development of Enhanced, Permanently-Installed, Neutron Activation Diagnostic Hardware for NIF

    Edwards, E. R.; Jedlovec, D. R.; Carrera, J. A.; Yeamans, C. B.

    2016-05-01

    Neutron activation diagnostics are baseline neutron yield and flux measurement instruments at the National Ignition Facility. Up to 19 activation samples are distributed around the target chamber. Currently the samples must be removed to be counted, creating a 1-2 week data turn-around time and considerable labor costs. An improved system consisting of a commercially available LaBr3(Ce) scintillator and Power over Ethernet electronics is under development. A machined zirconium-702 cap over the detector is the activation medium to measure the 90Zr(n,2n)89Zr reaction. The detectors are located at the current neutron activation diagnostic sites and monitored remotely. Because they collect data in real time yield values are returned within a few hours after a NIF shot.

  7. Influence of multiple excitation of low lying states and giant resonances on heavy ion inelastic spectra

    The inelastic excitation probabilities of 40Ca, 90Zr and 208Pb impinged by 40Ca projectiles at bombarding energies between 10 and 100 MeV/nucleon are calculated in a model where the excitation amplitudes are evaluated along classical trajectories. The excited states are calculated in the random phase approximation and the nuclear and Coulomb excitations of both low lying states and giant resonances of the target and projectile are taken into account. A general feature of the calculated spectra for near grazing impact parameters and bombarding energies above 20 MeV/nucleon is the presence of broad regularly-spaced structures mainly due to the excitation of multiphonon states built with giant resonances. Cross section estimates for the inelastic excitations are given

  8. Proton-induced reactions on naturally composed zirconium

    Sauerwein, Anne; Erbacher, Philipp; Glorius, Jan; Goerres, Joachim; Sonnabend, Kerstin [Institut fuer Angewandte Physik, Goethe Universitaet Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Stech, Edward; Wiescher, Michael [Institute for Structure and Nuclear Astrophysics (ISNAP), University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA (United States); Joint Institute of Nuclear Astrophysics (United States)

    2014-07-01

    Most reaction rates for the so-called p process, which produces the p nuclei, are adopted from Hauser-Feshbach-model (HFM) calculations. In order to improve the accuracy of theoretically predicted reaction rates, an improvement of its nuclear physics input is required. For this reason naturally composed zirconium was bombarded with protons at energies between 2 MeV and 10 MeV in order to determine cross sections of seven (p,γ) and (p,n) reactions using the activation technique. The irradiations and the γ-ray spectroscopy took place at the ISNAP of the University of Notre Dame, USA. These measurements allow systematic investigations of the proton-optical model potentials, an important input of the HFM, from the neutron closed-shell isotope {sup 90}Zr to the double subshell-closed isotope {sup 96}Zr. In this contribution we present our preliminary results.

  9. Proton-induced reactions on naturally composed zirconium

    Most reaction rates for the so-called p process, which produces the p nuclei, are adopted from Hauser-Feshbach-model (HFM) calculations. In order to improve the accuracy of theoretically predicted reaction rates, an improvement of its nuclear physics input is required. For this reason naturally composed zirconium was bombarded with protons at energies between 2 MeV and 10 MeV in order to determine cross sections of seven (p,γ) and (p,n) reactions using the activation technique. The irradiations and the γ-ray spectroscopy took place at the ISNAP of the University of Notre Dame, USA. These measurements allow systematic investigations of the proton-optical model potentials, an important input of the HFM, from the neutron closed-shell isotope 90Zr to the double subshell-closed isotope 96Zr. In this contribution we present our preliminary results.

  10. Systematics of intermediate energy proton nonelastic and neutron total cross section

    In order to examine the Letaw intermediate energy proton nonelastic cross section systematic formula, we chose the following 12 nuclei: 12C, 16O, 27Al, 40Ca, 56Fe, 63Cu, 90Zr, 107Ag, 118Su, 181Ta, 208Pb, and 238U, which have more experimental data. In order to examine the Pearlstein intermediate energy neutron total cross section systematic formula, we chose the following 10 nuclei: 12C, 16O, 27Al, 56Fe, 63Cu, 107Ag, 181Ta, 208Pb, 209Bi, and 238U, which have more experimental data. New systematic formulas for intermediate energy proton nonelastic and neutron total cross sections are obtained. 11 refs, 22 figs

  11. The gamma-ray spectrometer HORUS and its applications for nuclear astrophysics

    Netterdon, L; Endres, J; Fransen, C; Hennig, A; Mayer, J; Müller-Gatermann, C; Sauerwein, A; Scholz, P; Spieker, M; Zilges, A

    2014-01-01

    A dedicated setup for the in-beam measurement of absolute cross sections of astrophysically relevant charged-particle induced reactions is presented. These, usually very low, cross sections at energies of astrophysical interest are important to improve the modeling of the nucleosynthesis processes of heavy nuclei. Particular emphasis is put on the production of the $p$ nuclei during the astrophysical $\\gamma$ process. The recently developed setup utilizes the high-efficiency $\\gamma$-ray spectrometer HORUS, which is located at the 10 MV FN tandem ion accelerator of the Institute for Nuclear Physics in Cologne. The design of this setup will be presented and results of the recently measured $^{89}$Y(p,$\\gamma$)$^{90}$Zr reaction will be discussed. The excellent agreement with existing data shows, that the HORUS spectrometer is a powerful tool to determine total and partial cross sections using the in-beam method with high-purity germanium detectors.

  12. Exact calculation of nucleon nucleus spin orbit potential in Brueckner theory

    We have calculated the direct part of the spin orbit potential for the scattering of protons from 16O, 40Ca, 90Zr and 208Pb at 65 MeV to make a comparison of the spin orbit obtained by BR and our results obtained after removing the approximations which were assumed by BR. We have calculated the potential for different targets so as to study the mass number dependence of the calculated direct and imaginary parts of the spin orbit potential. We have employed Argonne v18 inter nucleon potential to solve Bethe-Goldstone integral equation to obtain t- matrices which were then folded numerically over the target densities. Effective mass correction has also been taken into account during the calculations. The nucleon densities used for the four targets were calculated using Relativistic mean field theory

  13. Neutron capture on (94)Zr: Resonance parameters and Maxwellian-averaged cross sections

    Tagliente, G; Fujii, K; Abbondanno, U; Aerts, G; Alvarez, H; Alvarez-Velarde, F; Andriamonje, S; Andrzejewski, J; Audouin, L; Badurek, G; Baumann, P; Becvar, F; Belloni, F; Berthoumieux, E; Bisterzo, S; Calvino, F; Calviani, M; Cano-Ott, D; Capote, R; Carrapico, C; Cennini, P; Chepel, V; Chiaveri, E; Colonna, N; Cortes, G; Couture, A; Cox, J; Dahlfors, M; David, S; Dillmann, I; Domingo-Pardo, C; Dridi, W; Duran, I; Eleftheriadis, C; Embid-Segura, M; Ferrari, A; Ferreira-Marques, R; Furman, W; Gallino, R; Goncalves, I; Gonzalez-Romero, E; Gramegna, F; Guerrero, C; Gunsing, F; Haas, B; Haight, R; Heil, M; Herrera-Martinez, A; Jericha, E; Kappeler, F; Kadi, Y; Karadimos, D; Karamanis, D; Kerveno, M; Kossionides, E; Krticka, M; Lamboudis, C; Leeb, H; Lindote, A; Lopes, I; Lozano, M; Lukic, S; Marganiec, J; Marrone, S; Martinez, T; Massimi, C; Mastinu, P; Mengoni, A; Moreau, C; Mosconi, M; Neves, F; Oberhummer, H; O'Brien, S; Pancin, J; Papachristodoulou, C; Papadopoulos, C; Paradela, C; Patronis, N; Pavlik, A; Pavlopoulos, P; Perrot, L; Pigni, M.T; Plag, R; Plompen, A; Plukis, A; Poch, A; Praena, J; Pretel, C; Quesada, J; Rauscher, T; Reifarth, R; Rosetti, M; Rubbia, C; Rudolf, G; Rullhusen, P; Salgado, J; Santos, C; Sarchiapone, L; Savvidis, I; Stephan, C; Tain, J.L; Tassan-Got, L; Tavora, L; Terlizzi, R; Vannini, G; Vaz, P; Ventura, A; Villamarin, D; Vincente, M.C; Vlachoudis, V; Vlastou, R; Voss, F; Walter, S; Wiescher, M; Wisshak, K

    2011-01-01

    The neutron capture cross sections of the Zr isotopes play an important role in nucleosynthesis studies. The s-process reaction flow between the Fe seed and the heavier isotopes passes through the neutron magic nucleus (90)Zr and through (91,92,93,94)Zr, but only part of the flow extends to (96)Zr because of the branching point at (95)Zr. Apart from their effect on the s-process flow, the comparably small isotopic (n, gamma) cross sections make Zr also an interesting structural material for nuclear reactors. The (94)Zr (n, gamma) cross section has been measured with high resolution at the spallation neutron source n_TOF at CERN and resonance parameters are reported up to 60 keV neutron energy.

  14. Activation cross sections related to nuclear heating of high Tc superconductors

    Activation cross-sections have been measured for some isotopes of the elements in Tl2Ca1Ba2Cu2O8 high Tc superconducting oxide. In addition, cross-sections for producing long-lived isotopes in Cu and Ag were also determined. Results for the following reactions were given at En = 14.5 MeV: 63Cu(n,α)60gCo, 90Zr(n,2n)89Zr, 107Ag(n,2n)106mAg, 109Ag(n,2n)108mAg, 134Ba(n,2n)133gBa, 134Ba(n,p)134gCs, 136Ba(n,p)136Cs, 137Ba(n,p)137Cs and 203Tl(n,2n)202Tl. Results are compared to the corresponding data published in the literature and given by systematics. (author). 9 refs, 1 fig., 2 tabs

  15. Systematics of the excitation of M1 resonances in medium heavy nuclei by 200 MeV proton inelastic scattering

    In a series of seventeen nuclei ranging from 51V to 140Ca, broad resonance structures are observed at energies between 8 and 10 MeV, nearly mass independent. These resonances have very forward peaked angular distributions which imply that they are populated by an angular momentum transfer of zero. This together with the observed excitation energies suggests an M1 character for these resonances. In 51V, 58Ni, 60Ni, 62Ni, a sharp peak located at an excitation energy above the threshold for neutron emission is interpreted as a part of the T0+1 component of the M1 resonances. Cross-sections are given for all the M1 resonances. For 58Ni, 90Zr, 92Mo, 120Sn and 140Ca, an ''attenuation'' factor for the cross-sections is extracted in a OWIA calculation assuming simple shell model structures for these resonances

  16. Fuzzy barrier distributions

    Heavy-ion collisions often produce a fusion barrier distribution with structures displaying a fingerprint of couplings to highly collective excitations [1]. Basically the same distribution can be obtained from large-angle quasi-elastic scattering, though here the role of the many weak direct-reaction channels is unclear. For 20Ne + 90Zr we have observed the barrier structures expected for the highly deformed neon projectile, but for 20Ne + 92Zr we find completely smooth distribution (see Fig.1). We find that transfer channels in these systems are of similar strength but single particle excitations are significantly stronger in the latter case. They apparently reduce the 'resolving power' of the quasi-elastic channel, what leads to smeared out, or 'fuzzy' barrier distribution. This is the first case when such a phenomenon has been observed.(author)

  17. Nuclear structure effects in high-energy bremsstrahlung from spin-0 and spin-1/2 nuclei

    Jakubassa-Amundsen, Doris [University of Munich (Germany)

    2014-07-01

    Bremsstrahlung from relativistic spin-polarized electrons colliding with inert nuclei is calculated by taking into account the nuclear form factors and the kinematical recoil. For the spin-1/2 nuclei additional contributions from the anomalous magnetic moment and the dynamical recoil are considered. Electron bremsstrahlung is described with the help of semirelativistic wavefunctions while nuclear bremsstrahlung, when present, is treated within the Born approximation. The triply differential bremsstrahlung cross section is integrated over the electron scattering angle to study the polarization correlations between the beam electron and the emitted photon. Results are shown for 20-120 MeV electrons colliding with protons, 19F, 64Zn and 89Y. It is also attempted to explain the background in electron spectra from nuclear excitation in terms of bremsstrahlung. As an example the 180 degree spectrum from exciting the giant M2 resonance in 90Zr by 42.7 MeV electrons is analyzed.

  18. Progress of Covariance Evaluation at the China Nuclear Data Center

    Covariance evaluations at the China Nuclear Data Center focus on the cross sections of structural materials and actinides in the fast neutron energy range. In addition to the well-known Least-squares approach, a method based on the analysis of the sources of experimental uncertainties is especially introduced to generate a covariance matrix for a particular reaction for which multiple measurements are available. The scheme of the covariance evaluation flow is presented, and an example of n+90Zr is given to illuminate the whole procedure. It is proven that the accuracy of measurements can be properly incorporated into the covariance and the long-standing small uncertainty problem can be avoided

  19. Symmetry energy effects on isovector properties of neutron rich nuclei with a density functional approach

    Papazoglou, M C

    2014-01-01

    We employ a variational method to study the effect of the symmetry energy on the neutron skin thickness and the symmetry energy coefficients of various neutron rich nuclei. We concentrate our interest on $^{208}$Pb, $^{124}$Sn, $^{90}$Zr, and $^{48}$Ca, although the method can be applied in the totality of medium and heavy neutron rich nuclei. Our approach has the advantage that the isospin asymmetry function $\\alpha(r)$, which is the key quantity to calculate isovector properties of various nuclei, is directly related with the symmetry energy as a consequence of the variational principle. Moreover, the Coulomb interaction is included in a self-consistent way and its effects can be separated easily from the nucleon-nucleon interaction. We confirm, both qualitatively and quantitatively, the strong dependence of the symmetry energy on the various isovector properties for the relevant nuclei, using possible constraints between the slope and the value of the symmetry energy at the saturation density.

  20. Information content of nuclear masses: a covariance analysis

    In this contribution we show that the apparent irreconciliation can be eased if some highly asymmetric even-even spherical nuclei are additionally included in the fitting protocol of the optimization of the EDFs in microscopic mean-field models. The relativistic mean-field model (RMF) is chosen as the vehicle for the realization of our goal. For this purpose, two models (model-I and model-II) corresponding to different sets of fit-data are constructed. In model-I the binding energies and charge radii of some standard set of nuclei (16O, 40Ca, 48Ca, 56Ni, 68Ni, 90Zr, 100Sn, 116Sn, 132Sn, 144Sm and 208Pb) are taken as fit-data

  1. A new Skyrme interaction with improved spin-isospin properties

    Roca-Maza, X; Sagawa, H

    2012-01-01

    A correct determination of the spin-isospin properties of the nuclear effective interaction should lead, among other improvements, to an accurate description of the Gamow-Teller Resonances (GTR). These nuclear excitations impact on a variety of physical processes: from the response in charge-exchange reactions of nuclei naturally present in the Earth, to the description of the stellar nucleosynthesis, and of the pre-supernova explosion core-collapse evolution of massive stars in the Universe. A reliable description of the GTR provides also stringent tests for neutrinoless double-$\\beta$ decay calculations. We present a new Skyrme interaction as accurate as previous forces in the description of finite nuclei and of uniform matter properties around saturation density, and that accurately accounts for the GTR in ${}^{48}$Ca, ${}^{90}$Zr and ${}^{208}$Pb.

  2. Are there nuclear structure effects on the isoscalar giant monopole resonance near A = 90?

    Gupta, Yogesh; Garg, Umesh; Howard, K.; Senyigit, M.; Itoh, M.; Ando, S.; Uchiyama, A.; Aoki, T.; Iwamoto, C.; Adachi, S.; Tamii, A.; Fujiwara, M.; Kadono, C.; Akimune, H.; Matsuda, Y.; Nakahara, T.; Kawabata, T.; Tsumura, M.; Furuno, T.; Harakeh, M.; Kalantar-Nayestanaki, N.

    2015-10-01

    The excitation energy of the isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) exhibits, in general, a very smooth behavior (Ex ~A 1 / 3) over the periodic Table. In recent work the Texas A&M group has reported that ISGMR energies for 92Zr and 92Mo are appreciably higher than that for 90Zr, suggesting significant nuclear structure effects on ISGMR and, hence, on the nuclear compressibility. We have measured inelastic scattering of 385-MeV a particles on 90,92Zr, 92Mo at extremely forward angles, including 0°, using the ``Grand Raiden'' spectrometer at RCNP, Japan. Results of detailed multipole decomposition analyses to extract the ISGMR strength distributions in the three nuclei will be presented. Supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. PHY1419765).

  3. Terminating Bands in {sup 98,99,100}Ru and Neutron 2d{sub 5/2} - 1g{sub 7/2} Energy Spacing

    J. Timar; J. Gizon; A. Gizon; B.M. Nyako; D. Sohler; L. Zolnai; A.J. Boston; D.T. Joss; E.S. Paul; A.T. Semple; N.J. O' Brien; C.M. Parry; I. Ragnarsson

    1999-12-31

    New high-spin bands have been established in {sup 98,99,100}Ru. Some are interpreted as terminating configurations using the Nilsson-Strutinsky cranking formalism. They are observed up to the predicted terminating states which are built from g{sub 9/2} protons and N = 3 proton holes combined with d{sub 5/2},g{sub 7/2} and h{sub 11/2} neutrons relative to a {sup 90}Zr core. The observed high-spin states assigned as terminating show systematic behavior and provide new information on the energy spacing between the 2d{sub 5/2} and 1g{sub 7/2} neutron subshells.

  4. Oscillation damping effect in elastic scattering cross sections of intermediate energy α-particles by atomic nuclei

    A simulating pattern of a scattering matrix based on the calculational results at eikonal approximation is used for theoretical analysis of differential cross sections of elastic scattering of α-particles with energies Eα>or approx. 100 MeV by atomic nuclei, in which the effect of attenuation of diffraction oscillations is observed. Calculated and measured cross sections of elastic scattering of α-particles by 12C, 40Ca and 90Zr nuclei in the energy region from 104.0-1725 MeV agree well between each other. The scattering matrix used in calculations corresponds to strong nuclear refraction and takes into acount transparence of target nuclei (from 2 to 16%) for waves with small moments

  5. Giant resonances based on unitarily transformed two-nucleon plus phenomenological three-nucleon interactions

    We investigate giant resonances of spherical nuclei on the basis of the Argonne V18 potential after unitary transformation within the similarity renormalization group or the unitary correlation operator method supplemented by a phenomenological three-body contact interaction. Such Hamiltonians can provide a good description of ground-state energies and radii within Hartree–Fock plus low-order many-body perturbation theory. The standard random phase approximation is applied here to calculate the isoscalar monopole, isovector dipole, and isoscalar quadrupole excitation modes of the 40Ca, 90Zr, and 208Pb nuclei. Thanks to the inclusion of the three-nucleon interaction and despite the minimal optimization effort, a reasonable agreement with experimental centroid energies of all three modes has been achieved. The role and scope of the Hartree–Fock reference state in RPA methods are discussed. (paper)

  6. Improvements on Semi-Classical Distorted-Wave model

    Sun Weili; Watanabe, Y.; Kuwata, R. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Kohno, M.; Ogata, K.; Kawai, M.

    1998-03-01

    A method of improving the Semi-Classical Distorted Wave (SCDW) model in terms of the Wigner transform of the one-body density matrix is presented. Finite size effect of atomic nuclei can be taken into account by using the single particle wave functions for harmonic oscillator or Wood-Saxon potential, instead of those based on the local Fermi-gas model which were incorporated into previous SCDW model. We carried out a preliminary SCDW calculation of 160 MeV (p,p`x) reaction on {sup 90}Zr with the Wigner transform of harmonic oscillator wave functions. It is shown that the present calculation of angular distributions increase remarkably at backward angles than the previous ones and the agreement with the experimental data is improved. (author)

  7. Evaluation of covariance for fission neutron spectra

    Kawano, Toshihiko; Nakashima, Hideki [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Ohsawa, Takaaki; Shibata, Keiichi

    1999-02-01

    A covariance evaluation system for the evaluated nuclear data library JENDL-3.2 was established, and the covariance data for fission neutron spectra of {sup 233}U, {sup 235}U, {sup 238}U, {sup 239}Pu were evaluated. Two methods were employed to evaluate the covariance. One is based on the experimental data, and the other is based on a model calculation including some kinds of renormalizations. The latter technique was adopted for the covariance evaluation of the fission neutron spectra in JENDL-3.2. We performed an adjustment of the evaluated fission neutron spectrum of {sup 235}U using the spectrum averaged cross sections for the {sup 27}Al(n, p), {sup 46,47,48}Ti(n, p), {sup 54,56}Fe(n, p), {sup 58}Ni(n, p), {sup 90}Zr(n, 2n) reactions. The adjusted spectrum integrated over energy was found to be unity. (author)

  8. Towards a Microscopic Reaction Description Based on Energy Density Functionals

    Nobre, G P A; Escher, J E; Thompson, I J; Dupuis, M; Terasaki, J; Engel, J

    2011-01-01

    A microscopic calculation of reaction cross sections for nucleon-nucleus scattering has been performed by explicitly coupling the elastic channel to all particle-hole excitations in the target and one-nucleon pickup channels. The particle-hole states may be regarded as doorway states through which the flux flows to more complicated configurations, and subsequently to long-lived compound nucleus resonances. Target excitations for $^{40,48}$Ca, $^{58}$Ni, $^{90}$Zr and $^{144}$Sm were described in a random-phase framework using a Skyrme functional. Reaction cross sections obtained agree very well with experimental data and predictions of a state-of-the-art fitted optical potential. Couplings between inelastic states were found to be negligible, while the pickup channels contribute significantly. The effect of resonances from higher-order channels was assessed. Elastic angular distributions were also calculated within the same method, achieving good agreement with experimental data. For the first time observed a...

  9. A consistent analysis of (p,p`) and (n,n`) reactions using the Feshbach-Kerman-Koonin model

    Yoshioka, S.; Watanabe, Y.; Harada, M. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan)] [and others

    1997-03-01

    Double-differential proton emission cross sections were measured for proton-induced reactions on several medium-heavy nuclei ({sup 54,56}Fe, {sup 60}Ni, {sup 90}Zr, and {sup 93}Nb) at two incident energies of 14.1 and 26 MeV. The (p,p`) data for {sup 56}Fe and {sup 93}Nb were compared with available data of (n,n`) scattering for the same target nuclei and incident energies, and both data were analyzed using the Feshbach-Kerman-Koonin model to extract the strength V{sub 0} of the effective N-N interaction which is the only free parameter used in multistep direct calculations. (author)

  10. What happens actually in multinucleon transfer reactions?

    In the 90Zr+208Pb reaction at 560 MeV identical Gaussian isotopic distributions having a width of 2.5 u are observed for products of Z comprised between 40 and 32: Are they really due to a multineutron pick-up process accompanying any proton stripping, as believed today? In fact they are distributions of the neutron number N of the product around its most probable value: This uncertainty in N results from the lifetime of only 0.17 yoctosecond of a new state of nuclear matter, which has been also found in the fission reaction. Interestingly, the new state is characterized by the disappearance of any proton charge and might be triggered, in fission, by a combined shifting of the proton phase against the neutron phase of ordinary matter: It may be asked whether this state is triggered, in transfer reactions, by the crossing of the Coulomb barrier, at which any proton charge should logically disappear.

  11. Nucleosynthesis in Electron Capture Supernovae of Asymptotic Giant Branch Stars

    Wanajo, S.; Nomoto, K.; Janka, H.-T.; Kitaura, F. S.; Müller, B.

    2009-04-01

    We examine nucleosynthesis in the electron capture supernovae of progenitor asymptotic giant branch stars with an O-Ne-Mg core (with the initial stellar mass of 8.8 M sun). Thermodynamic trajectories for the first 810 ms after core bounce are taken from a recent state-of-the-art hydrodynamic simulation. The presented nucleosynthesis results are characterized by a number of distinct features that are not shared with those of other supernovae from the collapse of stars with iron core (with initial stellar masses of more than 10 M sun). First is the small amount of 56Ni (0.002-0.004 M sun) in the ejecta, which can be an explanation for the observed properties of faint supernovae such as SNe 2008S and 1997D. In addition, the large Ni/Fe ratio is in reasonable agreement with the spectroscopic result of the Crab nebula (the relic of SN 1054). Second is the large production of 64Zn, 70Ge, light p-nuclei (74Se, 78Kr, 84Sr, and 92Mo), and in particular, 90Zr, which originates from the low Ye (0.46-0.49, the number of electrons per nucleon) ejecta. We find, however, that only a 1%-2% increase of the minimum Ye moderates the overproduction of 90Zr. In contrast, the production of 64Zn is fairly robust against a small variation of Ye . This provides the upper limit of the occurrence of this type of events to be about 30% of all core-collapse supernovae.

  12. Technological developments for strontium-90 determination using AMS

    Satou, Yukihiko; Sueki, Keisuke; Sasa, Kimikazu; Matsunaka, Tetsuya; Takahashi, Tsutomu; Shibayama, Nao; Izumi, Daiki; Kinoshita, Norikazu; Matsuzaki, Hiroyuki

    2015-10-01

    Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is one of method used for 90Sr determination. It would enable rapid 90Sr measurements from environmental samples such as water, soil, and milk. However, routine analysis of 90Sr using AMS has not yet been achieved because of difficulties associated with isobaric separation and production of intense negative ion beams characterized by currents from hundreds of nanoamperes to several microamperes. We have developed a rapid procedure for preparing samples with optimum compositions for use with AMS, which enables production of intense Sr beam currents from an ion source. Samples of SrF2 were prepared from a standard Sr solution and agricultural soil. The time required to prepare a SrF2 sample from a soil sample was 10 h. Negative 88SrF3- ions were successfully extracted at 500 nA from mixed samples of SrF2 and PbF2. In the present work, negative ions of 90Zr, included as an impurity, were accelerated with a tandem accelerator operated at a terminal voltage of 5 MV. Ions characterized by a charge state of 6+ were channeled into a gas counter. An atomic ratio of 90Zr/88Sr of 3 × 10-8 was estimated for the soil sample. No signal was detected from the assay of PbF2, which was pressed in an aluminum cathode, for a mass number of 90. PbF2 revealed good performance in the production of negative SrF3- molecular ion beams and detection of 90Sr with a gas counter.

  13. Treatment of Nuclear Data for Transport Problems Containing Detailed Temperature Distributions

    The problem of creating and storing cross-section information in a problem where many nuclides are subjected to highly detailed temperature distributions and/or changing temperatures is considered. An approach involving interpolation between nuclear data libraries at various reference temperatures was investigated. Reference nuclear data libraries were obtained by Doppler broadening cross sections to the desired temperatures using the NJOY code system. Several interpolation schemes over various temperature intervals were studied. Interpolated values at intermediate temperatures were compared to NJOY Doppler broadened results for the same temperature. Errors relative to the Doppler broadened results were calculated in order to judge the suitability of the interpolation scheme and temperature interval. The total, elastic scattering, capture, and fission (if applicable) reactions for 238U, 235U, 90Zr, 16O, 10B and 1H were considered in this study, over a temperature range of 294 K to 811 K (∼70 F to ∼1000 F). The study showed that cross sections can be interpolated within an accuracy of 0.1% over temperature intervals ranging from 111 K (200 F) for 1H, 10B, and 16O. Smaller intervals are required for nuclides with more complex resonance behavior. In the case of 90Zr, a 28 K (50 F) interval was required to reduce errors below 0.1%. Some values of the interpolated cross sections for 238U and 235U, remained greater than the target 0.1% relative error even with the 28 K (50 F) interval, suggesting a small interval is necessary for these nuclides

  14. Sr, Ca, and C isotope systematic in small tropical catchments, La Selva, Costa Rica

    Wiegand, B. A.; Schwendenmann, L.

    2010-12-01

    Sr, Ca, and C isotopes were analyzed to assess sources and biogeochemical processes affecting surface and groundwater composition of four small catchments located at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. 87Sr/86Sr ratios were employed to quantify inputs from mineral weathering and atmospheric sources. δ13C values of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) and δ44Ca values provide information on biological processes that affect water chemistry. Sr2+ and Ca2+ concentrations of surface and groundwater show large variations due to intermixture of bedrock groundwater with local groundwater [1]. Low 87Sr/86Sr ratios suggest weathering of volcanic rocks as the primary solute source in bedrock groundwater, while atmospheric and in situ weathering contributions are predominant in local groundwater. Contributions of bedrock groundwater constitute > 60 % in the Salto, Saltito and Arboleda catchments, whereas the Taconazo catchment receives atmospheric inputs of > 95 % in addition to local weathering contributions. Surface water and groundwater wells show δ13C-DOC values between -24 ‰ and -30 ‰ due to transfer of organic carbon from the soil zone. δ44Ca values of dissolved Ca2+ in surface and groundwater are considerably fractionated from the input sources rainwater and bedrock groundwater. Light δ44Ca values are preferentially distributed in stream water and shallow groundwater horizons and contrast with heavy Ca isotopes in deeper groundwater wells. Biological processes including plant uptake and decomposition in combination with cation exchange processes in the soils may explain the fractionation of Ca isotopes. [1]Genereux et al., 2009. Water Resour. Res, 45, W08413, doi:10.1029/2008WR007630

  15. Fractional Absorption of Active Absorbable Algal Calcium (AAACa and Calcium Carbonate Measured by a Dual Stable-Isotope Method

    Steven A. Abrams

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available With the use of stable isotopes, this study aimed to compare the bioavailability of active absorbable algal calcium (AAACa, obtained from oyster shell powder heated to a high temperature, with an additional heated seaweed component (Heated Algal Ingredient, HAI, with that of calcium carbonate. In 10 postmenopausal women volunteers aged 59 to 77 years (mean ± S.D., 67 ± 5.3, the fractional calcium absorption of AAACa and CaCO3 was measured by a dual stable isotope method. 44Ca-enriched CaCO3 and AAACa were administered in all subjects one month apart. After a fixed-menu breakfast and pre-test urine collection (Urine 0, 42Ca-enriched CaCl2 was intravenously injected, followed by oral administration of 44Ca-enriched CaCO3 without carrier 15 minutes later, and complete urine collection for the next 24 hours (Urine 24. The fractional calcium absorption was calculated as the ratio of Augmentation of 44Ca from Urine 0 to Urine 24/ augmentation of 42Ca from Urine 0 to Urine 24. Differences and changes of 44Ca and 42Ca were corrected by comparing each with 43Ca. Fractional absorption of AAACa (mean ± S.D., 23.1 ± 6.4, was distinctly and significantly higher than that of CaCO3 (14.7 ± 6.4; p = 0.0060 by paired t-test. The mean fractional absorption was approximately 1.57-times higher for AAACa than for CaCO3. The serum 25(OH vitamin D level was low (mean ± S.D., 14.2 ± 4.95 ng/ml, as is common in this age group in Japan. Among the parameters of the bone and mineral metabolism measured, none displayed a significant correlation with the fractional absorption of CaCO3 and AAACa. Higher fractional absorption of AAACa compared with CaCO3 supports previous reports on the more beneficial effect of AAACa than CaCO3 for osteoporosis.

  16. K/C age determination in potassium fieldspars

    A method for the potassium/calcium age determination of geological material is described. The calcium isotope intensities are measured with a mass spectrometer by the thermal ionization technique. The 42Ca/44Ca isotope ratio is used as an internal standard to correct the measured 40Ca/42Ca ratio for mass discrimination. The radiogenic 40Ca portion and the calcium content of the minerals are determined in different analytical steps. Two feldspars are dated with relative standard deviations of 1.8 and 4 per cent, respectively. (orig.)

  17. Mound Facility activities in chemical and physical research: January-June 1981

    Progress is reported on: reaction rates of deuterium-tritium mixtures (measured at several pressures at RT), low-temperature trennschaukel (for thermal diffusion of binary gas mixtures), liquid-phase thermal diffusion (35Cl-37Cl separation using methyl chloride, and 79Br-81Br separation using bromobenzene), Ca isotope separation (40Ca-48Ca separation by thermal diffusion of Ca(NO3)2 solution, calcium chemical exchange (chromatography of 48Ca, 44Ca), mutual diffusion (of Ar-Ne), molecular beam scattering (neon dimer experiments), and NMR studies of hydrogen diffusion in TiCr2H/sub x/

  18. Can serum isotope levels accurately measure intestinal calcium absorption compared to gold-standard methods?

    Vreede, Andrew P; Jones, Andrea N; Hansen, Karen E

    2015-01-01

    Background Low fractional calcium absorption (FCA) contributes to osteoporosis but is not measured clinically, as the gold-standard method requires administration of two calcium tracers and a subsequent 24-h urine collection. We evaluated alternate methods to measure FCA, compared to the gold standard method. Methods We administered two stable calcium isotope tracers (~8 mg oral 44Ca and ~3 mg intravenous 42Ca) with breakfast to 20 fasting post-menopausal women (Cohort 1) 59 ± 7 years old wit...

  19. Fusion measurements in light and medium mass heavy-ion reactions. Progress report, June 1, 1984-May 31, 1985

    During the year, analysis of one series of measurements, that of the entry lines in residues from fusion in 16O + 12C, was completed and papers are being prepared. Analysis of several others is in progress. Two new experiments have been initiated, and several more are in the planning stage. For the entry line measurements, a paper on the average neutron energies has been accepted for publication and papers on the average charged particle energy and on the average gamma-ray energy and multiplicity are in preparation. Analysis of data taken over the past two years for incomplete fusion in 24Mg, 28Si + 12C, 24Mg, 27Al, 28Si, and 40Ca is in progress. The analysis for sigma/sub fus/ in 24Mg + 24Mg at E/sub lab/ = 110, 160, and 205 MeV is being done at K.U. A measurement of the reaction mechanisms yielding heavy residues in the interaction of 28Si + 28Si and 16O + 40Ca, with more detailed exclusive measurements, was started at Argonne. This used coincidences between events in time-of-flight telescopes and a large solid angle, position sensitive, ΔE-E detector

  20. Binding energy calculations using the molecular orbital wave function

    The molecular orbital wave function is used in describing the 4 N-nuclei internal wave function. Using the variational technique the binding energies of the nuclei 12C, 16O, 20Ne and 24Mg are calculated using different Skyrm interaction parameters. Both v.m.s. radii and binding energies obtained in this work are comparable with the corresponding experimental values. (author)

  1. Studies of hypernuclei with the AMD method

    Isaka, M.

    2015-10-01

    Level structure of {}_Λ ^{25}Mg with the Δ particle in p orbit is investigated within the framework of the antisymmetrized molecular dynamics. It is found that there rotational bands appear by adding Δ in p orbit due to the triaxial deformation of the host nucleus 24Mg.

  2. Evaluation of dexamethasone on fetal maturation and delivery in mares when administered on days 305 to 307 of gestation

    In many species corticosteroids are administered to the dam to induce precocious fetal maturation when the pregnancy is at risk; however in the mare this has met with mixed results. Previously we showed that 24 mg betamethasone administered to pregnant mares on d305 to 307 of pregnancy tended to...

  3. Immediate and long-term effects of opiate antagonists on postictal behaviour following amygdala kindling in the rat

    Cotrell, G.A.; Bohus, B.

    1987-01-01

    Male Wistar rats implanted with bipolar electrodes in the amygdaloid complex were kindled. Subcutaneous injection of naloxone or naltrexone in low doses - 0.12 and 0.24 mg/kg, respectively - dramatically reduced the postictal behavioural depression (BD) at 10 or 60 min. Remarkably, the BD was still

  4. Alpha capture into the giant quadrupole resonance in 28Si

    Angular distributions have been studied in the 24Mg(α,γ0) 28Si reaction in fine energy steps for excitation energies 140) coincidence experiments. Strong interference effects as well as other deviations from statistical model expectations are interpreted as due to nonstatistical preequilibrium effects in both E1 and E2 channels

  5. An unambiguous Jπ assignment from γ-rays produced in heavy-ion reactions; The lowest Jπ=6+, 38Ar level

    Driel, M.A. van; Engelbertink, G.A.P.; Eggenhuisen, H.H.; Ekström, L.P.; Hermans, J.A.J.

    1975-01-01

    Angular correlation measurements with a Compton-suppression spectrometer in combination with polarization measurements with a three-crystal Ge(Li) Compton polarimeter of γ-rays produced in the 24Mg(16O, 2pγ)38Ar reaction result in an unambiguous Jπ = 6+ assignment to the 6408.3 ± level. It is exclus

  6. Experimental Determination of the 24Mg I (3s3p)3P2 Lifetime

    Jensen, Brian Bak; He, Ming; Westergaard, Philip Grabow;

    2011-01-01

    We present the first experimental determination of the electric-dipole forbidden (3s3p)3P2¿(3s2)1S0 (M2) transition rate in 24Mg and compare to state-of-the-art theoretical predictions. Our measurement exploits a magnetic trap isolating the sample from perturbations and a magneto-optical trap as an...

  7. High-precision measurement of variations in calcium isotope ratios in urine by multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

    Morgan, J.L.L.; Gordon, G.W.; Arrua, R.C.; Skulan, J.L.; Anbar, A.D.; Bullen, T.D.

    2011-01-01

    We describe a new chemical separation method to isolate Ca from other matrix elements in biological samples, developed with the long-term goal of making high-precision measurement of natural stable Ca isotope variations a clinically applicable tool to assess bone mineral balance. A new two-column procedure utilizing HBr achieves the purity required to accurately and precisely measure two Ca isotope ratios (44Ca/42Ca and 44Ca/43Ca) on a Neptune multiple collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICPMS) in urine. Purification requirements for Sr, Ti, and K (Ca/Sr > 10000; Ca/Ti > 10000000; and Ca/K > 10) were determined by addition of these elements to Ca standards of known isotopic composition. Accuracy was determined by (1) comparing Ca isotope results for samples and standards to published data obtained using thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS), (2) adding a Ca standard of known isotopic composition to a urine sample purified of Ca, and (3) analyzing mixtures of urine samples and standards in varying proportions. The accuracy and precision of δ44/42Ca measurements of purified samples containing 25 μg of Ca can be determined with typical errors less than ±0.2‰ (2σ).

  8. Stable Ca Isotopes in Tamarix aphylla Tree Rings, Death Valley, California

    Yang, W.; Depaolo, D. J.; Ingram, B. L.; Owens, T. L.

    2008-12-01

    As a dune stabilizer and windbreak, Tamarix aphylla is an exotic perennial and evergreen tree in Death Valley. Its tap roots can reach down to 30 m depth and sub-superficial side roots may reach 50 m horizontally. The species can store large amounts of water in its roots and undergoes high evapotranspiration. Since Tamarix aphylla is a perennial tree growing in desert environments and its roots reach deep to the water table, it could be a proxy for desert ecological and hydrologic systems through time. We measured Ca isotopes in the soluble fraction of 8 tree ring samples from a 50-year-old specimen growing on an alluvial fan in Death Valley near Furnace Creek. Previous studies (Yang et al, GCA 60, 1996) indicate that this tree's rings contain high sulfur concentrations (4-6% expressed as sulfate) with chemical composition of CaSO4 (0.15-0.62 H2O). The δ34S values of soluble sulfate increase from +13.5 to +18 permil VCDT from the core to the bark, which are interpreted as reflecting deeper sulfate sources as the tree grew. The δ13C variations of the tree-ring cellulose (-27.6 to -24.0 permil VPDB) reflect changes in the local precipitation and show that Tamarix aphylla undergoes C3 photosynthesis. The δ44Ca for the soluble sulfate Ca through the tree-ring section, which covers a time period from 1945 to 1993, have an average value -2.52 permil (-3.4 permil relative to seawater). Only small variations are observed, from -2.69 to -2.28; the highest value (for 1990) occurs near the end of an extended drought. These are the first measurements of tree rings, but the low δ44Ca values are consistent with previous measurements of beech roots and stems from a temperate forest (Page et al., Biogeochem. 88, 2008). In our case, the tree has only one Ca source, which is expected to be isotopically uniform and similar to both local rainfall and limestones (δ44Ca ~ -0.6 permil), and with the minimal vegetation and extensive deep root system it is unlikely that there is a

  9. Microscopic optical potential for nuclear transmutation, fusion reactors and ADS projects

    Among the high-priority elements for the accelerator driven systems (ADS) and fusion-reactor projects are also Zr, Mo and Li, so that the corresponding nuclear data for nucleon-, deuteron-, and α-particle interactions are of current interest for radiation damage estimation and radioactive waste transmutation projects. That's why this work reports on the progress of using the double-folding (DF) microscopic real potentials for nucleons, deuterons and α-particles on isotopes of these elements, within reaction cross sections calculations. The microscopic real optical potential, calculated within the DF model by using a realistic effective nucleon-nucleon (NN) interaction and updated structure models for α-particles, provides a good description of differential data of the elastic scattering of α-particles on A ∼ 100 nuclei, including Zr and Mo isotopes, over a large energy range from ∼ 15 MeV to 142 MeV. Thus, the use of the microscopic potentials in the nuclear data evaluation is validated. In order to improve the calculations of the D-Li neutron source term, the update of the d+6,7 Li data evaluation is carried out by calculation of the elastic scattering of deuteron on 6,7 Li, for incident energies up to 50 MeV, by using a microscopic optical model potential. On the other hand, the effective nucleon-nucleon interaction involved within optical potential calculations has been also used in multistep direct (MSD) calculations. Thus, single-Yukawa (1Y) equivalent NN interaction strength V0eq of the DDM3Y-Paris effective interaction, has replaced the phenomenological interaction strength, V0, which is the only free parameter of the MSD calculations. Description of experimental double-differential cross sections and emission spectra from the (n,p) and (p,p') reactions on 90 Zr and 100 Mo has been thus obtained without use of any free parameter, whose phenomenological values may compensate for the questionable handling of other quantities involved in the formalism

  10. 89 Zr(n, γ) from a surrogate reaction approach

    Ota, Shuya; Burke, J. T.; Casperson, R. J.; Escher, J. E.; Hughes, R. O.; Ressler, J. J.; Scielzo, N. D.; Thompson, I.; Austin, R. A. E.; McCleskey, E.; McCleskey, M.; Saastamoinen, A.; Benstead, J.; Ross, T.

    2014-09-01

    While recent studies have demonstrated the validity of the surrogate reaction approach for studying fission cross sections of short-lived actinides, its applicability for (n, γ) is still under investigation. We studied the γ-decay of 90Zr produced by 91Zr(p,d) in order to infer the 89Zr(n, γ) cross sections. The experiments were carried out at the K150 Cyclotron facility at Texas A&M University with a 28.5-MeV proton beam. The reaction deuterons were measured at forward angles of 30-60° with the STARS (Silicon Telescope Array for Reaction Studies) array of three segmented Micron S2 silicon detectors. Compound nuclei with energies up to a few MeV above the neutron separation thresholds were populated. The coincident γ-rays were measured with the LiTeR (Livermore Texas Richmond) array of five Compton-suppressed HPGe clovers. We will present results of γ-emission probabilities of 89Zr(n, γ) and some theoretical discussions. While recent studies have demonstrated the validity of the surrogate reaction approach for studying fission cross sections of short-lived actinides, its applicability for (n, γ) is still under investigation. We studied the γ-decay of 90Zr produced by 91Zr(p,d) in order to infer the 89Zr(n, γ) cross sections. The experiments were carried out at the K150 Cyclotron facility at Texas A&M University with a 28.5-MeV proton beam. The reaction deuterons were measured at forward angles of 30-60° with the STARS (Silicon Telescope Array for Reaction Studies) array of three segmented Micron S2 silicon detectors. Compound nuclei with energies up to a few MeV above the neutron separation thresholds were populated. The coincident γ-rays were measured with the LiTeR (Livermore Texas Richmond) array of five Compton-suppressed HPGe clovers. We will present results of γ-emission probabilities of 89Zr(n, γ) and some theoretical discussions. This work was performed under the auspices of the US Department of Energy by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  11. Investigations of astrophysically interesting nuclear reactions by the use of gas target techniques

    A brief review of the common properties of windowless and recirculating gas targets is presented. As example the Stuttgart gas target facility Rhinoceros in the extended and in the supersonic jet mode with its properties and techniques is explained, also with respect to gas purification techniques. Furthermore several typical experiments from the field of nuclear astrophysics with characteristic results are described (D(α,γ)6Li, 15N(α,γ)19F, 16O(p,γ)17F, 16O(α,γ)20Ne, 20Ne(α,γ)24Mg, 21Ne(α,n)24Mg, 18O(α,n)21Ne, 17O(α,n)20Ne). In several cases the experimental sensitivity could be raised by up to a factor of 106. (orig.)

  12. Competition between quasi-molecular resonances and fusion-fission in light dinuclear systems

    Beck, C. [Institut de Recherches Subatomiques, Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg (France)

    1999-05-01

    The results presented in this paper clearly suggest that a coherent framework may exist which connects the topics of heavy-ion molecular resonances, hyperdeformation effects, and fission shape isomerism. New data on particle-particle-{gamma} triple coincidences of the {sup 28}Si + {sup 28}Si reaction at a beam energy corresponding to the population of a conjectured J{sup {pi}} = 38{sup +} resonance in {sup 56}Ni are presented. The absence of alignment of the spins of the outgoing fragments with respect to the orbital angular momentum is found to be in contrast with the alignment as measured for the {sup 24}Mg +{sup 24}Mg resonances. A molecular-model picture is presented to suggest a ``butterfly`` motion of two oblate {sup 28}Si nuclei interacting in a equator-to-equator molecular configuration. (author) 17 refs, 7 figs

  13. Absolute frequency and isotope shift of the magnesium (3 s2) 1S0→(3 s 3 d ) 1D2 two-photon transition by direct frequency-comb spectroscopy

    Peters, E.; Reinhardt, S.; Hänsch, Th. W.; Udem, Th.

    2015-12-01

    We use a picosecond frequency-doubled mode-locked titanium sapphire laser to generate a frequency comb at 431 nm in order to probe the (3 s2) 1S0 →(3 s 3 d ) 1D2 transition in atomic magnesium. Using a second, self-referenced femtosecond frequency comb, the absolute transition frequency and the 24Mg and 26Mg isotope shift is determined relative to a global-positioning-system-referenced hydrogen maser. Our result for the transition frequency of the main isotope 24Mg of 1 391 128 606.14 (12 ) MHz agrees with previous measurements and reduces its uncertainty by four orders of magnitude. For the isotope shift we find δ ν26 ,24=3915.13 (39 ) MHz. Accurate values for transition frequencies in Mg are relevant in astrophysics and to test atomic structure calculations.

  14. The 12C(12C,α)20Ne and 12C(12C,p)23Na reactions at the Gamow peak via the Trojan Horse Method

    Tumino, A.; Spitaleri, C.; Cherubini, S.; Guardo, L.; Gulino, M.; Indelicato, I.; La Cognata, M.; Lamia, L.; Pizzone, R. G.; Puglia, S. M. R.; Rapisarda, G. G.; Romano, S.; Sergi, M. L.; Spartá, R.

    2016-05-01

    A measurement of the 12C(14N,α20Ne)2H and 12C(14N,p23Na)2Hreactions has been performed at a 14N beam energy of 30.0 MeV. The experiment aims to explore the extent to which contributing 24Mg excited states can be populated in the quasi-free reaction off the deuteron in 14N. In particular, the 24Mg excitation region explored in the measurement plays a key role in stellar carbon burning whose cross section is commonly determined by extrapolating high-energy fusion data. From preliminary results, α and proton channels are clearly identified. In particular, ground and first excited states of 20Ne and 23Na play a major role.

  15. The 12C(12C,α20Ne and 12C(12C,p23Na reactions at the Gamow peak via the Trojan Horse Method

    Tumino A.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A measurement of the 12C(14N,α20Ne2H and 12C(14N,p23Na2Hreactions has been performed at a 14N beam energy of 30.0 MeV. The experiment aims to explore the extent to which contributing 24Mg excited states can be populated in the quasi-free reaction off the deuteron in 14N. In particular, the 24Mg excitation region explored in the measurement plays a key role in stellar carbon burning whose cross section is commonly determined by extrapolating high-energy fusion data. From preliminary results, α and proton channels are clearly identified. In particular, ground and first excited states of 20Ne and 23Na play a major role.

  16. A study of triton radiative capture in some light nuclei

    The aim of this work is to complete the knowledge of the nucleon Giant Dipole Resonance (G.D.R.) by means of the study of radiative capture of complex particles: tritons. The following reactions were studied: 12C(t,γ0)15N, 16O(t,γ)19F, 20Ne(t,γ)23Na, 24Mg(t,γ0)27Al, 24Mg(t,γ1)27Al*, 23Na(t,γ0)26Mg, 23Na(t,γ)26Mg* between between 1.5 and 3.5MeV incident triton energy. The detector was a 25x30cm NaI(Tl) crystal

  17. Investigations of astrophysically interesting nuclear reactions by the use of gas target techniques

    Hammer, J.W. [Inst. fuer Strahlenphysik, Univ. Stuttgart, Stuttgart (Germany)

    1998-06-01

    A brief review of the common properties of windowless and recirculating gas targets is presented. As example the Stuttgart gas target facility Rhinoceros in the extended and in the supersonic jet mode with its properties and techniques is explained, also with respect to gas purification techniques. Furthermore several typical experiments from the field of nuclear astrophysics with characteristic results are described (D({alpha},{gamma}){sup 6}Li, {sup 15}N({alpha},{gamma}){sup 19}F, {sup 16}O(p,{gamma}){sup 17}F, {sup 16}O({alpha},{gamma}){sup 20}Ne, {sup 20}Ne({alpha},{gamma}){sup 24}Mg, {sup 21}Ne({alpha},n){sup 24}Mg, {sup 18}O({alpha},n){sup 21}Ne, {sup 17}O({alpha},n){sup 20}Ne). In several cases the experimental sensitivity could be raised by up to a factor of 10{sup 6}. (orig.)

  18. Study for (anti)hypertriton and light (anti)nuclei production in high energy collisions at at \\sqrt{s_{\\rm{NN}}} = 200 GeV

    Li, Hai-jun; Chen, Gang

    2016-01-01

    We used the parton and hadron cascade (PACIAE) model and the dynamically constrained phase-space coalescence (DCPC) model to investigate the production of (anti)hypertriton and light (anti)nuclei generated by 0-10% centrality 12C+12C, 24Mg+24Mg, 40Ca+40Ca and 64Cu+64Cu collisions at \\sqrt{s_{\\rm{NN}}} = 200 GeV with |y| < 1.5 and pT < 5. We studied the yield ratios of antiparticle to particle and the rapidity distributions of the different (anti)nuclei, and found that the amount of antimatter produced is significantly lower than that of the corresponding particles, the results of theoretical model are well consistent with PHOBOS data. The yield ratios of the particle to antiparticle in different transverse momentum region is also given, and we found the ratios is increased with the increase of the transverse momentum.

  19. A porcine model of progressive Parkinson disease established by chronic 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) intoxication

    Nielsen, M S; Glud, Andreas Nørgaard; Møller, Arne;

    2009-01-01

    for continuous intramuscular MPTP delivery (2-24 mg MPTP/day). Six pigs served as normal controls. During 11 weeks the general behavior and motor performance of the animals were observed and scored. All animals underwent digital gait analysis preoperatively, 4 and 11 weeks postoperatively using an......-related decrease in gait velocity for the intoxicated animals. This decrease could be reversed completely with apomorphine. For dosages of 2-12 mg MPTP/day, the symptoms failed to progress from the initial state of mild Parkinsonism, and some recovery was observed. Animals receiving 18 mg/day progressed to...... moderate parkinsonism, whereas animals receiving 24 mg/day had their pumps turned off after 11 days due to severe PD symptoms. Histopathological examination showed increased nigral neuron loss with increased MPTP dosages. HPLC showed decreased striatal dopamine levels at daily MPTP dosages of 12 mg or...

  20. Cluster structures and superdeformation in $^{28}$Si

    Taniguchi, Yasutaka; Kanada-En'yo, Yoshiko; Kimura, Masaaki

    2009-01-01

    We have studied positive-parity states of $^{28}$Si using antisymmetrized molecular dynamics (AMD) and multi-configuration mixing (MCM) with constrained variation. Applying constraints to the cluster distance and the quadrupole deformation of the variational calculation, we have obtained basis wave functions that have various structures such as $\\alpha$-$^{24}$Mg and $^{12}$C-$^{16}$O cluster structures as well as deformed structures. Superposing those basis wave functions, we have obtained a...

  1. Investigation of Antibacterial Activity of Ethanolic and Methanolic Extracts of Mentha pulegium L.

    Hossein Motamedi; S. Mansour Seyyednejad; Fariba Dehghani; Zahra Hasannejad

    2014-01-01

    Background: With regard to the rapid emerging antibiotic resistance bacteria, plants as one of the most common natural sources of antimicrobial agents can be used as alternative for treatment of infectious diseases. This study was designed to investigate antibacterial activity of Mentha pulegium L. (Lamiaceae family). Materials and Methods: In this experimental study, the antibacterial effect of 4, 8, 16 and 24 mg/disc of alcoholic extracts were assessed using standard disc diffusion metho...

  2. Large basis space effects in electron scattering form factors of light nuclei

    Large basis space projected Hartree-Fock wave functions have been used to calculate the longitudinal and transverse (electric) form factors from the excitations of 21+ and 41+ states in 12C, 20Ne and 24Mg. The results obtained by use of such large basis space models of structure are compared with limited basis space (Shell model) predictions to show how diverse momentum transfer dependent corrections can be. 9 refs., 4 figs.,

  3. Fluctuation Pattern of Shower and Compound Multiplicity Distributions in Nucleus-Nucleus Interactions at a Few GeV

    Ghosh, Dipak; Deb, Argha; Lahiri, Madhumita Banerjee; Mandal, Pasupati; Biswas, Subrata; Ghosh, Jayita; Bhattacharyya, Swarnapratim; Haldar, Prabir Kumar; Maity, Dipak

    This work presents a study on the multiplicity distribution of shower and compound multiplicity (pions + target protons) emitted from 12C-AgBr and 24Mg-AgBr interactions at 4.5 AGeV in terms of negative binomial distribution (NBD) and also on the fluctuation pattern of shower and compound multiplicity in the frame work of two-dimensional factorial moment methodology using the concept of Hurst exponent.

  4. Atomic displacements in ferroelectric trigonal and orthorhombic boracite structures

    Dowty, Eric; Clark, J.R.

    1972-01-01

    New crystal-structure refinements of Pca21 boracite, Mg3ClB7O13, and R??{lunate}c ericaite, Fe2.4Mg0.6ClB7O13, show that some boron and oxygen atoms are involved in the 'ferro' transitions as well as the metal and halogen atoms. The atomic displacements associated with the polarity changes are as large as 0.6A??. ?? 1972.

  5. Selective dopamine D3 receptor antagonism by SB-277011A attenuates cocaine reinforcement as assessed by progressive-ratio and variable-cost–variable-payoff fixed-ratio cocaine self-administration in rats

    Xi, Zheng-Xiong; Gilbert, Jeremy G.; Pak, Arlene C.; ASHBY, CHARLES R.; Heidbreder, Christian A.; Gardner, Eliot L

    2005-01-01

    In rats, acute administration of SB-277011A, a highly selective dopamine (DA) D3 receptor antagonist, blocks cocaine-enhanced brain stimulation reward, cocaine-seeking behaviour and reinstatement of cocaine-seeking behaviour. Here, we investigated whether SB-277011A attenuates cocaine reinforcement as assessed by cocaine self-administration under variable-cost–variable-payoff fixed-ratio (FR) and progressive-ratio (PR) reinforcement schedules. Acute i.p. administration of SB-277011A (3–24 mg/...

  6. Amalgam-chromatographic separation of magnesium isotopes

    Separation of magnesium isotopes within Mg(Hg)-MgI2 system (in dimethylformamide) is conducted under amalgam-chromatographic conditions. Separation maximal degree, that is (1.09), for 24 Mg and 26 Mg and separation coefficient (α = 1.0089±0.006) are determined. Light isotopes are found to concentrate in the amalgam. Technique of thermal conversion of flows within amalgam-dimethylformamide system is suggested on the basis of reversible reaction of Ca-Mg element exchange

  7. Effects of L-carnitine on serum triglyceride and cytokine levels in rat models of cachexia and septic shock.

    Winter, B. K.; Fiskum, G; Gallo, L. L.

    1995-01-01

    Inappropriate hepatic lipogenesis, hypertriglyceridaemia, decreased fatty acid oxidation and muscle protein wasting are common in patients with sepsis, cancer or AIDS. Given carnitine's role in the oxidation of fatty acids (FAs), we anticipated that carnitine might promote FA oxidation, thus ameliorating metabolic disturbances in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)- and methylcholanthrene-induced sarcoma models of wasting in rats. In the LPS model, rats were injected with LPS (24 mg kg-1 i.p.), and trea...

  8. Factorial and fractal analysis of target fragmentation process at a few AGeV/c

    It appears that in the dynamics of high energy heavy ion interactions, not only the produced relativistic particles but the target associated slow particles, viz. black particles too can play important role. In the present study the analysis has been carried out for two dimensional (cosθ. φ) distribution of black particles in 24Mg-AgBr interactions at 4.5 AGeV/c, where θ and φ are the emission and azimuthal angles respectively

  9. Randomized controlled trial of artesunate or artemether in Vietnamese adults with severe falciparum malaria

    White Nicholas J; Chuong Ly V; Sinh Dinh X; Chau Tran TH; Mai Nguyen TH; Day Nicholas; Tuan Phung Q; Phu Nguyen H; Farrar Jeremy; Hien Tran T

    2010-01-01

    Abstract Background Both artemether and artesunate have been shown to be superior to quinine for the treatment of severe falciparum malaria in Southeast Asian adults, although the magnitude of the superiority has been greater for artesunate than artemether. These two artemisinin derivatives had not been compared in a randomized trial. Methods A randomized double blind trial in 370 adults with severe falciparum malaria; 186 received intramuscular artesunate (2.4 mg/kg immediately followed by 1...

  10. Optical Model Analyses of Deuteron Inelastic Scattering

    Three data sets of deuteron inelastic scattering from 12C, 24Mg and 58Ni at 170 MeV are analyzed distorted-wave Born approximation (DWBA) mechanism. These data are reanalyzed using coupled channels (CC) mechanism in order to study the effect of coupling the inelastic channel to the elastic one. To obtain the inelastic scattering cross sections in the DWBA and CC mechanisms microscopic deformed optical model potentials are employed based upon the S1Y and KH interactions

  11. Alpha-particle clustering in excited expanding self-conjugate nuclei

    Borderie, B; Ademard, G; Rivet, M F; De Filippo, E; Geraci, E; Neindre, N Le; Cardella, G; Lanzalone, G; Lombardo, I; Lopez, O; Maiolino, C; Pagano, A; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Rizzo, F; Russotto, P

    2016-01-01

    The fragmentation of quasi-projectiles from the nuclear reaction 40Ca + 12C at 25 MeV/nucleon was used to produce alpha-emission sources. From a careful selection of these sources provided by a complete detection and from comparisons with models of sequential and simultaneous decays, strong indications in favour of $\\alpha$-particle clustering in excited 16O, 20Ne and 24}Mg are reported.

  12. Probing clustering in excited alpha-conjugate buclei

    Borderie, B; Ademard, G; Rivet, M F; De Filippo, E; Geraci, E; Neindre, N Le; Alba, R; Amorini, F; Cardella, G; Chatterjee, M; Guinet, D; Lautesse, P; La Guidara, E; Lanzalone, G; Lanzano, G; Lombardo, I; Lopez, O; Maiolino, C; Pagano, A; Papa, M; Pirrone, S; Politi, G; Porto, F; Rizzo, F; Russotto, P; Wieleczko, J P

    2016-01-01

    The fragmentation of quasi-projectiles from the nuclear reaction $^{40}$Ca+$^{12}$C at 25 MeV per nucleon bombarding energy was used to produce $\\alpha$-emission sources. From a careful selection of these sources provided by a complete detection and from comparisons with models of sequential and simultaneous decays, evidence in favor of $\\alpha$-particle clustering from excited $^{16}O$, $^{20}Ne$ and $^{24}Mg$ is reported.

  13. A controlled comparison of oxyfedrine, isosorbide dinitrate and placebo in the treatment of patients suffering attacks of angina pectoris.

    Whittington, J; Raftery, E B

    1980-01-01

    1 In a group of 23 patients with documented ischaemic heart disease who experienced angina pectoris, oral oxyfedrine (24 mg three times daily) was compared with isosorbide dinitrate (10 mg three times daily) and placebo in a double-blind double-crossover clinical trial. 2 Isosorbide dinitrate appeared no better than placebo, either in terms of symptomatic relief or ECG responses to exercise. Thirty eight per cent of patients complained of headaches and 28% had to cease taking the drug for thi...

  14. Decay Modes of Narrow Molecular Resonances

    The heavy-ion radiative capture reactions 12C(12C,γ)24Mg and 12C(16O,γ)28Si have been performed on and off resonance at TRIUMF using the Dragon separator and its associated BGO array. The decay of the studied narrow resonances has been shown to proceed predominantly through quasi-bound doorway states which cluster and deformed configurations would have a large overlap with the entry resonance states

  15. a Study of Fusion-Fission in the ARGON-36 + Carbon -12 System.

    Farrar, Kelly Allen, Jr.

    The ^{36}Ar + ^{12}C reaction at E_{lab} = 187.7 MeV has been used to populate the ^{48}Cr system at an excitation energy of 59.6 MeV. Cross sections to the A = 6, 7 and A = 9-24 decay channels have been measured and found to be consistent with fission from a fully-equilibrated compound nucleus. High-resolution mutual-excitation-energy spectra were obtained through a particle-particle coincidence measurement for the {^{14 }Mg} + {^{14}Mg} and {^{20}Ne} + {^{28}Si} exit channels. The peaks observed in these spectra at high energies were found to correspond directly to peaks seen in similar spectra obtained from an earlier measurement using the ^{24}Mg + ^{24}Mg reaction to reach the same ^{48}Cr system at an excitation energy of 59.4 MeV. The mutual excitation spectrum for the ^{24}Mg + ^{24}Mg exit channel was compared with a spectrum obtained from a calculation based on the transition-state model for light nuclei. The experimental and observed spectra were in good agreement suggesting that the observed structure can be explained in terms of a simple statistical decay picture. A particle-particle -gamma measurement was also made and the results were used to study the specific mutual excitations involved in the excitation energy peaks. It was found that the peaks are not dominated by single, mutual excitations. The results overall tend to confirm the conclusion that the source of the structure seen in the mutual-excitation spectrum at high energy is the result of a statistical population of energy levels as determined by the spin-weighting of the available phase space.

  16. Efficient Fiber Optic Detection of Trapped Ion Fluorescence

    VanDevender, A. P.; Colombe, Y.; J. Amini; Leibfried, D.; Wineland, D. J.

    2010-01-01

    Integration of fiber optics may play a critical role in the development of quantum information processors based on trapped ions and atoms by enabling scalable collection and delivery of light and coupling trapped ions to optical microcavities. We trap 24Mg+ ions in a surface-electrode Paul trap that includes an integrated optical fiber for detecting 280-nm fluorescence photons. The collection numerical aperture is 0.37 and total collection efficiency is 2.1 %. The ion can be positioned betwee...

  17. Analytic extension of the nuclear algebraic potential

    An analytic extension of the nuclear algebraic potential in the complex energy and angular momentum planes is discussed and an approximation for the algebraic potential in agreement with the known analytic properties of the S-matrix is proposed. The invariance of the energy spectrum of the Coulomb part of the interaction is established. The results are applied to the Regge pole analysis of the 12C+24Mg elastic collision at Elab=23.0 MeV

  18. Allowed electron-capture branches in the decay of 34mCl

    Driel, M.A. van; Klijnman, H.; Engelbertink, G.A.P.; Eggenhuisen, H.H.; Hermans, J.A.J.

    1975-01-01

    The decay of 34mCl has been studied with 36 and 100 cm3 Ge(Li) detectors and with a high-resolution large volume Ge(Li)-NaI(Tl) Compton-suppression spectrometer. The 34mCl activity was produced with the reaction 24Mg(12C, pn)34Cl at E(12C) = 35 MeV by bombarding thick natural Mg targets. The half-li

  19. High-spin yrast levels of 38Ar

    Aarts, H.J.M.; Engelbertink, G.A.P.; Eggenhuisen, H.H.; Ekström, L.P.

    1979-01-01

    High-spin states of 38Ar have been studied with the 35Cl(α, pγ)38Ar reaction at Eα = 18 MeV and with the 24Mg(16O, 2pγ)38Ar reaction at E(16O) = 38 and 45 MeV. The 38Ar level scheme is obtained with the former reaction from a proton-γ coincidence measurement. Gamma-gamma coincidence, γ-ray angular d

  20. High-precision Mg isotope measurements of terrestrial and extraterrestrial material by HR-MC-ICPMS - implications for the relative and absolute Mg isotope composition of the bulk silicate Earth

    Bizzarro, Martin; Paton, Chad; Larsen, Kirsten Kolbjørn;

    2011-01-01

    martian shergottite and sea water samples. Repeated analyses of terrestrial and extraterrestrial samples demonstrate that it is possible to routinely measure the relative Mg-isotope composition of silicate materials with an external reproducibility of 2.5 and 20 ppm for the m26Mg* and m25Mg values...... the Mg-isotope composition of inner solar system bulk planetary materials is uniform within the resolution of our analyses. We have determined the absolute Mg-isotope composition of the J12 olivine, two CI chondrites as well as the DSM-3 and Cambridge-1 reference standards using a mixed 26Mg-24Mg...... absolute Mg-isotope composition for Earth’s mantle – and hence that of the bulk silicate Earth – to be 25Mg/24Mg 1/4 0.126896 ¿ 0.000025 and 26Mg/24Mg 1/4 0.139652 ¿ 0.000033. Given the restricted range of m25Mg obtained for bulk planetary material by the sample-standard bracketing technique and the...

  1. Effects of selenium on the growth and photosynthetic characteristics of flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.

    Chaoqiang Jiang

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of Selenium (Se supply (0, 3, 6, 12, 24 mg kg−1 on the growth, photosynthetic characteristics, Se accumulation and distribution of flue-cured tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.. Results showed that low-dose Se treatments (≤6 mg kg−1 stimulated plant growth but high-dose Se treatments (≥12 mg kg−1 hindered plant growth. Optimal Se dose (6 mg kg−1 stimulated plant growth by reducing MDA content and improving photosynthetic capability. However, excess Se (24 mg kg−1 increased MDA content by 28%, decreased net photosynthetic rate and carboxylation efficiency by 34% and 39%, respectively. The Se concentration in the roots, stems, and leaves of the tobacco plants significantly increased with increasing Se application. A linear correlation (R = 0.95, P leaf > stem. The Se concentration in the roots was 3.17 and 7.57 times higher than that in the leaves and stems, respectively, after treatment with 24 mg kg−1 Se. In conclusion, the present study suggested that optimal Se dose (6 mg kg−1 improved the plant growth mainly by enhancing photosynthesis, stomatal conductance, carboxylation efficiency and Rubisco content in the flue-cured tobacco leaves. However, the inhibition of excess Se on tobacco growth might be due to high accumulation of Se in roots and the damage of photosynthesis in leaves.

  2. Solar 3He-rich events and abnormal enhancements of heavy-ion isotopes accelerated in two stages

    Zhang, T. X.; Wang, J. X.; Tan, A.

    2005-12-01

    Heating and acceleration of neon (20Ne), magnesium (24Mg), and their rare isotopes (22Ne and 26Mg) in solar 3He-rich events are investigated according to the two-stage acceleration mechanism. It is shown that 20Ne+8, 22Ne+9, 24Mg+10, and 26Mg+11 can be preferentially heated by H-cyclotron waves with a frequency close to twice the 3He-cyclotron frequency that also heat 3He, through the third harmonic cyclotron resonance. If the initial electron temperature is in the range of ˜2-10 MK, the abundance ratios 22Ne/20Ne and 26Mg/24Mg in high-energy particles due to the second-stage acceleration can be enhanced by a factor of ˜2-6 relative to the solar corona, which are consistent with the measurements of the University of Maryland particle instrument on the Solar Anomalous and Magnetospheric Particle Explorer and the Ultra Lower Energy Isotope Spectrometer particle instrument on the Advanced Composition Explorer.

  3. The study of proton transfer reactions and their application to nuclear level counting via the reactions 23Na, 28Si, 32S(d,n)

    This work was undertaken with two major objectives. The first objective was to resolve the discrepancies in the existing spectroscopic factors for the levels of 24Mg and to use this nucleus to test the suitability of (d,n) reactions for level counting. The second objective was to study proton transfer to unbound states in 29P and 33Cl within the framework of the standard DWBA formalism by using the form factors of the bound isobaric analog states of these nuclei. The time-of-flight (TOF) spectrometer was used to measure differential cross sections and neutron energies for the three reactions studied in this work. The energy levels of 24Mg were studied at seven incident energies (2.5-9.0 MeV) with an energy resolution of 12-125 keV at both forward and back angles at each incident energy. Out of 157 levels taken from compilations, 124 of them were observed. This study has also resulted in the proposal of 24 additional new levels in 24Mg. These results show that the (d,n) reaction may be used for level counting

  4. On inversion of cations in compounds with cryolite structure

    IR and Raman spectra for polycrystalline niobates and tantalates, crystallizing in cryolite structural type, (40Ca - 44Ca) isotope-substituted by calcium samples among them, are investigated. Oscillation frequencies for cations of alkaline-earth and rare-earth elements in octahedral and cubooctahedral positions are found. Calculation for normal oscillation forms and frequencies of Ca2LaNbO6 and Ca2LuNbO6, which are characterized by the inverted position of alkaline-earth and rare-earth elements in crystal lattice, is carried out. Negligible difference of dynamic coefficients for these compounds agrees with structural data and explains the possibility of cations inversion within one structural type frameworks

  5. Experimental identification of mechanisms controlling calcium isotopic fractionations by the vegetation.

    Cobert, Florian; Schimtt, Anne-Désirée.; Bourgeade, Pascale; Stille, Peter; Chabaux, François; Badot, Pierre-Marie; Jaegler, Thomas

    2010-05-01

    This study aims to better understand the role of vegetation on the Ca cycle at the level of the critical zone of the Earth, in order to specify the mechanisms controlling the Ca absorption by plants at the rock/plant interface. To do this, we performed experiments using hydroponic plant cultures in a way that we could control the co-occuring geochemical and physiological process and determine the impact of the nutritive solution on the Ca cycle within plants. A dicotyledon and calcicole plant with rapid growth, the French bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), has been chosen to have access to one complete growth cycle. Several experiments have been conducted with two Ca concentrations, 6 (L) and 60 (H) ppm and two pH values (4 and 6) in the nutritive solution, for which the Ca concentration was maintained constant, so its Ca content is considered as infinite. A second experiment (non infinite L6) allowed Ca depletion in the solution through time; therefore, response effects on the Ca isotopic signatures in the plant organs and in the nutritive solution were observed. We determined Ca concentrations and isotopic ratios in the nutritive solution and in different organs (main roots, secondary roots, old and young stems, old and young leaves and fruits) at two different growth stages (10 days and 6 weeks). Preliminary results show that: (1) the roots (main and secondary) were enriched in the light isotope (40Ca) compared to the nutritive solution, and leaves were enriched in the heavy isotope (44Ca) compared to stems. These results are in accord with previously published field studies (Wigand et al., 2005; Page et al., 2008; Cenki-Tok et al., 2009; Holmden and Bélanger, 2010). Leaves and secondary roots were however enriched in the heavy isotope (44Ca) compared to bean pods, stems and main roots. These results could be related to kinetic fractionation processes occurring either during the Ca root uptake, or during the Ca transport within the plant, or physiological mechanisms

  6. Analytical method for the K/Ca age determination of geological samples

    An analytical procedure for the K/Ca age determination of geological samples is described, the relevant equations are developed and two alternative analytical methods are discussed according to their precision. An important precondition for the feasibility of the K/Ca method is the measurement of precise Ca isotope ratios. The ratio 40Ca/42Ca is used to determine the relative radiogenic 40Ca portion, whereas the 42Ca/44Ca ratio is taken as an internal standard. K and Ca in minerals are determined by flame atomic emission spectrometry with an internal lithium standard and by isotope dilution mass spectrometry, respectively. The contamination problem during the reprocessing of the samples is discussed. The results achieved by dating a langbeinite and a microcline sample by the K/Ca method agree well with those achieved by other age determination methods. The standard deviation of the K/Ca method in analyzing several feldspars ranges from 1.8-7.6%. (orig.)

  7. Parity dependence of nuclear level densities

    High resolution proton resonance data have been examined for a possible parity dependence of nuclear level densities. Five spin-parity combinations--1/2+, 1/2-, 3/2-, 3/2+, and 5/2+--have been analyzed for three datasets--44Ca(p,p), 48Ti(p,p), and 56Fe(p,p). Much of the uncertainty in the level density arises from the determination of the fraction of levels that are not observed. The missing fraction of levels was determined by (a) the standard width analysis method that assumes a Porter-Thomas distribution for the reduced widths and (b) a recently developed method that analyzes the spacing distribution and assumes the Wigner distribution for the nearest-neighbor spacings. There are indications of parity dependence of the level densities for several of the spin-parity combinations

  8. An in vivo technique for the measurement of bone blood flow in animals

    A new technique to measure the in vivo clearance of 41Ar from the bone mineral matrix is demonstrated following fast neutron production of 41Ar in bone via the 44Ca(n,α) reaction at 14.1 MeV. At the end of irradiation, the 41Ar activity is assayed with a Ge(Li) detector where sequential gamma-ray spectra are taken. Following full-energy peak integration, background and dead time correction, the activity of 41Ar as a function of time is determined. Results indicated that the Ar washout from bone in rats using this technique was approximately 16 ml (100 ml min)-1 and in agreement with other measurement techniques. For sheep the bone perfusion in the tibia was approximately 1.9+-0.2 ml (100 ml min)-1. (author)

  9. Measurement of bone blood flow in sheep

    Bone blood flow in sheep tibia has been estimated via the measurement of the perfusion limited clearance of 41Ar from the bone mineral matrix following fast neutron activation of 44Ca. Tibia blood flows were estimated for the intact sheep, and after the installation of an intramedullary pressure tap to elevate bone marrow pressure by saline infusion. The results indicate that normal blood flow in the tibia is in the range of 1.1 to 3.7 ml/100ml-min in the intact animal and at normal marrow pressure. With an elevated intramedullary pressure of approximately 100 mmHg, the bone blood flow measured varied around 0.5 to 1.1 ml/100ml-min. 12 refs., 5 figs., 1 tab

  10. Calcium hydroxide isotope effect in calcium isotope enrichment by ion exchange

    Jepson, B.E.; Shockey, G.C.

    1984-01-01

    The enrichment of calcium isotopes has been observed in ion-exchange chromatography with an aqueous phase of calcium hydroxide and a solid phase of sulfonic acid resin. The band front was exceedingly sharp as a result of the acid-base reaction occuring at the front of the band. Single-stage separation coefficients were found to be epsilon(/sup 44/Ca//sup 40/Ca) = 11 x 10 /sup -4/ and epsilon(/sup 48/Ca//sup 40/Ca) = 18 x 10/sup -4/. The maximum column separation factors achieved were 1.05 for calcium-44 and 1.09 for calcium-48 with the heavy isotopes enriching in the fluid phase. The calcium isotope effect between fully hydrated aqueous calcium ions and undissociated aqueous calcium hydroxide was estimated. For the calcium-44/40 isotope pair the separation coefficient was 13 x 10/sup -4/. 20 references, 2 figures.

  11. Developing a Clinically Useful Calcium Isotope Biomarker

    Romaniello, Stephen J.; Anbar, Ariel D.; Gordon, Gwyneth W.; Skulan, Joseph L.; Smith, Scott M.; Zwart, Sara R.; Monge, Jorge; Fonseca, Rafael

    2016-01-01

    Naturally-occurring Ca is mixture of six isotopes Ca-40, Ca-42, Ca-43, Ca-44, Ca-46, Ca-48). Biological reaction rates and equilibrium constants depend slightly, but measurably, on atomic mass, causing the relative abundances of Ca isotopes to vary between different tissues. During bone formation, light isotopes of Ca are preferentially incorporated into bone, leaving soft tissue depleted in light isotopes. In contrast, bone resorption exhibits no isotopic preference, and thus transfers the light isotope signature of bone back to soft tissue. This balance makes the Ca isotope composition of soft tissue (e.g. serum, urine) a highly sensitive, quantitative tracer for whole-body bone mineral balance (BMB).

  12. Total pion cross section measurements. Annual progress report, January 1, 1978--December 31, 1978

    The pion-nucleus total cross section runs were completed. The principal effort for the past year has been devoted to data analysis. Some preliminary results for the heavy elements have been submitted in a contributed paper. A paper on the Coulomb effects in the Klein--Gordon equation for pions has also been submitted. π +- data to be published include targets and energies for 4He, 23 - 90 MeV; 12C, 13C, 23 → 240 MeV; 6Li, 7Li, 9Be, 10B, 11B, 43 → 215 MeV; 16O, 18O, 40Ca, 44Ca, 48Ca, 43 → 240 MeV; 45Sc, 51V, Al, Cu, Sn, Ho, Pb, 60 → 215 MeV

  13. Total pion cross section measurements. Annual progress report, 1 January 1977--31 December 1978

    The pion-nucleus total cross section runs were completed. The principal effort for the past year has been devoted to data analysis. The experiment was primarily designed to provide an accurate measurement of total cross section differences for pairs of isotopes. Data were published on neutron radii of calcium isotopes and on pion cross section measurements for aligned holmium. The π+- data to be published include targets and energies for 4He, 23 → 90 MeV; 12C, 13C, 23 → 240 MeV; 6Li, 7Li, 9Be, 10B, 11B, 43 → 215 MeV; 16O, 18O, 40Ca, 44Ca, 48Ca, 43 → 240 MeV; 45Sc, 51V, Al, Cu, Sn, Ho, Pb, 60 → 215 MeV

  14. Nanogel-crosslinked nanoparticles increase the inhibitory effects of W9 synthetic peptide on bone loss in a murine bone resorption model

    Sato T

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Toshimi Sato,1 Neil Alles,1,2 Masud Khan,1,3 Kenichi Nagano,1,4 Mariko Takahashi,1 Yukihiko Tamura,1 Asako Shimoda,5,6 Keiichi Ohya,1 Kazunari Akiyoshi,5,6 Kazuhiro Aoki1 1Department of Bio-Matrix (Pharmacology, Graduate School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan; 2Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; 3Department of Dental Pharmacology, City Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh; 4Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA, USA; 5Department of Polymer Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, 6ERATO Akiyoshi Bio-Nanotransporter Project, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Katsura Int’tech Center Kyotodaigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan Abstract: We investigated the biological activity of W9, a bone resorption inhibitor peptide, using NanoClik nanoparticles as an injectable carrier, where acryloyl group-modified cholesterol-bearing pullulan (CHPOA nanogels were crosslinked by pentaerythritol tetra (mercaptoethyl polyoxyethylene. Thirty 5-week-old male C57BL/6J mice were fed a low calcium diet and received once-daily subcutaneous injections of the carrier alone, W9 24 mg/kg/day alone, W9 24 mg/kg/day incorporated in cholesterol bearing pullulan (CHP nanogels, or W9 (8 and 24 mg/kg/day incorporated in NanoClik nanoparticles for 4 days (n=5. Mice that received a normal calcium diet with NanoClik nanoparticle injections without W9 were used as a control group. Radiological analyses showed that administration of W9 24 mg/kg/day significantly prevented low calcium-induced reduction of bone mineral density in the long bones and lumbar vertebrae, but only when the NanoClik nanoparticles were used as a carrier. Histomorphometric analyses of the proximal tibiae revealed that W9 24 mg/kg/day incorporated in NanoClik nanoparticles prevented the increase in bone resorption indices

  15. Isoscalar giant monopole resonance in Sn isotopes by Coulomb excitations using a quantum molecular dynamics model

    Tao, C; Zhang, G Q; Cao, X G; Fang, D Q; Wang, H W; Xu, J

    2013-01-01

    The isoscalar giant monopole resonance (ISGMR) in Sn isotopes and other nuclei has been investigated by Coulomb excitations in the framework of the isospin-dependent quantum molecular dynamics (IQMD) model. The spectrum of GMR has been calculated by taking the root-mean-square (RMS) radius of a nucleus as its monopole moment. The peak energy, the full width at half maximum (FWHM), and the strength of GMR extracted by a Gaussian fit to the spectrum have been studied. The GMR peak energies for Sn isotopes from the calculations using a mass-number dependent Gaussian wave-packet width $\\sigma_r$ for nucleons are found to be overestimated and show a weak dependence on the mass number compared with the experimental data. However, it has been found that experimental data of the GMR peak energies for $^{40}$Ca, $^{56}$Ni, $^{90}$Zr and $^{208}$Pb as well as Sn isotopes can be nicely reproduced after taking into account the isospin dependence in isotope chains in addition to the mass number dependence of $\\sigma_r$ fo...

  16. Role of momentum transfer in the quenching of Gamow-Teller strength

    Marketin, T; Paar, N; Vretenar, D

    2012-01-01

    The relativistic proton-neutron quasiparticle random phase approximation (pn-RQRPA) is applied in the calculation of the L=0 strength in charge-exchange reactions on $^{48}$Ca, $^{90}$Zr, $^{208}$Pb and nuclei in the Sn isotopic chain. The microscopic theoretical framework is based on the relativistic Hartree-Bogoliubov (RHB) model for the nuclear ground state. The calculation is fully self-consistent, i.e. the same interaction is used both in the RHB equations that determine the quasiparticle basis, and in the matrix equations of the pn-RQRPA. The inclusion of the higher-order terms that include the effect of finite momentum transfer, primarily the isovector spin monopole (IVSM) term, in the transition operator shifts a portion of the strength to the high-energy region above the Gamow-Teller (GT) resonance. The total strength is slightly enhanced in nuclei with small neutron-to-proton ratio but remains unchanged with increasing neutron excess. Based on the strength obtained using the full L=0 transition oper...

  17. Global optical potential for nucleus-nucleus systems from 50 MeV/u to 400 MeV/u

    Furumoto, T; Takashina, M; Yamamoto, Y; Sakuragi, Y; 10.1103/PhysRevC.85.044607

    2012-01-01

    We present a new global optical potential (GOP) for nucleus-nucleus systems, including neutron-rich and proton-rich isotopes, in the energy range of $50 \\sim 400$ MeV/u. The GOP is derived from the microscopic folding model with the complex $G$-matrix interaction CEG07 and the global density presented by S{\\~ a}o Paulo group. The folding model well accounts for realistic complex optical potentials of nucleus-nucleus systems and reproduces the existing elastic scattering data for stable heavy-ion projectiles at incident energies above 50 MeV/u. We then calculate the folding-model potentials (FMPs) for projectiles of even-even isotopes, $^{8-22}$C, $^{12-24}$O, $^{16-38}$Ne, $^{20-40}$Mg, $^{22-48}$Si, $^{26-52}$S, $^{30-62}$Ar, and $^{34-70}$Ca, scattered by stable target nuclei of $^{12}$C, $^{16}$O, $^{28}$Si, $^{40}$Ca $^{58}$Ni, $^{90}$Zr, $^{120}$Sn, and $^{208}$Pb at the incident energy of 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, 140, 160, 180, 200, 250, 300, 350, and 400 MeV/u. The calculated FMP is represented, with ...

  18. Collective response of nuclei Comparison between experiments and extended mean-field calculations

    Lacroix, D; Chomaz, P; Lacroix, Denis; Ayik, Sakir; Chomaz, Philippe

    2001-01-01

    The giant monopole, dipole and quadrupole responses in $^{40}$Ca, $^{90}$Zr, $^{120}$Sn and $^{208}$Pb are investigated using linear response treatment based on a stochastic one-body transport theory. Effects of the coupling to low-lying surface modes (coherent mechanism) and the incoherent mechanism due to nucleon-nucleon collisions are included beyond the usual mean-field description. We emphasize the importance of both mechanism in the fragmentation and damping of giant resonance. Calculated spectra are compared with experiment in terms of percentage of Energy-Weighted Sum-Rules in various energy regions. We obtained reasonable agreement in all cases. A special attention as been given to the fragmentation of the Giant Quadrupole Resonance in calcium and lead. In particular, the equal splitting of the $2^{+}$ in $^{40}$Ca is correctly reproduced. In addition, the appearance of fine structure in the response $^{208}$Pb is partly described by the calculations in which the coherent mechanism play an important ...

  19. Folding model study of the isobaric analog excitation: isovector density dependence, Lane potential and nuclear symmetry energy

    Khoa, Dao T; Cuong, Do Cong

    2007-01-01

    A consistent folding model analysis of the ($\\Delta S=0, \\Delta T=1$) charge exchange \\pn reaction measured with $^{48}$Ca, $^{90}$Zr, $^{120}$Sn and $^{208}$Pb targets at the proton energies of 35 and 45 MeV is done within a two-channel coupling formalism. The nuclear ground state densities given by the Hartree-Fock-Bogoljubov formalism and the density dependent CDM3Y6 interaction were used as inputs for the folding calculation of the nucleon optical potential and \\pn form factor. To have an accurate isospin dependence of the interaction, a complex isovector density dependence of the CDM3Y6 interaction has been carefully calibrated against the microscopic Brueckner-Hatree-Fock calculation by Jeukenne, Lejeune and Mahaux before being used as folding input. Since the isovector coupling was used to explicitly link the isovector part of the nucleon optical potential to the cross section of \\pn reaction exciting the 0$^+$ isobaric analog states in $^{48}$Sc, $^{90}$Nb, $^{120}$Sb and $^{208}$Bi, the newly paramet...

  20. Accelerator mass spectrometry of Strontium-90 for homeland security, environmental monitoring, and human health

    Strontium-90 is one of the most hazardous materials managed by agencies charged with protecting the public from radiation. Traditional radiometric methods have been limited by low sample throughput and slow turnaround times. Mass spectrometry offers the advantage of shorter analysis times and the ability to measure samples immediately after processing, however conventional mass spectrometric techniques are susceptible to molecular isobaric interferences that limit their overall sensitivity. In contrast, accelerator mass spectrometry is insensitive to molecular interferences and we have therefore begun developing a method for determination of 90Sr by accelerator mass spectrometry. Despite a pervasive interference from 90Zr, our initial development has yielded an instrumental background of ∼ 108 atoms (75 mBq) per sample. Further refinement of our system (e.g., redesign of our detector, use of alternative target materials) is expected to push the background below 106 atoms, close to the theoretical limit for AMS. Once we have refined our system and developed suitable sample preparation protocols, we will utilize our capability in applications to homeland security, environmental monitoring, and human health

  1. Accelerator mass spectrometry of strontium-90 for homeland security, environmental monitoring and human health

    Strontium-90 is one of the most hazardous materials managed by agencies charged with protecting the public from radiation. Traditional radiometric methods have been limited by low sample throughput and slow turnaround times. Mass spectrometry offers the advantage of shorter analysis times and the ability to measure samples immediately after processing, however conventional mass spectrometric techniques are susceptible to molecular isobaric interferences that limit their overall sensitivity. In contrast, accelerator mass spectrometry is insensitive to molecular interferences and we have therefore begun developing a method for determination of 90Sr by accelerator mass spectrometry. Despite a pervasive interference from 90Zr, our initial development has yielded an instrumental background of ∼108 atoms (75 mBq) per sample. Further refinement of our system (e.g. redesign of our detector, use of alternative target materials) is expected to push the background below 106 atoms, close to the theoretical limit for AMS. Once we have refined our system and developed suitable sample preparation protocols, we will utilize our capability in applications to homeland security, environmental monitoring and human health

  2. The effect of Fermi momentum cutoff on the binding energy of closed-shell nuclei in the LOCV framework

    The ground-state binding energies of the light symmetric closed-shell nuclei, i.e., 4He, 12C, 16O and 40Ca, and the heavy asymmetric ones, i.e., 48Ca, 90Zr and 120Sn, are calculated in the harmonic oscillator (HOS) basis, by imposing the relative Fermi momentum cutoff of two point-like interacting nucleons on the density-dependent average effective interactions (DDAEI). The DDAEI are generated through the lowest order constrained variational (LOCV) method calculations for the asymmetric nuclear matter with the operator and the channel-dependent-type bare nucleon-nucleon potentials, such as the Argonne Av18jmax=2 and the Reid soft core, Reid68, interactions. In the framework of the harmonic oscillator shell model, the cutoff is imposed by defining the maximum value of the relative quantum numbers (RQNmax) in two ways: (1) the RQNmax of the last shell and (2) the RQNmax of each shell, in the ground state of the nucleus. It is shown that present results on the binding energies and the root-mean-square radius are closer to the corresponding experimental data than our previous works with the same DDAEI potentials, but without the cutoff constraint. However, for the light symmetric nuclei, the second scheme gives less binding energy and larger root-mean-square radius compared to the first one, while the situation is reversed for the heavier nuclei.

  3. The new magic nucleus 96Zr

    The 96Zr nucleus is expected to be magic due to the subshell closures at Z = 40 and N = 56. Recent gamma-spectroscopic studies involving in-beam techniques and beta decay certainly revealed a remarkably simple level pattern consisting of the 1,750 keV 2+ - 2,439 keV 3+ doublet, a few levels decaying to the 3- octupole state by strong E1 or E2 transitions, and a band built on the shape isomeric first excited 0+ state. While quadrupole vibrational collectivity is restricted to this latter intruder band the octupole mode is expected to be strong, according to systematics and an earlier lifetime result for the 3- state. since low-lying particle-hole excitations, and a strong octupole mode in particular, are typical for magic nuclei like 208Pb it is important to test to what extent 96Zr resembles the well known magic nuclei. In this paper, inelastic deuteron scattering and RPA studies show that the lowest states of doubly closed subshell 96Zr are particle-hole excitations, the first 2+ state being a neutron excitation of 3s1/2 2d5/2-1 type. The octupole collectively is enhanced by a factor of about two with respect to 90Zr due mainly to the contribution of 1h1 1/2 2d5/2-1 neutron excitations, suggesting an unusually high B(E3) value

  4. Study of neutron hole states in 207206205Pb with the (3He,α) reaction at 110MeV. First tests in (d,t) reaction of the Orsay synchrocyclotron spectrometric line

    Neutron hole states in the 207Pb, 206Pb, 205Pb isotopes were studied up to 25 MeV excitation energy using the (3He,α) reaction at 100MeV incident energy, with 100 keV energy resolution. Angular distributions for the low-lying levels and inner hole states have been analyzed with DWBA and spectroscopic factors extracted for 1 > 3 levels. Missing strengths for the first levels from 1i13/2 and 1h9/2 orbits are found in the bump located around 5MeV excitation energy. The fragmented bump observed around 8MeV excitation energy is attributed to 1h11/2 pick-up with 45% of the sum-rule limit. Finally, the structure extending up to 21 MeV excitation energy is attributed to 1g7/2+1g9/2 pick-up with 80% of the total strength. In 207Pb, the four first isobaric analog states Tsub(>) = 45/2 are identifierd around 20MeV excitation energy. The second part of this work presents the first tests in (d,t) reaction at 108 MeV on 90Zr and 208Pb using the achromatic line of the Orsay synchrocyclotron

  5. Measurement of the 90,91,92,93,94,96Zr(n,γ) and 139La(n,γ) cross sections at n-TOF

    Neutron capture cross sections of Zr and La isotopes have important implications in the field of nuclear astrophysics as well as in the nuclear technology. In particular the Zr isotopes play a key role for the determination of the neutron density in the He burning zone of the Red Giant star, while the 139La is important to monitor the s-process abundances from Ba up to Pb. Zr is also largely used as structural materials of traditional and advanced nuclear reactors. The nuclear resonance parameters and the cross section of 90,91,92,93,94,96Zr and 139La have been measured at the n-TOF facility at CERN. Based on these data the capture resonance strength and the Maxwellian-averaged cross section were calculated. The resonance parameters measured at n-TOF are for all the Zr samples in general 10-20% smaller than previously reported. The values of the Maxwellian-averaged cross section we calculated are: 90Zr - (18.1 ± 1) mb; 91Zr - (51.6 ± 8) mb; 92Zr - (29.7 ± 2) mb; 94Zr - (27.6 ± 1) mb; 96Zr - (7.5 ± 0.4) mb and 139La - (32.4 ± 3) mb.

  6. Measurement of the {sup 90,91,92,93,94,96}Zr(n,{gamma}) and {sup 139}La(n,{gamma}) cross sections at n-TOF

    Tagliente, G.; Abbondanno, U.; Aerts, G.; Alvarez, H.; Alvarez-Velarde, F.; Andriamonje, S.; Andrzejewski, J.; Assimakopoulos, P.; Audouin, L.; Badurek, G.; Baumann, P.; Becvar, F.; Berthoumieux, E.; Calvino, F.; Calviani, M.; Cano-Ott, D.; Capote, R.; Carrapico, C.; Cennini, P.; Chepel, V.; Chiaveri, E.; Colonna, N.; Cortes, G.; Couture, A.; Cox, J.; Dahlfors, M.; David, S.; Dillmann, I.; Domingo-Pardo, C.; Dridi, W.; Duran, I.; Eleftheriadis, C.; Embid-Segura, M.; Ferrant, L.; Ferrari, A.; Ferreira-Marques, R.; Fujii, K.; Furman, W.; Goncalves, I.; Gonzalez-Romero, E.; Gramegna, F.; Guerrero, C.; Gunsing, F.; Haas, B.; Haight, R.; Heil, M.; Herrera-Martinez, A.; Igashira, M.; Jericha, E.; Kappeler, F.; Kadi, Y.; Karadimos, D.; Karamanis, D.; Kerveno, M.; Koehler, P.; Kossionides, E.; Krticka, M.; Lampoudis, C.; Leeb, H.; Lindote, A.; Lopes, I.; Lozano, M.; Lukic, S.; Marganiec, J.; Marrone, S.; Martinez, T.; Massimi, C.; Mastinu, P.; Mengoni, A.; Milazzo, P.M.; Moreau, C.; Mosconi, M.; Neves, F.; Oberhummer, H.; O' Brien, S.; Pancin, J.; Papachristodoulou, C.; Papadopoulos, C.; Paradela, C.; Patronis, N.; Pavlik, A.; Pavlopoulos, P.; Perrot, L.; Pigni, M.T.; Plag, R.; Plompen, A.; Plukis, A.; Poch, A.; Praena, J.; Pretel, C.; Quesada, J.; Rauscher, T.; Reifarth, R.; Rubbia, C.; Rudolf, G.; Rullhusen, P.; Salgado, J.; Santos, C.; Sarchiapone, L.; Savvidis, I.; Stephan, C.; Tain, J.L.; Tassan-Got, L.; Tavora, L.; Terlizzi, R.; Vannini, G.; Vaz, P.; Ventura, A.; Villamarin, D.; Vincente, M.C.; Vlachoudis, V.; Vlastou, R.; Voss, F.; Walter, S.; Wiescher, M.; Wisshak, K

    2008-07-01

    Neutron capture cross sections of Zr and La isotopes have important implications in the field of nuclear astrophysics as well as in the nuclear technology. In particular the Zr isotopes play a key role for the determination of the neutron density in the He burning zone of the Red Giant star, while the {sup 139}La is important to monitor the s-process abundances from Ba up to Pb. Zr is also largely used as structural materials of traditional and advanced nuclear reactors. The nuclear resonance parameters and the cross section of {sup 90,91,92,93,94,96}Zr and {sup 139}La have been measured at the n-TOF facility at CERN. Based on these data the capture resonance strength and the Maxwellian-averaged cross section were calculated. The resonance parameters measured at n-TOF are for all the Zr samples in general 10-20% smaller than previously reported. The values of the Maxwellian-averaged cross section we calculated are: {sup 90}Zr - (18.1 {+-} 1) mb; {sup 91}Zr - (51.6 {+-} 8) mb; {sup 92}Zr - (29.7 {+-} 2) mb; {sup 94}Zr - (27.6 {+-} 1) mb; {sup 96}Zr - (7.5 {+-} 0.4) mb and {sup 139}La - (32.4 {+-} 3) mb.

  7. Experimental survey of the (d-vector,t) reaction at Ed = 200 MeV

    Differential cross sections, vector and tensor analyzing powers of the (d,t) reaction on 120Sn, 116Sn, 90Zr, 58Ni, 16O and 12C have been measured at 200 MeV bombarding energy. Deuteron elastic scattering measurements have been performed on 116Sn and 208Pb at the same energy. These data have been analyzed together with previous ones on 58Ni and16O to get best fit optical parameters describing deuteron elastic scattering. The angular distributions are found to strongly depend on the number of nodes in the neutron form factor and on the coupling of spin and angular momentum j-=l-1/2 versus j+=l+1/2. Exact finite range calculations including S and D components have been performed, using two sets of deuteron parameters together with a deep triton potential. Both analyses reproduce rather well the differential cross sections and currently adopted spectroscopic factors. (author). 40 refs., 11 figs., 2 tabs

  8. Neutron activation diagnostics at the National Ignition Facility (invited).

    Bleuel, D L; Yeamans, C B; Bernstein, L A; Bionta, R M; Caggiano, J A; Casey, D T; Cooper, G W; Drury, O B; Frenje, J A; Hagmann, C A; Hatarik, R; Knauer, J P; Johnson, M Gatu; Knittel, K M; Leeper, R J; McNaney, J M; Moran, M; Ruiz, C L; Schneider, D H G

    2012-10-01

    Neutron yields are measured at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) by an extensive suite of neutron activation diagnostics. Neutrons interact with materials whose reaction cross sections threshold just below the fusion neutron production energy, providing an accurate measure of primary unscattered neutrons without contribution from lower-energy scattered neutrons. Indium samples are mounted on diagnostic instrument manipulators in the NIF target chamber, 25-50 cm from the source, to measure 2.45 MeV deuterium-deuterium fusion neutrons through the (115)In(n,n')(115 m) In reaction. Outside the chamber, zirconium and copper are used to measure 14 MeV deuterium-tritium fusion neutrons via (90)Zr(n,2n), (63)Cu(n,2n), and (65)Cu(n,2n) reactions. An array of 16 zirconium samples are located on port covers around the chamber to measure relative yield anisotropies, providing a global map of fuel areal density variation. Neutron yields are routinely measured with activation to an accuracy of 7% and are in excellent agreement both with each other and with neutron time-of-flight and magnetic recoil spectrometer measurements. Relative areal density anisotropies can be measured to a precision of less than 3%. These measurements reveal apparent bulk fuel velocities as high as 200 km/s in addition to large areal density variations between the pole and equator of the compressed fuel. PMID:23126840

  9. Towards a Microscopic Reaction Description Based on Energy Density Functionals

    Nobre, G A; DIetrich, F S; Escher, J E; Thompson, I J; Dupuis, M; Terasaki, J; Engel, J

    2011-09-26

    A microscopic calculation of reaction cross sections for nucleon-nucleus scattering has been performed by explicitly coupling the elastic channel to all particle-hole excitations in the target and one-nucleon pickup channels. The particle-hole states may be regarded as doorway states through which the flux flows to more complicated configurations, and subsequently to long-lived compound nucleus resonances. Target excitations for {sup 40,48}Ca, {sup 58}Ni, {sup 90}Zr and {sup 144}Sm were described in a random-phase framework using a Skyrme functional. Reaction cross sections obtained agree very well with experimental data and predictions of a state-of-the-art fitted optical potential. Couplings between inelastic states were found to be negligible, while the pickup channels contribute significantly. The effect of resonances from higher-order channels was assessed. Elastic angular distributions were also calculated within the same method, achieving good agreement with experimental data. For the first time observed absorptions are completely accounted for by explicit channel coupling, for incident energies between 10 and 70 MeV, with consistent angular distribution results.

  10. Radionuclide deposition and migration within the Gideaa and Finnsjoen study sites, Sweden: A study of the fallout after the Chernobyl accident

    Radionuclides originating from the Chernobyl accident in April 1986 were deposited over large areas of Sweden. The distribution and migration of the radionuclides during the first months after deposition were measured in a comprehensive survey within two study sites, Gideaa in Aangermanland county and Finnsjoen in Uppland county. The sites are previously investigated in the SKB site characterization programme and well defined regarding geology and hydrology. Radionuclides analysed are: Mn-54, Co-60, Sr-90, Zr-95, Nb-95, Mo-99, Ru-103, Ru-106, Ag-110m, Sb-125, I-131, Cs-134, Cs-136, Cs-137, Ba-140, La-140, Ce-141 and Ce-144. The CS-137 surface activity gave a range of 30-100 kBq/m2 in Gideaa and 20-40 kBq/m2 in Finnsjoen. Radionuclide migration is observed in soil profiles, groundwater and rock fissures. An active transport by surface water is also evident from sediment samples. Radionuclides have been absorbed in different types of vegetation. (orig./DG)

  11. Nuclear Physics Department. Progress Report of the Nuclear Physics Department (1.10.1968 - 30.9.1969)

    This report proposes a large and detailed overview of activities performed within the Nuclear Physics Department of the Saclay Centre for nuclear studies between October 1968 and September 1969. A first part addresses researches on the tandem Van de Graaff: accelerator operation and transformation, experiments and interpretation (nuclear spectrometry, analog states, and transfer reactions induced by a lithium beam), experimental techniques (technical improvements on the tandem beam extensions, detectors, electronics, computers, charged particle spectrometry and Buechner analyzer, target production), computer codes. The second part addresses researches performed on cyclotrons: technical development of cyclotrons, experiments and interpretation (high resolution spectroscopy, polarized proton scattering, transfer and pick-up reactions, polarized deuteron scattering), and experimental techniques (scattering chamber, semiconductor particle detectors, electronics, on-line computers, high energy magnetic spectrometry with high resolution). The third part addresses the electron linear accelerator: construction, operation and facilities, experimental works (study of (γ,np) and (γ,p) reactions, 60 MeV electron inelastic scattering on 90Zr, experimental determination of pion production, secondary beams of pions and muons), and experimental techniques (semiconductor detector, electronic devices, computers, magnetic measurements, liquid hydrogen and deuterium targets, wire chambers)

  12. Cement As a Waste Form for Nuclear Fission Products: The Case of (90)Sr and Its Daughters.

    Dezerald, Lucile; Kohanoff, Jorge J; Correa, Alfredo A; Caro, Alfredo; Pellenq, Roland J-M; Ulm, Franz J; Saúl, Andrés

    2015-11-17

    One of the main challenges faced by the nuclear industry is the long-term confinement of nuclear waste. Because it is inexpensive and easy to manufacture, cement is the material of choice to store large volumes of radioactive materials, in particular the low-level medium-lived fission products. It is therefore of utmost importance to assess the chemical and structural stability of cement containing radioactive species. Here, we use ab initio calculations based on density functional theory (DFT) to study the effects of (90)Sr insertion and decay in C-S-H (calcium-silicate-hydrate) in order to test the ability of cement to trap and hold this radioactive fission product and to investigate the consequences of its β-decay on the cement paste structure. We show that (90)Sr is stable when it substitutes the Ca(2+) ions in C-S-H, and so is its daughter nucleus (90)Y after β-decay. Interestingly, (90)Zr, daughter of (90)Y and final product in the decay sequence, is found to be unstable compared to the bulk phase of the element at zero K but stable when compared to the solvated ion in water. Therefore, cement appears as a suitable waste form for (90)Sr storage. PMID:26513644

  13. Fast neutron induced reaction cross sections and their systematics

    14.6 MeV Neutron induced cross-sections have been measured by the activation technique on twenty-nine nuclei. Sixty-two reactions have been studied using high resolution Ge(Li) spectroscopy and by a detailed accounting for flux variations during the irradiations. The cross-section for the 128Xe(n,p)-128I has been reported for the first time. The values determined in this work have been compared to those reported by other investigators as well as to values predicted by semi-empirical and theoretical methods. The influence of shell closure is difficult to discern, though some evidence is reported for such effects on (n,2n) reactions having threshold energies near the neutron energy. The nuclei studied in this work included: 14N, 19F, 23Na, 27Al, 31P, 45Sc, 46Ti, 50Cr, 54Fe, 28Ni, 63Cu, 65Cu, 64Zn, 66Zn, 68Zn, 69Ga, 75As, 90Zr, 92Mo, 124Xe, 126Xe, 128Xe, 130Xe, 131Xe, 132Xe, 134Xe, 136Xe, 141Pr and 144Sm. The temperature scale for the solar xenon thermometer is reexamined in terms of excitation functions for (n,γ) reactions on 127I and 133Cs. The revised scale suggests that an upper limit of approximately 1060K can be set on the temperature of the sun during the deuterium burning stage

  14. Chemical mitigation of the transmutation problem in crystalline nuclear waste radiophases

    Certain deleterious effects on a solid nuclear waste form, though not yet quantitatively defined, could occur due to transmutations of the type 137Cs+ → 137Ba2+ and 90Sr2+ → 90Zr4+. The relevant causes of such possible effects are the valence and size changes. In this paper, a chemical mitigation strategy is explicitly formulated: if the transmuting species can be incorporated in a multiple-cation host, in which one of the inert cations is a variable-valence transition metal, the valence-change aspect of transmutation can be mitigated by a complementary valence change of the transition metal ion. The present work involved chemically simulating the transmutation and then attempting to find a Cs- or Sr-bearing single-phase host which would remain single-phase after the transmutation had occurred. Of several structures investigated, perovskite appears to be promising as the A-site can accommodate the approximately 20% size change which occurs when Cs decays to Ba. Ta and Nb were used as the variable-valence ions in the B-site. The application of the results to unpartitioned and partitioned nuclear wastes is discussed. (author)

  15. Crystalline hosts to accommodate the transmutation of Cs and Sr

    Certain deleterious effects on a solid nuclear waste form, though not yet quantitatively defined, could occur due to transmutations such as 137Cs+ → 137Ba2+ and 90Sr2+ → 90Zr4+ (t sub /1/2/ approx. = 30 yr in both cases). The relevant causes of such possible effects are the changes in ionic valence and size. This report explicitly formulates a chemical mitigation strategy: if the transmuting species can be incorporated in a multiple-cation host, in which one of the inert cations is a variable-valence transition metal, the valence-change aspect of transmutation can be mitigated by a complementary valence change of the transition metal ion. The present work consisted of chemically simulating the transmutation, the goal being to find a Cs- and Sr-bearing single-phase host that would remain single-phase after the transmutation had occurred. Of several structures tried, perovskite appears to be the most promising, as the A-site can accommodate the approx. 20% size change that occurs when Cs decays to Ba. Ta and Nb were used as the variable-valence ions in the B site. Although not explicitly studied here, magnetoplumbite seems likely to accommodate the Cs → Ba transmutation. The application of the results to unpartitioned and partitioned nuclear wastes is discussed

  16. Accelerator production of the positron emitter zirconium-89

    Highlights: ► We present a method for zirconium-89 production using a low-energy cyclotron. ► Excitation functions and theoretical yields of 89Zr via several reactions were calculated. ► Deposition of Y2O3 on Cu substrate was carried out via by the sedimentation method. ► Production yield of about 60.77 MBq 89Zr per μA h was experimentally obtained. - Abstract: We here presented a method for zirconium-89 production using a low-energy cyclotron. The half-life of 89Zr (T1/2 = 78.4 h) is suitable for immunoPET. 89Zr was produced via the 89Y(p, n)89Zr nuclear process at 20 μA current and 15 → 5 MeV protons beam (20 min). Yield of about 60.77 MBq 89Zr per μAh was experimentally obtained. Also, excitation functions and theoretical yields via 89Y(p, n)89Zr, 89Y(d, 2n)89Zr, natSr(α, xn)89Zr and 90Zr(n, 2n)89Zr reactions were calculated by EMPIRE (version 3.1 Rivoli), ALICE/ASH (pre-equilibrium and equilibrium) and TALYS-1.26 (direct, pre-equilibrium, and equilibrium) codes and TENDL-2010 database. The obtained results have been discussed and compared with the available experimental data.

  17. Tritium production in a sphere of 6LiD irradiated by 14-MeV neutrons

    The specific production of tritium in samples of 6LiH and 7LiH embedded in a 600-mm-diam sphere of 6LiD irradiated by a central source of 14-MeV neutrons was determined by measuring the activity of the hydrogen evolved from the samples of each isotope at each of five different radii in the 6LiD assembly. The entire process of decomposing the LiH, transferring the evolved gas into counters, and determining the decay rate was standardized by processing LiH samples irradiated by thermal neutrons for which the 6Li(n,α) cross section is well known. The specific production of tritium in 6LiH and 7LiH (embedded samples) and the activation of radiochemical detector foils of 45Sc, 89Y, 90Zr, 169Tm, 191Ir 373, 193Ir 627, 197Au, 235U, and 238U placed at various positions in the 6LiD sphere were calculated and compared with the experimental data. One- and three-dimensional Monte Carlo and S/sub n/ neutron-transport calculations were performed. The most reliable (three-dimensional Monte Carlo) calculation is in reasonable agreement with both the tritium-production and the radiochemical-activation data. The existing discrepancies between calculation and experiment appear largely attributable to uncertainties in some tritium-production and radiochemical-activation cross sections. 15 references

  18. A study on nuclear properties of Zr, Nb, and Ta nuclei used as structural material in fusion reactor

    Sahan Halide

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Fusion has a practically limitless fuel supply and is attractive as an energy source. The main goal of fusion research is to construct and operate an energy generating system. Fusion researches also contains fusion structural materials used fusion reactors. Material issues are very important for development of fusion reactors. Therefore, a wide range of fusion structural materials have been considered for fusion energy applications. Zirconium (Zr, Niobium (Nb and Tantalum (Ta containing alloys are important structural materials for fusion reactors and many other fields. Naturally Zr includes the 90Zr (%51.5, 91Zr (%11.2, 92Zr (%17.1, 94Zr (%17.4, 96Zr (%2.80 isotopes and 93Nb and 181Ta include the 93Nb (%100 and 181Ta (%99.98, respectively. In this study, the charge, mass, proton and neutron densities and the root-mean-square (rms charge radii, rms nuclear mass radii, rms nuclear proton, and neutron radii have been calculated for 87-102Zr, 93Nb, 181Ta target nuclei isotopes by using the Hartree–Fock method with an effective Skyrme force with SKM*. The calculated results have been compared with those of the compiled experimental taken from Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables and theoretical values of other studies.

  19. What Do s- and p-Wave Neutron Average Radiative Widths Reveal

    Mughabghab, S.F.

    2010-04-30

    A first observation of two resonance-like structures at mass numbers 92 and 112 in the average capture widths of the p-wave neutron resonances relative to the s-wave component is interpreted in terms of a spin-orbit splitting of the 3p single-particle state into P{sub 3/2} and P{sub 1/2} components at the neutron separation energy. A third structure at about A = 124, which is not correlated with the 3p-wave neutron strength function, is possibly due to the Pygmy Dipole Resonance. Five significant results emerge from this investigation: (i) The strength of the spin-orbit potential of the optical-model is determined as 5.7 {+-} 0.5 MeV, (ii) Non-statistical effects dominate the p-wave neutron-capture in the mass region A = 85 - 130, (iii) The background magnitude of the p-wave average capture-width relative to that of the s-wave is determined as 0.50 {+-} 0.05, which is accounted for quantitatively in tenns of the generalized Fermi liquid model of Mughabghab and Dunford, (iv) The p-wave resonances arc partially decoupled from the giant-dipole resonance (GDR), and (v) Gamma-ray transitions, enhanced over the predictions of the GDR, are observed in the {sup 90}Zr - {sup 98}Mo and Sn-Ba regions.

  20. Optical-shell approach to the description of the observable consequences of E1-giant resonance damping

    Test of applicability of optical-shell model of nuclear reactions (OSMNR) to experimental data describing the observed damping of E1-giant resonance in intermediate and heavy nuclei is conducted. The basic analytical OSMNR formulae for calculation of medium cross section of E1-photoabsorption are given. Numerical calculations of absolute values and energy dependence of cross sections for 90Zr, 140Ce, 208Pb nuclei are carried out, the results of calculations are presentedgraphically. A method for calcUlation of partial E1-radiation strength functions of compound resonances and valent mechanism of E1-photoabsorption as well as total radiation width of neutron resonances and E1-transitions between compound states of nuclei are described. It is revealed that accountancy of temperature effects of the nucleus improves agreement of the calculated values for total radiation width and the given strength functions with experimental data. The conducted analysis displays that OSMNR is a structural method for theoretical investigation into different observed consequences of dipole electric giant resonance relaxation. Unity of the theoretical description of different phenomena is a peculiar feature of OSMNR. It is point out that not all the possibilities of OSMNR are disclosed

  1. Examination of the surrogate ratio method for the determination of the 93Zr(n ,γ )94Zr cross section with Zr,9290(18O,16O)Zr,9492 reactions

    Yan, S. Q.; Li, Z. H.; Wang, Y. B.; Nishio, K.; Makii, H.; Su, J.; Li, Y. J.; Nishinaka, I.; Hirose, K.; Han, Y. L.; Orlandi, R.; Shen, Y. P.; Guo, B.; Zeng, S.; Lian, G.; Chen, Y. S.; Bai, X. X.; Qiao, L. H.; Liu, W. P.

    2016-07-01

    The relative γ -decay probability ratios of the neutron resonance states in 94Zr and 92Zr populated via two-neutron transfer reactions, 92Zr(18O,16O)94Zr and 90Zr(18O,16O)92Zr , have been measured to test the validity of the surrogate ratio method (SRM) in determining the (n , γ ) reaction cross section. The cross sections of the 93Zr(n ,γ )94Zr reaction are derived from the experimentally obtained ratios and the cross sections of the 91Zr(n ,γ )92Zr reaction in the equivalent neutron energy range of En=0 -8 MeV . The deduced cross sections of 93Zr(n ,γ )94Zr reaction agree with the directly measured ones in the low-energy region, and with the evaluated ENDF/B-VII.1 data at higher energies of En>3 MeV . The agreement supports the concept of the SRM method to indirectly determine the (n ,γ ) reaction cross sections.

  2. Testing of cross section libraries on zirconium benchmarks

    Highlights: ► Calculations with ENDF/B-VII.0 nuclear data overpredict keff of Zr benchmarks. ► TRIGA criticality benchmark sensitive to Zr data. ► Zr scattering cross section responsible for differences in keff. ► Need for new experimental data on Zr cross sections. - Abstract: In this paper we investigate the influence of various up-to-date nuclear data libraries, such as ENDF/B-VI.6, ENDF/B-VII.0 and JEFF 3.1, on the multiplication factor of the TRIGA benchmark with fuel made of enriched uranium and zirconium hydride and SB light-water reactor benchmarks with fuel made of fissile material in zirconium matrix. The calculations are performed with the Monte Carlo computer code MCNP. Differences of ∼600 pcm in keff are observed for the benchmark model of the TRIGA reactor, while there are practically no differences in the kinf of the fuel. Therefore, an investigation is performed also for hypothetical homogeneous and heterogeneous systems with different leakage. The uncertainty analysis shows that the most important contributors to the difference in keff are the Zr isotopes (especially 90Zr and 91Zr) and thermal scattering data for H and Zr in ZrH. As the differences in keff due to the use of different cross section libraries are relatively large, there is certainly a need for a review of the evaluated cross section data of the zirconium isotopes.

  3. Study of electric isovector giant nuclear resonances by the charge exchange reaction. Search for a monopole mode

    Charge exchange reactions (13C, 13N) and (13C, 13B) at 50 MeV/n are studied with the purpose of investigating the electric isovector modes of giant nuclear resonances in 12C, 40Ca, 58Ni, 60Ni, 90Zr, 120Sn and 208Pb, and especially the monopole mode. Measurements have been performed at GANIL, using the magnetic spectrometer SPEG. The main characteristics of giant nuclear resonances are reviewed, and the ability of the chosen reactions to excite electric isovector modes is examined. Experimental setup and data reduction are described. Results are commented and analyzed. The analog state of the dipole resonance is strongly excited in nuclei with A ≤ 60; excitation energies and widths are obtained with a good accuracy. For nuclei with A ≥ 60, a large peak is observed in the spectra. Its excitation energy is closed to the excitation energy of the giant isovector monopole resonance, measured with the (π-, π0) reaction, except in 208Pb. Experimental angular distributions do not quite show the features expected from DWBA calculations. The low-lying states of 12N and 12B are used to test the calculations and the reaction mechanisms

  4. The Feshbach-Kerman-Koonin multistep reaction theory and its application to data evaluation

    The development of the multistep nuclear reaction theory of Feshbach, Kerman, and Koonin (FKK) is reviewed, with particular attention to recent work. We present methodologies for unambiguously separating multistep direct and multistep compound contributions, and analyze neutron inelastic scattering by 93Nb at 14: MeV to illustrate the approaches. Modification of the FKK theory to include transitions from the multistep direct to the multistep compound chain (''P→Q transitions'') is discussed. We also describe developments to the theory in order to calculate inelastic cross sections for incident nucleon energies to 200 MeV. At these high energies multiple preequilibrium emission processes must be included, and a theory for their determination is described and compared with experimental measurements of proton reactions on 90Zr. The usefulness of the FKK theory for a range of nuclear data applications, including intermediate energy reactions of importance in Accelerator Transmutation of Waste, reactions on biologically-important elements for cancer radiation treatment, and reactions of importance in fusion technology, is assessed

  5. Isospin Character of Low-Lying Pygmy Dipole States via Inelastic Scattering of $^{17}$O

    Crespi, F C L

    2015-01-01

    The γ decay from the pygmy states was measured in 208 Pb, 124 Sn and 90 Zr nuclei using the inelastic scattering of 17 O at 340 MeV. The emitted γ rays were detected with high resolution with the AGATA demonstrator array and the scattered ions were detected in two segmented ∆ E-E silicon telescopes. The multipolarity of the observed gamma transitions was determined with remarkable sensitivity thanks to angu lar distribution measurements. Cross sections and angular distributions of the γ rays and of the scattered particles were measured. The results are compared with ( γ , γ ’) and (p, p’) data. The data analysis with the distorted wave Born approximation approach gives a good description of the elastic scattering a nd of the inelastic excitation of the 2+ and 3− states. For the dipole transitions, a form factor obtained by folding a microscopically calculated transition dens ity was used for the first time. This has allowed us to extract the isoscalar component of the ...

  6. Study of the intermediate-energy nucleon-nucleus reactions in terms of the quantum molecular dynamics

    The double-differential (p,xp') and (p,xn) reaction cross sections of 58Ni and 90Zr in the energy range from 120 to 200 MeV have been studied in terms of the Quantum Molecular Dynamics. It was found that the present calculation could give a quantitative explanation of experimentally observed values of both channels simultaneously without adjusting any parameter, showing the usefulness of the QMD approach to study the pre-equilibrium process in this energy region. Comparisons were also made with prediction of other theories such as Antisymmetrized Molecular Dynamics (AMD) and semiclassical distorted wave theory. Effect of the anti-symmetrization, which is in AMD but not in QMD, was found surprisingly small, being the result of QMD even slightly better. At the same time, it was found that the present calculation does not give the quasi-free peak of the 1-step cross sections similar to the semiclassical model, due probably to different treatment of the refraction and acceleration effects caused by the mean field. (author)

  7. Reaction cross-section predictions for nucleon induced reactions

    Nobre, G P A; Escher, J E; Dietrich, F S

    2010-01-01

    A microscopic calculation of the optical potential for nucleon-nucleus scattering has been performed by explicitly coupling the elastic channel to all the particle-hole (p-h) excitation states in the target and to all relevant pickup channels. These p-h states may be regarded as doorway states through which the flux flows to more complicated configurations, and to long-lived compound nucleus resonances. We calculated the reaction cross sections for the nucleon induced reactions on the targets $^{40,48}$Ca, $^{58}$Ni, $^{90}$Zr and $^{144}$Sm using the QRPA description of target excitations, coupling to all inelastic open channels, and coupling to all transfer channels corresponding to the formation of a deuteron. The results of such calculations were compared to predictions of a well-established optical potential and with experimental data, reaching very good agreement. The inclusion of couplings to pickup channels were an important contribution to the absorption. For the first time, calculations of excitatio...

  8. Coupled-channels calculations of nonelastic cross sections using a density-functional structure model

    Nobre, G P A; Escher, J E; Thompson, I J; Dupuis, M; Terasaki, J; Engel, J

    2010-01-01

    A microscopic calculation of the reaction cross-section for nucleon-nucleus scattering has been performed by explicitly coupling the elastic channel to all particle-hole (p-h) excitation states in the target and to all one-nucleon pickup channels. The p-h states may be regarded as doorway states through which the flux flows to more complicated configurations, and subsequently to long-lived compound nucleus resonances. Target excitations for 40,48Ca, 58Ni, 90Zr and 144Sm were described in a QRPA framework using a Skyrme functional. Reaction cross sections calculated in this approach were compared to predictions of a fitted optical potential and to experimental data, reaching very good agreement. Couplings between inelastic states were found to be negligible, while the couplings to pickup channels contribute significantly. For the first time observed reaction cross-sections are completely accounted for by explicit channel coupling, for incident energies between 10 and 40 MeV.

  9. Description of fusion and evaporation residue formation cross sections in reactions leading to the formation of element Z =122 within the Langevin approach

    Litnevsky, V. L.; Kosenko, G. I.; Ivanyuk, F. A.

    2016-06-01

    We describe the evolution of the compact system formed by the touching of two colliding ions in reactions 58Fe+248Cm → 306-x122 + xn, 64Ni+244Pu → 308-x122 + xn, and 90Zr+208Pb → 298-x122 + xn. The description is carried out within the dynamical multidimensional stochastic approach, based on Langevin equations for the shape degrees of freedom of colliding ions and the compact system. For the approach stage we take into account the shell structure of colliding ions, their orientation in the space, and the effect of tunneling of ions through the Coulomb barrier. By describing the evolution of the compact system formed after the touching of incident ions, the shell structure of the compact system is also taken into account. Within this approach we have calculated the compound nucleus and evaporation residue formation cross sections. These can be compared with the experimental data. We have also clarified the impact of the tunneling effect in the entrance channel on the fusion and evaporation residue cross sections.

  10. Deformed Structures and Shape Coexistence in Zr-98

    Olaizola, Bruno; 8pi Collaboration

    2015-10-01

    The nuclear structure of the zirconium isotopes evolves from a mid-open neutron shell deformed region (80Zr), through a closed shell (90Zr), to a closed subshell (96Zr), and then to a sudden reappearance of deformation (100Zr). This rapid onset of deformation across the Zr isotopes is unprecedented, and the issue of how collectivity appears and disappears in these isotopes is of special interest. Until recently, only 98Zr (and maybe 100Zr) had indirect and weak evidence for shape coexistence, with only speculative interpretation of the experiments. Recent results from high precision B(E2) measurements provided direct evidence of shape coexistence in 94Zr and suggested that it may happen in many other nuclei in this region. In order to provide direct evidence of shape coexistence in 98Zr a high-statistical-quality γγ experiment was carried out with the 8 π spectrometer at ISAC-TRIUMF. The array consists of 20 Compton-suppressed hyper-pure germanium detectors plus β particle and conversion electron detectors. Excited states up to ~ 5 MeV in 98Zr were populated in the β- decay of 98Y Jπ = (0-) and 98mY J = (4,5). Preliminary results on key branching ratios will be presented. This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and the National Research Council of Canada.

  11. Systematic investigation of the giant monopole resonance with 108.5 MeV 3He through the periodic table

    Inelastic spectra of 108.5 MeV 3He projectiles have been measured at very forward angles including zero degree, using an improved experimental set up to remove slit scattering. Targets were 12C, 27Al, 40Ca, 56Fe, sup(58,60)Ni, sup(66,68)Zn, 89Y, 90Zr, sup(92,96,100)Mo, 108Pd, 107Ag, sup(110,116)Cd, 115In, sup(116,120,124)Sn, 140Ce, sup(144,150,152)Sm, 169Tm, 175Lu, 181Ta, 197Au and 208Pb. A giant monopole resonance is observed above the giant quadrupole resonance in nuclei of mass A >= 60. The excitation energy deviates from the 80 A sup(-1/3) law with decreasing A. For smaller masses, no monopole strength is found separated from the quadrupole strength, unless largely fractionnated and at a lower excitation energy. Preliminary DWBA analysis and percentages of the energy weighted sum rule are presented. Compression moduli are derived. (author)

  12. Experimental nuclear and radiochemistry. Progress report, February 1, 1979-January 31, 1980

    This project entails the investigation of deep nuclear spallation reactions induced by high-energy light particles on complex nuclei. Experimental studies involve activation of various medium- to heavy-mass targets bombarded by pi mesons, protons, and alpha particles. A prime objective is to deconvolve the cascade and evaporation steps in the reaction mechanism. Experimentally, then, particular emphasis has been placed on spallation products far from yield maxima. Irradiations have been performed predominantly at the Clinton P. Anderson Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility. Results from bombardments of 89Y with 190-MeV π-, 800-MeV protons and 720-MeV alphas (SREL) have been nearly completed; mass-yield distributions were compared. Pion-induced neutron removal reactions have been presented for 90Zr and 96Ru along with a serious critique of the final-state charge interaction hypothesis. Theoretical efforts are being directed at the evaporative behavior of very high-temperature nuclei as determined by the nuclear equation of state and how such behavior might become evident in spallation processes. In addition, the soft spheres model has been extended to consider the significance of nuclear transparency in high-energy reactions

  13. Cross-sections of 14 MeV neutron reactions on phosphorus and calcium

    Cross-section values for 14.7 MeV neutrons are measured for the following reactions: 31P(n, α)28Al, (132+-10) mb; 42Ca(n, p)42K, (173+-19) mb; 43Ca(n, p)43K, (111+-9) mb; 44Ca(n, p)44K, (42+-2) mb; 44Ca(n, α)41Ar, (27+-2) mb; 48Ca(n, 2n)47Ca, (616+-54) mb. The preferred mean values for each reaction are given. The 27Al(n, p)27Mg reaction is used as a reference reaction the cross-section of which is taken as σsub(r)=75 mb, while the half-life of 27Mg is T=9.45 m. This reaction is suitable for short-lived activities arising in the different reactions. For long-lived activities the 27Al(n, α)24Na (T=15 h) reaction is used as a standard. The cross-section for this reaction was selected using the good agreement of mean values given in earlier reports. The samples were irradiated in the SAMES neutron generator which produces 14 MeV neutrons by the 3H(d, n)4He reaction. A rotating target assembly was used to provide stable neutron yields, which were monitored and registered so that it was possible to deduce PHIsub(corr)-terms when necessary. Measurements of the spectra were performed with a 110 cm3 Ge(Li) detector on line with a PDP-9 computer. The peak analyses of the spectra were performed with the aid of the VIPUNEN program on a Burroughs 6700 computer. (T.G.)

  14. A systematic study of actinide production from the interactions of heavy ions with 248Cm

    Production cross sections for heavy actinides produced from the interactions of 12C, 31P, 40Ar, and 44Ca ions with 248Cm were measured at energies ranging from 0.98 to 1.35 X Coulomb barrier. The recoiling reaction products were collected in copper or gold catcher foils located near the 248Cm target. Separate fractions of Bk, Cf, Es, Fm, and Md were obtained from a radiochemical separation procedure. For the 12C system, a He/KCl jet was used to transport the recoiling No activities of interest to a rotating wheel system. The isotopic distributions of the actinide products were found to be essentially symmetric about the maximum with full-widths-at-half-maximum of approximately 2.5 mass units. Isotopic distributions of the 12C, 31P, 40Ar, and 44Ca systems were found to be very similar to the 40,48Ca systems studied previously. The maxima of the isotopic distributions generally occurred for those reaction channels which involved the exchange of the fewest number of nucleons between the target and projectile for which the calculated excitation energy was a positive quantity. Additionally, the maxima of the excitation functions occurred at those projectile energies which were consistent with the calculated reaction barriers based upon a binary reaction mechanism. The experimental data from the four systems investigated were compared to several models of heavy ion interactions including a damped reaction mechanism, compound nucleus formation and subsequent particle evaporation, and classical partial wave calculations for binary systems

  15. Studies of the system 14N+14N with a jet gas target

    In this thesis measurements with a jet gas target on the system 14N+14N for energies between 8 and 18 MeV (c.m.) are described. Spectroscoped were the channels p+27Al(=173.40), α+24Mg (=174.60 and 89.30), 8Be+20Ne (=1.60 and 11.00), and 12C+16O(0, 10.70, and 90.60) with different low-lying excitation states of the residual nuclei. Only the excitation functions of the channels α+24Mg (=174.60) and 12C+16O(=10.70) were measured for the whole energy range. Contrarily to the studies on the system 12C+16O which leads also to the compound nucleus 28Si the measurements of this thesis give no hints to resonance structures. The energy-averaged excitation functions of 14N(14N,α)24Mg and 14N(14N,p)27Al agree well with statistical model calculations. The energy-averaged excitation function of the 12Csub(g.s.)+16Osub(g.s.) channel can be sufficiently described by statistical model calculations. However calculations for the channels 12Csup(*)+16Osub(g.s.), 12Csub(g.s.)+16Osup(*), as well 8Be+20Ne yield considerably smaller cross sections compared with the experimental data. This discrepancy indicates direct contributions. The optical model parameters used in the Hauser-Feshbach formalism for the calculation of the transmission coefficients were obtained for the entrance channel 14N+14N by a fit to the elastic cross sections of other measurements. (orig./HSI)

  16. Study on the 21Na(p,γ)22Mg stellar reaction by the (p,t) reaction

    We have experimentally studied the excited states in 22Mg near and above the proton threshold using the 24Mg(p,t) transfer reaction. The states at 5.714, 5.962, and 6.046 MeV, which are important for nucleosynthesis in novae, were assigned to have Jπ = 2+, (1-), and 0+, respectively. The doublets at around 6.3 MeV were, furthermore, resolved and successfully assigned to have Jπ = (6+) and (4+) for the first time

  17. Research in nuclear physics: Progress report, April 1, 1987 to March 31, 1988

    This paper describes work done in nuclear physics in the following areas: energy dependence of complete and incomplete fusion in the 28Si + 12C reaction; complete and incomplete fusion in 28Si + 28Si at bombarding energies of 11, 14, and 16 MeVnucleon; complete and incomplete fusion in 40Ca + 12C and 28Si + 24Mg; position sensitive detectors in the study of breakup reactions; 112Cd from 110Cd(t,p); and fluctuation and resonance analysis for the 11B + 12C, 7Li + 16O, and 10B + 13C induced reactions

  18. The effect of pentobarbital sodium and propofol anesthesia on multifocal electroretinograms in rhesus macaques

    Kim, Charlene B. Y.; Ver Hoeve, James N.; Nork, T. Michael

    2011-01-01

    We compared the suitability of pentobarbital sodium (PB) and propofol (PF) anesthetics for multifocal electroretinograms (mfERGs) in rhesus macaques. mfERGs were collected from 4 ocularly normal rhesus macaques. All animals were pre-anesthetized with intramuscular ketamine (10-15 mg/kg). Intravenous PB induction/maintenance levels were 15 mg/kg/2-10 mg/kg, and for PF, 2-5 mg/kg/6-24 mg/kg/h. There were 3 testing sessions with PB anesthesia and 5-7 testing sessions with PF anesthesia. All PB s...

  19. Multifragmentation and dynamics in heavy ion collisions

    R Roy

    2001-07-01

    A midrapidity zone formed in heavy-ion collisions has been investigated through special selections of light particles and intermediate mass fragments detected in the reaction 35Cl on 12C at 43 MeV/nucleon and the reactions 58Ni on 12C, 24Mg, and 197Au at 34.5 MeV/nucleon, and of neutron energy spectra measured in the reaction 35Cl on natTa. Properties of the observables have been examined to characterize the neck-like structure formed between the two reaction partners.

  20. Reducing the variability of antibiotic production in Streptomyces by cultivation in 24-square deepwell plates

    Siebenberg, S.; Bapat, Prashant Madhusudhan; Eliasson Lantz, Anna; Gust, B.; Heide, L.

    2010-01-01

    extended periods of time. Originally, novobiocin titers in the deepwell plate (5-12 mg l(-1)) were lower than in Erlenmeyer flasks (24 mg Optimization of the inoculation procedure as well as addition of a siloxylated ethylene oxide/propylene oxide copolymer, acting as oxygen carrier, to the production...... inoculum. The use of deepwell plates may considerably reduce the workload and cost of investigations of antibiotic biosynthesis in streptomycetes and other microorganisms due to the high reproducibility and the low requirement for shaker space and culture medium....

  1. "EFFECT OF ELICITORS ON THE ENHANCEMENT OF PODOPHYLLOTOXIN BIOSYNTHESIS IN SUSPENSION CULTURES OF LINUM ALBUM "

    Mohammadreza Shams-Ardakani

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available The possibility of enhancment accumulation of podophyllotoxin (PTOX has been studied in cultures of cell suspension of Linum album Kotschy ex Boiss. (Linaceae producing PTOX was studied. Attempts were made to manipulate the biosynthetic pathway of PTOX by some biotic (yeast extract and abiotic (Ag+, Pb2+ and Cd2+ elicitors for 24 or 48 hr in Murashige and Skoog (MS medium. Silver significantly enhanced PTOX production up to 0.24 % (mg/g cell dry wt. in cultures. This effect could be attributed to the inhibitory role of silver on production of ethylene.

  2. Phenolic Composition, Antioxidant Activity and Anti-Adipogenic Effect of Hot Water Extract from Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) Seed

    Seok-Yeong Yu; Young-Jun Lee; Jong-Dai Kim; Suk-Nam Kang; Seong-Kap Lee; Jung-Young Jang; Hyo-Ku Lee; Jeong-Ho Lim; Ok-Hwan Lee

    2013-01-01

    This study was to evaluate the phenolic content and composition of Carthamus tinctorius L. seed extract (CSE) and to further assess its antioxidant and anti-adipogenic activities using various radical scavenging systems and 3T3-L1 cells. Our results show that the total phenolic and flavonoid contents of CSE were 126.0 ± 2.4 mg GAE/g and 62.2 ± 1.9 mg QE/g, respectively. The major phenolic compounds in CSE was (−)-epigallocatechin (109.62 mg/g), with a 4-hydroxy benzhydrazide derivative and ...

  3. A study of randomness, correlations, and collectivity in the nuclear shell model

    A variable combination of realistic and random two-body interactions allows the study of collective properties [such as the energy spectra and B(E2) transition strengths] in 44Ti, 48Cr, and 24Mg. It is found that the average energies of the yrast band states maintain the ordering for any degree of randomness, but the B(E2) values lose their quadrupole collectivity when randomness dominates the Hamiltonian. The high probability of the yrast band to be ordered in the presence of pure random forces exhibits the strong correlations between the different members of the band

  4. Role of deformation on giant resonances within the QRPA approach and the Gogny force

    Peru, S

    2008-01-01

    Fully consistent axially-symmetric-deformed Quasi-particle Random Phase Approximation (QRPA) calculations have been performed, in which the same Gogny D1S effective force has been used for both the Hartree-Fock-Bogolyubov mean field and the QRPA approaches. Giant resonances calculated in deformed $^{26-28}$Si and $^{22-24}$Mg nuclei as well as in the spherical $^{30}$Si and $^{28}$Mg isotopes are presented. Theoretical results for isovector-dipole and isoscalar monopole, quadrupole, and octupole responses are presented and the impact of the intrinsic nuclear deformation is discussed.

  5. Eficacia de la Galantamina en los síntomas de demencia del tipo Alzheimer, vascular y mixta

    José Luis Acosta-Patiño; Joaquín Jiménez-Alayola; Lucas López-Segovia; Manuel E. Borbolla-Sala

    2006-01-01

    Objetivo: evaluar la eficacia de la galantamina sobre los síntomas de demencia tipo Alzheimer, vascular o mixta en pacientes ambulatorios. Material y métodos: estudio experimental Fase IV en donde se incluyeron 32 pacientes con diagnóstico de demencia con base en el DSM-IV, se les administró solución gotas de galantamina con incremento gradual de la dosis, durante tres meses: 8, 16 y 24 mg/día, evaluando cada mes; tolerabilidad, eventos adversos, se aplicó y evaluó el minimental de Folstein. ...

  6. The Hoyle state in nuclear lattice effective field theory

    Timo A Lähde; Evgeny Epelbaum; Hermann Krebs; Dean Lee; Ulf-G Meißner; Gautam Rupak

    2014-11-01

    We review the calculation of the Hoyle state of 12C in nuclear lattice effective field theory (NLEFT) and its anthropic implications in the nucleosynthesis of 12C and 16O in red giant stars. We also analyse the extension of NLEFT to the regime of medium-mass nuclei, with emphasis on the determination of the ground-state energies of the nuclei 16O, 20Ne, 24Mg, and 28Si by Euclidean time projection. Finally, we discuss recent NLEFT results for the spectrum, electromagnetic properties, and α-cluster structure of 16O.

  7. Effects of dietary mannan oligosaccharide and herbal essential oil blend supplementation on performance and oxidative stability of eggs and liver in laying hens

    Mustafa Çınar; Kamil Seyrek; Abdullah Uğur Çatlı; Metin Çabuk; Hasan Akşit; Kamil Küçükyılmaz; Özlem Tokuşoğlu; Mehmet Bozkurt

    2012-01-01

    The role of dietary supplemental mannan oligosaccharide (MOS) and an essential oil blend (EOB) on performance of laying hens, and susceptibility of egg yolk and hen liver to lipid oxidation were examined. Four hundred and thirty-two 52-week old Lohmann laying hens were divided into three groups and fed a basal diet containing no antioxidant as control (CNT), basal diet plus 1 g/kg MOS and basal diet with 24 mg/kg EOB, for a 10-week experimental period. Supplementation of diet with MOS and EOB...

  8. The CXCR4 antagonist plerixafor is a potential therapy for myelokathexis, WHIM syndrome

    Dale, David C.; Bolyard, Audrey Anna; Kelley, Merideth L.; Westrup, Ernest C.; Makaryan, Vahagn; Aprikyan, Andrew; Wood, Brent; Hsu, Frank J.

    2011-01-01

    Mutations in CXCR4 cause severe leukopenia in myelokathexis or WHIM syndrome. Plerixafor inhibits binding of CXCR4 to its ligand CXCL12. We investigated the effects of plerixafor (0.04 to 0.24 mg/kg) administered at 2-4 day intervals in 6 patients. Outcome measures were the patients' complete blood cell counts, CD34+ cell counts and lymphocyte subtypes compared with 5 normal subjects similarly treated with plerixafor. All patients showed prompt leukocytosis with maximum blood neutrophils and ...

  9. Entrance channel independence in the decay of 47V formed in nearly symmetric and asymmetric reactions

    A light mass CN 47V*, produced via different reaction channels, is observed to have fully energy damped binary decay process, supported by the statistical model calculations based on the transition-state model (TSM). In the present contribution, the decay of excited CN 47V* formed in nearly symmetric and asymmetric reactions 23Na+24Mg (Elab=89.1 MeV) and 35Cl+12C (Elab=200 MeV), respectively, with the same excitation energy ECN*=64.1 MeV, is studied by using the Dynamical Cluster decay Model (DCM) of Gupta and collaborators

  10. A study of the (₉Be, ₁₀B) reaction

    Winfield, John Stuart.; Jelley, N A; Dr. N. A. Jelley

    1983-01-01

    Angular distributions have been measured for the (9Be, 10B0, 1) reactions on 63Cu, 54Fe, 26,24Mg and 16O at 43 MeV and on 40Ca at 45 and 30 MeV. Several of these experiments were performed with the Oxford MDM-2 spectrometer and the design and testing of its 30 cm focal plane detector, which is of the "hybrid" type, is described. Despite the size of the counter, in particular the large cathode to Frisch-grid separation, the resolution of the ionization signals is comparable ...

  11. Paliperidone ER and oral risperidone in patients with schizophrenia: a comparative database analysis

    Schooler Nina

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background To compare the efficacy and tolerability of paliperidone extended-release (ER with risperidone immediate-release using propensity score methodology. Methods Six double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, short-term clinical trials for acute schizophrenia with availability of individual patient-level data were identified (3 per compound. Propensity score pairwise matching was used to balance observed covariates between the paliperidone ER and risperidone patient populations. Scores were generated using logistic regression models, with age, body mass index, race, sex, baseline Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS total score and baseline Clinical Global Impressions–Severity (CGI-S score as factors. The dosage range of paliperidone ER (6-12 mg/day was compared with 2 risperidone dosage ranges: 2-4 and 4-6 mg/day. The primary efficacy measure was change in PANSS total score at week 6 end point. Tolerability end points included adverse event (AE reports and weight. AEs with rates ≥5% and with a ≥2% difference between paliperidone ER and risperidone were identified. Results Completion rates for placebo-treated subjects in paliperidone ER trials (n = 95 and risperidone trials (n = 122 groups were 36.8% and 51.6%, respectively; end point changes on PANSS total scores were similar (p = 0.768. Completion rates for subjects receiving paliperidone ER 6-12 mg/day (n = 179, risperidone 2-4 mg/day (n = 113 or risperidone 4-6 mg/day (n = 129 were 64.8%, 54.0% and 66.7%, respectively (placebo-adjusted rates: paliperidone ER vs risperidone 2-4 mg/day, p = 0.005; paliperidone ER vs risperidone 4-6 mg/day, p = 0.159. PANSS total score improvement with paliperidone ER was greater than with risperidone 2-4 mg/day (difference in mean change score, -6.7; p Conclusions This indirect database analysis suggested that paliperidone ER 6-12 mg/day may be more efficacious than risperidone 2-4 mg/day and as efficacious as risperidone 4-6 mg/day. The AE-adjusted incidence rates suggest differences between treatments that may be relevant for individual patients. Additional randomized, direct, head-to-head clinical trials are needed to confirm these findings.

  12. Three recent TDHF calculations

    Three applications of TDHF are discussed. First, vibrational spectra of a post grazing collision 40Ca nucleus is examined and found to contain many high energy components, qualitatively consistent with recent Orsay experiments. Second, the fusion cross section in energy and angular momentum are calculated for 16O + 24Mg to exhibit the parameters of the low l window for this system. A sensitivity of the fusion cross section to the effective two body potential is discussed. Last, a preliminary analysis of 86Kr + 139La at E/sub lab/ = 505 MeV calculated in the frozen approximation is displayed, compared to experiment and discussed

  13. Production of shower particles from various beam collisions with different emulsion targets

    The reaction cross sections for 4.5 A GeV/cP, d, 4He, 6He, 6Li, 7Li, 12C, 16C, 16O, 24Mg, 2*Si and 32S beams with different chemical components of emulsion nuclei are studied with high statistics, and compared with the calculations according to Glauber model. The multiplicity distributions of shower produced particles from the interactions with light and heavy emulsion nuclei are analyzed in terms of the negative binomial and Poisson laws. Some of the present negative binomial parameters agree with the corresponding ones obtained from the propane bubble chamber

  14. Progress in high-temperature oven development for 28 GHz electron cyclotron resonance ion source

    Ohnishi, J.; Higurashi, Y.; Nakagawa, T.

    2016-02-01

    We have been developing a high-temperature oven using UO2 in the 28 GHz superconducting electron cyclotron resonance ion source at RIKEN since 2013. A total of eleven on-line tests were performed. The longest operation time in a single test was 411 h, and the consumption rate of UO2 was approximately 2.4 mg/h. In these tests, we experienced several problems: the ejection hole of a crucible was blocked with UO2 and a crucible was damaged because of the reduction of tungsten strength at high temperature. In order to solve these problems, improvements to the crucible shape were made by simulations using ANSYS.

  15. E2 Transition Probabilities in 114Te: a Conundrum

    Lifetimes in 114Te were determined using the recoil distance Doppler-shift technique with a plunger device coupled to five HP Ge detectors enhanced by one Euroball Cluster detector. The experiment was carried out at the Cologne FN Tandem facility using the 93Nb(24Mg,p2n) reaction at 90 MeV. The differential decay curve method in coincidence mode was employed to derive lifetimes for seven excited states, while the lifetime of an isomeric state was obtained in singles mode. The resulting E2 transition probabilities are shown to be very anomalous in comparison with the vibrational energy spacings of the ground state band

  16. E2 transition probabilities in 114Te: A conundrum

    Lifetimes in 114Te were determined using the recoil distance Doppler-shift technique with a plunger device coupled to five HP Ge detectors enhanced by one Euroball cluster detector. The experiment was carried out at the Cologne FN Tandem facility using the 93Nb(24Mg,p2n) reaction at 90 MeV. The differential decay curve method in coincidence mode was employed to derive lifetimes for seven excited states, whereas the lifetime of an isomeric state was obtained in singles mode. The resulting E2 transition probabilities are shown to be very anomalous in comparison with the vibrational energy spacings of the ground-state band

  17. Coat colour pattern in Garut sheep and its crossbred

    Ismeth Inounu; D. Ambarawati; R.H. Mulyono

    2009-01-01

    Coat colour is a qualitative trait whose expression is controlled by genes and could be used as a characteristic of sheep breed and could be used as a trade mark for certain sheep breeder enterprise. The research was done to study the coat color pattern in Garut sheep and its crossbred. In this study 178 heads of sheep was used which consisted of 64 Garut sheep (GG); 24 MG sheep (50% M and 50% G); 14 HG sheep (50% St. Croix and 50% G); 20 HMG sheep and 56 MHG sheep. HMG and MHG sheep are comp...

  18. Developmental neurotoxicity of propylthiouracil in rats

    Petersen, Marta Axelstad; Hansen, Pernille Reimer; Christiansen, Sofie;

    2007-01-01

    early in pregnancy may cause adverse effects on the offspring. This has led to increased concern about thyroid hormone disrupting chemicals (TDCs) in our environment. We have studied how developmental exposure to the known antithyroid agent propylthiouracil (PTU) affects the development of rat pups. The...... overall aim was to provide detailed knowledge on the relationship between effects on thyroid hormone levels and long-lasting developmental neurotoxicity effects. Groups of 16–18 pregnant rats (HanTac:WH) were dosed with PTU (0, 0.8, 1.6 or 2.4 mg/(kg day)) from gestation day 7 to postnatal day (PND) 16...

  19. Energy dependence of complete and incomplete fusion for mass 56 entrance channel systems at E/sub lab/ > 10 MeVnucleon

    Three entrance channels 16O + 40Ca, 28Si + 28Si, and 32S + 24Mg forming the 56Ni compound nucleus have been studied in the energy range 5 to 17 MeVnucleon. Time-of-flight measurements provided mass identification and allowed for extraction of velocity distributions. These distributions were used to identify evaporation residues and to decompose the evaporation residues yeilds into complete and incomplete fusion components using evaporation code calculations. The velocity centroids as function of angle and mass are found to put constraints on the possible pre-equilibrium emission of light particles. 16 refs., 6 figs

  20. Research on Pork Jerky Obtained Through Fermentation with Pediococcus acidilactici

    Zhao Xingxiu; Zhang Jing; Ming Hongmei; Zou Wei; Wang Yang; Zhao Changqing; Mu Shengdong; Zhang Hao; Qiu Lin

    2016-01-01

    Pediococcus acidilactici was used to ferment fresh pork. After fermentation, the pork jerky was subjected to sensory evaluation and the levels of pH, free amino acids, and volatile compounds were measured. The results showed that the fermented pork jerky had a better sensory evaluation score (score: 93.2), lower pH value (3.54), and more free amino acids (39.24 mg/100 g). Furthermore, in the fermented pork jerky, the content of three acids (18.552%) was high, which lowered the pH of the pork ...

  1. Laboratory and field investigation of chemical disinfection of combined sewer overflow in Copenhagen area

    Chhetri, Ravi Kumar; Thornberg, Dines; Berner, Jesper;

    We investigated the possibility to apply performic acid (PFA) and peracetic acid (PAA) for disinfection of combined sewer overflow (CSO) in existing CSO management infrastructures. The disinfection power of PFA and PAA to Escherichia coli (E. coli) and enterococcus were studied in batch scale and...... pre-field experiment. In batch scale experiment 2.5 mg·L -1 PAA removed around 4 log unit of E. coli and enterococcus from CSO with long contact time. Removal of E. coli and enterococcus from CSO were always around or above 3 log unit using 2-4 mg·L -1 PFA with short contact time in batch scale and...

  2. Microscopic boson approach to the description of sd-shell nuclei

    A microscopic method is proposed for analyzing the properties of light nuclei with an equal number of protons and neutrons in terms of many interacting bosons. An exact boson image of the underlying shell-model Hamiltonian is derived and the dynamical behaviour of the original fermion system is studied directly in the boson picture using the mean field approximation. The resulting boson states are shown to be free from spurios components, so that the cubersome procedure of constructing the physical boson states can be avoided. The method is applied to calculating the energy spectra of 20Ne, 24Mg and a satisfactory agreement with experimental data is found

  3. Valproate-Risperidone versus Valproate-Lithium combination in acute mania

    M Barekatain; A. Fatemi; N BASHARDOOST; A Darougheh; M Salehi; GH Asadollahi

    2005-01-01

    Background: We evaluated the efficacy of valproate plus risperidone versus valproate plus lithium combination in the treatment of acute mania. Methods: In 2-week, randomized, double-blind, parallel group study, 46 acute manic patients according to DSM-IV criteria were randomly assigned to receive combination of valproate 20 mg/ kg/day plus risperidone 2-4 mg/day (n=23) or lithium600-1200 mg/day (n=23). The assessment of efficacy measures were according to Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) ...

  4. Influence of Temperature and Drying Time on Extraction Yield of Phenolic Compounds from Grape Pomace Variety “Portogizac”

    Planinić, M.; Aliakbarian, B.; Perego, P; Greganić, K.; Tomas, S.; Bucić-Kojić, A.

    2015-01-01

    The influence of drying temperature (60 °C, 70 °C, 80 °C) and fluid-bed drying time (90 min, 135 min, 180 min) on the extraction yield of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of extracts were investigated. The content of phenolic compounds and antioxidant activity of extracts obtained from wet grape pomace (WGP) were 73.83 mgGAE gdb–1, 42.24 mgCE gdb–1, 30.53 mg gdb–1, and 0.35 ginhDPPH gdb–1 for total phenolic compounds (TPC), total flavonoids (TF), total extractible proanthocyanid...

  5. Pion absorption in nuclei: The (π+-,p) reactions

    Reported here is the first experiment to measure the excitation of discrete final states following the (π-,p) reaction. The Energetic Pion Channel and Spectrometer (EPICS) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the High Resolution Pion Channel and Spectrometer (πM1-SUSI) at the Swiss Institute for Nuclear Physics were used for this high resolution study of (π+-,p) reactions. An average energy resolution of 500 KeV and 700 KeV was achieved at EPICS and πM1-SUSI respectively. At EPICS these reactions were measured at T/sub π/ = 120 MeV and θ/sub lab/ = 250 on 24Mg, 27Al, 40Ca and 58Ni; 12C(π-,p) was measured at T/sub π/ = 145 MeV. At πM1-SUSI these reactions were measured at T/sub π/ = 90 MeV and at θ/sub lab/ = 200 on 23Na and 24Mg. The measurement includes both the differential cross sections and continuum up to an excitation energy of 40 MeV. In 23Na, 24Mg, and 27Al there are peaks in the low excitation region. The shape of the continuum in an excitation energy range of 10 to 40 MeV was found to be independent of pion charge and target mass. The magnitude of proton yield from all the targets at T/sub π/ = 120 MeV is more than twenty four times larger for π+ than for π-. Also, the cross sections for both reactions on 24Mg is slightly enhanced compared to other nuclei. At T/sub π/ = 90 MeV the ratio of the proton yield for π+ to π- absorption drops down to fourteen. This high ratio and its energy dependence supports the idea of a two nucleon pion absorption model. Pion absorption in the context of both the reaction mechanism and nuclear structure is discussed. 99 refs., 64 figs., 11 tabs

  6. Study on Transplantation Potamogeton Crispus in Overwinter Fish Ponel%鱼类越冬池移植菹草的研究

    景德武; 杨虹; 李敏; 尹海富

    2008-01-01

    2004年在黑龙江省安达市氧化泡2#越冬池进行移植菹草对鱼类安全越冬效果试验,结果表明,透明度增加了58 cm,达到170 cm;溶解氧(Do)增加了2.4 mg/L,达10.3 mg/L;鱼类安全越冬成活率在80%以上,越冬效果较为理想.

  7. Absolute frequency measurement of the magnesium intercombination transition $^1S_0 \\to ^3P_1$

    Friebe, Jan; Pape, André; Riedmann, Matthias; Moldenhauer, Karsten; Mehlstäubler, Tanja; Rehbein, Nils; Lisdat, Christian; Rasel, Ernst M.; Ertmer, Wolfgang; Schnatz, Harald; Lipphardt, Burghard; Grosche, Gesine

    2007-01-01

    We report on a frequency measurement of the $(3s^2)^1S_0\\to(3s3p)^3P_1$ clock transition of $^{24}$Mg on a thermal atomic beam. The intercombination transition has been referenced to a portable primary Cs frequency standard with the help of a femtosecond fiber laser frequency comb. The achieved uncertainty is $2.5\\times10^{-12}$ which corresponds to an increase in accuracy of six orders of magnitude compared to previous results. The measured frequency value permits the calculation of several ...

  8. New approach to analyzing and evaluating cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions

    The presence of substantial systematic discrepancies between the results of different experiments devoted to determining cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions—first of all, (γ, n), (γ, 2n), and (γ, 3n) reactions—is a strong motivation for studying the reliability and authenticity of these data and for developing methods for taking into account and removing the discrepancies in question. In order to solve the first problem, we introduce objective absolute criteria involving transitional photoneutron-multiplicity functions F1, F2, F3, …; by definition, their values cannot exceed 1.0, 0.5, 0.33, …, respectively. With the aim of solving the second problem, we propose a new experimental-theoretical approach. In this approach, reaction cross sections are evaluated by simultaneously employing experimental data on the cross section for the total photoneutron yield, σexpt(γ, xn) = σexpt(γ, n) + 2σexpt(γ, 2n) + 3σexpt(γ, 3n) + …, which are free from drawbacks plaguing experimental methods for sorting neutrons in multiplicity, and the results obtained by calculating the functions Ftheor1, Ftheor2, Ftheor3, … on the basis of the modern model of photonuclear reactions. The reliability and authenticity of data on the cross sections for (γ, n), (γ, 2n), and (γ, 3n) partial reactions—σeval( , in) = Fitheorσexpt(γ, xn)—were evaluated for the 90Zr, 115In, 112,114,116,117,118,119,120,122,124Sn, 159Tb, and 197Au nuclei.

  9. Cross Sections Calculations of ( d, t) Nuclear Reactions up to 50 MeV

    Tel, E.; Yiğit, M.; Tanır, G.

    2013-04-01

    In nuclear fusion reactions two light atomic nuclei fuse together to form a heavier nucleus. Fusion power is the power generated by nuclear fusion processes. In contrast with fission power, the fusion reaction processes does not produce radioactive nuclides. The fusion will not produce CO2 or SO2. So the fusion energy will not contribute to environmental problems such as particulate pollution and excessive CO2 in the atmosphere. Fusion powered electricity generation was initially believed to be readily achievable, as fission power had been. However, the extreme requirements for continuous reactions and plasma containment led to projections being extended by several decades. In 2010, more than 60 years after the first attempts, commercial power production is still believed to be unlikely before 2050. Although there have been significant research and development studies on the inertial and magnetic fusion reactor technology, there is still a long way to go to penetrate commercial fusion reactors to the energy market. In the fusion reactor, tritium self-sufficiency must be maintained for a commercial power plant. Therefore, for self-sustaining (D-T) fusion driver tritium breeding ratio should be greater than 1.05. Working out the systematics of ( d, t) nuclear reaction cross sections is of great importance for the definition of the excitation function character for the given reaction taking place on various nuclei at different energies. Since the experimental data of charged particle induced reactions are scarce, self-consistent calculation and analyses using nuclear theoretical models are very important. In this study, ( d, t) cross sections for target nuclei 19F, 50Cr, 54Fe, 58Ni, 75As, 89Y, 90Zr, 107Ag, 127I, 197Au and 238U have been investigated up to 50 MeV deuteron energy. The excitation functions for ( d, t) reactions have been calculated by pre-equilibrium reaction mechanism. Calculation results have been also compared with the available measurements in

  10. ZIRCONIUM—HAFNIUM ISOTOPE EVIDENCE FROM METEORITES FOR THE DECOUPLED SYNTHESIS OF LIGHT AND HEAVY NEUTRON-RICH NUCLEI

    Akram, W.; Schönbächler, M. [School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL (United Kingdom); Sprung, P. [Institut für Planetologie, Universität Münster, Wilhelm-Klemm-Strasse 10, D-48149 Münster (Germany); Vogel, N. [Institute for Geochemistry and Petrology, ETH, Clausiusstrasse 25, 8092 Zürich (Switzerland)

    2013-11-10

    Recent work based on analyses of meteorite and terrestrial whole-rock samples showed that the r- and s- process isotopes of Hf were homogeneously distributed throughout the inner solar system. We report new Hf isotope data for Calcium-Aluminum-rich inclusions (CAIs) of the CV3 carbonaceous chondrite Allende, and novel high-precision Zr isotope data for these CAIs and three carbonaceous chondrites (CM, CO, CK). Our Zr data reveal enrichments in the neutron-rich isotope {sup 96}Zr (≤1ε in {sup 96}Zr/{sup 90}Zr) for bulk chondrites and CAIs (∼2ε). Potential isotope effects due to incomplete sample dissolution, galactic and cosmic ray spallation, and the nuclear field shift are assessed and excluded, leading to the conclusion that the {sup 96}Zr isotope variations are of nucleosynthetic origin. The {sup 96}Zr enrichments are coupled with {sup 50}Ti excesses suggesting that both nuclides were produced in the same astrophysical environment. The same CAIs also exhibit deficits in r-process Hf isotopes, which provides strong evidence for a decoupling between the nucleosynthetic processes that produce the light (A ≤ 130) and heavy (A > 130) neutron-rich isotopes. We propose that the light neutron-capture isotopes largely formed in Type II supernovae (SNeII) with higher mass progenitors than the supernovae that produced the heavy r-process isotopes. In the context of our model, the light isotopes (e.g. {sup 96}Zr) are predominantly synthesized via charged-particle reactions in a high entropy wind environment, in which Hf isotopes are not produced. Collectively, our data indicates that CAIs sampled an excess of materials produced in a normal mass (12-25 M{sub ☉}) SNII.

  11. Simple Nuclear Excitations Distributed among Closely Spaced Levels

    A review is given of the limited information available about the correct description of simple nuclear excitations when they are mixed with more complicated excitations to form the quasi-stationary highly excited states of nuclei. Examples are given which illustrate the energy region over which a simple excitation appears, the existence of local variations or intermediate structure with a characteristic energy of about 100 keV, and correlations which might exist between two different simple excitations. The types of simple excitations considered are single-particle states, analogue states, and electric dipole excitation. There is little quantitative information about the gross spreading of single-particle strength despite the successes of the optical model and the popularity of transfer reactions. There may be some evidence for intermediate structure in reported variations of neutron scattering cross-sections, but the interpretation is ambiguous. A convincing and educational example of a single-particle ''doorway'' is given by the Monahan and Elwyn analysis of s-wave neutron resonances in Fe. The fragmentation of an analogue state among the T90Y) can be obtained by studying the more easily seen corresponding analogues (e.g. in 90Zr). Information on the spreading of electric dipole strength can be obtained directly from gamma-ray interaction cross-sections. The non-statistical neutrons emitted from the giant dipole resonance provide guidance for the theoretical description of the resonance. At energies well below the giant resonance there is evidence for substantial intermediate structure. In the same energy region comparisons between (γ, γ) and (γ, Po) cross-sections are particularly sensitive to correlations. Many more relevant experiments will be needed before the spreading of strength and the correlations between different simple excitations are understood. (author)

  12. Status of semi-classical distorted wave (SCDW) model

    Watanabe, Y.; Higashi, H.; Kuwata, R.; Kawai, M. [Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan); Kohno, M.

    1997-05-01

    The SCDW model to describe the preequilibrium MSD reaction was extended so as to include the 3-step process. The MSD calculations of {sup 58}Ni(p,p`x) at energies of 65, 120 and 200 MeV and {sup 90}Zr(p,p`x) at 160 MeV were carried out using the extended SCDW model and compared with the experimental data. The calculations with no free parameter showed overall good agreement with the experiment, although underprediction is seen at very small and backward angles. We found that the 2- and 3-step contributions were not so large enough to compensate the difference between the 1-step cross sections and the experimental ones at backward angles. The discrepancies seen at very small and large angles is possibly responsible for the local Fermi-gas model which does not work well in the nuclear surface region. The comparisons of the SCDW calculations with the AMD, QMD and FKK calculations led to an interesting result that the differences in the shape of 1-step angular distributions are remarkable among the models, but the multistep components are rather similar in the shape of angular distributions and the step-wise contribution is not so much different. The in-medium N-N cross sections were calculated in the nonrelativistic Brueckner framework with the Paris potential, and were parametrized as a function of the incident energy and the nuclear density. The SCDW calculation with the in-medium N-N cross sections was not so different from that with the free ones. (J.P.N.)

  13. Progress report, Physics Division, July 1 to September 30, 1979

    Preparations are underway to use the intense electron beam produced by the Electron Test Accelerator for an experiment to test for violation of parity conservation in strong interactons. Using a capture γ-ray technique, the thermal neutron capture cross section of 90Zr has been found to be significantly smaller than previous literature values. Commissioning of the Fast Intense Neutron Source to increase source strength has continued with some delay caused by the failure of the target rotating vacuum seal. The superconducting cyclotron program passed from full-scale test to construction phase. Design work is continuing and component fabrication has been started on a preaccelerator suitable for accelerator breeder applications. Development is continuing on a multi-aperture duoPIGatron ion source suitable for a high current accelerator. In fertile-to-fissile conversion experiments at TRIUMF, all of the neutron flux data taken previously at a proton energy of 480 MeV have been re-assessed. Experiments in solid state physics included (a) using small-angle scattering techniques for examination of detergent micelles in D2O solution, (b) the nature of phase transitions in two specimen antifluorites, (c) phonons in a large single crystal of deuterated ammonia, (d) vacancy formation energy in type 316 stainless steel by positron annihilation, (e) theoretical studies of the depth distribution of heavy-ion recoils. Possible improvements in the characteristics of CdTe detectors by introduction of hydrogen are being investigated. Operations of the MP Tandem accelerator and the main site computing facility are summarized. (OST)

  14. Integrated Nucleosynthesis in Neutrino Driven Winds

    Roberts, L F; Woosley, S E; Hoffman, R D

    2010-03-26

    Although they are but a small fraction of the mass ejected in core-collapse supernovae, neutrino-driven winds (NDWs) from nascent proto-neutron stars (PNSs) have the potential to contribute significantly to supernova nucleosynthesis. In previous works, the NDW has been implicated as a possible source of r-process and light p-process isotopes. In this paper we present time-dependent hydrodynamic calculations of nucleosynthesis in the NDW which include accurate weak interaction physics coupled to a full nuclear reaction network. Using two published models of PNS neutrino luminosities, we predict the contribution of the NDW to the integrated nucleosynthetic yield of the entire supernova. For the neutrino luminosity histories considered, no true r-process occurs in the most basic scenario. The wind driven from an older 1.4M{sub {circle_dot}} model for a PNS is moderately neutron-rich at late times however, and produces {sup 87}Rb, {sup 88}Sr, {sup 89}Y, and {sup 90}Zr in near solar proportions relative to oxygen. The wind from a more recently studied 1.27M{sub {circle_dot}} PNS is proton-rich throughout its entire evolution and does not contribute significantly to the abundance of any element. It thus seems very unlikely that the simplest model of the NDW can produce the r-process. At most, it contributes to the production of the N = 50 closed shell elements and some light p-nuclei. In doing so, it may have left a distinctive signature on the abundances in metal poor stars, but the results are sensitive to both uncertain models for the explosion and the masses of the neutron stars involved.

  15. Study of the nucleus-nucleus interaction potential via 16O elastic scattering at 94 MeV/u

    The elastic scattering angular distributions of 16O at 94 MeV/u on 12C, 28Si, 40Ca, 90Zr, 208Pb targets have been measured. They have been analyzed in the framework of the optical model with Woods-Saxon potentials and in the framework of the folding model. Concerning the heaviest system 16O + 208Pb, these analyses show that the real potential is well-defined only in the vicinity of the strong absorption radius, whereas for the lighter systems, it is defined in a relatively wide region (2-3 fm), which corresponds to a strong overlap of the two nuclei, especially for the systems 16O + 28Si and 16O + 12C. This difference, between the 16O + 208Pb system and the other systems originates in the appearance of the far-side contribution which manifests itself in the angular distributions by the so-called Fraunhoefer oscillations. The imaginary part of the potential is determined only in the vicinity of the strong absorption radius. The large reduction of the strong absorption radius for all the studied systems as the energy increases shows that the nuclear surface transparency is strongly enhanced at intermediate energies. The calculations performed with folding potentials allowed a study of the nuclear potential strength, in a less ambiguous way than with phenomenological potentials. In the regions where they are well-defined, the real and imaginary potentials decrease regularly when the energy goes from 10 to 100 MeV/u. This decrease disagrees with the results of microscopic calculations which predict an increase or a saturation of the nuclear potential in this energy range

  16. Communication of nuclear data progress: No.14 (1995)

    Communication of Nuclear Data Progress (CNDP) in English is set up by Chinese Nuclear Data Center. This is the fourteenth issue, in which the achievements in nuclear data field for the last year in P.R. China are published. It includes the measurements of neutron activation cross sections for 64Zn(n,γ)65Zn, 23Na(n,2n)22Na, 92Mo(n,p)92mNb, 94Mo(n,2n)93mMo, 98Mo(n,p)98mNb, Ba(n,x)134Cs, 134Ba(n,2n)133Ba, 137Ba(n,p)137Cs, 140Ce(n,2n)139Ce, 142Ce(n,2n)141Ce, 179Hf(n,2n)178m2Hf and 209Bi(n,2n)208Bi reactions; calculation of neutron induced reactions on nuclides 175,176,NatLu and 89Y (emphatically on γ-production data); a γ-production data intercomparison system and intercomparison of Fe, Cr, Ni γ-production data; evaluations of n + 56Fe, 58,60,61,62,64,NatNi(n,α), 93Nb(n,2n), (n,n') and 58Ni, 87Rb, 89Y, 90Zr, 140Ce, 169Tm(n,2n) reaction cross sections; sensitivity of logft on ε branching to ground state of 197Au in decay of 197Hg; evaluated particle reflection data base, physical sputtering simulated calculation; progress on parameter and program libraries

  17. Relativistic quasiparticle time blocking approximation: Dipole response of open-shell nuclei

    The self-consistent relativistic quasiparticle random-phase approximation (RQRPA) is extended by the quasiparticle-phonon coupling (QPC) model using the quasiparticle time blocking approximation (QTBA). The method is formulated in terms of the Bethe-Salpeter equation (BSE) in the two-quasiparticle space with an energy-dependent two-quasiparticle residual interaction. This equation is solved either in the basis of Dirac states forming the self-consistent solution of the ground state or in the momentum representation. Pairing correlations are treated within the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) model with a monopole-monopole interaction. The same NL3 set of the coupling constants generates the Dirac-Hartree-BCS single-quasiparticle spectrum, the static part of the residual two-quasiparticle interaction and the quasiparticle-phonon coupling amplitudes. A quantitative description of electric dipole excitations in the chain of tin isotopes (Z=50) with the mass numbers A=100,106,114,116,120, and 130 and in the chain of isotones with (N=50) 88Sr, 90Zr, 92Mo is performed within this framework. The RQRPA extended by the coupling to collective vibrations generates spectra with a multitude of 2q x phonon (two quasiparticles plus phonon) states providing a noticeable fragmentation of the giant dipole resonance as well as of the soft dipole mode (pygmy resonance) in the nuclei under investigation. The results obtained for the photo absorption cross sections and for the integrated contributions of the low-lying strength to the calculated dipole spectra agree very well with the available experimental data

  18. Collective behaviour of hot nuclei: study of the giant dipole resonance

    In order to study the collective behaviour of nucleons in highly excited nuclei, we have studied the giant dipole resonance in nuclei of mass close to 110, formed by incomplete fusion in the 36Ar+90Zr reaction at 27 MeV/u. To perform this study, we used the multidetector MEDEA of the LNS Catania, to which we added two parallel plate avalanche counters. The giant dipole resonance has been measured by detecting the γ-ray photons emitted during the decay chain of the hot nuclei. Two methods have been used to determine the excitation energy. One consists in an analysis of velocity spectra of the heavy residues in terms of massive transfer model. The other allows to extract the temperature of the hot nuclei from a fit of the spectra of emitted protons. We defined three excitation energy bins respectively characterized by an average excitation energy of 350, 500 and 550 MeV. For each of these bins, we built the γ-ray spectra in coincidence with the heavy residues. These spectra were compared to calculations using the statistical evaporation code CASCADE in which we have included different theoretical models describing the behaviour of the giant dipole resonance built upon continuum states. The results of this analysis show that in order to obtain an agreement between data and calculations in the giant dipole resonance region, it is necessary to suppose the disappearance of the giant dipole resonance γ-ray emission for excitation energies above 250 MeV. Moreover, the fact it is impossible to reproduce γ-ray spectra between 8 and 12 MeV, suggests an eventual shift towards low energies of the giant dipole resonance strength at high temperature. (orig.)

  19. (3He,α) reaction mechanism at high energy and neutron inner shell structure

    The (3He,α) reaction on 12C, 16O, 28Si, 58Ni, 90Zr, 118Sn, 124Sn and 208Pb targets has been studied at Esub(3He) = 217 MeV (or 205 MeV) in order to investigate the reaction mechanism at high energy and large momentum transfer. The reaction yields large cross sections at very forward angles and strongly enhances the largest orbital momentum transfer. The angular distribution shapes are well reproduced in the frame-work of the Z-R- D.W.B.A. analysis if we use a unique empirical α-potential: Vsub(α)(Esub(α)) = Vsub(3He)(3/4 Esub(α)) + Vsub(n)(1/4 Esub(α)). The excitation energy spectra have been measured up to 100 MeV in the residual light and medium nuclei and up to about 16 MeV in heavy nuclei. In addition to the well-known low-lying levels, peaks or broad structures are observed for each nucleus at higher excitation energies. They are attributed to pick up from inner shells: 1s(11C and 15O), 1p(27Si), 1d5/2 + 1p(57Ni), 1f7/2(89Zr) 1g9/2117Sn, 123Sn and 1h11/2(207Pb). Selectivity and localization of direct and indirect pick up (3He,α) reactions were studied. Finite range calculations show that this reaction is not very sensitive to the details of the range from function but only to D0 coefficient and range R. A microscopic α-nucleus optical potential calculated with n-n dependent and independent density forces is able to reproduce both elastic scattering and pick up reaction angular distributions

  20. Fast-neutron interaction with elemental zirconium, and the dispersive optical model

    Differential neutron elastic- and inelastic-scattering cross sections of elemental zirconium are measured from ∼ 1.5 to 10 MeV. Below 3 MeV the measurements are made at incident-neutron energy intervals of ∼ 100 keV, from 3 to 4 MeV at intervals of ∼ 200 keV, and at intervals of ∼ 500 keV at higher energies. the angular range of the measurements is ∼ 18 degrees to 160 degrees, with up to more than 100 differential values per distribution. this comprehensive data base, augmented with a 24-MeV elastic-scattering distribution from the literature, is used to develop two phenomenological optical-statistical models which both describe the data very well. First, the parameters of the conventional spherical optical model (SOM) are deduced. Secondly, the model in which the change in the real potential brought about by the dispersion relationship (DOM) is examined. the SOM parameters are consistent with systematics previously reported from this laboratory, and the volume integral-integral-per-nucleon of the real potential strength, Jv, and the radius, rv, are energy dependent. When the DOM is used, a substantial part of the enrgy dependence of Jv(∼ 30%) disappears. However, the change in the energy dependence of rv is small, so that a significant energy dependence remains when the DOM is used. Both models are extrapolated to the bound-state regime where they have modest success in predicting the binding energies of the single-particle and single-hole states in 90Zr. 55 refs., 20 figs., 7 tabs

  1. Application of the quasiparticle-random-phase approximation in the region of the semi-magic nucleus 64146Gd82

    The spectroscopic properties of the even-even N=82 isotones with Z=60proportional68, with special attention to the nucleus 64146Gd82, have been investigated in the framework of the Quasiparticle Random-Phase Approximation (QRPA). The particle-hole and the particle-particle effective interaction are considered separately. In the QRPA- as well as in the BCS-equation we have used a density-dependent zero-range interaction. For the particle-hole force we have made use of a generalized interaction which includes, in addition to the zero-range terms of the Landau-Migdal force, also explicitly the contributions of the one-pion and one-rho exchange potential. This being the first work where this kind of force is used to describe both electric and magnetic nuclear properties, it has been necessary to introduce a new parameterization of the force. To make sure that our parametrization is valid in different regions of the periodic table, we have performed the same kind of calculations also for the nuclei 88Sr and 90Zr. These are the first calculations which can reproduce simultaneously the full level scheme of 146Gd up to 4 MeV including both predominantly collective levels as well as the more pure particle-hole excitations with higher spin. Within our formalism it has been possible to calculate also the nuclear properties of the even-even N=82 isotones around 146Gd. The results concerning 142Nd, 144Sm, 148Dy and 150Er show a good agreement with the experimental data, however they exhibit, unlike 146Gd, a systematic upward shift of the excited levels with respect to the observed states. We ascribe this effect to the semplicity of our choise for the particle-particle interaction, wich is a density-dependent delta-force. (orig.)

  2. New approach to analyzing and evaluating cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions

    Varlamov, V. V., E-mail: Varlamov@depni.sinp.msu.ru; Ishkhanov, B. S.; Orlin, V. N. [Moscow State University, Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics (Russian Federation)

    2012-11-15

    The presence of substantial systematic discrepancies between the results of different experiments devoted to determining cross sections for partial photoneutron reactions-first of all, ({gamma}, n), ({gamma}, 2n), and ({gamma}, 3n) reactions-is a strong motivation for studying the reliability and authenticity of these data and for developing methods for taking into account and removing the discrepancies in question. In order to solve the first problem, we introduce objective absolute criteria involving transitional photoneutron-multiplicity functions F{sub 1}, F{sub 2}, F{sub 3}, Horizontal-Ellipsis ; by definition, their values cannot exceed 1.0, 0.5, 0.33, Horizontal-Ellipsis , respectively. With the aim of solving the second problem, we propose a new experimental-theoretical approach. In this approach, reaction cross sections are evaluated by simultaneously employing experimental data on the cross section for the total photoneutron yield, {sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, xn) = {sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, n) + 2{sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, 2n) + 3{sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, 3n) + Horizontal-Ellipsis , which are free from drawbacks plaguing experimental methods for sorting neutrons in multiplicity, and the results obtained by calculating the functions F{sub theor}{sup 1}, F{sub theor}{sup 2}, F{sub theor}{sup 3}, Horizontal-Ellipsis on the basis of the modern model of photonuclear reactions. The reliability and authenticity of data on the cross sections for ({gamma}, n), ({gamma}, 2n), and ({gamma}, 3n) partial reactions-{sigma}{sup eval}({gamma}, in) = F{sub i}{sup theor}{sigma}{sup expt}({gamma}, xn)-were evaluated for the {sup 90}Zr, {sup 115}In, {sup 112,114,116,117,118,119,120,122,124}Sn, {sup 159}Tb, and {sup 197}Au nuclei.

  3. Correlations between transfer and fusion in heavy ion collisions at the Coulomb barrier

    For the fusion of heavy atomic nuclei the nuclear-charge product exceeds Z1Z2=1600 in experiments at the Coulomb barrier a dynamical hindrance was detected. For the study of all binary reaction channels first 86Kr induced reactions with 76Ge, 104Ru, and 130Te were radiochemically studied. The relative to the fusion still unhindered system Kr+Ge shows beside the fusion only the transfer of few nucleons between projectile and target. In the reactions with Ru and Te (onsetting fusion hindrance) goes indeed a certain part (about 20%) of the missing fusion cross section in reactions with large mass flux, on the other hand however a sudden increasing of the quasi-elastic transfer of few nucleons strikes which fits well into the trend of the literature data for lighter and heavier systems and signalizes a sharply localized correlation between the vanishing of the fusion and the increasing of the transfer. In order to study further this threshold behaviour and to get additional kinematical informations on the binary reaction channels the reactions 96Zr+90Zr and 124Sn+96Zr were measured at the magnetic spectrometer of the GSI. With the spectrometer it is contrarily to the radiochemical experiments possible to determine fourfold differential cross section distributions. The sudden increasing of the cross section for quasi-elastic transfer at the threshold for fusion hindrance is completely confirmed whereby from measurements of the energy loss in the exit channel follows that (with lower weight) also complex transfer channels with essential energy damping are formed. By these experiments it has been shown for the first time that the dynamical fusion hindrance already onsets before the collisional partners reach the barrier. (orig./HSI)

  4. Structural and crystallisation study of a rare earth alumino borosilicate glass designed for nuclear waste confinement; Etude de la structure et du comportement en cristallisation d'un verre nucleaire d'aluminoborosilicate de terre rare

    Quintas, A

    2007-09-15

    This work is devoted to the study of a rare earth alumino borosilicate glass, which molar composition is 61,81 SiO{sub 2} - 3,05 Al{sub 2}O{sub 3} - 8,94 B{sub 2}O{sub 3} - 14,41 Na{sub 2}O - 6,33 CaO - 1,90 ZrO{sub 2} - 3,56 Nd{sub 2}O{sub 3}, and envisaged for the immobilization of nuclear wastes originating from the reprocessing of high discharge burn up spent fuel. From a structural viewpoint, we investigated the role of the modifier cations on the arrangement of the glass network through different modifications of the glass composition: variation of the Na/Ca ratio and modification of the nature of the alkali and alkaline earth cations. The NMR and Raman spectroscopic techniques were useful to determine the distribution of modifier cations among the glass network and also to cast light on the competition phenomena occurring between alkali and alkaline earth cations for charge compensation of [AlO{sub 4}]{sup -} and [BO{sub 4}]{sup -} species. The neodymium local environment could be probed by optical absorption and EXAFS spectroscopies which enabled to better understand the insertion mode of Nd{sup 3+} ions among the silicate domains of the glass network. Concerning the crystallization behavior we were interested in how the glass composition may influence the crystallization processes and especially the formation of the apatite phase of composition Ca{sub 2}Nd{sub 8}(SiO{sub 4}){sub 6}O{sub 2}. In particular, this work underlined the important role of both alkaline earth and rare earth cations on the crystallization of the apatite phase. (author)

  5. Structural and crystallisation study of a rare earth alumino borosilicate glass designed for nuclear waste confinement

    This work is devoted to the study of a rare earth alumino borosilicate glass, which molar composition is 61,81 SiO2 - 3,05 Al2O3 - 8,94 B2O3 - 14,41 Na2O - 6,33 CaO - 1,90 ZrO2 - 3,56 Nd2O3, and envisaged for the immobilization of nuclear wastes originating from the reprocessing of high discharge burn up spent fuel. From a structural viewpoint, we investigated the role of the modifier cations on the arrangement of the glass network through different modifications of the glass composition: variation of the Na/Ca ratio and modification of the nature of the alkali and alkaline earth cations. The NMR and Raman spectroscopic techniques were useful to determine the distribution of modifier cations among the glass network and also to cast light on the competition phenomena occurring between alkali and alkaline earth cations for charge compensation of [AlO4]- and [BO4]- species. The neodymium local environment could be probed by optical absorption and EXAFS spectroscopies which enabled to better understand the insertion mode of Nd3+ ions among the silicate domains of the glass network. Concerning the crystallization behavior we were interested in how the glass composition may influence the crystallization processes and especially the formation of the apatite phase of composition Ca2Nd8(SiO4)6O2. In particular, this work underlined the important role of both alkaline earth and rare earth cations on the crystallization of the apatite phase. (author)

  6. Ca-Mg-Sr-Nd Isotopes in Granitic Rocks of the Lhasa Terrane, Southern Tibet

    Peterson, B. T.; Simon, J. I.; Depaolo, D. J.; Christensen, J. N.; Harrison, T. M.

    2010-12-01

    Magnesium (Mg) and Calcium (Ca) isotopes are fractionated by aqueous precipitation and incongruent silicate weathering, resulting in sedimentary reservoirs with characteristic isotopic compositions. Limestones and dolomites are isotopically light in both elements, whereas shales/pelites can have heavy Mg and light Ca. The isotopic character of these reservoirs may persist through anatexis (Shen, et al., PNAS 106(49), 2009). Mg and Ca isotopes could therefore be used to gain new insights into the sources of granitic magmas and hence the mechanisms by which the continental crust forms and evolves. Radiogenic 40Ca gives additional information about the K/Ca ratios of magma sources, and Sr and Nd isotopes provide complementary age and lithology information. To evaluate the potential of Ca and Mg isotopes for studying granite petrogenesis we made measurements on a suite of granitic intrusive rocks of Jurassic to Miocene age in southern Tibet that exhibit large variations in Nd (ɛNd = +5 to -12) and Sr isotopes (87Sr/86Sr = 0.704 to 0.722). Our samples represent a transect northward from the Indus-Yalu Suture (IS), west of Lhasa. Rocks close to the IS have mantle-like Nd and Sr isotopic compositions, whereas those farther to the north have low ɛNd and higher 87Sr/86Sr, and include Mesozoic, Paleogene and Neogene peraluminous (2-mica) granites (DePaolo, et al., Goldschmidt, 2008; Kapp, et al., JGR 110, 2005; Hou et al., EPSL 220, 2004). Radiogenic 40Ca is detectable in peraluminous (2-mica) granites and correlates with high 87Sr/86Sr, but does not correlate with Nd isotopes, indicating that 2-mica granite magmas come from both low-K and high-K sources. Stable isotopes of both Ca and Mg show substantial variation. Relative to bulk silicate Earth (BSE, which we define as δ=0 for discussion) δ44Ca values vary from 0 to -0.7, and δ26Mg varies from -0.3 to +0.6. Thus to first order Ca is light and Mg is heavy relative to BSE. For samples with mantle-like Nd and Sr, δ44Ca

  7. Validation of Isotope Data in the World of Interdisciplinary Science: A Cautionary Tale

    Bullen, T.; Skulan, J.; Anbar, A.

    2007-05-01

    Isotope geoscientists, as well as their colleagues in the geologic, hydrologic and biologic science communities, generally have great confidence in both the precision and accuracy of their isotopic data. Moreover, isotope geoscientists are increasingly realizing the potential of their isotope tracing techniques to be used in applied studies in other research disciplines, such as clinical medicine and forensic science. However, researchers in these other disciplines may not have the same confidence in the quality of isotope data as applied to their field of study, due to either lack of familiarity with the techniques or cultural differences in research approach. For example, in a recent attempt to publish a manuscript in which we described the use of Ca stable isotopes in urine to assess the effects of bedrest on bone loss in human subjects, we were confronted by a reviewer who challenged the validity of our isotope data as measured in the urine matrix. In response to this reviewer's concerns, we developed a supplemental study to demonstrate that we were indeed obtaining `the right answer` on the urine samples with the double-spiking, thermal ionization mass spectrometry technique used for the study. First, using the two urine samples from the dataset that had the lightest and heaviest Ca isotope compositions observed in the study (i.e., δ44Ca of -1.72‰ and +0.36‰ relative to seawater), we generated a series of mixtures of the lighter sample with seawater (δ44Ca = 0‰) and the heavier sample with NIST SRM 915a (δ44Ca = -2.01‰). In each case, the amount of standard added to each sample was minute, thus maintaining the urine matrix. Measured Ca isotope compositions agreed with those calculated assuming a simple mixing relationship, confirming the lack of a matrix effect on the accuracy of the data. Second, in order to test the robustness of the double spiking approach, we analyzed the two urine samples under optimally-spiked, under-spiked and over

  8. Magnesium Isotope Ratios in omega Centauri Red Giants

    Da Costa, G S; Yong, David

    2013-01-01

    We have used high resolution observations obtained at the AAT with UHRF (R ~ 100,000) and at Gemini-S with b-HROS (R ~ 150,000) to determine magnesium isotope ratios for seven omega Centauri red giants that cover a range in iron abundance from [Fe/H] = --1.78 to --0.78 dex, and for two red giants in M4 (NGC 6121). The omega Centauri stars sample both the "primordial" (i.e., O-rich, Na and Al-poor) and the "extreme" (O-depleted, Na and Al-rich) populations in the cluster. The primordial population stars in both omega Centauri and M4 show (25Mg, 26Mg)/24 Mg isotopic ratios that are consistent with those found for the primordial population in other globular clusters with similar [Fe/H] values. The isotopic ratios for the omega Centauri extreme stars are also consistent with those for extreme population stars in other clusters. The results for the extreme population stars studied indicate that the 26Mg/24Mg ratio is highest at intermediate metallicities ([Fe/H] < --1.4 dex), and for the highest [Al/Fe] values....

  9. Effect of different concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus on the growth of dominant microalgae in Sinonovacula constrzcta pond%不同氮磷浓度对缢蛏养殖池塘中优势藻生长的影响

    韩承义

    2011-01-01

    本实验以中肋骨条藻(Skeletonema costatum)、亚心型扁藻(Platymonas subcordiformis)2种缢蛏养殖中常见优势藻为实验对象,研究不同N、P浓度对2种藻生长的影响.结果表明:中肋骨条藻最适生长的N、P浓度范围为N:6mg/L-24 mg/L和P:1mg/L-2 mg/L,亚心型扁藻的最适N、P浓度范围为N:6 mg/L-24 mg/L和P:1mg/L-2 mg/L从实验结果来看,中肋骨条藻和亚心型扁藻对N、P的需求基本一致,N限制明显而P限制表现不显著.因此,通过调节N、P等主要营养盐的浓度将会有效地控制缢蛏养殖池塘中藻类生物量及种群结构变化,使藻相保持相对稳定,对于发展科学的缢蛏养殖池塘水质管理模式具有重要的意义.

  10. Interplay of projectile breakup and target excitation in reactions induced by weakly-bound nuclei

    Gomez-Ramos, M

    2016-01-01

    In this work, we reexamine the extension of the CDCC formalism to include target excitation and apply it to a variety of reactions to study the effect of breakup on inelastic cross sections. We use a transformed oscillator basis to discretize the continuum of the projectiles in the different reactions and use the extended CDCC method developed in this work to solve the resulting coupled differential equations. A new code has been developed to perform the calculations. Reactions 58Ni(d, d) 58Ni*, 24Mg(d, d) 24Mg* , 144Sm( 6Li, 6Li) 144Sm* and 9Be( 6Li, 6Li) 9Be* are studied. Satisfactory agreement is found between experimental data and extended CDCC calculations. The studied CDCC method is proved to be an accurate tool to describe target excitation in reactions with weakly-bound nuclei. Moderate effects of breakup on inelastic observables are found for the reactions studied. Cross section magnitudes are not modified much, but angular distributions present smoothing when opposed to calculations without breakup.

  11. Cluster structure in highly-excited states of light nuclei

    The cluster structure in the highly-excited states of light nuclei are investigated using the multi-cluster model. For this purpose, we propose a developed treatment method of the multi-cluster model. The method consists of two parts: One is a systematic construction method of the multi-cluster Pauli-allowed states. Another is a truncation method of the large model space of the multi-cluster system. We show that we can easily solve the equation of the orthogonality condition model (OCM) for complex multi-cluster systems by the use of the method. We apply the multi-cluster models 3α, 4α, 12C + 2α and 16O + 2α to 12C, 16O, 20Ne and 24Mg, respectively. As shown in the Ikeda diagram, these models open a very interesting problem not only of the cluster structure in the highly-excited states of those nuclei but also of the structure change between different cluster structures. We show a typical example of the 16O + 2α model for 24Mg ; 1) many excited states with the 20Ne-α cluster structure are obtained at excitation energies above 10 MeV, 2) the 16O-8Be cluster states are obtained at the energy region higher than 20 MeV, and 3) the very interesting states with the α-16O-α linear-chain-like structure are predicted at about 20 MeV excitation energy. (author)

  12. Examination of the validity of statistical models for the 12C + 12C fusion reaction at sub-barrier energies

    Dahlstrom, Erin

    2011-10-01

    Previous experimental studies of 12C + 12C fusion at sub-barrier energies using gamma spectroscopy have been limited by the use of a single detector. Use of the Gammasphere at the Argonne National Laboratory, however, allows for an array of germanium detectors to pick up the characteristic gamma rays, greatly increasing the information received. These decay products do not give us the total cross section for the fusion reaction though; we rely on statistical models that relate them to how the excited states are originally populated and decay. Using a combination of gamma spectroscopy based on data from the Gammasphere and proton spectroscopy from a recent 12C + 12C fusion experiment at Notre Dame, we tested these statistical models. The initial population of excited states for 23Na predicted by Empire, a standard statistical model for the decay of different 24Mg spins, was compared with the population determined from the gamma and proton spectroscopy. This comparison will potentially help us more accurately predict the spin population of 24Mg, further constraining the fusion reaction theory. Thanks: NSF grants PHY-1068192, PHY-0822648; ND REU.

  13. Monitoring of pesticide residues in apples, lettuce and potato of the Slovene origin, 2001-04.

    Cesnik, H Basa; Gregorcic, A; Bolta, S Velikonja; Kmecl, V

    2006-02-01

    Apples, lettuce and potatoes (404 samples) produced in the Republic of Slovenia were analysed for pesticide residues at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Ljubljana, in 2001-04. Sampling from eight agricultural production areas was performed at market producers at the harvesting of products or in storehouses after the pre-harvest interval of plant protection products used. Samples exceeding the maximum residue levels were the following: three apple samples (2.0%) containing 0.33-2.24 mg kg(-1) (phosalone and tolylfluanid), three lettuce samples (3.1%) containing 0.14-6.36 mg kg(-1) (dimethoate, dithiocarbamates and metalaxyl) and 36 potato samples (23.1%) containing 0.06-0.51 mg kg(-1) (dithiocarbamates). Residues of two or more active substances were found in 73 apple samples (48.3%), of which the maximum residue limit (MRL) was exceeded by three samples (2.0%) with the values ranging from 0.33 to 2.24 mg kg(-1), and nine lettuce samples (9.3%), for which the MRL was exceeded by three samples (3.1%) with values from 0.14 to 6.36 mg kg(-1). In potato samples, only residues of dithiocarbamates or no residues at all were found. Residues of the dithiocarbamate group were the most frequently found, i.e. in 66 apple samples (43.7%), 30 lettuce samples (30.9%) and 38 potato samples (24.4%). PMID:16449059

  14. Angular correlation measurements for {sup 12}C{sup 12}C,{sup 12}C{sup 12}C 3{sup -} scattering

    Wuosmaa, A.H.; Betts, R.R.; Freer, M.

    1995-08-01

    Previous studies of inelastic {sup 12}C + {sup 12}C scattering to a variety of final states identified significant resonance behavior in a number of different reaction channels. These resonances can be interpreted as either potential scattering resonances, or as population of cluster structures in the compound nucleus {sup 24}Mg, or as some interplay between the two mechanisms. Currently, for many of these resonances the situation remains unclear. One example is a large peak observed in the excitation function for the 3{sup -} - g.s. excitation, identified in previous work performed at the Daresbury Laboratory in England. This peak is observed at the same center-of-mass energy as one observed in the O{sub 2}{sup +}-O{sub 2}{sup +} inelastic scattering channel. That structure was suggested to correspond to exotic deformed configurations in the compound nucleus {sup 24}Mg. As the peak in the 3{sup -} + g.s. exit channel occurs at precisely the same energy as the purported resonance, it is tempting to associate the two. Before such an association can be confirmed or ruled out, further information must be obtained about the 3{sup -} + g.s. structure. In particular, it is important to determine the angular momenta that dominate the 3{sup -} + g.s. structure.

  15. Sorption and desorption properties of a CaH2/MgB2/CaF2 reactive hydride composite as potential hydrogen storage material

    The hydrogenation behavior of 3CaH2+4MgB2+CaF2 composite was studied by manometric measurements, powder X-ray diffraction, differential scanning calorimetry and attenuated total reflection infrared spectroscopy. The maximum observed quantity of hydrogen loaded in the composite was 7.0 wt%. X-ray diffraction showed the formation of Ca(BH4)2 and MgH2 after hydrogenation. The activation energy for the dehydrogenation reaction was evaluated by DSC measurements and turns out to be 162±15 kJ mol-1 H2. This value decreases due to cycling to 116±5 kJ mol-1 H2 for the third dehydrogenation step. A decrease of ca. 25-50 deg. C in dehydrogenation temperature was observed with cycling. Due to its high capacity and reversibility, this composite is a promising candidate as a potential hydrogen storage material. - Graphical abstract: PCI of 3CaH2+4MgB2+CaF2 reactive hydride composite at 325 deg. C and 350 deg. C. Open marks: dehydrogenation, closed marks: hydrogenation. Highlights: → The hydrogenation and dehydrogenation behavior of CaF2 doped CaH2/MgB2 RHC is presented. → The new composite presents a superior hydrogen uptake compared with the non-doped composite.. → A reduction in the Ea and the dehydrogenation temperature was observed by CaF2 doping and cycling.

  16. Mild hydrothermal synthesis and structures of mixed-valence iron phosphates: SrFe{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} and the interesting Mg{sup 2+}-doped AFe{sub 3} (PO{sub 4}){sub 3} (A = Ba, Pb) in Fe{sup 2+} site

    Chen, Yan [State key lab of inorganic synthesis and preparative chemistry, Chemistry Department, Jilin University (China)

    2012-11-15

    Series of mixed valence monophosphates AFe{sub 3-x}Mg{sub x}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} [A = Sr(x = 0), Ba(x = 0.6), Pb(x = 0.6)] were synthesized by mild hydrothermal treatment at 210 C. Refinements of single crystal X-ray diffraction datas show all these compounds are isostructural. The attempts to make AFe{sub 3}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} (A = Ba, Pb) hydrothermally in the experiment were unsuccessful. However, the Mg-doped homologues AFe{sub 2.4}Mg{sub 0.6}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} (A = Ba, Pb) were synthesized with the addition of MgCO{sub 3} in the reactants as mineralizer. EDS and single crystal X-ray data refinement indicated that the Mg{sup 2+} cations were doped in the Fe{sup 2+} sites of AFe{sub 2.4}Mg{sub 0.6}(PO{sub 4}){sub 3} (A = Ba, Pb). The influence of the Mg-doping on the structure and the reason why the Mg doped in the Fe(II) site instead of A site was discussed from the point of view of the bond valence model. (Copyright copyright 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH and Co. KGaA, Weinheim)

  17. The Abundance Evolution of Oxygen, Sodium and Magnesium in Extremely Metal-Poor Intermediate Mass Stars: Implications for the Self-Polution Scenario in Globular Clusters

    Denissenkov, P A

    2003-01-01

    We present full stellar evolution and parametric models of the surface abundance evolution of O16, Ne22, Na23 and the magnesium isotopes in an extremely metal-poor intermediate mass star M_ZAMS=5M_sun, Z=0.0001. O16 and Ne22 are injected into the envelope by the third dredge-up following thermal pulses on the asymptotic giant branch. These species and the initially present Mg24 are depleted by hot bottom burning (HBB) during the interpulse phase. As a result, Na23, Mg25 and Mg26 are enhanced. If the HBB temperatures are sufficiently high for this process to deplete oxygen efficiently, Na23 is first produced and then depleted during the interpulse phase. Although the simultaneous depletion of O16 and enhancement of Na23 is possible, the required fine tuning of the dredge-up and HBB casts some doubt on the robustness of this process as the origin of the O-Na anti-correlation observed in globular cluster stars. However, a very robust prediction of our models are low Mg24/Mg25 and Mg24/Mg26 ratios whenever signif...

  18. Magnetic field affects enzymatic ATP synthesis.

    Buchachenko, Anatoly L; Kuznetsov, Dmitry A

    2008-10-01

    The rate of ATP synthesis by creatine kinase extracted from V. xanthia venom was shown to depend on the magnetic field. The yield of ATP produced by enzymes with 24Mg2+ and 26Mg2+ ions in catalytic sites increases by 7-8% at 55 mT and then decreases at 80 mT. For enzyme with 25Mg2+ ion in a catalytic site, the ATP yield increases by 50% and 70% in the fields 55 and 80 mT, respectively. In the Earth field the rate of ATP synthesis by enzyme, in which Mg2+ ion has magnetic nucleus 25Mg, is 2.5 times higher than that by enzymes, in which Mg2+ ion has nonmagnetic, spinless nuclei 24Mg or 26Mg. Both magnetic field effect and magnetic isotope effect demonstrate that the ATP synthesis is an ion-radical process, affected by Zeeman interaction and hyperfine coupling in the intermediate ion-radical pair. PMID:18774801

  19. Studies on interdiffusion in Pd/Mg/Si films: Towards improved cyclic stability in hydrogen storage

    The paper reports the diffusion coefficients of grain boundary diffusion and grain boundary assisted lattice diffusion of Pd in Mg in Pd/Mg/Si system, a useful material for hydrogen storage, at 473 K in vacuum. The grain boundary diffusivity is measured by Whipple model and grain boundary assisted lattice diffusivity by plateau rise method using Pd depth profiles constructed by Rutherford backscattering spectrometry. It is established that grain boundary diffusivities are about six orders of magnitude faster than lattice diffusivities. Fine grained microstructure of Pd film, high abundance of defects in Mg film and higher stability associated with Pd-Mg intermetallics are responsible for the diffusion of Pd into grain boundaries and subsequently in the interiors of Mg. Besides the indiffusion of Pd, annealing also brings about an outdiffusion of Mg into Pd film. Examination by nuclear reaction analysis involving 24Mg(p,p'γ)24Mg resonance reaction shows the occurrence of Mg outdiffusion. Minimization of surface energy is presumably the driving force of the process. In addition to Pd/Mg interface, diffusion occurs across Mg/Si (substrate) interface as well on increasing the annealing temperature above 473 K. These studies show that dehydrogenation of films accomplished by vacuum annealing should be limited to temperatures less than 473 K to minimize the loss of surface Pd, the catalyst of the hydrogen absorption-desorption process and Mg, the hydrogen storing element, by way of interfacial reactions.

  20. Mixed-Symmetry Shell-Model Calculations in Nuclear Physics

    Gueorguiev, V G

    2010-01-01

    We consider a novel approach to the nuclear shell model. The one-dimensional harmonic oscillator in a box is used to introduce the concept of an oblique-basis shell-model theory. By implementing the Lanczos method for diagonalization of large matrices, and the Cholesky algorithm for solving generalized eigenvalue problems, the method is applied to nuclei. The mixed-symmetry basis combines traditional spherical shell-model states with SU(3) collective configurations. We test the validity of this mixed-symmetry scheme on 24Mg and 44Ti. Results for 24Mg, obtained using the Wilthental USD intersection in a space that spans less than 10% of the full-space, reproduce the binding energy within 2% as well as an accurate reproduction of the low-energy spectrum and the structure of the states - 90% overlap with the exact eigenstates. In contrast, for an m-scheme calculation, one needs about 60% of the full space to obtain compatible results. Calculations for 44Ti support the mixed-mode scheme although the pure SU(3) ca...

  1. Effect of Selenium on Control of Postharvest Gray Mold of Tomato Fruit and the Possible Mechanisms Involved.

    Wu, Zhilin; Yin, Xuebin; Bañuelos, Gary S; Lin, Zhi-Qing; Zhu, Zhu; Liu, Ying; Yuan, Linxi; Li, Miao

    2015-01-01

    Selenium (Se) has important benefits for crop growth and stress tolerance at low concentrations. However, there is very little information on antimicrobial effect of Se against the economically important fungus Botrytis cinerea. In the present study, using sodium selenite as Se source, we investigated the effect of Se salts on spore germination and mycelial growth of the fungal pathogen in vitro and gray mold control in harvested tomato fruit. Se treatment at 24 mg/L significantly inhibited spore germination of the fungal pathogen and effectively controlled gray mold in harvested tomato fruit. Se treatment at 24 mg/L seems to induce the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species in the fungal spores. The membrane integrity damage was observed with fluorescence microscopy following staining with propidium iodide after treatment of the spores with Se. These results suggest that Se has the potential for controlling gray mold rot of tomato fruits and might be useful in integrated control against gray mold disease of postharvest fruits and vegetables caused by B. cinerea. The mechanisms by which Se decreased gray mold decay of tomato fruit may be directly related to the severe damage to the conidia plasma membrane and loss of cytoplasmic materials from the hyphae. PMID:26779128

  2. Mg isotopic ratios in giant stars of the globular cluster NGC 6752

    Yong, D; Lambert, D L; Nissen, P E; Shetrone, M; Yong, David; Grundahl, Frank; Lambert, David L.; Nissen, Poul Erik; Shetrone, Matthew

    2003-01-01

    Mg isotopic abundance ratios are measured in 20 bright red giants in globular cluster NGC 6752 based on very high-resolution, high signal-to-noise spectra obtained with UVES on the VLT. There is a considerable spread in the ratio 24Mg:25Mg:26Mg with values ranging from 53:9:39 to 83:10:7. We measured the abundances of O, Na, Mg, Al, and Fe combining our sample with 21 RGB bump stars (Grundahl et al. 2002). The abundances of the samples are consistent and exhibit the usual anticorrelations between O-Na and Mg-Al. A positive correlation is found between 26Mg and Al, a mild anticorrelation is found between 24Mg and Al, while no correlation is found between 25Mg and Al. None of the elemental or isotopic abundances show a dependence on evolutionary status and, as shown by Gratton et al. (2001), the abundance variations exist even in main sequence stars. This strongly suggests that the star-to-star abundance variations are a result of varying degrees of pollution with intermediate mass AGB stars being likely pollut...

  3. Determination of Recombinant Human Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist by HPLC%rhIL-1ra蛋白质的HPLC法测定

    毕引歌; 张如亮; 贾世香; 屠平; 韩伟

    2012-01-01

    建立了分子排阻色谱-高效液相色谱法测定重组人白介素-1受体拮抗剂(rhIL-lra)蛋白.使用凝胶色谱柱,流动相为0.01mol/L枸橼酸缓冲液-0.1mol/L氯化钠溶液,检测波长280nm.rhIL-lra蛋白在0.018~2.4mg/ml浓度范围内线性关系良好.回收率为99.1%,RSD为1.09%.%A size exclusion chromatography (SEC) -HPLC method was established for the determination of recombinant human interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (rhlL-lra). A gel SEC column was used with the mobile phase of 0.01 mol/L sodium citrate buffer and 0.1 mol/L sodium chloride solution at the detection wavelength of 280 nm. The calibration curve of rhlL-lra was linear in the range of 0.018 - 2.4 mg/ml. The recovery was 99.1 %, with RSD of 1.09%.

  4. On Quasibound N* Nuclei

    Kelkar, N G; Moskal, P

    2015-01-01

    The possibility for the existence of unstable bound states of the S11 nucleon resonance N$^*$(1535) and nuclei is investigated. These quasibound states are speculated to be closely related to the existence of the quasibound states of the eta mesons and nuclei. Within a simple model for the N N$^*$ interaction involving a pion and eta meson exchange, N$^*$-nucleus potentials for N*-$^3$He and N*-$^{24}$Mg are evaluated and found to be of a Woods-Saxon like form which supports two to three bound states. In case of N*-$^3$He, one state bound by only a few keV and another by 4 MeV is found. The results are however quite sensitive to the N N$^*$ $\\pi$ and N N$^*$ $\\eta$ vertex parameters. A rough estimate of the width of these states, based on the mean free path of the exchanged mesons in the nuclei leads to very broad states with $\\Gamma \\sim$ 80 and 110 MeV for N*-$^3$He and N*-$^{24}$Mg respectively.

  5. Measurements of proton induced γ-ray emission cross-sections on Mg from 1.0 to 3.0 MeV

    Sharifzadeh, N.; Kakuee, O.; Mohammadi, S.

    2016-04-01

    Differential cross-section of proton induced γ-ray emission from the reactions 24Mg(p,p‧γ)24Mg (Eγ = 1369 keV), 25Mg(p,p‧γ)25Mg (Eγ = 390, 585, 975 keV) and 26Mg(p,γ)27Al (Eγ = 1014 keV) were measured for proton energies from 1 to 3 MeV using a 60 μg/cm2 Mg target evaporated on a 40 μg/cm2 Ag thin film. The γ-rays were collected by a 50% relative efficiency HPGe detector placed at an angle of 90° with respect to the beam direction, while the backscattered protons were collected by an ion implanted Si detector placed at a scattering angle of 165°. Simultaneous collection of γ-ray and RBS spectra is a great advantage of this approach which makes differential cross-section measurements independent on the collected beam charge. Measured cross-section values were compared with the previously reported data in the literature. Absolute γ-ray differential cross-sections were obtained with an overall systematic uncertainty of about ±6% and statistical uncertainty of less than ±5% for proton energies higher than 2.24 MeV.

  6. Enhanced ethanol production, volatile compound biosynthesis and fungicide removal during growth of a newly isolated Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain on enriched pasteurized grape musts

    Sarris, Dimitris; Kotseridis, Yorgos; Galiotou-Panayotou, Maria; Papanikolaou, Seraphim [Department of Food Science and Technology, Agricultural University of Athens (Greece); Linga, Maria [Oinognosia, Wine analysis and consulting, Kiato (Greece)

    2009-02-15

    The kinetic behavior of a newly isolated Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain, grown on pasteurized grape musts enriched with industrial sugars, was studied after the addition of various concentrations [0.0 (reference), 0.4 and 2.4 mg/L] of the fungicide quinoxyfen to the medium. Batch-flask cultures were carried out. Significant quantities of biomass (10.0{+-}0.8 g/L) were produced regardless of quinoxyfen addition to the medium; therefore, the addition of the fungicide did not seriously inhibit biomass production. Ethanol was synthesized in very high quantities in all trials (highest concentrations 106.4-119.2 g/L). A slight decrease of ethanol production in terms of both absolute value and conversion yield of ethanol produced per sugar consumed was, however, observed when the quinoxyfen concentration was increased. The addition of quinoxyfen led to significantly lower ethylic ester levels, which also pertains to the acetates analyzed in this study. Fusel alcohol synthesis seemed to be activated when 0.4 mg/L quinoxyfen was added, but at 2.4 mg/L of added fungicide, no statistically significant differences were observed compared with the control trial. Volatile acid levels did not present a uniform trend in relation with the added fungicide. Finally, the fermentation was accompanied by a significant reduction of the fungicide concentration (79-82 wt% fungicide removal). (Abstract Copyright [2009], Wiley Periodicals, Inc.)

  7. Quantum treatment of two-stage sub-Doppler laser cooling of magnesium atoms

    Prudnikov, O. N.; Brazhnikov, D. V.; Taichenachev, A. V.; Yudin, V. I.; Bonert, A. E.; Il'enkov, R. Ya.; Goncharov, A. N.

    2015-12-01

    Deep laser cooling of 24Mg atoms has been theoretically studied. We propose a two-stage sub-Doppler cooling strategy using electrodipole transition 3 3P2→3 3D3 (λ =383.8 nm). The first stage implies exploiting magneto-optical trap with σ+ and σ- light beams, while at the second stage lin ⊥ lin molasses is used. We focus on achieving a large number of ultracold atoms (TeffPlanck equation. The second cooling stage allows achieving sufficiently lower kinetic energies of the atomic cloud as well as increased fraction of ultracold atoms at certain conditions compared to the first one. We hope that the obtained results can help in overcoming current experimental problems in deep cooling of 24Mg atoms by means of laser field. Cold magnesium atoms cooled in a large amount to several μ K are of huge interest to, for example, quantum metrology and to other many-body cold-atoms physics.

  8. Effect of selenium on control of postharvest gray mould of tomato fruit and the possible mechanisms involved

    Zhilin eWu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Selenium (Se has important benefits for crop growth and stress tolerance at low concentrations. However, there is very little information on antimicrobial effect of selenium against the economically important fungus Botrytis cinerea. In the present study, using sodium selenite as Se source, we investigated the effect of Se salts on spore germination and mycelial growth of the fungal pathogen in vitro and gray mould control in harvested tomato fruit. Se treatment at 24 mg/L significantly inhibited spore germination of the fungal pathogen and effectively controlled gray mould in harvested tomato fruit. Se treatment at 24 mg/L seems to induce the generation of intracellular reactive oxygen species in the fungal spores. The membrane integrity damage was observed with fluorescence microscopy following staining with propidium iodide after treatment of the spores with Se. These results suggest that Se has the potential for controlling gray mould rot of tomato fruits and might be useful in integrated control against gray mould disease of postharvest fruits and vegetables caused by B. cinerea. The mechanisms by which Se decreased gray mould decay of tomato fruit may be directly related to the severe damage to the conidia plasma membrane and loss of cytoplasmic materials from the hyphae.

  9. Absolute frequency measurement of the magnesium intercombination transition $^1S_0 \\to ^3P_1$

    Friebe, Jan; Riedmann, Matthias; Moldenhauer, Karsten; Mehlstäubler, Tanja; Rehbein, Nils; Lisdat, Christian; Rasel, Ernst M; Ertmer, Wolfgang; Schnatz, Harald; Lipphardt, Burghard; Grosche, Gesine

    2007-01-01

    We report on a frequency measurement of the $(3s^2)^1S_0\\to(3s3p)^3P_1$ clock transition of $^{24}$Mg on a thermal atomic beam. The intercombination transition has been referenced to a portable primary Cs frequency standard with the help of a femtosecond fiber laser frequency comb. The achieved uncertainty is $2.5\\times10^{-12}$ which corresponds to an increase in accuracy of six orders of magnitude compared to previous results. The measured frequency value permits the calculation of several other optical transitions from $^1S_0$ to the $^3P_J$-level system for $^{24}$Mg, $^{25}$Mg and $^{26}$Mg. We describe in detail the components of our optical frequency standard like the stabilized spectroscopy laser, the atomic beam apparatus used for Ramsey-Bord\\'e interferometry and the frequency comb generator and discuss the uncertainty contributions to our measurement including the first and second order Doppler effect. An upper limit of $3\\times10^{-13}$ in one second for the short term instability of our optical f...

  10. Influence of nickel ion release on leukocyte activation: a study with coated and non-coated NiTi shape memory alloys

    Esenwein, S.A.; Bogdanski, D.; Habijan, T. [Department of Surgery, BG Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Buerkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1, D-44789 Bochum (Germany); Pohl, M. [Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Testing, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany); Epple, M. [Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen (Germany); Muhr, G.; Koeller, M. [Department of Surgery, BG Kliniken Bergmannsheil, Ruhr-University of Bochum, Buerkle-de-la-Camp-Platz 1, D-44789 Bochum (Germany)

    2008-05-25

    Owing to their mechanical and thermal memory properties, nickel-titanium shape memory alloys (NiTi-SMA) are very interesting for biomedical applications. In most cases, medical implants are initially exposed to a blood-containing environment. The potential release of Ni ions needs to be considered because it counteracts a good biocompatibility and may well influence the release of mediators from adherent and surrounding leukocytes. Two different leukocyte fractions (PMN, PBMC) were isolated from peripheral blood and were added to calcium phosphate-coated or non-coated NiTi. The supernatants were analyzed for cytokine content. Ni-ion release of coated, non-coated and etched NiTi samples was analyzed by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry. Additionally, cytokine release studies were performed with exogenously added Ni ions. In the presence of NiTi a significant, but low increase in the release of IL-1ra, IL-6 and IL-8 was observed. In contrast, coated NiTi led to an elevated release of all analyzed cytokines. Ni-ion release ranged from 60 {mu}g/l (non-coated NiTi) to 8 mg/l (coated or etched NiTi). Incubations of leukocytes and exogenously added Ni chloride ({<=}2.4 mg/l) did not lead to a significant modulation in cytokine generation. An increased cytokine release was only observed at 24 mg/l Ni chloride.

  11. Paliperidone ER and oral risperidone in patients with schizophrenia: a comparative database analysis

    2011-01-01

    Background To compare the efficacy and tolerability of paliperidone extended-release (ER) with risperidone immediate-release using propensity score methodology. Methods Six double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, short-term clinical trials for acute schizophrenia with availability of individual patient-level data were identified (3 per compound). Propensity score pairwise matching was used to balance observed covariates between the paliperidone ER and risperidone patient populations. Scores were generated using logistic regression models, with age, body mass index, race, sex, baseline Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score and baseline Clinical Global Impressions–Severity (CGI-S) score as factors. The dosage range of paliperidone ER (6-12 mg/day) was compared with 2 risperidone dosage ranges: 2-4 and 4-6 mg/day. The primary efficacy measure was change in PANSS total score at week 6 end point. Tolerability end points included adverse event (AE) reports and weight. AEs with rates ≥5% and with a ≥2% difference between paliperidone ER and risperidone were identified. Results Completion rates for placebo-treated subjects in paliperidone ER trials (n = 95) and risperidone trials (n = 122) groups were 36.8% and 51.6%, respectively; end point changes on PANSS total scores were similar (p = 0.768). Completion rates for subjects receiving paliperidone ER 6-12 mg/day (n = 179), risperidone 2-4 mg/day (n = 113) or risperidone 4-6 mg/day (n = 129) were 64.8%, 54.0% and 66.7%, respectively (placebo-adjusted rates: paliperidone ER vs risperidone 2-4 mg/day, p = 0.005; paliperidone ER vs risperidone 4-6 mg/day, p = 0.159). PANSS total score improvement with paliperidone ER was greater than with risperidone 2-4 mg/day (difference in mean change score, -6.7; p < 0.05) and similar to risperidone 4-6 mg/day (0.2; p = 0.927). Placebo-adjusted AEs more common with paliperidone ER were insomnia, sinus tachycardia and tachycardia; more common with risperidone were somnolence, restlessness, nausea, anxiety, salivary hypersecretion, akathisia, dizziness and nasal congestion. Weight changes with paliperidone ER and risperidone were similar (paliperidone ER vs risperidone 2-4 mg/day, p = 0.489; paliperidone ER vs risperidone 4-6 mg/day, p = 0.236). Conclusions This indirect database analysis suggested that paliperidone ER 6-12 mg/day may be more efficacious than risperidone 2-4 mg/day and as efficacious as risperidone 4-6 mg/day. The AE-adjusted incidence rates suggest differences between treatments that may be relevant for individual patients. Additional randomized, direct, head-to-head clinical trials are needed to confirm these findings. PMID:21299844

  12. Microstructural probing of ferritic/martensitic steels using internal transmutation-based positron source

    Krsjak, Vladimir; Dai, Yong

    2015-10-01

    This paper presents the use of an internal 44Ti/44Sc radioisotope source for a direct microstructural characterization of ferritic/martensitic (f/m) steels after irradiation in targets of spallation neutron sources. Gamma spectroscopy measurements show a production of ∼1MBq of 44Ti per 1 g of f/m steels irradiated at 1 dpa (displaced per atom) in the mixed proton-neutron spectrum at the Swiss spallation neutron source (SINQ). In the decay chain 44Ti → 44Sc → 44Ca, positrons are produced together with prompt gamma rays which enable the application of different positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) analyses, including lifetime and Doppler broadening spectroscopy. Due to the high production yield, long half-life and relatively high energy of positrons of 44Ti, this methodology opens up new potential for simple, effective and inexpensive characterization of radiation induced defects in f/m steels irradiated in a spallation target.

  13. CALCIUM ISOTOPE COMPOSITION OF METEORITES, EARTH, AND MARS

    The relative abundances of calcium isotopes in the mass range 40-44 were measured in primitive and differentiated meteorites and igneous rocks from Earth and Mars in search of non-mass-dependent variations that could provide clues about early solar system processes. Most bulk samples of planetary materials have calcium isotopic compositions identical with Earth's within the current resolution of about 0.01% in 40Ca/44Ca. Possible exceptions include carbonaceous chondrites, some ordinary chondrites, and two samples of calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions, which have small excesses of 40Ca. The samples with 40Ca excesses are also known to have 50Ti and 135Ba excesses and 142Nd and 144Sm deficits. Collectively these data from refractory elements suggest that the planetary embryos represented by chondrites preserve isotopic heterogeneity that reflects different nucleosynthetic sources. No late admixture from a single nucleosynthetic source can explain all observations. The results are most compatible with variable proportions of material derived from Type II supernovae. The initial calcium isotope compositions of Earth and Mars are indistinguishable and similar to the 40Ca abundance found in some chondrites and all differentiated meteorites studied. It appears that isotopic heterogeneity in calcium was still present at the completion of disk formation but was homogenized during planetary accretion.

  14. Calcium and calcium isotope changes during carbon cycle perturbations at the end-Permian

    Komar, N.; Zeebe, R. E.

    2016-01-01

    Negative carbon and calcium isotope excursions, as well as climate shifts, took place during the most severe mass extinction event in Earth's history, the end-Permian (˜252 Ma). Investigating the connection between carbon and calcium cycles during transient carbon cycle perturbation events, such as the end-Permian, may help resolve the intricacies between the coupled calcium-carbon cycles, as well as provide a tool for constraining the causes of mass extinction. Here we identify the deficiencies of a simplified calcium model employed in several previous studies, and we demonstrate the importance of a fully coupled carbon cycle model when investigating the dynamics of carbon and calcium cycling. Simulations with a modified version of the Long-term Ocean-atmosphere-Sediment CArbon cycle Reservoir model, which includes a fully coupled carbon-calcium cycle, indicate that increased weathering rates and ocean acidification (potentially caused by Siberian Trap volcanism) are not capable of producing trends observed in the record, as previously claimed. Our model results suggest that combined effects of carbon input via Siberian Trap volcanism (12,000 Pg C), the cessation of biological carbon export, and variable calcium isotope fractionation (due to a change in the seawater carbonate ion concentration) represents a more plausible scenario. This scenario successfully reconciles δ13C and δ44Ca trends observed in the sediment record, as well as the proposed warming of >6°C.

  15. High precision isotopic ratio analysis of volatile metal chelates

    High precision isotope ratio measurements have been made for a series of volatile alkaline earth and transition metal chelates using conventional GC/MS instrumentation. Electron ionization was used for alkaline earth chelates, whereas isobutane chemical ionization was used for transition metal studies. Natural isotopic abundances were determined for a series of Mg, Ca, Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu, Cd, and Zn chelates. Absolute accuracy ranged between 0.01 and 1.19 at. %. Absolute precision ranged between +-0.01-0.27 at. % (RSD +- 0.07-10.26%) for elements that contained as many as eight natural isotopes. Calibration curves were prepared using natural abundance metals and their enriched 50Cr, 60Ni, and 65Cu isotopes covering the range 0.1-1010.7 at. % excess. A separate multiple isotope calibration curve was similarly prepared using enriched 60Ni (0.02-2.15 at. % excess) and 62Ni (0.23-18.5 at. % excess). The samples were analyzed by GC/CI/MS. Human plasma, containing enriched 26Mg and 44Ca, was analyzed by EI/MS. 1 figure, 5 tables

  16. Calcium and calcium isotope changes during carbon cycle perturbations at the end-Permian

    Komar, Nemanja; Zeebe, Richard

    2016-04-01

    Negative carbon and calcium isotope excursions, as well as climate shifts, took place during the most severe mass extinction event in Earth's history, the end-Permian (˜252 Ma). Investigating the connection between carbon and calcium cycles during transient carbon cycle perturbation events, such as the end-Permian, may help resolve the intricacies between the coupled calcium-carbon cycles, as well as provide a tool for constraining the causes of mass extinction. Here, we identify the deficiencies of a simplified calcium model employed in several previous studies and we demonstrate the importance of a fully coupled carbon-cycle model when investigating the dynamics of carbon and calcium cycling. Simulations with a modified version of the LOSCAR model, which includes a fully coupled carbon-calcium cycle, indicate that increased weathering rates and ocean acidification (potentially caused by Siberian Trap volcanism) are not capable of producing trends observed in the record, as previously claimed. Our model results suggest that combined effects of carbon input via Siberian Trap volcanism (12,000 Pg C), the cessation of biological carbon export, and variable calcium isotope fractionation (due to a change in the seawater carbonate ion concentration) represents a more plausible scenario. This scenario successfully reconciles δ13C and δ44Ca trends observed in the sediment record, as well as the proposed warming of >6oC.

  17. Digital quantum simulation, Schrödinger cat state spectroscopy and setting up a linear ion trap

    This PhD thesis reports on two experiments in the field of quantum information processing using trapped calcium ions. In addition, the text covers the setup and characterization of a new linear Paul trap accompanied by a novel implementation of single-ion addressing using an acousto-optic deflector. The first of the two experiments is concerned with the proof-of-principle implementation of digital quantum simulations using up to 6 ions and 100 gate operations. It investigates the scaling behavior of simulations of elementary models of magnetism in terms of the number of involved spins and the complexity of their mutual interactions. The second experiment introduces the application of a Schroedinger cat state in the indirect detection of photon scattering events on a broad electronic transition. The method is shown to have a sensitivity down to the single photon level in a proof-of-principle demonstration using a mixed-isotope crystal of 40Ca+ and 44Ca+. A brief outlook towards future experiments and extensions of the experimental setup concludes the manuscript.(author)

  18. Ash from cereal and rape straw used for heat production: liming effect and contents of plant nutrients and heavy metals

    Sander, M.-L.; Andren, O. [Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala (Sweden). Dept. of Ecology and Environmental Research

    1997-01-01

    The composition of 79 samples of straw ash from seven heating plants in Sweden was analysed with the aim of evaluating straw ash as a fertilizer and liming agent. The variation in ash composition was explained mainly by ash fraction (bottom ash vs. fly ash) and straw type (wheat, barley, rye, rape) but also by heating plant. Compared with concentrations of Zn, Pb and Cd in bottom ash; levels in fly ash were 10-90 times higher. Fly ash also contained more Cu and K compared with bottom ash. The Cd/P ratio was 0.03 in bottom ash and 0.6 g Cd/kg P in fly ash. Ash from rape straw had a higher Ca content and liming effect compared with ash from cereal straw; e.g. the liming effect of rape ash was more than three times higher than that of wheat ash. The liming effect varied between 3.5 and 44% CaO and depended mainly on the Ca content. The average P content was 1.7% (0.2-4.4%) with slightly higher concentration in rape ash than in wheat ash. The potential for using straw ash as a fertilizer and liming agent is discussed. Compared with commercial fertilizers the use of bottom ash as a P fertilizer results in a lower addition of Cd. However, the total heavy metal content of straw ash poses a potential problem. 24 refs., 2 figs., 5 tabs.

  19. Copper availability and bioavailability are controlled by rhizosphere pH in rape grown in an acidic Cu-contaminated soil

    Chaignon, Valerie; Quesnoit, Marie [INRA, UMR 1222 Eco and Sols Ecologie fonctionnelle and Biogeochimie des Sols (INRA-IRD-SupAgro), Place Viala, F-34060 Montpellier (France); Hinsinger, Philippe, E-mail: philippe.hinsinger@supagro.inra.f [INRA, UMR 1222 Eco and Sols Ecologie fonctionnelle and Biogeochimie des Sols (INRA-IRD-SupAgro), Place Viala, F-34060 Montpellier (France)

    2009-12-15

    We evaluated how root-induced changes in rhizosphere pH varied and interacted with Cu availability and bioavailability in an acidic soil. Rape was grown on a Cu-contaminated acidic soil, which had been limed at 10 rates. Soil Cu bioavailability was not influenced by liming. However, liming significantly decreased CaCl{sub 2}-extracted Cu for pH between 3.7 and 5.1. Little effect was found for pH above 5.1. For soil pH < 4.4, CaCl{sub 2}-Cu contents were smaller in rhizosphere than uncropped soil. Rhizosphere alkalisation occurred at pH < 4.8, while acidification occurred at greater pH. This explained the changes of CaCl{sub 2}-Cu in the rhizosphere at low pH and the absence of pH dependency of Cu bioavailability to rape. In addition, apoplastic Cu in roots increased with increasing soil pH, most probably as a result of increased dissociation and affinity of cell wall compounds for Cu. - Root-induced increase in pH reduces Cu availability in the rhizosphere and Cu bioavailability to rape.

  20. Elemental Quantitative Distribution and Statistical Analysis on Cross Section of Stainless Steel Sheet by Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

    Qian-hua LUO; Hai-zhou WANG

    2015-01-01

    An innovative application of laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) technique in illustrating elemental distributions on stainless steel sheets was presented. The technique proved to be a systematic and accurate ap-proach in producing visual images or maps of elemental distributions at cross-sectional surface of a stainless steel sheet. Two stain-less steel sheets served as research objects: 3 mm×1 300 mm hot-rolled stainless steel plate and 1 mm×1 260 mm cold-rolled plate. The cross-sectional surfaces of the two samples at 1/4 position along the width direction were scanned (raster area-44 mm2 and 11 mm2) with a focused laser beam (wavelength 213 nm, diameter of laser crater 100 μm, and laser power 1.6 mJ) in a laser abla-tion chamber. The laser ablation system was coupled to a quadrupole ICP-MS, which made the detection of ion intensities of27Al+, 44Ca+,47Ti+,55Mn+ and56Fe+ within an area of interest possible. One-dimensional (1D) content line distribution maps and two-dimensional (2D) contour maps for speciifc positions or areas were plotted to indicate the element distribution of a target area with high accuracy. Statistic method was used to analyze the acquired data by calculating median contents, maximum segregation, sta-tistic segregation and content-frequency distribution.

  1. Thorium-rich zircon from the Idar pegmatite, Sabarkantha district, Gujarat

    Cyrtolite variety of zircon rich in thorium occurs as pockets of radiating, multiple intergrowth crystals in a pegmatite emplaced in the Idar granite, Sabarkantha district, Gujarat. It has a lower specific gravity (3.86-4.4) and micro-hardness (676-835), compared to crystalline zircon (4.71 and 841-1468) respectively. The mineral analysed lower contents of SiO2 (23.89%) and ZrO2 + HfO2 (43.36%), compared to normal zircon, and high contents of ThO2 (5.06%), UO2 (0.74%), rare earth oxides (REO) (7.88%), FeO (4.44%), CaO (1.98%), MnO (1.26%), H2O (7.95%). Accumulated damage to the crystal structure caused by the presence of appreciable amount of radioelements (5.06% ThO2 ad 0.74% UO2) and also REO (7.88%) in the phase, aided in its metamictisation, hydration and alteration resulting in cyrtolite formation. On heating at 900degC the re-crystallised material yielded zircon x-ray pattern. The d spacings, intensities of the reflections obtained and increase in the size of unit cell determined for the specimen, compared to that of standard zircon, matches well with the observations made for similar metamict cyrtolites studied by others. (author)

  2. 某碳酸岩-超碱性岩杂岩体中磷灰石的晶体化学研究%CRYSTAL-CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE APATITE FROM A CARBONATITE-ULTRA-ALKALINIC COMPLEX

    刘羽

    2000-01-01

    本文用电子探针成分分析,X射线单晶结构分析,振动光谱等手段对意大利武图列火山地区碳酸岩-超碱性岩杂岩体中磷灰石的晶体化学特征进行了研究.结果表明:该磷灰石的晶体化学式为:(Ca9.81Sr0.05Mn0.01LREE0.04Na0.09)[P5.50Si0.15S0.05C0.30]O23.7(F0.80Cl0.03OH1.17),属氟羟磷灰石,其结构中在钙多面体与磷氧四面体位置上出现广泛的类质同象替换,如:SiO44-+CO32-=2PO43-;REE3++SiO44-=Ca2+++PO43=;Sr2+=Ca2+;OH-=F-等.结构碳酸根与硅氧四面体的存在得到红外与拉曼光谱的证实.

  3. Ion source chemistry - alchemy or a field that can be mastered

    By ion source chemistry, one understands all processes on sample substances, such as e.g. conversion reactions or dissociation processes in the ion source of the mass spectrometer. As thermal surface ionization plays a realtively larger role in isotope ratio measurement of solids than the use of an oven ion source with electron collision, examples of ion source chemistry with thermal ionization are considered in this report; however many of these statements can easily be applied to oven ion sources with electron collision. The literature still contains many 'recipes' for isotope ratio measurements of solids which according to the author's opinion are of alchemy nature. Only the knowledge of ion source chemistry under the appropriates conditions (e.g. whether a redox reaction of a decay reaction is present) can lead to the development of possibly simpler and also more effective specifications for the sample preparation. Only by the complete understanding of ion source chemistry too, can one optimize a mass spectrometrical measuring process and above all can assess sources of error of the method correctly. A few important parameters are discussed which can influence the result of the measured isotope ratio in the ion source, and a few aspects of the optimization of measuring processes for the isotope ratio determination are then discussed by means of examples (44Ca/40Ca, 41K/39K, 48Ca/40Ca, 7Li/6Li, 35Cl/37Cl). (orig./HK)

  4. Nuclear studies with intermediate energy probes: Annual performance report, May 15, 1987-May 14, 1988

    Nuclear studies with intermediate energy probes have been pursued at LAMPF, IUCF, and NIKHEF-K (Amsterdam). Proton scattering measurements of the calcium isotopes were performed at both LAMPF and IUCF; preliminary measurements of sellected s-d shell nuclei were also made at LAMPF. Analysis of the collected data is underway. Measurements of electron scattering from 42Ca and 44Ca made at NIKHEF-K are also being analyzed. These data are being analyzed in conjunction with data obtained previously at the Bates Linear Accelerator. Initial electron scattering measurements of 4/sup /minus// excitations in 18O were performed at Bates. Results of previous measurements of 16O and 17O were published. Preparations for experiments at the Saskatchewan Accelerator Laboratory (SAL) and at NIKHEF-K have also been made. The feasibility of performing electron scattering experiments from polarized targets in the SAL storage ring was examined and a proposal for funding of target construction submitted to the U.S. DOE under the University Research Instrumentation Program. Design of a spectrometer is underway. 21 refs., 5 figs

  5. Widening the Scope of a Partial Dynamical Symmetry

    Pereira, Wesley; Garcia, Ricardo; Zamick, Larry

    2015-10-01

    In a single j shell calculation in which only T = 1(even J) two-particle matrix elements were non-zero there was a partial dynamical symmetry e.g. for 2 protons and 2 neutrons in the f7/2 shell there is a degeneracy of states with angular momenta I = 3,7,9,10. These have non -zero components only for (Jp, Jn) = (4,6) or (6,4). These I's cannot occur for 4 identical partices (44 Ca).We then consider a ``123'' interaction which for J = 0 to 7 is (0,0,1,0,2,0,3,0). Then I = 6 and I = 8 also come into play. Fot these (Jp+Jn) is a good quantum number. One gets an equally spaced multidegerate levels (``vibrational spectra'') with separation of 1.5 MeV. Each of these levels has fixed (Jp+Jn. For(Jp+Jn) equal to 6 we have I = 3 an I = 6 as; for 8 we get 6,7 ,8; for 10,we get 3,7,9,10 and for 12 we get 10,12. In the g9/2 shell with a ``1234'' (Jp+Jn) ranges from 8 to 16 and in h11/2 with ``12345'' from 10 and 20. W.P. Garden State Stokes Alliance for Minorities Participation internship GSISAMP 2. R.G. REU fron NSF PHY-1263280.

  6. Neutron Radii from Low Energy Pion Scattering.

    Gyles, William

    Recent electron scattering measurements and muonic atom studies have allowed precise determinations of the charge distributions of nuclei. Measurements of the neutron distributions, however, have not progressed to this degree of sophistication, largely because of the uncertainties in the hadron-nucleus interaction. Charge distribution measurements provide good tests of nuclear structure calculations, but measurements of neutron distributions will provide independent constraints on these calculations and the potentials used. In this experiment, (pi)('-) differential cross section ratios were measured on pairs of isotopes (('36)S,('32)S), (('34)S,('32)S) with 50 MeV pions and (('26)Mg,('24)Mg) with 45 MeV pions. Absolute differential cross sections were also measured for ('32)S and ('24)Mg. Magnetic spectro -meters were used to collect the data. The cross section ratios were compared to optical model calcula-tions in which the parameters of a Fermi function representing the neutron distribution of the larger isotope of each pair were varied. The rms radius difference between the two isotopes producing the best fit was found to be independent of the details of the optical potential used, as long as the potential produced a fit to the absolute cross sections. The neutron distribution of the larger isotope was also rep-resented as a Fermi function modified by a sum of spherical Bessel functions, the coefficients of which were allowed to vary. The results for the rms radius differences were consistent with the Fermi function fits, except for ('34)S-('32)S, where the results differed by a full standard deviation. The rms radius differences found for the sulfur isotopes agreed with the results of shell-model calculations by Hodgson (Str82,Hod83). The extracted rms radius difference of the magnesium isotopes was one standard deviation less than the shell-model prediction. The results for the Fermi function fits, Fourier Bessell fits and the single particle potential (SPP

  7. Early biomarkers of doxorubicin-induced heart injury in a mouse model

    Desai, Varsha G., E-mail: varsha.desai@fda.hhs.gov [Personalized Medicine Branch, Division of Systems Biology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR 72079 (United States); Kwekel, Joshua C.; Vijay, Vikrant; Moland, Carrie L. [Personalized Medicine Branch, Division of Systems Biology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR 72079 (United States); Herman, Eugene H. [Toxicology and Pharmacology Branch, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis, The National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850-9734 (United States); Lee, Taewon [Department of Mathematics, Korea University, Sejong, Chungnam 339-700 (Korea, Republic of); Han, Tao [Personalized Medicine Branch, Division of Systems Biology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR 72079 (United States); Lewis, Sherry M. [Office of Scientific Coordination, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR 72079 (United States); Davis, Kelly J.; Muskhelishvili, Levan [Toxicologic Pathology Associates, National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson, AR 72079 (United States); Kerr, Susan [Arkansas Heart Hospital, Little Rock, AR 72211 (United States); Fuscoe, James C. [Personalized Medicine Branch, Division of Systems Biology, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Jefferson, AR 72079 (United States)

    2014-12-01

    Cardiac troponins, which are used as myocardial injury markers, are released in plasma only after tissue damage has occurred. Therefore, there is a need for identification of biomarkers of earlier events in cardiac injury to limit the extent of damage. To accomplish this, expression profiling of 1179 unique microRNAs (miRNAs) was performed in a chronic cardiotoxicity mouse model developed in our laboratory. Male B6C3F{sub 1} mice were injected intravenously with 3 mg/kg doxorubicin (DOX; an anti-cancer drug), or saline once a week for 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 weeks, resulting in cumulative DOX doses of 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 mg/kg, respectively. Mice were euthanized a week after the last dose. Cardiac injury was evidenced in mice exposed to 18 mg/kg and higher cumulative DOX dose whereas examination of hearts by light microscopy revealed cardiac lesions at 24 mg/kg DOX. Also, 24 miRNAs were differentially expressed in mouse hearts, with the expression of 1, 1, 2, 8, and 21 miRNAs altered at 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 mg/kg DOX, respectively. A pro-apoptotic miR-34a was the only miRNA that was up-regulated at all cumulative DOX doses and showed a significant dose-related response. Up-regulation of miR-34a at 6 mg/kg DOX may suggest apoptosis as an early molecular change in the hearts of DOX-treated mice. At 12 mg/kg DOX, up-regulation of miR-34a was associated with down-regulation of hypertrophy-related miR-150; changes observed before cardiac injury. These findings may lead to the development of biomarkers of earlier events in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity that occur before the release of cardiac troponins. - Highlights: • Upregulation of miR-34a before doxorubicin-induced cardiac tissue injury • Apoptosis might be an early event in mouse heart during doxorubicin treatment. • Expression of miR-150 declined before doxorubicin-induced cardiac tissue injury.

  8. A spatially resolved surface kinetic model for forsterite dissolution

    Maher, Kate; Johnson, Natalie C.; Jackson, Ariel; Lammers, Laura N.; Torchinsky, Abe B.; Weaver, Karrie L.; Bird, Dennis K.; Brown, Gordon E.

    2016-02-01

    The development of complex alteration layers on silicate mineral surfaces undergoing dissolution is a widely observed phenomenon. Given the complexity of these layers, most kinetic models used to predict rates of mineral-fluid interactions do not explicitly consider their formation. As a result, the relationship between the development of the altered layers and the final dissolution rate is poorly understood. To improve our understanding of the relationship between the alteration layer and the dissolution rate, we developed a spatially resolved surface kinetic model for olivine dissolution and applied it to a series of closed-system experiments consisting of three-phases (water (±NaCl), olivine, and supercritical CO2) at conditions relevant to in situ mineral carbonation (i.e. 60 °C, 100 bar CO2). We also measured the corresponding δ26/24Mg of the dissolved Mg during early stages of dissolution. Analysis of the solid reaction products indicates the formation of Mg-depleted layers on the olivine surface as quickly as 2 days after the experiment was started and before the bulk solution reached saturation with respect to amorphous silica. The δ26/24Mg of the dissolved Mg decreased by approximately 0.4‰ in the first stages of the experiment and then approached the value of the initial olivine (-0.35‰) as the steady-state dissolution rate was approached. We attribute the preferential release of 24Mg to a kinetic effect associated with the formation of a Mg-depleted layer that develops as protons exchange for Mg2+. We used experimental data to calibrate a surface kinetic model for olivine dissolution that includes crystalline olivine, a distinct "active layer" from which Mg can be preferentially removed, and secondary amorphous silica precipitation. By coupling the spatial arrangement of ions with the kinetics, this model is able to reproduce both the early and steady-state long-term dissolution rates, and the kinetic isotope fractionation. In the early stages of

  9. Early biomarkers of doxorubicin-induced heart injury in a mouse model

    Cardiac troponins, which are used as myocardial injury markers, are released in plasma only after tissue damage has occurred. Therefore, there is a need for identification of biomarkers of earlier events in cardiac injury to limit the extent of damage. To accomplish this, expression profiling of 1179 unique microRNAs (miRNAs) was performed in a chronic cardiotoxicity mouse model developed in our laboratory. Male B6C3F1 mice were injected intravenously with 3 mg/kg doxorubicin (DOX; an anti-cancer drug), or saline once a week for 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 weeks, resulting in cumulative DOX doses of 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 mg/kg, respectively. Mice were euthanized a week after the last dose. Cardiac injury was evidenced in mice exposed to 18 mg/kg and higher cumulative DOX dose whereas examination of hearts by light microscopy revealed cardiac lesions at 24 mg/kg DOX. Also, 24 miRNAs were differentially expressed in mouse hearts, with the expression of 1, 1, 2, 8, and 21 miRNAs altered at 6, 9, 12, 18, and 24 mg/kg DOX, respectively. A pro-apoptotic miR-34a was the only miRNA that was up-regulated at all cumulative DOX doses and showed a significant dose-related response. Up-regulation of miR-34a at 6 mg/kg DOX may suggest apoptosis as an early molecular change in the hearts of DOX-treated mice. At 12 mg/kg DOX, up-regulation of miR-34a was associated with down-regulation of hypertrophy-related miR-150; changes observed before cardiac injury. These findings may lead to the development of biomarkers of earlier events in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity that occur before the release of cardiac troponins. - Highlights: • Upregulation of miR-34a before doxorubicin-induced cardiac tissue injury • Apoptosis might be an early event in mouse heart during doxorubicin treatment. • Expression of miR-150 declined before doxorubicin-induced cardiac tissue injury

  10. Clinically meaningful treatment responses after switching to galantamine and with addition of memantine in patients with Alzheimer’s disease receiving donepezil

    Kano O

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Osamu Kano,1 Hirono Ito,1 Takanori Takazawa,1 Yuji Kawase,1 Kiyoko Murata,1 Konosuke Iwamoto,1 Tetsuro Nagaoka,1 Takehisa Hirayama,1 Ken Miura,1 Riya Nagata,1 Tetsuhito Kiyozuka,2 Jo Aoyagi,2 Ryuta Sato,2 Teruo Eguchi,3 Ken Ikeda,1 Yasuo Iwasaki11Department of Neurology, Toho University Omori Medical Center, 2Department of Neurology, Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations Mishuku Hospital, 3Sakura-kai Medical Group, Tokyo, JapanAbstract: Clinical trials have shown the benefits of acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, such as donepezil and galantamine, and an N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor antagonist, memantine, in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD. However, little is known regarding the effects of switching from donepezil 5 mg/day to galantamine 16 or 24 mg/day, or regarding the effects of adding memantine to established therapy compared with increasing the dose of donepezil. This report discusses two studies conducted to evaluate treatment with galantamine and memantine with respect to cognitive benefits and caregiver evaluations in patients with AD receiving donepezil 5 mg/day for more than 6 months. Patients with mild or moderate AD (scores 10–22 on the Mini-Mental State Examination were enrolled in the Galantamine Switch study and switched to galantamine (maximum doses 16 mg versus 24 mg. Patients with moderate to severe AD (Mini-Mental State Examination scores 3–14 were enrolled in the Donepezil Increase versus Additional Memantine study and either had their donepezil dose increased to 10 mg/day or memantine 20 mg/day added to their existing donepezil dose. Patients received the study treatment for 28 weeks and their Disability Assessment for Dementia, Mental Function Impairment Scale, Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory, and Neuropsychiatric Inventory scores were assessed with assistance from their caregivers. For the Galantamine Switch study after 8 weeks, agitation evaluated by the Cohen

  11. On-line ion chemistry for the AMS analysis of 90Sr and 135,137Cs

    Eliades, J.; Zhao, X.-L.; Litherland, A. E.; Kieser, W. E.

    2013-01-01

    The analysis of 90Sr by AMS has so far required the use of very large tandem accelerators in order to separate the isobar 90Zr by the rate-of-energy-loss method. The analysis of 135,137Cs by AMS has never been attempted as the separation of the isobars 135,137Ba by the traditional method requires even higher energies, so that this approach would become prohibitively expensive for routine analysis. Following the successful demonstration of Cl--S- separation by the Isobar Separator, the same apparatus was used to test the separation of other pairs of isobars. Surprisingly effective results were obtained with NO2 gas in the cases of SrF3--ZrF3- and CsF2--BaF2- separations. Reduction factors of ∼4 × 10-6 for ZrF3-/SrF3- and ∼2 × 10-5 for BaF2-/CsF2- were measured. SrF3- and CsF2- are both super-halogen anions and are preferentially produced in the ion source rather than ZrF3- and BaF2- when using the PbF2 matrix-assisted method. Reduction factors for ion source production with such targets of ∼3 × 10-5 for ZrF3--SrF3- and ∼5 × 10-4 for BaF2--CsF2- were found. The combined methods would suggest a theoretical detection sensitivity for 90Sr/Sr ∼6 × 10-16, 135Cs/Cs ∼7 × 10-15 and 137Cs/Cs ∼1 × 10-14, assuming 10 ppm Zr and Ba contamination in the AMS targets. In addition to the earlier Cl--S- separation work, these measurements further illustrate the potential of on-line ion chemical methods for broadening the analytical scope of small AMS systems.

  12. The (3He,t) and (d,2He)reactions at intermediate energies

    The (3He,t) reaction has been studied at 0.6-2.3 GeV at small scattering angles, 0-7 degrees, on various nuclei (12C, 13C, 26Mg, 40Ca, 48Ca, 54Fe, 90Zr, 159Tb, 208Pb) including a proton target. The reaction is a single-step reaction and selects the spin-isospin channel. Angular distributions for low-lying states in 12N are well described by DWIA calculations. From 13C to 13N transitions the ratio Jστ/Jτ, at momentum transfer, q, close to zero, is derived. The ratio remains roughly constant in the region 300 - 700 MeV/nucleon. The position of the quasi-free peak is shifted compared with free nucleon-nucleon scattering. The shift is towards higher excitation energies at q approx 1.4 fm-1, and towards lower excitation energies at q approx 2.5 fm-1. The p(3He,t)Δ++ reaction is analysed as one-pion exchange and the (3He,t) form factor is extracted. The shape and position of the Δ resonance seem to be independent of target mass for the targets studied. Compared with the p to Δ++ transition the position is shifted towards lower excitation energy in nuclei. The (d,2p[1S0]) reaction, with the two protons in an 1S0 state labelled 2He, is studied at 0.65 and 2.0 GeV at small angles, 0-4 degrees, on some of the targets used in the (3He,t) experiment (p, 12C, 40Ca, 54Fe). This reaction is also a one-step reaction that can be used for studies of spin-isospin excitations. Cross sections and tensor analysing powers are determined for the p(d,2He)n reaction. These results are compared with PWIA calculations. The Δ resonance in carbon is also here shifted down in excitation energy compared with the proton target. (author)

  13. On The Possible Leakage of ET-RR1 Liquid Waste Tank: Hydrological and Migration Modes Studies

    N. S. Mahmoud

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available The first Egyptian (ET-RR1 research reactor has been in operation since 1961 at the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA Inshas site. Therefore, at present, it faces a serious problem due to aging equipment, especially those directly in contact with the environment such as the underground settling tanks of nuclear and radioactive waste. The possible leakage of radionuclides from these aging tanks and their migration to the aquifer was studied using instantaneous release.This study was done based on the geological and hydrological characteristics of the site, which were obtained from the hydrogeological data of 25 wells previously drilled at the site of the reactor[1]. These data were used to calculate the trend of water levels, hydraulic gradient, and formulation of water table maps from 1993–2002. This information was utilized to determine water velocity in the unsaturated zone.Radionuclides released from the settling tank to the aquifer were screened according to the radionuclides that have high migration ability and high activity. The amount of fission and activation products of the burned fuels that contaminated the water content of the reactor pool were considered as 10% of the original spent fuel. The radionuclides considered in this case were H-3, Sr-90, Zr-93, Tc-99, Cd-113, Cs-135, Cs-137, Sm-151, Pu-238, Pu-240, Pu-241, and Am-241.The instantaneous release was analyzed by theoretical calculations, taking into consideration the migration mechanism of the various radionuclides through the soil space between the tank bottom and the aquifer. The migration mechanism through the unsaturated zone was considered depending on soil type, thickness of the unsaturated zone, water velocity, and other factors that are specific for each radionuclide, namely retardation factor, which is the function of the specific distribution coefficient of each radionuclide. This was considered collectively as delay time. Meanwhile, the mechanism of

  14. First identification of the 0{sub 2}{sup +} state in {sup 30}Mg via its E0 transition

    Schwerdtfeger, Wolfgang Norbert Erik

    2008-08-28

    The known 1789 keV level in {sup 30}Mg turned out to be a candidate for the 0{sub 2}{sup +} state due to its long lifetime of 3.9(4) ns and the absence of a {gamma} transition to the ground state. This triggered our search on the 0{sub 2}{sup +}{yields}0{sub 1}{sup +} E0 transition in {sup 30}Mg following the {beta} decay of {sup 30}Na: {beta} decay electrons were detected in a scintillation detector, while conversion electrons were focused onto a cooled Si(Li) detector using a Mini-Orange and detected with high resolution, which simultaneously suppresses the high background of {beta} decay electrons. Due to the large Q value of the {beta} decay of {sup 30}Na (17.3 MeV) the suppression of the coincident background induced by high-energy {gamma} rays and subsequently Compton-scattered electrons turned out to be the key challenge for the success of this experiment. In order to optimise the background suppression and thus the sensitivity to weak E0 transitions, offline test measurements using an {sup 90}Y and a {sup 152}Eu source were performed together with GEANT4 simulations. Resulting from these test measurements a highly sensitive experimental setup was designed and built, consequently minimising the amount of high-Z material in the target chamber, reducing X-ray production. As a by-product from test measurements the database value of the half-life of the 0{sub 2}{sup +} state in {sup 90}Zr could be corrected by more than 30 % to be t{sub 1/2}=41(1) ns. Finally, in a {beta} decay experiment at the ISOLDE facility at CERN the 0{sub 2}{sup +}{yields}0{sub 1}{sup +} E0 transition in {sup 30}Mg could be identified at the expected transition energy of 1788 keV proving for the first time shape coexistence at the borderline of the 'Island of Inversion'. This identification allows to determine the electric monopole strength as {rho}{sup 2}(E0)=26.2(7.5) x 10{sup -3}, indicating a rather weak mixing between the states in two potential minima in a simplified two

  15. ZZ MCJEF22NEA.BOLIB, MCNP Cross Section Library Based on JEF-2.2

    1 - Description or function: Continuous energy cross-section data library for the Monte Carlo program MCNP based on the JEF-2.2 evaluated nuclear data library (ACE Format). Format: ACE Number of groups: Continuous energy Nuclides (107): H-1, H-2, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, O-17, F-19, Na-23, Mg-nat, Al-27, Si-nat, Cl-nat, Ti-nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-94, Zr-96, Zr-nat, Nb-93, Mo-92, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-98, Mo-100, Mo-nat, Tc-99, Ru-101, Ru-102, Ru-104, Rh-103, Pd-105, Pd-107, Ag-109, I-129, Xe-131, Cs-133, Pr-141, Nd-143, Nd-145, Pm-147, Sm-147, Sm-149, Sm-150, Sm-151, Sm-152, Eu-153, Gd-154, Gd-155, Gd-156, Gd-157, Gd-158, Gd-160, Hf-174, Hf-176, Hf-177, Hf-178, Hf-179, Hf-180, Pb-nat, Bi-209, Th-232, U-234, U-235, U-236, U-238, Np-237, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-239bis, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Am-241, Am-242, Am-242m, Am-243, Cm-242, Cm-243, Cm-244, Cm-245, Cm-246, Cm-247, Cm-248. Temperatures: 300 deg. K, 500 deg. K, 560 deg. K, 760 deg. K, 800 deg. K, 1000 deg. K, 1500 deg. K and 2200 deg. K. Thermal scattering (for diverse Temperatures); H in CH2 (polyethylene), H in H2O (light water), D in D2O (heavy water), C (graphite), Be (beryllium metal). Dosimetry cross-section: 16-S-32, 48-Cd-0, 79-Au-197; Origin: JEF-2.2, IRDF-90 V2. 2 - Methods: This library was generated with the NJOY-94.66 nuclear data processing system

  16. First identification of the 02+ state in 30Mg via its E0 transition

    The known 1789 keV level in 30Mg turned out to be a candidate for the 02+ state due to its long lifetime of 3.9(4) ns and the absence of a γ transition to the ground state. This triggered our search on the 02+→01+ E0 transition in 30Mg following the β decay of 30Na: β decay electrons were detected in a scintillation detector, while conversion electrons were focused onto a cooled Si(Li) detector using a Mini-Orange and detected with high resolution, which simultaneously suppresses the high background of β decay electrons. Due to the large Q value of the β decay of 30Na (17.3 MeV) the suppression of the coincident background induced by high-energy γ rays and subsequently Compton-scattered electrons turned out to be the key challenge for the success of this experiment. In order to optimise the background suppression and thus the sensitivity to weak E0 transitions, offline test measurements using an 90Y and a 152Eu source were performed together with GEANT4 simulations. Resulting from these test measurements a highly sensitive experimental setup was designed and built, consequently minimising the amount of high-Z material in the target chamber, reducing X-ray production. As a by-product from test measurements the database value of the half-life of the 02+ state in 90Zr could be corrected by more than 30 % to be t1/2=41(1) ns. Finally, in a β decay experiment at the ISOLDE facility at CERN the 02+→01+ E0 transition in 30Mg could be identified at the expected transition energy of 1788 keV proving for the first time shape coexistence at the borderline of the 'Island of Inversion'. This identification allows to determine the electric monopole strength as ρ2(E0)=26.2(7.5) x 10-3, indicating a rather weak mixing between the states in two potential minima in a simplified two-level mixing model. This result allows to extract the mixing amplitude between the two 0+ states as a=0.179(83). This experimental finding represents the first case in light nuclei where an E0

  17. On-line ion chemistry for the AMS analysis of {sup 90}Sr and {sup 135,137}Cs

    Eliades, J. [IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, 60 St. George St., Toronto, ON, M5S 1A7 (Canada); Zhao, X.-L. [Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 (Canada); Litherland, A.E. [IsoTrace Laboratory, University of Toronto, 60 St. George St., Toronto, ON, M5S 1A7 (Canada); Kieser, W.E., E-mail: liam.kieser@utoronto.ca [Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, 150 Louis Pasteur, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 (Canada)

    2013-01-15

    The analysis of {sup 90}Sr by AMS has so far required the use of very large tandem accelerators in order to separate the isobar {sup 90}Zr by the rate-of-energy-loss method. The analysis of {sup 135,137}Cs by AMS has never been attempted as the separation of the isobars {sup 135,137}Ba by the traditional method requires even higher energies, so that this approach would become prohibitively expensive for routine analysis. Following the successful demonstration of Cl{sup -}-S{sup -} separation by the Isobar Separator, the same apparatus was used to test the separation of other pairs of isobars. Surprisingly effective results were obtained with NO{sub 2} gas in the cases of SrF{sub 3}{sup -}-ZrF{sub 3}{sup -} and CsF{sub 2}{sup -}-BaF{sub 2}{sup -} separations. Reduction factors of {approx}4 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -6} for ZrF{sub 3}{sup -}/SrF{sub 3}{sup -} and {approx}2 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5} for BaF{sub 2}{sup -}/CsF{sub 2}{sup -} were measured. SrF{sub 3}{sup -} and CsF{sub 2}{sup -} are both super-halogen anions and are preferentially produced in the ion source rather than ZrF{sub 3}{sup -} and BaF{sub 2}{sup -} when using the PbF{sub 2} matrix-assisted method. Reduction factors for ion source production with such targets of {approx}3 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -5} for ZrF{sub 3}{sup -}-SrF{sub 3}{sup -} and {approx}5 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -4} for BaF{sub 2}{sup -}-CsF{sub 2}{sup -} were found. The combined methods would suggest a theoretical detection sensitivity for {sup 90}Sr/Sr {approx}6 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -16}, {sup 135}Cs/Cs {approx}7 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -15} and {sup 137}Cs/Cs {approx}1 Multiplication-Sign 10{sup -14}, assuming 10 ppm Zr and Ba contamination in the AMS targets. In addition to the earlier Cl{sup -}-S{sup -} separation work, these measurements further illustrate the potential of on-line ion chemical methods for broadening the analytical scope of small AMS systems.

  18. Critical behavior of the ferromagnetic-paramagnetic phase transition in Fe{sub 90−x}Ni{sub x}Zr{sub 10} alloy ribbons

    Thanh, Tran Dang, E-mail: thanhxraylab@yahoo.com [Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763 (Korea, Republic of); Institute of Materials Science, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Huy Dan, Nguyen [Institute of Materials Science, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi (Viet Nam); Phan, The-Long; Yu, Seong-Cho, E-mail: scyu@chungbuk.ac.kr [Department of Physics, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 361-763 (Korea, Republic of); Kumarakuru, Haridas; Olivier, Ezra J.; Neethling, Johannes H. [Centre for HRTEM, Department of Physics, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth 6031 (South Africa)

    2014-01-14

    This work presents a detailed study on the critical behavior of the ferromagnetic-paramagnetic (FM-PM) phase transition in Fe{sub 90−x}Ni{sub x}Zr{sub 10} (x = 0 and 5) alloy ribbons. Basing on field dependences of magnetization (M-H), M{sup 2} versus H/M plots prove the alloys exhibiting a second-order magnetic phase transition. To investigate the nature of the FM-PM phase transition at T{sub C} = 245 and 306 K for x = 0 and 5, respectively, we performed a critical-exponent study. The values of critical components β, γ, and δ determined by using the modified Arrott plots, Kouvel-Fisher (KF), and critical isotherm analyses agree with each other. For x = 0, the critical parameters β = 0.365 ± 0.013 and γ = 1.615 ± 0.033 are obtained by modified Arrott plots while β = 0.368 ± 0.008 and γ = 1.612 ± 0.016 are obtained by the KF method. These values are close to those expected for the 3D-Heisenberg model, revealing short-range FM interactions in Fe{sub 90}Zr{sub 10}. Meanwhile, for x = 5, the values of the critical parameters β = 0.423 ± 0.008 and γ = 1.325 ± 0.036 are obtained by modified Arrott plots, and β = 0.425 ± 0.006 and γ = 1.323 ± 0.012 are obtained by the KF method. The falling of the β value in between the values of the mean-field theory (β = 0.5) and the 3D-Heisenberg model (β = 0.365) indicates an existence of FM short-range order and magnetic inhomogeneity in Fe{sub 85}Ni{sub 5}Zr{sub 10}. With a partial replacement of Ni for Fe in Fe{sub 90−x}Ni{sub x}Zr{sub 10}, the value of the critical exponent β trends to shift towards that of the mean-field theory. Such the result proves the presence of Ni favors establishing FM long-range order. The nature of this phenomenon is carefully discussed.

  19. ZZ MCB63NEA.BOLIB, MCNP Cross Section Library Based on ENDF/B-VI Release 3

    1 - Description of program or function: Continuous energy cross-section data library for the Monte Carlo program MCNP based on the ENDF/B-VI Release 3 evaluated nuclear data library (ACE Format). Format: ACE; Number of groups: Continuous energy; Nuclides (107): H-1, H-2, He-4, Li-6, Li-7, Be-9, B-10, B-11, C-nat, N-14, N-15, O-16, O-17, Na-23, Mg-nat, Al-27, Si-nat, Cl-nat, Ti-nat, Cr-50, Cr-52, Cr-53, Cr-54, Mn-55, Fe-54, Fe-56, Fe-57, Fe-58, Co-59, Ni-58, Ni-60, Ni-61, Ni-62, Ni-64, Zr-90, Zr-91, Zr-92, Zr-94, Zr-96, Zr-nat, Nb-93, Mo-94, Mo-95, Mo-96, Mo-97, Mo-nat, Tc-99, Ru-101, Ru-102, Ru-104, Rh-103, Pd-105, Pd-107, Ag-109, I-129, Xe-131, Cs-133, Pr-141, Nd-143, Nd-145, Pm-147, Sm-147, Sm-149, Sm-150, Sm-151, Sm-152, Eu-153, Gd-154, Gd-155, Gd-156, Gd-157, Gd-158, Gd-160, Hf-174, Hf-176, Hf-177, Hf-178, Hf-179, Hf-180, Hf-nat, Pb-206, Pb-207, Pb-208, Bi-209, Th-232,U-233, U-234, U-235, U-236, U-238, Np-237, Pu-238, Pu-239, Pu-240, Pu-241, Pu-242, Am-241, Am-242, Am-242m, Am-243, Cm-242, Cm-243, Cm-244, Cm-245, Cm-246, Cm-247, Cm-248. Temperatures: 300 deg. K, 500 deg. K, 560 deg. K, 760 deg. K, 800 deg. K, 1000 deg. K, 1500 deg. K and 2200 deg. K. Thermal scattering (for diverse Temperatures): H in CH2 (polyethylene), H in H2O (light water), D in D2O (heavy water), C (graphite), Be (beryllium metal). Dosimetry cross-section: 16-S-32, 48-Cd-0, 79-Au-197. Origin: ENDF/B-VI Release 3, IRDF-90 Version 2. 2 - Methods: This library was generated with the NJOY-94.66 nuclear data processing system

  20. Zirconium isotope constraints on the composition of Theia and current Moon-forming theories

    Akram, W.; Schönbächler, M.

    2016-09-01

    The giant impact theory is the most widely recognized formation scenario of the Earth's Moon. Giant impact models based on dynamical simulations predict that the Moon acquired a significant amount of impactor (Theia) material, which is challenging to reconcile with geochemical data for O, Si, Cr, Ti and W isotopes in the Earth and Moon. Three new giant impact scenarios have been proposed to account for this discrepancy - hit-and-run impact, impact with a fast-spinning protoEarth and massive impactors - each one reducing the proportion of the impactor in the Moon compared to the original canonical giant impact model. The validity of each theory and their different dynamical varieties are evaluated here using an integrated approach that considers new high-precision Zr isotope measurements of lunar rocks, and quantitative geochemical modelling of the isotopic composition of the impactor Theia. All analysed lunar samples (whole-rock, ilmenite and pyroxene separates) display identical Zr isotope compositions to that of the Earth within the uncertainty of 13 ppm for 96Zr/90Zr (2σ weighted average). This 13 ppm upper limit is used to infer the most extreme isotopic composition that Theia could have possessed, relative to the Earth, for each of the proposed giant impact theories. The calculated Theian composition is compared with the Zr isotope compositions of different solar system materials in order to constrain the source region of the impactor. As a first order approximation, we show that all considered models (including the canonical) are plausible, alleviating the initial requirement for the new giant impact models. Albeit, the canonical and hit-and-run models are the most restrictive, suggesting that the impactor originated from a region close to the Earth. The fast-spinning protoEarth and massive impactor models are more relaxed and increase the allowed impactor distance from the Earth. Similar calculations carried out for O, Cr, Ti and Si isotope data support

  1. A Radio Frequency Quadrupole Instrument for use with Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Application to Low Kinetic Energy Reactive Isobar Suppression and Gas--Phase Anion Reaction Studies

    Eliades, John Alexander

    A radio frequency (rf) quadrupole instrument, currently known as an Isobar Separator for Anions (ISA), has been integrated into an Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) system to facilitate anion--gas reactions before the tandem accelerator. An AMS Cs+ sputter source provided ≥ 15 keV ions that were decelerated in the prototype ISA to NO2 with deceleration to ≤ 12 eV. Observed attenuation cross sections, sigma [x 10--15 cm2], were sigma(S-- + NO2) = 6.6, sigma(C3-- + NO2) = 4.2, sigma(YF3-- + NO 2) = 7.6, sigma(ZrF3-- + NO2) = 19. With 8 mTorr NO2, relative attenuations of S-- /Cl-- ˜ 10--6, C 3--/Cl-- ˜ 10--7 , YF3--/SrF3-- ˜ 5 x 10--5 and ZrF3-- /SrF3-- ˜ 4 x 10--6 were observed with Cl-- ˜ 30% and SrF 3-- > 90% transmission. Current isobar attenuation limits with ≤ 1.75 MV accelerator terminal voltage and ppm impurity levels were calculated to be 36S--/Cl-- ˜ 4 x 10--16, 12C3 --/Cl-- ˜ 1.2 x 10--16, 90YF3--/SrF3-- ˜ 10--15 and 90ZrF3 --/SrF3-- ˜ 10--16 . Using 1.75 MV, four 36Cl reference standards in the range 4 x 10--13 ≤ 36Cl/Cl ≤ 4 x 10 --11 were analyzed with 8 mTorr NO2. The measured 36Cl/Cl ratios plotted very well against the accepted values. A sample impurity content S/Cl ≤ 6 x 10--5 was measured and a background level of 36S--/Cl ≤ 9 x 10--15 was determined. Useful currents of a wide variety of anions are produced in AMS sputter sources and molecules can be identified relatively unambiguously by stripping fragments from tandem accelerators. Reactions involving YF3 --, ZrF3--, S-- and SO-- + NO2 in the ISA analyzed by AMS are described, and some interesting reactants are identified.

  2. Structure of high-spin bands in 104Pd

    Complete text of publication follows. High-spin states of 104Pd were studied through the 96Zr(13C,5n) reaction at beam energies of 51 and 58 MeV, using the Euroball IV γ-ray spectrometer in conjunction with the Diamant charged particle array. On the basis of the analysis of γγγ-coincidence data, the previously known rotation-like structures (bands 1,2,3,4) have been extended up to Ex∼6, 13, 11 and 9 MeV with Iπ=(12+), (26+), (23-) and (20-), respectively. Besides the major sideband structures, two new negative parity cascades (bands 5,6) were found and built up to Ex∼8 MeV with Iπ=(17-) and (18-). The 104Pd nucleus with its 6 valence protons and 8 valence neutrons relative to 90Zr lies in the upper part of the g9/2 proton subshell and in the middle part of the d5/2, g7/2 neutron subshell where the low-Ωh11/2 orbitals intrude already at small deformations. To get a deeper insight into the structure of the observed bands, total routhian surface (trs) calculations based on the Woods-Saxon cranking formalism were performed. Comparing the experimental Routhians E' and aligned angular momenta Ix with the trs results (Fig. 1), we assign two-quasiparticle ν(h11/2)2 configuration to the positive-parity bands 1 and 2. According to this expectation, the alignment of a h11/2 neutron pair is clearly visible at ℎω∼0.4 MeV frequency with nearly the full possible alignment gain of ∼10ℎ. As in the negative-parity bands 3,4,5 and 6 the νh11/2 alignment seems to be blocked, their configuration contains one neutron in the h11/2 orbit. Furthermore, the second quasineutron is expected to have a g7/2, d5/2 origin due to their parity. This assumption is supported by the good agreement of the experimental data with the trs results and accordingly we suggest νh11/2(d5/2, g7/2) configurations for these bands.

  3. Using Cherenkov Counting For Fast Determination of 90Sr/90Y Activity in Milk

    90Sr is one of the main long-lived fission products, and it is transferred into human body primarily by food, with milk being a substantial contributor. Due to its biochemical similarity to calcium, most strontium is efficiently incorporated into bone tissues. 90Sr is characterized by a long physical half life (28.8 y) and decays by beta particles with an Emax of 0.546 MeV to 90Y. This daughter isotope has a half life of 64 h and decays into 90Zr by beta particles with an Emax of 2.284 MeV. The milk components produce a high turbidity and light attenuation, causing a significant decrease of the counting efficiency in liquid scintillation counting (LSC) systems, mostly used for beta emitters detection. Most methods proposed in the past are time-consuming, as they are based on several stages of chemical and physical treatments, including precipitation, ashing, ion exchange and extraction (Wikins et al., 1984, Porter et al, 1961, Kimura et al., 1979). When measuring 90Sr/90Y activity by Cherenkov counting, most of the Cherenkov radiation is produced by 90Y (about 98.6%), due to the much higher energy of its beta particles relative to these from 90Sr. The counting efficiency varies strongly with color quenching, at a greater extent than in standard liquid scintillation counting (L'Annunziata, 2012), and therefore the quench correction is critical. The ‘‘external source area ratio’’ (ESAR) quench correction method was applied to measure 90Sr/90Y activities in aqueous samples with a wide range of quenching levels (Tsroya et al., 2009). This method was proved to be superior to all other quench correction methods (Tsroya et al., 2012) and is applicable also for determination of 90Sr/90Y in human urine (Tsroya et al., 2013). In the present work the applicability of the ESAR method to measurement of 90Sr/90Y activities in milk and some of its products was investigated

  4. Simultaneous derivative spectrophotometric estimation of aceclofenac and tramadol with paracetamol in combination solid dosage forms

    Srinivasan K

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available A derivative spectrophotometric procedure has been developed for the simultaneous determination of individual combination of aceclofenac and tramadol with paracetamol in combined tablet preparation. Tablet extracts of the drugs were prepared in distilled water. The zero crossing point technique and the compensation technique were used to estimate the amount of each drug in the combined formulations, and were compared. The results were found to be accurate and free from interferences. The procedure is rapid, simple, nondestructive, and does not require solutions of equations. Calibration graphs are linear (r=0.9999, with a zero intercept up to 24 mg/ml of each drug in combination with paracetamol. Detection limits at the p = 0.05 level of significance were calculated to be 0.5 mg/ml of aceclofenac, tramadol and paracetamol respectively.

  5. Isotope ratio in stellar atmospheres and nucleosynthesis

    The determination of isotopic ratios in stellar atmospheres is studied. The isotopic shift of atomic and molecular lines of different species of a certain element is examined. CH and MgH lines are observed in order to obtain the 12C: 13C and 24Mg: 25Mg: 26Mg isotpic ratios. The formation of lines in stellar atmospheres is computed and the resulting synthetic spectra are employed to determine the isotopic abundances. The results obtained for the isotopic ratios are compared to predictions of nucleosynthesis theories. Finally, the concept of primary and secondary element is discussed, and these definitions are applied to the observed variations in the abundance of elements as a function of metallicity. (author)

  6. A New Coupling Potential for the Scattering of Deformed Light Heavy-Ions A Challenge to the Standard Approach

    Boztosun, I

    2000-01-01

    We present new findings for a number of systems over a wide energy range. This investigation addresses the problems that previous models could not account for within the framework of the coupled-channels theory for light heavy-ion reactions such as $^{16}$O+$^{28}$Si, $^{12}$C+$^{24}$Mg and $^{12}$C+$^{12}$C. The present letter shows the limitations of the standard coupled-channels theory and also demonstrates that a global solution, which accounts for the scattering observables over a wide energy range, can be found using a new second-derivative coupling potential in the coupled-channels formalism. This new approach consistently improves the agreement with the experimental data for the elastic and inelastic scattering as well as for their excitation functions using constant or slightly energy-dependent parameters.

  7. A New Coupling Potential for the Scattering of Deformed Light Heavy-Ions

    Boztosun, I

    2001-01-01

    This letter introduces a new coupling potential to explain the experimental data over wide energy ranges for a number of systems. Within the coupled-channels formalism, this letter first shows the limitations of the standard coupled-channels theory in the case where one of the nuclei in the reaction is strongly deformed and then, demonstrates that a global solution to the problems of light heavy-ion reactions such as $^{12}$C+$^{12}$C, $^{16}$O+$^{28}$Si and $^{12}$C+$^{24}$Mg can be found using a new second-derivative coupling potential in the coupled-channels formalism. This new approach consistently improves the agreement with the experimental data for the elastic and inelastic scattering data as well as for their excitation functions using constant or slightly energy-dependent parameters.

  8. Differential effect of ketamine and lidocaine on spontaneous and mechanical evoked pain in patients with nerve injury pain

    Gottrup, Hanne; Bach, Flemming Winther; Juhl, Gitte Irene;

    2006-01-01

    ketamine, an N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor antagonist and lidocaine, a sodium channel blocker, on spontaneous pain, brush-evoked pain, and pinprick-evoked pain in patients with nerve injury pain. METHODS: Twenty patients participated in two randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover...... experiments in which they, on four different days, received a 30-minute intravenous infusion of ketamine (0.24 mg/kg), lidocaine (5 mg/kg), or saline. Ongoing pain, pain evoked by brush and repetitive pinprick stimuli, and acetone was measured before, during, and after infusion. RESULTS: Ketamine...... significantly reduced ongoing pain and evoked pain to brush and pinprick, whereas lidocaine only reduced evoked pain to repetitive pinprick stimuli. In individual patients, there was no correlation between the pain-relieving effect of lidocaine and ketamine on ongoing or mechanically evoked pains. CONCLUSIONS...

  9. Genetic improvement of cocoa for resistance to swollen shoot disease through mutation breeding and in vitro culture techniques

    Various tissues (vegetative buds, pollen and selfed beans) of three cocoa types were irradiated with gamma rays with the view to inducing mutants resistant to cocoa swollen shoot virus (CSSV). To save time and space in cocoa mutation breeding, certain aspects of the tissue culture techniques in cocoa were also investigated. Efforts were made to delimit some of the factors crucial to producing plants via cocoa tissues in vitro. Use of concentrations of 2-4 mg/L of BAP coupled with weekly subculturing and light durations between 16-20 hours at 2000 lx greatly enhanced differentiation, plantlet growth and plant production. Indications are that the possibility of using in vitro techniques for mutation breeding in cocoa could be exploited. 5 refs, 1 fig., 6 tabs

  10. Aluminum-26 in the early solar system: Fossil or fuel

    The isotopic composition of Mg was measured in different phases of a Ca-Al rich inclusion in the Allende meteorite. Large excesses of 26Mg of up to 10% were found. These excesses correlate strictly with the 27Al/24Mg for four coexisting phases with distinctive chemical compositions. Models of in situ decay of 26Al within the solar system and of mixing of interstellar dust grains containing fossil 26Al with normal solar system material are presented. The observed correlation provides definitive evidence for the presence of 26Al in the early solar system. This requires either injection of freshly synthesized nucleosynthetic material into the solar system immediately before condensation and planet formation, or local production within the solar system by intense activity of the early Sun. Planets promptly produced from material with the inferred 26Al/27Al would melt within approx.3 x 105 yr

  11. Comparison of the influence of inorganic salts on the NMR dose sensitivity of polyacrylamide-based gel dosimeter

    On the NMR dose sensitivities of polyacrylamide-based gel dosimeters irradiated by X-ray, the additive effect of various inorganic salts (electrolytes) is investigated. Among the various combination of cations (Li+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Zn2+ and Al3+) and anions (Cl−, NO−3 and SO2-4), MgCl2 is shown to be the most effective sensitizer. In the result, it is suggested that the extent of the increase of the dose sensitivity may correlate to the hydration power of cations rather than anions. Contrary to the dose sensitivity enhancement, the depression of melting point caused by the additives is also pointed out.

  12. Comparison of the influence of inorganic salts on the NMR dose sensitivity of polyacrylamide-based gel dosimeter

    Hayashi, S.-I.; Kawamura, H.; Usui, S.; Tominaga, T.

    2013-06-01

    On the NMR dose sensitivities of polyacrylamide-based gel dosimeters irradiated by X-ray, the additive effect of various inorganic salts (electrolytes) is investigated. Among the various combination of cations (Li+, Na+, K+, Mg2+, Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Zn2+ and Al3+) and anions (Cl-, NO-3 and SO2-4), MgCl2 is shown to be the most effective sensitizer. In the result, it is suggested that the extent of the increase of the dose sensitivity may correlate to the hydration power of cations rather than anions. Contrary to the dose sensitivity enhancement, the depression of melting point caused by the additives is also pointed out.

  13. A compact source for bunches of singly charged atomic ions

    Murböck, T.; Schmidt, S.; Andelkovic, Z.; Birkl, G.; Nörtershäuser, W.; Vogel, M.

    2016-04-01

    We have built, operated, and characterized a compact ion source for low-energy bunches of singly charged atomic ions in a vacuum beam line. It is based on atomic evaporation from an electrically heated oven and ionization by electron impact from a heated filament inside a grid-based ionization volume. An adjacent electrode arrangement is used for ion extraction and focusing by applying positive high-voltage pulses to the grid. The method is particularly suited for experimental environments which require low electromagnetic noise. It has proven simple yet reliable and has been used to produce μs-bunches of up to 106 Mg+ ions at a repetition rate of 1 Hz. We present the concept, setup and characterizing measurements. The instrument has been operated in the framework of the SpecTrap experiment at the HITRAP facility at GSI/FAIR to provide Mg+ ions for sympathetic cooling of highly charged ions by laser-cooled 24Mg+.

  14. Extraction and isolation of dictamnine, obacunone and fraxinellone from Dictamnus dasycarpus Turcz. by supercritical fluid extraction and high-speed counter-current chromatography

    Wang, Daijie; Lin, Yunliang; Lin, Xiaojing; Geng, Yanling; Wang, Xiao, E-mail: wxjn1998@126.com [Process Control Research Center of TCM. Shandong Academy of Sciences. Shandong Analysis and Test Center (China); Zhang, Jinjie [College of Biosystems Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University (China); Qiu, Jiying [Institute of Agro-Food Science and Technology, Shandong Academy of Agricultural Science, Shandong (China)

    2012-07-01

    Supercritical fluid extraction was used to extract active compounds from the Chinese traditional medicinal D. dasycarpus under the pressure of 30 MPa and temperature of 45 degree C. Further separation and purification was established by high-speed counter-current chromatography (HSCCC) with a two-phase solvent system composed of n-hexane-ethyl acetate-methanol-water (1:0.8:1.3:0.9, volume ratio). The separation yielded a total of 47 mg of dictamnine, 24 mg of obacunone and 83 mg of fraxinellone from 1.0 g of the crude extract in one step separation with the purity of 99.2, 98.4 and 99.0%, respectively, as determined by HPLC. The chemical structures of these compounds were identified by ESI-MS, IR, 1H-NMR and {sup 13}C-NMR. (author)

  15. Mass measurements and evaluation around A=22

    Frequency ratio measurements with different combinations of the singly charged ions from 21,22,23Na, 22,24Mg, and 37,39K were performed at the on-line Penning trap mass spectrometer ISOLTRAP, CERN, Geneva. The masses and mass differences were deduced with a relative uncertainty of about or even below one part in 108 for the ions of interest using a least-squares analysis of all measured relations. The results have direct consequences for weak-interaction study as they give additional input to the test of CVC, and for nuclear astrophysics, because they help to establish the minimum observable signal for a NeNa cycle in a nova burst. We report here about the measurements and the detailed evaluation. (orig.)

  16. Simultaneous determination of rare earth elements in ore and anti-corrosion coating samples using a portable capillary electrophoresis instrument with contactless conductivity detection.

    Nguyen, Thi Anh Huong; Nguyen, Van Ri; Le, Duc Dung; Nguyen, Thi Thanh Binh; Cao, Van Hoang; Nguyen, Thi Kim Dung; Sáiz, Jorge; Hauser, Peter C; Mai, Thanh Duc

    2016-07-29

    The employment of an in-house-made capillary electrophoresis (CE) instrument with capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection (C(4)D) as a simple and inexpensive solution for simultaneous determination of many rare earth elements (REEs) in ore samples from Vietnam, as well as in anti-corrosion coating samples is reported. 14 REEs (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb and Lu) were determined using an electrolyte composed of 20mM arginine and 10mM α-hydroxyisobutyric acid adjusted to pH 4.2 with acetic acid. The best detection limit achieved was 0.24mg/L using the developed CE-C(4)D method. Good agreement between results from CE-C(4)D and the confirmation method (ICP-MS) was achieved, with a coefficient of determination (r(2)) for the two pairs of data of 0.998. PMID:27363736

  17. Red muds are a new kind of sorbent for strontium

    Red mud is a kind of alumina production, characterized by high content of fine-dispersion Fe, Al and Ti oxyhydrates; it is studied from the viewpoint of its application as a sorbent for Sr. The red mud specific surface constitutes 23-25 m2/g, the density is of 3.3-3.4 g/cm3 and the melting temperature is 1350-1370 deg C. It is established that the maximum sorption capacity of the red mud for strontium equals 420 ± 24 mg-eq/100 g. The red mud high sorption properties make it possible to recommend it as a sorbent by constructing technogenic barriers at the radioactive wastes disposal sites

  18. [Treatment of chronic pain of oncologic origin with epidural or intrathecal morphine administered by continuous or programmable flow implanted pumps].

    Rodríguez López, M J; de la Torre Liébanas, M; Sánchez-Guijo Bernal, J J; Muñoz de la Guardia, J L

    1990-01-01

    We have treated a total of 40 patients who presented chronic pain secondary to a neoplastic condition; the patients were treated with morphine in a continuous perfusion by means of an implanted perfusion pump. The route used was the epidural route in seven patients and the intrathecal route in the remaining 33 patients. In 22 patients, the implanted pump was the continuous flow Infusaid model and in the remaining 18, the programmable flow Synchromed (Medtronic) model. The daily dose of morphine ranged from 2.4 mg to 48 mg and maximum perfusion period was 19 months. Main complications were displacement of the catheter and rejection of perfusion system. Despite its high prize, we believe that such treatment system should be considered because of the quality of life improvement of the patients. PMID:2098877

  19. Consideration with regard to feasible objective nuclide in next experiment

    The present status of investigation on the superheavy nuclei are analyzed. After 259Db synthesized, the next objective nuclide is determined to be 265Bh, a new isotope of Z=107 element, according to our existing available equipment and conditions. The test result of the MG rotating wheel collection and detection system is described. The α-decay spectra of mother-daughter of the product 252No from 24Mg + 232Th reaction are observed and measured successfully in this test experiment. It is regarded as a preliminary and probatory experiment for synthesis of 265Bh in next stage. The predicted decay properties for next objective nuclide are also given in this paper. And the projectile-target combination and reaction channel to produce this objective nuclide are selected. The production cross section for the objective nuclide is estimated roughly. The observable yields and the feasibility for producing this objective nuclide are calculated and discussed

  20. No effect of human serum and erythrocytes enriched in n-3 fatty acids by oral intake on Plasmodium falciparum blood stage parasites in vitro

    Abu-Zeid, Y A; Hansen, H S; Jakobsen, P H;

    1993-01-01

    acid (EPA, 20:5n-3) of 3.5 g/d and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) of 2.5 g/d and 24 mg/d of total tocopherol. Post-intake fish oil serum (post-s) and erythrocytes (post-e) were tested in vitro for inhibitory activity against blood stages of P. falciparum compared with pre-intake serum (pre-s) and...... pre-intake erythrocyte (pre-e). Also the effect of EPA and arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4n-6) on the erythrocytic growth of P. falciparum was tested using in vitro assays. The results show that both post-s and post-e had no antimalarial activity on P. falciparum. No differential antimalarial effect was...

  1. No effect of human serum and erythrocytes enriched in n-3 fatty acids by oral intake on Plasmodium falciparum bloodstage parasites in vitro

    Abu-Zeid, Y.A.; Hansen, Harald S.; Jakobsen, P.H.;

    1993-01-01

    acid (EPA, 20:5n-3) of 3.5g/d and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 22:6n-3) of 2.5 g/d and 24 mg/d of total tocopherol. Post-intake fish oil serum (post-s) and erythrocytes (post-e) were tested in vitro for inhibitory activity against blood stages of P. falciparum compared with pre-intake serum (pre-s) and...... pre-intake erythrocyte (pre-e). Also the effect of EPA and arachidonic acid (AA, 20:4n-6) on the erythrocytic growth of P. falciparum was tested using in vitro assays. The results show that both post-s and post-e had no antimalarial activity on P. falciparum. No differential antimalarial effect was...

  2. Chemiluminescent determination of humic substances based on the oxidation by peroxymonosulfate

    The intensity of emission radiation produced by humic (HA) and fulvic acids (FA) in the presence of SO52- in basic medium was used to determine HA and FA in the range of 0.5-20.0 mg l-1. The detection limit was 0.24 mg l-1. A comparative study was carried out using H2O2 in the presence of CH2O as oxidizing agent. Humic substances (HS) from several soil sources, different extraction and purifying procedures led to different calibration sensitivities and selectivity. Cations and anions such as Cu(II), Cr(III), Ca(II), Cl-, EDTA2-, NO3-, PO43- and CO32-, did not interfere with the determination of HA. Although it was not possible to confirm the accuracy of the chemiluminescent method, low concentrations of HS in natural waters can be detected

  3. Dissipation kinetics of metalaxyl in cucumber.

    Rattan, G S; Sharma, Neeraj

    2012-05-01

    Residues of metalaxyl were estimated in cucumber fruits using Gas Liquid Chromatography (GLC) with Nitrogen phosphorus detector (NPD). Following three applications of Ridomil-MZ @ 0.3% and 0.6%, the average initial deposits of metalaxyl were observed to be 0.19 and 0.24 mg kg(-1), respectively. The residues dissipated below the limit of quantification (LOQ) of 0.02 mg kg(-1) after 10 days at both the dosages. The half-life values (T(1/2)) of metalaxyl was worked out to be 3.5 and 3.0 days, respectively at 0.3% and 0.6% concentration. Thus, a waiting period of 1 day was suggested for the safe consumption of metalaxyl treated cucumber. PMID:22392008

  4. Angular momentum projection for a Nilsson mean-field plus pairing model

    Wang, Yin; Pan, Feng; Launey, Kristina D.; Luo, Yan-An; Draayer, J. P.

    2016-06-01

    The angular momentum projection for the axially deformed Nilsson mean-field plus a modified standard pairing (MSP) or the nearest-level pairing (NLP) model is proposed. Both the exact projection, in which all intrinsic states are taken into consideration, and the approximate projection, in which only intrinsic states with K = 0 are taken in the projection, are considered. The analysis shows that the approximate projection with only K = 0 intrinsic states seems reasonable, of which the configuration subspace considered is greatly reduced. As simple examples for the model application, low-lying spectra and electromagnetic properties of 18O and 18Ne are described by using both the exact and approximate angular momentum projection of the MSP or the NLP, while those of 20Ne and 24Mg are described by using the approximate angular momentum projection of the MSP or NLP.

  5. Preparation and quality control of ECD kit

    ECD Kit for brain imaging after labeling with technetium 99m was prepared according to an optimum conditions, Each vial contains 1 mg of ECD and 0.155 mg of stannous chloride anhydrous SnCl2, 24 mg of Mannitol and 0.5 mg of Na2Ca EDTA, The prepared kit showed high quality satisfying the requirements of international pharmacopoeias from the points of physical, chemical, radiochemical and biological purities, and its validity for human injection. And the labeling yield exceeded 95 % with average value of about 97.63 ± 0.89% for 2mCi /2ml radioactivity , This study also showed that each vial content can be labeled with maximum activity of 99mTc of about 50 mCi (Authors)

  6. Alignment of wave functions for angular momentum projection

    Taniguchi, Yasutaka

    2016-01-01

    Angular momentum projection is used to obtain eigen states of angular momentum from general wave functions. Multi-configuration mixing calculation with angular momentum projection is an important microscopic method in nuclear physics. For accurate multi-configuration mixing calculation with angular momentum projection, concentrated distribution of $z$ components $K$ of angular momentum in the body-fixed frame ($K$-distribution) is favored. Orientation of wave functions strongly affects $K$-distribution. Minimization of variance of $\\hat{J}_z$ is proposed as an alignment method to obtain wave functions that have concentrated $K$-distribution. Benchmark calculations are performed for $\\alpha$-$^{24}$Mg cluster structure, triaxially superdeformed states in $^{40}$Ar, and Hartree-Fock states of some nuclei. The proposed alignment method is useful and works well for various wave functions to obtain concentrated $K$-distribution.

  7. Core polarization effects on C4 form factors of sd-shell nuclei

    Coulomb form factors of C4 transitions in even-even N=Z sd-shell nuclei (20Ne, 24Mg, 28Si and 32S) are discussed taking into account higher-energy configurations outside the sd-shell model space which are called core polarization effects. Higher configurations are taken into account through a microscopic theory, which allows particle-hole excitations from the 1s and 1p shells core orbits and also from the 2s1d-shell orbits to the higher allowed orbits with excitations up to 4 ℎω. The effect of core polarization is found essential in both the transition strengths and momentum transfer dependence of form factors, and gives a remarkably good agreement with the measured data with no adjustable parameters. The calculations are based on the Wildenthal interaction for the sd-shell model space and on the modified surface delta interaction (MSDI) for the core polarization effects. (orig.)

  8. Decay of the giant monopole resonance in heavy nuclei

    In this thesis an experimental study of the properties of the giant monopole resonance (GMR) in nuclei is described. The main subject is the study of the neutron decay of the GMR in 208Pb, and the fission decay of the GMR in 238U. Furthermore the strength distribution and decay properties of the monopole strength in 24Mg and 40Ca were studied. The strength distribution of the isoscalar monopole (and also of the isoscalar dipole) strength as obtained from the angular distribution of the excited strength at small scattering angles are discussed. For the excitation of the GMR inelastic scattering at very small scattering angles, including 00, of 120 MeV α-particles was employed. The experimental technique for performing this type of measurements at the KVI was developed in the course of this study and is the subject of a separate chapter. (Auth.)

  9. In-situ formation, thermal decomposition, and adsorption studies of transition metal carbonyl complexes with short-lived radioisotopes

    We report on the in-situ synthesis of metal carbonyl complexes with short-lived isotopes of transition metals. Complexes of molybdenum, technetium, ruthenium and rhodium were synthesized by thermalisation of products of neutron-induced fission of 249Cf in a carbon monoxide-nitrogen mixture. Complexes of tungsten, rhenium, osmium, and iridium were synthesized by thermalizing short-lived isotopes produced in 24Mg-induced fusion evaporation reactions in a carbon monoxide containing atmosphere. The chemical reactions took place at ambient temperature and pressure conditions. The complexes were rapidly transported in a gas stream to collection setups or gas phase chromatography devices. The physisorption of the complexes on Au and SiO2 surfaces was studied. We also studied the stability of some of the complexes, showing that these start to decompose at temperatures above 300 C in contact with a quartz surface. Our studies lay a basis for the investigation of such complexes with transactinides.

  10. 土壤含水层处理去除可吸附有机卤化物的试验研究%Experimental Study on Removal of Adsorbable Organic Halogen(AOX) by Soil Aquifer Treatment

    皮运正; 吴天宝; 陈维芳

    2000-01-01

    研究了土壤含水层处理工艺对典型城市二级出水(北京高碑店污水处理厂)以可吸附有机卤化物(AOX)表征的有机物的去除效果.投加24mg/l臭氧预处理后,再经好氧含水层处理可去除约32%的AOX;厌氧柱进水中投加各80mg/l葡萄糖和谷氨酸,运行稳定后,通过共代谢作用,可去除约55%的AOX.

  11. Efficiency of lycopene extracted from tomato pomace as antioxidant against gamma irradiation hazards in male albino rats

    Nowadays, increasing attention has been given to the roles of free radicals generated through oxidative stres. The present study aims to evaluate the antioxidative role lycopene extracted from tomato processing wastes or pomace against hazards induced by gamma irradiation. Male rats were adminstered lycopene by a daily intragastric gavage(0.24mg/rat/day) or supplemented in a standard casein diet (6.5 Gy) of whole body gamma radiation. Lipid peroxides (MDA) reduced ghutathione (GSH) and superoxide dismutase activity (SOD) were determined in liver homogenate, as well as serum levels of alanine aminotransferase (ALT). asparate aminotransferase (AST), toral protein, albumin, globulin and A/G ratio were investigated 2 and 13 days post irradiation and/or lycopene administration. The results revealed that exposure to ionizing radiation resulted in significant elevation in MDA, ALT,AST, albumin levels and A/G ratio. Meanwhile, radiation exposure caused significant reduction in weight gain, SOD activity, GSH, total protein and globulin levels

  12. Probing the structure of the N=Z=31 nucleus 3162Ga

    The decay scheme of the N=Z odd-odd nucleus, 62Ga has been deduced for the first time using the reactions 40Ca(24Mg,pn)62Ga and 40Ca(28Si,αpn)62Ga at beam energies of 65 MeV and 88 MeV respectively. Transitions from excited states in 62Ga were identified using the PEX apparatus at the Niels Bohr Institute Tandem Accelerator Laboratory. Gamma ray angular correlation data collected using the AYEBALL array at the Argonne National Laboratory are consistent with a cascade of stretched E2 transitions which decay from a spin 1+ bandhead via a pure magnetic dipole decay, directly linking a proposed T=0 structure with the T=1, Jπ=0+ ground state. copyright 1998 American Institute of Physics

  13. Coulomb excitation of a 78Rb radioactive beam

    We have produced a secondary radioactive beam of 78Rb and Coulomb re-excited it. The beam was produced in the reaction 24Mg(58Ni,3pn)78Rb at a beam energy of 260 MeV, using the ANL ATLAS accelerator. The residues of interest were separated from other reaction products and non-interacting beam using the Fragment Mass Analyzer (FMA). The beam leaving the FMA was 78Kr and 78Rbgs,m1,m2, which was refocused onto a 58Ni secondary target. We have extracted a spectrum of γ-rays associated with re-excitation of A=78 isobars. The re-excitation of stable 78Kr was observed, which serves as a reference. γ-rays associated with excitation of 78Rbgs,m1,m2 were also seen. The measured yields indicate that all the 78Rb states are highly deformed. copyright 1998 American Institute of Physics

  14. Cluster formation probability in the trans-tin and trans-lead nuclei

    Santhosh, K P; Sahadevan, Sabina; 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2010.03.004

    2010-01-01

    Within our fission model, the Coulomb and proximity potential model (CPPM) cluster formation probabilities are calculated for different clusters ranging from carbon to silicon for the parents in the trans-tin and trans- lead regions. It is found that in trans-tin region the 12^C, 16^O, 20^Ne and 24^Mg clusters have maximum cluster formation probability and lowest half lives as compared to other clusters. In trans-lead region the 14^C, 18, 20^O, 23^F, 24,26^Ne, 28,30^Mg and 34^Si clusters have the maximum cluster formation probability and minimum half life, which show that alpha like clusters are most probable for emission from trans-tin region while non-alpha clusters are probable from trans-lead region. These results stress the role of neutron proton symmetry and asymmetry of daughter nuclei in these two cases.

  15. Ocorrência de glicoalcalóides e esverdeamento em tubérculos de batata recém-colhidos e armazenados Occurrence of glycoalkaloids and greening in newly harvested and stored potato tubers

    Dayse S. Spoladore; João Paulo F. Teixeira; Marco Antônio T. Zullo; Paulo R. M. Teixeira; Sônia M. B. M. Coelho; Hilário S. Miranda Filho

    1983-01-01

    Foram analisados 36 dos cultivares de batata (Solanum tuberosum L.) existentes no Instituto Agronômico, quanto ao teor de glicoalcalóides totais (TGA) na porção superficial dos tubérculos, e quanto à sua capacidade de esverdeamento, duas características importantes na comercialização do produto. As determinações foram feitas para tubérculos recém-colhidos, armazenados na ausência e na presença de luz, ambos por 25 dias. Os teores de TGA situaram-se na faixa de 3-24mg/100g de peso fresco. Tant...

  16. Cytogenetic and Developmental Effects of Antidepression Drug (Cipralex on Female Mice and Embryos

    Hanaa M. Roshdy & Thanaa M.T Shoman

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Escitalopram (cipralex® a new highly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, it is effective in the treatment of patients with major depression. To evaluate the cytogenetics and developmental effects of cipralex throughout major organgenesis, mice were administrated orally with a doses of 0.06, 0.12 and 0.24 mg/kg/day cipralex on gestation days 1-18 and examined on the 19th day of gestation for evidence of maternal and fetal toxicity. Cipralex at different doses tested produce significant toxic effects in reproductive parameters. Significant embryo fetotoxic effects were observed at tested dose levels as evidenced by total number of implantations, post. Implantation loss and embryo malformations. There were increases in the frequencies of micronuclei and chromosomal aberrations in both maternal and embryonic cells treated with cipalex, these increases were dose dependent. These results indicate that cipralex is considered to be cytogenetic and embryo toxic drug when administered during pregnancy.

  17. Experimental investigation of quadrupole virtual photon spectrum

    To test experimentally the quadrupole virtual photon spectrum calculation, the (e,α) excitation function of an isolated 2+ level at 20.14 MeV in 24Mg was measured. The most recent calculations in DWBA, including nuclear size effects, are compared to this experimental curve. The differential cross section d2σ/dΩdE was measured 480, 900, 1320 in the laboratory system, for total electron energies of 20.0, 20.8, 21.5, 24.0, 26.0, 28.0, 30.0, 32.0, 36.0, and 40.0 MeV. The reduced matrix element B(E2) of the 20,14 MeV level is extracted as a secondary product of this work. (author)

  18. Compound-nuclear tests of time reversal invariance in the nucleon-nucleon interaction

    The theory for the effects of time-reversal noninvariance (TRNI) in complex systems is reviewed. Applied to the compound-nuclear data for energy-level, width and cross-section fluctuations (the latter for detailed-balance pairs of reactions proceeding through the compound nucleus) this gives bounds on multiparticle TRNI Hamiltonian matrix elements. Using a fluctuation-free form of statistical spectroscopy the results are reduced to bounds on α, the relative magnitude of the TRNI nucleon-nucleon interaction. The level and width analyses for heavy nuclei gave α ≤ 2 x 10-3 at high (∼99%) statistical confidence; preliminary calculations for detailed balance with 24Mg(α,p)27Al and its inverse gives α ≤ 4 x 10-3 at the same high confidence, but ≤0.2 x 10-3 at 80% confidence. Suggestions are made about experiments which should yield sharper bounds. 28 refs., 1 tab

  19. Nuclear magnetic moment measurements through hyperfine interactions in highly stripped ions

    Time-differential magnetic moment measurements on the first-excited Isup(π)=2+ states in 20Ne and 24Mg with mean lives of 1.0 and 2.1 ps, respectively are described. The lifetime of the latter state was determined simultaneously. A special detection geometry was designed to improve the experimental γ-ray anisotropy measured with finite-size detectors. For 20Ne also a time-integral measurement with charge-state separation was performed. The necessary electronics circuitry built to perform these complicated measurements and the plunger assembly with laser interferometer are also described. A magnetic moment measurement of 22Ne(21+) with tau=5.0 ps and transient field measurements at low and high recoil velocities are reported. A discussion of possible extensions of the techniques are given. (Auth.)

  20. ÇİLEKDE (FRAGARIA VESCA) SUDA ÇÖZÜNEN BİLEŞİKLERİN İNCELENMESİ

    Tuncer, Hulya -

    2012-01-01

    Bu çalışmada, indirgenmiş glutatyon (GSH), yükseltgenmiş glutatyon (GSSG) ile A vitamini, E vitamini, β-karoten, C vitamini, tiamin klorür (B1 vitamini), riboflavin (B2 vitamini), nikotinik asit (B3 vitamini), pridoksin klorür (B6 vitamini) ve folik asit (B9 vitamini) miktarları Yüksek Performanslı Sıvı Kromatografisi (HPLC) ile belirlendi. GSH, GSSG, C, B1, B2, B3, B6 ve B9 vitaminlerinin miktarları sırası ile 722,25±23,19 mg/g; 17,13±2,59 mg/g; 386,55±15,98 mg/g; 1,05±0,24 mg/g; 1,40±0,30 ...