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  1. Contribution to the study of 6Li + 6Li et 6Li + 9Be reactions

    This research thesis reports measurements of coincidence between γ rays and particles charged in 6Li + 6Li and 6Li + 9Be reactions. These measurements have been repeated with some technical improvements which are described: discrimination between protons and alphas of 7Li* + 4He + p, simultaneous recording of fortuitous coincidences, assessment of the proportion of charged particles at a final state beyond the detection threshold. 'alpha-alpha' coincidences of the 6Li + 6Li → 3α reaction have also been recorded in conditions which better suited the rough study of the middle of the Dalitz diagram than the precise study of the burst into two energetic alphas. Some information have been obtained from 'alpha-p' coincidences of 7Li* + 4He + p and 7Li* + 4He + p. For these measurements, a multi-parametric installation has been developed for the recording of angular correlations at several simultaneous angles

  2. Transport properties derived from ion-atom collisions: 6Li-6Li+ and 6Li-7Li+ Cases

    Bouledroua, Moncef; Bouchelaghem, Fouzia; LPR Team

    2014-10-01

    This investigation treats quantum-mechanically the ion- atom collisions and computes the transport coefficients, such as the coefficients of mobility and diffusion. For the case of lithium, the calculations start by determining the gerade and ungerade potential curves through which ionic lithium approaches ground lithium. Then, by considering the isotopic effects and nuclear spins, the elastic and charge-transfer cross sections are calculated for the case of 6Li+and7Li+ colliding with 6Li. Finally, the temperature-dependent diffusion and mobility coefficients are analyzed, and the results are contrasted with those obtained from literature. The main results of this work have been recently published in. This work has been realized within the frames of the CNEPRU Project D01120110036 of the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education.

  3. Reactions 7Li(e,6He) pe' and 7Li(e,6Li) ne' at intermediate excitation energies

    The reactions 7Li(e,6He) pe' and 7Li(e,6Li) ne' have been studied at intermediate excitation energies. Angular distributions as well as energy distributions are presented. The experimental cross sections are compared to the results obtained from a simple model

  4. Global optical model potentials for symmetrical lithium systems: 6Li+6Li, 7Li+7Li at Elab = 5-40 MeV

    Angular distributions of 6Li+6Li elastic scattering were measured for Elab=5-40 MeV. An optical model analysis of these data together with older data of 7Li+7Li elastic scattering taken at Elab = 8-17 MeV was performed with the aim to search for a ''global'' OM potential which describes elastic scattering in both Li-Li systems in a broad energy range. Both surface and volume absorbing potentials can be found which fulfill this requirement if a linear energy dependence is assumed of the depths of the real as well as the imaginary potential. These depths, if fitted to individual angular distributions, are found to vary in a correlated manner with the beam energy. This is taken as indication of strong coupling between elastic, inelastic, and reaction channels. This is corroborated by the existence of resonances in reaction channels at these energies where the potential depths are most pronouncedly changing. (orig.)

  5. Asymptotic and near-target direct breakup of 6Li and 7Li

    Kalkal, Sunil; Simpson, E. C.; Luong, D. H.; Cook, K. J.; Dasgupta, M.; Hinde, D. J.; Carter, I. P.; Jeung, D. Y.; Mohanto, G.; Palshetkar, C. S.; Prasad, E.; Rafferty, D. C.; Simenel, C.; Vo-Phuoc, K.; Williams, E.; Gasques, L. R.; Gomes, P. R. S.; Linares, R.

    2016-04-01

    Background: Li,76 and 9Be are weakly bound against breakup into their cluster constituents. Breakup location is important for determining the role of breakup in above-barrier complete fusion suppression. Recent works have pointed out that experimental observables can be used to separate near-target and asymptotic breakup. Purpose: Our purpose is to distinguish near-target and asymptotic direct breakup of Li,76 in reactions with nuclei in different mass regions. Method: Charged particle coincidence measurements are carried out with pulsed Li,76 beams on 58Ni and 64Zn targets at sub-barrier energies and compared with previous measurements using 208Pb and 209Bi targets. A detector array providing a large angular coverage is used, along with time-of-flight information to give definitive particle identification of the direct breakup fragments. Results: In interactions of 6Li with 58Ni and 64Zn, direct breakup occurs only asymptotically far away from the target. However, in interactions with 208Pb and 209Bi, near-target breakup occurs in addition to asymptotic breakup. Direct breakup of 7Li into α -t is not observed in interactions with 58Ni and 64Zn. However, near-target dominated direct breakup was observed in measurements with 208Pb and 209Bi. A modified version of the Monte Carlo classical trajectory model code platypus, which explicitly takes into account lifetimes associated with unbound states, is used to simulate sub-barrier breakup reactions. Conclusions: Near-target breakup in interactions with Li,76 is an important mechanism only for the heavy targets 208Pb and 209Bi. There is insignificant near-target direct breakup of 6Li and no direct breakup of 7Li in reactions with 58Ni and 64Zn. Therefore, direct breakup is unlikely to suppress the above-barrier fusion cross section in reactions of Li,76 with 58Ni and 64Zn nuclei.

  6. Study of the reactions 6Li(pα)3He, 6Li(dα)4He, 6Li(dp0)7Li and 6Li(dp1)7Li* from 300 keV to 1000 keV

    Experimental results are presented for the four reactions 6Li (pα)3He, 6Li (dα)4He, 6Li (dp0)7Li and 6Li (dp1)7Li* between 300 keV and 1000 keV. The angular distributions, the excitation curves and the total cross-section curves are presented in absolute values. (authors)

  7. Study of the reactions 9Be (d, a0) 7Li, 9Be (d, a1) 7Li*, 9Be (dt)8Be and 9Be (dp0) 10Be from 300 to 1000 keV

    We present the excitation curves, the angular distributions and the total cross-sections for the reactions: 9Be (d α0)7Li, 9Be (d α1)7Li, 9Be (d, t)8Be, 9Be (dp0)10Be, in the energy range from 300 keV to 1 MeV. Our results are in good agreement with the few studies already carried out. In order that the results be presented in absolute values, we have normalized them with those of BIGGERSTAFF. (author)

  8. THE NEW DETECTIONS OF 7Li/6Li ISOTOPIC RATIO IN THE INTERSTELLAR MEDIA

    We have determined the isotopic abundance ratio of 7Li/6Li in the interstellar media (ISMs) along lines of sight to HD169454 and HD250290 using the High-Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope. We also observed ζ Oph for comparison with previous data. The observed abundance ratios were 7Li/6Li = 8.1+3.6-1.8 and 6.3+3.0-1.7 for HD169454 and HD250290, respectively. These values are in reasonable agreement with those observed previously in the solar neighborhood ISMs within ±2σ error bars and are also consistent with our measurement of 7Li/6Li = 7.1+2.9-1.6 for a cloud along the line of sight to ζ Oph. This is good evidence for homogeneous mixing and instantaneous recycling of the gas component in the Galactic disk. We also discuss several source compositions of 7Li, Galactic cosmic-ray interactions, stellar nucleosynthesis, and big bang nucleosynthesis.

  9. (6)Li, (7)Li Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation of Lithium Coordination in Binary Phosphate Glasses

    Alam, T.M.; Boyle, T.J.; Brow, R.K.; Conzone, S.

    1999-02-08

    {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li solid state magic angle spinning (MAS) nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy has been used to investigate the local coordination environment of lithium in a series of xLi{sub 2}O {center_dot} (1-x)P{sub 2}O{sub 5} glasses, where 0.05 {le} x {le} 0.55. Both the {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li show chemical shift variations with changes in the Li{sub 2}O concentration, but the observed {sup 6}Li NMR chemical shifts closely approximate the true isotropic chemical shift and can provide a measure of the lithium bonding environment. The {sup 6}Li NMR results indicate that in this series of lithium phosphate glasses the Li atoms have an average coordination between four and five. The results for the metaphosphate glass agree with the coordination number and range of chemical shifts observed for crystalline LiPO{sub 3}. An increase in the {sup 6}Li NMR chemical shift with increasing Li{sub 2}O content was observed for the entire concentration range investigated, correlating with increased cross-linking of the phosphate tetrahedral network by O-Li-O bridges. The {sup 6}Li chemical shifts were also observed to vary monotonically through the anomalous glass transition temperature (T{sub g}) minimum. This continuous chemical shift variation shows that abrupt changes in the Li coordination environment do not occur as the Li{sub 2}O concentration is increased, and such abrupt changes can not be used to explain the T{sub g} minimum.

  10. Quantum effects in the case of (6)Li+ and (7)Li+ ions evolving in a neutral (6)Li gas at a wide range of temperatures.

    Bouchelaghem, F; Bouledroua, M

    2014-02-01

    This work deals with the quantum-mechanical calculation of the temperature-dependent mobility of ionic lithium atoms diffusing in their parent gas. The computation of the quantal phase shifts in connection with the gerade and ungerade potential-energy curves, through which Li(+) approaches Li(2s), leads to the computation of the charge-transfer and diffusion cross sections. The behavior of the coefficients of diffusion and mobility with temperature is also examined. Throughout this work, the isotopic effects in the (6)Li(+)-(6)Li and (7)Li(+)-(6)Li collisions are emphasized. PMID:24326775

  11. 7Li(3He,p)9Be reaction and primordial nucleosynthesis

    The differential cross section for the 7Li(3He, p)9Be reaction has been measured in 50 keV intervals at 8 angles (15deg-160deg) in the energy range from Ec.m.=0.5 to 2.0 MeV, and total cross sections were determined from these data. Since this reaction has been noted as being of possible importance in primordial nucleosynthesis, its astrophysical S-factor was calculated from the data. In addition, the S-factor for the 7Li(3H, n)9Be reaction, also of importance in primordial nucleosynthesis, was estimated from the 7Li(3He, p)9Be data and its thermonuclear reaction rate was calculated. (orig.)

  12. Fast neutron measurements with 7Li and 6Li enriched CLYC scintillators

    Giaz, A.; Blasi, N.; Boiano, C.; Brambilla, S.; Camera, F.; Cattadori, C.; Ceruti, S.; Gramegna, F.; Marchi, T.; Mattei, I.; Mentana, A.; Million, B.; Pellegri, L.; Rebai, M.; Riboldi, S.; Salamida, F.; Tardocchi, M.

    2016-07-01

    The recently developed Cs2LiYCl6:Ce (CLYC) crystals are interesting scintillation detectors not only for their gamma energy resolution (neutrons. The thermal neutrons were detected by the 6Li(n,α)t reaction while for the fast neutrons the 35Cl(n,p)35S and 35Cl(n,α)32P neutron-capture reactions were exploited. The energy of the outgoing proton or α particle scales linearly with the incident neutron energy. The kinetic energy of the fast neutrons can be measured using both the Time Of Flight (TOF) technique and using the CLYC energy signal. In this work, the response to monochromatic fast neutrons (1.9-3.8 MeV) of two CLYC 1″×1″ crystals was measured using both the TOF and the energy signal. The observables were combined to identify fast neutrons, to subtract the thermal neutron background and to identify different fast neutron-capture reactions on 35Cl, in other words to understand if the detected particle is an α or a proton. We performed a dedicated measurement at the CN accelerator facility of the INFN Legnaro National Laboratories (Italy), where the fast neutrons were produced by impinging a proton beam (4.5, 5.0 and 5.5 MeV) on a 7LiF target. We tested a CLYC detector 6Li-enriched at about 95%, which is ideal for thermal neutron measurements, in parallel with another CLYC detector 7Li-enriched at more than 99%, which is suitable for fast neutron measurements.

  13. Tensor polarization of 6Li*(2.186 MeV, 3+) in the 9Be(p,α)6Li reaction at 40 MeV

    Tensor moments tkq have been determined for the 6Li*(2.186 MeV, 3+) state produced in the 9Be(p,α1)6Li reaction at 40 MeV. Angular correlation measurements were made between α1 and the α-particle or deuteron fragment from the breakup of 6Li*. Comparison of the tkq are made with the predictions of a model that includes direct and exchange processes. Angular distributions of the differential cross sections for the 9Be(p,α)6Li reaction for the g.s. and first two excited states are presented. (orig.)

  14. On the hyperfine structures of the ground state(s) in the ${}^{6}$Li and ${}^{7}$Li atoms

    Frolov, Alexei M

    2016-01-01

    Hyperfine structure of the ground $2^{2}S-$states of the three-electron atoms and ions is investigated. By using our recent numerical values for the doublet electron density at the atomic nucleus we determine the hyperfine structure of the ground (doublet) $2^{2}S-$state(s) in the ${}^{6}$Li and ${}^{7}$Li atoms.

  15. Space distributions and decay probability for excited state of 7Li*(7,45 MeV) in reaction 7Li(alpha, alpha6Li)n

    Differential cross-sections of excitation and decay of 7Li*(7,45 MeV) resonance into 6Li + n channel in three particle reaction 7Li(alpha, alpha6Li)n at alpha-particle energy of 27,2 MeV have been determined in kinematically complete and incomplete experiments. Usage of position sensitive detector made it possible to obtain the data on space distributions of decay events for full range of possible angles and to determine the total probability of this process, which value essentially differs from the data for binary reactions. This result is agreed with previously obtained [1] and confirms the theoretical calculations [2] of decay branching ratio for short lived near-threshold resonances in three particle reactions

  16. Resonances excited by the 9Be(6Li,d)13C reaction

    Alpha resonant states in 13C up to 15 MeV were excited by the 9Be(6Li,d)13C reaction. The data were taken at a bombarding energy of 25.5 MeV employing the Sao Paulo-Pelletron-Enge Split Pole facility and the nuclear emulsion technique. The resolution of 50 keV allowed for the separation of the resonant contributions to the known 7/2- and (5/2-) states near the 9Be + α threshold both associated with an L = 4 transfer. Several narrow alpha resonant states not previously measured were detected, in particular the one at the 3α + n threshold populated by an L = 2 transfer, revealing a 9Be + α component for the 1/2- cluster state candidate at this threshold. (author)

  17. Gamow shell model description of radiative capture reactions $^6$Li$(p,\\gamma)$$^7$Be and $^6$Li$(n,\\gamma)$$^7$Li

    Dong, G X; Fossez, K; Płoszajczak, M; Jaganathen, Y; Betan, R M Id

    2016-01-01

    According to standard stellar evolution, lithium abundance is believed to be a useful indicator of the stellar age. However, many evolved stars like red giants show huge fluctuations around expected theoretical abundances that are not yet fully understood. The better knowledge of nuclear reactions that contribute to the creation and destruction of lithium can help to solve this puzzle. In this work we apply the Gamow shell model (GSM) formulated in the coupled-channel representation (GSM-CC) to investigate the mirror radiative capture reactions $^6$Li$(p,\\gamma)$$^7$Be and $^6$Li$(n,\\gamma)$$^7$Li. The cross-sections are calculated using a translationally invariant Hamiltonian with the finite-range interaction which is adjusted to reproduce spectra, binding energies and one-nucleon separation energies in $^{6-7}$Li, $^7$Be. All relevant $E1$, $M1$, and $E2$ transitions from the initial continuum states to the final bound states $J={3/2}_1^-$ and $J={1/2}^-$ of $^7$Li and $^7$Be are included. We demonstrate th...

  18. Alpha Resonances in 13C Excited by the 9Be (6Li,d) Reaction

    The 9Be(6Li,d)13C reaction was used to investigate alpha resonant states in 13C up to 13 MeV of excitation. The reaction was measured at a bombarding energy of 25.5 MeV employing the Sao Paulo Pelletron-Enge-Spectrograph facility and the nuclear emulsion detection technique. The resolution of 50 keV allowed for the separation of the resonant contributions to the known 7/2- at 10.753 MeV and (5/2-) at 10.818 MeV 13C states. The alpha resonance seen at the (3α+n) threshold was not previously reported. The experimental angular distributions are presented in comparison with DWBA predictions.

  19. Revised Big Bang Nucleosynthesis with Long-lived, Negatively Charged Massive Particles: Updated Recombination Rates, Primordial 9Be Nucleosynthesis, and Impact of New 6Li Limits

    Kusakabe, Motohiko; Kim, K. S.; Cheoun, Myung-Ki; Kajino, Toshitaka; Kino, Yasushi; Mathews, Grant. J.

    2014-09-01

    We extensively reanalyze the effects of a long-lived, negatively charged massive particle, X -, on big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). The BBN model with an X - particle was originally motivated by the discrepancy between the 6, 7Li abundances predicted in the standard BBN model and those inferred from observations of metal-poor stars. In this model, 7Be is destroyed via the recombination with an X - particle followed by radiative proton capture. We calculate precise rates for the radiative recombinations of 7Be, 7Li, 9Be, and 4He with X -. In nonresonant rates, we take into account respective partial waves of scattering states and respective bound states. The finite sizes of nuclear charge distributions cause deviations in wave functions from those of point-charge nuclei. For a heavy X - mass, mX >~ 100 GeV, the d-wave → 2P transition is most important for 7Li and 7, 9Be, unlike recombination with electrons. Our new nonresonant rate of the 7Be recombination for mX = 1000 GeV is more than six times larger than the existing rate. Moreover, we suggest a new important reaction for 9Be production: the recombination of 7Li and X - followed by deuteron capture. We derive binding energies of X nuclei along with reaction rates and Q values. We then calculate BBN and find that the amount of 7Be destruction depends significantly on the charge distribution of 7Be. Finally, updated constraints on the initial abundance and the lifetime of the X - are derived in the context of revised upper limits to the primordial 6Li abundance. Parameter regions for the solution to the 7Li problem and the primordial 9Be abundances are revised.

  20. REVISED BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHESIS WITH LONG-LIVED, NEGATIVELY CHARGED MASSIVE PARTICLES: UPDATED RECOMBINATION RATES, PRIMORDIAL 9Be NUCLEOSYNTHESIS, AND IMPACT OF NEW 6Li LIMITS

    We extensively reanalyze the effects of a long-lived, negatively charged massive particle, X –, on big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). The BBN model with an X – particle was originally motivated by the discrepancy between the 6, 7Li abundances predicted in the standard BBN model and those inferred from observations of metal-poor stars. In this model, 7Be is destroyed via the recombination with an X – particle followed by radiative proton capture. We calculate precise rates for the radiative recombinations of 7Be, 7Li, 9Be, and 4He with X –. In nonresonant rates, we take into account respective partial waves of scattering states and respective bound states. The finite sizes of nuclear charge distributions cause deviations in wave functions from those of point-charge nuclei. For a heavy X – mass, mX ≳ 100 GeV, the d-wave → 2P transition is most important for 7Li and 7, 9Be, unlike recombination with electrons. Our new nonresonant rate of the 7Be recombination for mX = 1000 GeV is more than six times larger than the existing rate. Moreover, we suggest a new important reaction for 9Be production: the recombination of 7Li and X – followed by deuteron capture. We derive binding energies of X nuclei along with reaction rates and Q values. We then calculate BBN and find that the amount of 7Be destruction depends significantly on the charge distribution of 7Be. Finally, updated constraints on the initial abundance and the lifetime of the X – are derived in the context of revised upper limits to the primordial 6Li abundance. Parameter regions for the solution to the 7Li problem and the primordial 9Be abundances are revised

  1. Study of the reactions 9Be(p, α)6Li, 9Be(p,d)8Be from 300 keV to 900 keV

    The experimental results concerning the two reactions 9Be(p,α)6Li and 9Be(p,d)8Be from 300 to 900 keV are presented. The angular distribution, excitation and total cross-section curves are expressed in absolute values after a normalization carried out using results given by Weber, Davis and Marion. (authors)

  2. Role of neutron transfer processes on the 6Li+120Sn and 7Li+119Sn fusion reactions

    Fisichella M.

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The results concerning the study of 6Li+120Sn and 7Li+119Sn systems are presented. These two sistems are characterised by very similar structures of the interacting nuclei and by different Q-value for one-and two- neutron transfer. Our aim is to disentangle the possible effects due to the different n-transfer Q-values, at sub-barriers energies, by comparing the two fusion excitation function. In these experiments the fusion cross section has been measured by using a stack activation technique. No particular differences in the two fusion excitation functions have been observed.

  3. The 9Be(p,α)6Li and 9Be(p,d)8Be cross sections at low energies

    Data for the 9Be(p,α)6Li and 9Be(p,d)8Be reactions with proton energies up to 700 keV are fitted using R-matrix formulae. The data include values of the astrophysical S factors and of the angular-distribution and analysing-power coefficients. A reasonable fit is obtained with two 1- and two 2+ levels of 10B, and one each of 2-, 1+ and 3+ levels. All represent levels outside the energy range fitted except for a 1- level at 6.87 MeV and a 2+ level at 6.95 MeV

  4. Rate of 3H(7Li,n0)9Be and big-bang nucleosynthesis

    The differential cross sections for the 3H(7Li,n0)9Be reaction measured at 5 angles in the energy range E(c.m.)=0.2-0.9 MeV using a pulsed 7Li beam and time-of-flight technique. Absolute values of the cross section were obtained by comparison with the well-known cross section of 3H(d,n)4He at Ed=1.0 MeV. The resulting reaction rates are obtained at temperatures relevant to big-bang nucleosynthesis, and consequences for primordial 9Be abundances are discussed. (orig.)

  5. Study of the {sup 9}Be(p,{alpha}){sup 6}Li reaction via the Trojan Horse Method

    Romano, S.; Lamia, L.; Spitaleri, C.; Cherubini, S.; Gulino, M.; La Cognata, M.; Tumino, A. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Universita di Catania, Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Catania (Italy); Li, C.; Pizzone, R.G. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy)

    2006-03-15

    The Trojan Horse Method has been applied to the {sup 2}H({sup 9}Be,{sup 6}Li{alpha})n three-body reaction in order to investigate the {sup 9}Be(p,{alpha}){sup 6}Li two-body reaction, which is involved in the study of light element abundances (lithium, beryllium and boron). A coincidence measurement was performed in order to identify the presence of the quasi-free mechanism in the three-body reaction, needed for the application of the method. The astrophysical S(E)-factor was extracted and compared to direct data. No information about electron screening effects can be extracted due to the poor resolution of the indirect data. (orig.)

  6. New high S/N observations of the (6Li) /(7) Li blend in HD 84937 and two other metal-poor stars

    Cayrel, R.; Spite, M.; Spite, F.; Vangioni-Flam, E.; Cassé, M.; Audouze, J.

    1999-03-01

    High signal to noise ratio spectra have been obtained with the GECKO spectrograph at CFHT, at a spectral resolution of 100 000, for three metal-poor stars in order to obtain more accurate abundances of the very fragile element (6) Li. For two newly observed stars, BD +42 2667 and BD +36 2165 it appears that the first may have a detectable amount of (6) Li, whereas no (6) Li is found in the second one. The S/N ratio of only a few hundreds obtained for these two faint stars preclude however a firm conclusion. For the third star, the well known object HD84937, a very high S/N of 650 per pixel (over 1000 per resolved spectral element) was obtained, yielding greatly improved accuracy over previous determinations. A value of (6) Li / (7) Li = 0.052 +/- 0.019 (one sigma) is obtained. We also conclude that the no- (6) Li assumption is ruled out at the 95 per cent level, even in the most permissive case, when a variation of all the other free parameters (wavelength zero-point, continuum location, macroturbulent broadening, abundance of (7) Li) is allowed. The possibility that the (6) Li feature is an artifact due to a once suspected binarity of HD 84937 is discussed, with the conclusion that this assumption is ruled out by the extant data on the radial velocity of the object. The (6) Li abundance is compared with recent models of formation of the light elements Li, Be and B. This comparison shows that (6) Li is either undepleted, or only moderately depleted in HD 84937, from its initial value. Under the assumption that the atmospheric depletion of (6) Li and (7) Li in stars is by slow mixing with hot layers (underneath the convective zone), in which these elements can burn, we conclude that the depletion of (7) Li by this mechanism in HD 84937 is less than 0.1 dex. This new upper limit to the efficiency of the depletion of (7) Li by slow mixing burning, in a star located on the Spite plateau, leads to a more secure estimation of the primordial abundance of (7) Li. However

  7. Investigation of the antiprotonic X-ray spectrum of the lithium isotopes 6Li and 7Li

    Antiprotons of the low-energy separated anti p-beam K23 at CERN in Geneva have been stopped in thin (0.6 g/cm2) targets of the Lithium isotopes 6Li and 7Li. The characteristic X-rays of the formed antiprotonic atoms were measured with four identical high-resolution Si (Li) detectors. Three lines of the N- series, four lines of the M-series and the 3d-2p transition of the Balmer series were observed. The measured relative intensities of the M- and N-series transitions are well described by the simple cascade model of Eisenberg and Kessler. The 3d-2p transition is considerably influenced by the strong interaction between antiproton and nucleus and thus drastically reduced in intensity. The analysis of this transition yields the shift and width of the 2p level, whereas the width of the 3d level is deduced from intensity considerations. (orig./HSI)

  8. HOTSPUR progress report: neutron source spectrum characterization, and 6Li(n,xα) and 7Li(n,xα) cross section determination

    As a prerequisite to high accuracy measurements involving the bulk configuration of 6LiD we must have a good grasp of the details of the RTNS-I neutron source energy spectrum. Experiments to this end involving neutron yield vs deuteron energy, ratios of foil activation of selected elements, and pulse height distributions of a Si surface barrier detector are described. With this knowledge, the 4He-production cross sections for 6Li and 7Li are found experimentally to be 0.512b and 0.336b, respectively, at anti E/sub N/ = 15.0 MeV in free-field geometry. 14 references

  9. Trojan horse particle invariance studied with the 6Li(d,α)4He and 7Li(p,α)4He reactions

    The Trojan horse nucleus invariance for the binary reaction cross section extracted from the Trojan horse reaction was tested using the quasifree 3He(6Li,αα)H and 3He(7Li,αα)2H reactions. The cross sections for the 6Li(d,α)4He and 7Li(p,α)4He binary processes were extracted in the framework of the plane wave approximation. They are compared with direct behaviors as well as with cross sections extracted from previous indirect investigations of the same binary reactions using deuteron as the Trojan horse nucleus instead of 3He. The very good agreement confirms the applicability of the plane wave approximation which suggests the independence of the binary indirect cross section on the chosen Trojan horse nucleus, at least for the investigated cases.

  10. Excitation and decay of 7Li*(4.63) → α + t in the 7Li(αα1)7Li(4.63) and 9Be(dα1)7Li(4.63) reactions in close kinematic conditions

    Angular correlation function (ACF) of alpha particles and tritons from 7Li* (4.63) decay in the d+9Be → α1+7Li*(4.63) → α1+t+α reaction at deuteron energy Ed=13.6 MeV for escape angles Θαlab=45 and 67 deg has been measured. Results of investigation into the α+7Li → α1+7Li*(4.63) → α1+t+d reaction at Eα=27.2 MeV, Θα1lab=30 deg have been used as well. Kinematic conditions for outlet channels of both reactions are identical. An analytical expression for ACF has been derived. The analysis shows that different mechanisms of the first stage of the d+9Be and α+7Li reactions result in differential phase shifts and limits of summing in the formula for ACF and, therefore, in different ACF form

  11. Measurements of double-differential neutron emission cross sections of {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li for 18 MeV neutrons

    Ibaraki, Masanobu; Baba, Mamoru; Matsuyama, Shigeo; Sanami, Toshiya; Win, T.; Miura, Takako; Hirakawa, Naohiro [Tohoku Univ., Sendai (Japan). Faculty of Engineering

    1997-03-01

    Double-differential neutron emission cross sections of {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li were measured for 18 MeV neutrons at Tohoku University 4.5 MV Dynamitron facility. Neutron emission spectra were obtained down to 1 MeV at 13 angles with energy resolution good enough to separate discrete levels. A care was taken to eliminate the sample-dependent background due to parasitic neutrons. Experimental results were in fair agreement with the JENDL-3.2 data and a simple model considering a three-body breakup process and discrete level excitations. (author)

  12. Lithium isotope separation by 6Li/7Li countercurrent exchange between lithium-amalgam and aqueous LiOH in a spray column

    Lithium isotope separation by 6Li/7Li exchange between lithium-amalgam and aqueous LiOH has been investigated by using a column consisting of a vertical Pyrex glass tube in which aqueous LiOH flows up and a fine spray of lithium-amalgam falls down. As the number of theoretical plates, a value of 48 was obtained on a single column while the amalgam stability was η = 0.74, where η is the ratio between Li concentration in amalgam at the column bottom and that at the column top. That is, a large separation may be obtained in a single column in spite of amalgam decomposition which takes place as a side reaction. (author)

  13. Investigation of 7Li+d cluster channel at the photodisintegration of 9Be nucleus presented by 2αn-model

    In present work the process 9Be(γ, d)7Li has been investigated within the energy range of Eγ from the threshold up to 40 MeV. In the framework of cluster approach method of analysis of differential cross sections resonance structure has been developed. Wave functions of 7Lid cluster channel were obtained analytically by projecting of 2αn wave functions of 9Be nucleus. (author)

  14. The {sup 9}Be(p,p{sub 0}){sup 9}Be, {sup 9}Be(p,d{sub 0}){sup 8}Be, and {sup 9}Be(p,α{sub 0}){sup 6}Li cross-sections for analytical purposes

    Krat, S. [National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Kashirskoe Road 31, Moscow 115409 (Russian Federation); Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Mayer, M. [Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Boltzmannstr. 2, 85748 Garching (Germany); Porosnicu, C. [National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Atomistilor 409, Magurele, Jud Ilfov, 077125 Bucharest (Romania)

    2015-09-01

    The cross-sections for the {sup 9}Be(p,d{sub 0}){sup 8}Be nuclear reaction and for {sup 9}Be(p,p{sub 0}){sup 9}Be backscattering were measured at a laboratory scattering angle of 165° in the energy range from 400 to 4150 keV, the cross-section for the {sup 9}Be(p,α{sub 0}){sup 6}Li nuclear reaction was determined in the energy range from 400 to 1300 keV. The cross-sections were determined using thin films. The absolute accuracies are about 4.4–8.6% for the backscattering, 4.6–24% for the {sup 9}Be(p,d{sub 0}){sup 8}Be nuclear reaction, and 4.5–5% for the {sup 9}Be(p,α{sub 0}){sup 6}Li nuclear reaction cross-section. The derived cross-section data were benchmarked in the energy range 1100–4100 keV by comparison to measured spectra from bulk beryllium. The cross-section data are presented in graphical and tabular forms.

  15. Production cross section of At radionuclides from $^{7}$Li+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Pb and $^{9}$Be+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Tl reactions

    Maiti, Moumita

    2011-01-01

    Earlier we reported theoretical studies on the probable production of astatine radionuclides from $^{6,7}$Li and $^{9}$Be-induced reactions on natural lead and thalliun targets, respectively. For the first time, in this report, production of astatine radionuclides has been investigated experimentally with two heavy ion induced reactions: $^{9}$Be+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Tl and $^{7}$Li+$^{\\textrm{nat}}$Pb. Formation cross sections of the evaporation residues, $^{207,208,209,210}$At, produced in (HI, xn) channel, have been measured by the stacked-foil technique followed by the off-line $\\gamma$-spectrometry at the low incident energies ($<$50 MeV). Measured excitation functions have been explained in terms of compound nuclear reaction mechanism using Weisskopf-Ewing and Hauser-Feshbach model. Absolute cross section values are lower than the respective theoretical predictions.

  16. TL response of pairs of 6LiF:Mg,Cu,Si/7LiF:Mg,Cu,Si and TLD-600/TLD-700 to 0.1–12 MeV neutrons

    Neutron dosimetery continues to remain an important and a challenging aspect of radiation protection due to the higher biological effectiveness of neutrons than that of gamma rays and the intricacy in the responses of the detectors. The need for personal dosimetry in mixed fields of neutrons and gamma rays has considerably increased due to the rising number of nuclear facilities, nuclear power plants, medical therapy equipment, accelerators and so on. The most widely used technique for personal dosimetry has been the albedo technique employing pairs of neutron sensitive 6LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-600) and neutron insensitive 7LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-700) thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs). Off late, LiF:Mg,Cu,Si has emerged as one of the most promising TLD material, having the advantages of high sensitivity, near tissue equivalence to gamma rays, negligible fading on pre and post-irradiation storage, thermal stability for readout and negligible residual signal after the readout. In this study, neutron energy response of indigenously developed 6LiF:Mg,Cu,Si and 7LiF:Mg,Cu,Si TLD pairs was evaluated to neutrons of energy from thermal to 11.6 MeV and was compared with the response of TLD-600 and TLD-700 pairs. The net TL per unit neutron dose for the 6LiF:Mg,Cu,Si/7LiF:Mg,Cu,Si TLD pair was found to be about 10 times of that of the TLD-600/TLD-700 pair. Unlike, TLD-600 and TLD-700, the glow curve structure of 6LiF:Mg,Cu,Si and 7LiF:Mg,Cu,Si remained almost the same for all the irradiations. Thus, 6LiF:Mg,Cu,Si and 7LiF:Mg,Cu,Si TLDs provided a better alternate to TLD-600 and TLD-700 for the dosimetry of mixed fields of neutrons and gamma rays. -- Highlights: ► High sensitivity 6Li and 7Li enriched LiF:Mg,Cu,Si TLDs have been developed at KAERI, Korea. ► Main TL glow peak remains unchanged for 6Li and 7Li enrichment and radiation type. ► Net TL/mSv is about 10 times of that of TLD-600/TLD-700 pairs

  17. Determination of 9Be(p,p0)9Be, 9Be(p,d0)8Be and 9Be(p,α0)6Li cross sections at 150° in the energy range 0.5-2.35 MeV

    Catarino, N.; Barradas, N. P.; Alves, E.

    2016-03-01

    Beryllium and Tungsten have been chosen as the new "plasma facing materials" for fusion reactors. Understanding plasma wall interactions and their effects such as erosion and redeposition leading to the formation of alloys from the different materials present in the reactor chamber, is critical to model the retention of hydrogen isotopes by the wall materials. Determining the amount and the depth profile of Be and other elements deposited in the walls is a mandatory requirement in fusion reactors, making the knowledge of the relevant cross sections essential for IBA analysis. In this work we measured the 9Be(p,p0)9Be, 9Be(p,d0)8Be and 9Be(p,α0)6Li cross sections in the energy range 0.5-2.35 MeV, at an angle of 150°.

  18. Levels in 148Tb excited by the (6Li,2n), (7Li,3n) and (10B,4n) reactions

    High spin states in 148Tb have been excited by means of 144Sm(6Li,2n), 144Sm(7Li,3n), and 142Nd(10B,4n) reactions and studied by γ-ray and electron measurements. Gamma-ray singles, excitation functions, angular distributions, internal conversion coefficients, and γ-γ coincidence measurements have been made. A seven-fold gamma-gamma cascade feeding the 9+ isomeric state in 148Tb and originating in a level 4137keV above that state is strongly excited. The spin and parity assignments are made on the basis of angular distribution and internal conversion coefficients. On the basis of these measurements, the 1006keV transition is E3 in character; the half-life of the 1006keV(12-) level is established to be 25 +- 2ns. These experiments also confirm the existence of a number of high spin states in 148Gd seen by earlier workers. (author)

  19. Astrophysical Impact of the Updated 9Be(p,α)6Li and 10B(p,α)7Be Reaction Rates As Deduced By THM

    Lamia, L.; Spitaleri, C.; Tognelli, E.; Degl'Innocenti, S.; Pizzone, R. G.; Prada Moroni, P. G.

    2015-10-01

    The complete understanding of the stellar abundances of lithium, beryllium, and boron represents one of the most interesting open problems in astrophysics. These elements are largely used to probe stellar structure and mixing phenomena in different astrophysical scenarios, such as pre-main-sequence or main-sequence stars. Their different fragility against (p,α) burning reactions allows one to investigate different depths of the stellar interior. Such fusion mechanisms are triggered at temperatures between T ≈ (2-5) × {10}6 K, thus defining a corresponding Gamow energy between ≈ 3-10 keV, where S(E)-factor measurements need to be performed to get reliable reaction rate evaluations. The Trojan Horse Method is a well defined procedure to measure cross sections at Gamow energies overcoming the uncertainties due to low-energy S(E)-factor extrapolation as well as electron screening effects. Taking advantage of the {\\mathtt{THM}} measure of the 9Be(p,α)6Li and 10B(p,α)7Be cross sections, the corresponding reaction rates have been calculated and compared with the evaluations by the NACRE collaboration, widely used in the literature. The impact on surface abundances of the updated 9Be and 10B (p,α) burning rates is discussed for pre-MS stars.

  20. Effects on distortion on the inter cluster motion in 2H, 3He, 6Li and 9Be on Trojan Horse applications

    Deuteron induced quasi-free scattering and reactions have been extensively investigated in the past few decades as well as 6Li, 3H, 3He and 9Be induced ones. This was done not only for nuclear structure and reaction mechanisms investigation but also for important astrophysical implications (Trojan Horse Method)[1]. In particular the width and the shape of the spectator momentum distribution inside several nuclei which have been used as Trojan Horse ones have been obtained as a function of the transferred momentum for all these nuclei. The behaviour of the width of the spectator momentum distribution as a function of the transferred momentum will be discussed extensively. This work is the continuation of what has been done for Li6 in [2]. Moreover a complete study on Trojan Horse method applications will also be given because the momentum distribution of the spectator particle inside the Trojan horse nucleus is a necessary input for the application of this method. This will give hints on distortion effects at low energies as well as implications for nuclear astrophysics.(author)

  1. Microscopic Structure of Contact Ion Pairs in Concentrated LiCl- and LiClO4-Tetrahydrofuran Solutions Studied by Low-Frequency Isotropic Raman Scattering and Neutron Diffraction with (6)Li/(7)Li Isotopic Substitution Methods.

    Kameda, Yasuo; Ebina, Saki; Amo, Yuko; Usuki, Takeshi; Otomo, Toshiya

    2016-05-26

    Low-frequency isotropic Raman scattering and time-of-flight neutron diffraction measurements were carried out for (6)Li/(7)Li and H/D isotopically substituted *LiCl- and *LiClO4-tetrahydrofuran (*THF) solutions in order to obtain microscopic insight into solvated Li(+), Li(+)···Cl(-) and Li(+)···ClO4(-) contact ion pairs formed in concentrated THF solutions. Symmetrical stretching vibrational mode of solvated Li(+) in LiCl and LiClO4 solutions was observed at ν = 181-184 and 140 cm(-1), respectively. The stretching vibrational mode of Li(+)···Cl(-) and Li(+)···ClO4(-) solvated contact ion pairs formed in 4 mol % (6)LiCl-THF-h8 and (7)LiCl-THF-h8 solutions was found at ν = 469 and 435 cm(-1), respectively. Detailed structural properties of solvated Li(+) and the contact ion pairs were derived from the least-squares fitting analyses of the first-order difference function, ΔLi(Q), obtained from neutron diffraction measurements on (6)Li/(7)Li isotopically substituted THF-d8 solutions. It has been revealed that Li(+) takes 4-fold coordination in the average local structure of Li(+)X(-)(THF)3, X = Cl and ClO4. The nearest neighbor Li(+)···O(THF) distance was determined to be 2.21 ± 0.01 Å and 2.07 ± 0.01 Å for 4 mol % *LiCl- and 10 mol % *LiClO4-THF-d8 solutions, respectively. The Li(+)···anion distances for Li(+)···Cl(-) and Li(+)···O(ClO4(-)) contact ion pairs were determined to be 2.4 ± 0.1 Å and 2.19 ± 0.01 Å, respectively. The nearest neighbor Li(+)···THF interaction is significantly modified by the anion in the first solvation shell. PMID:27157529

  2. The use of enriched 6Li and 7Li LiF: Mg, Cu, P glass-rod thermoluminescent dosemeters for linear accelerator out-of-field radiation dose measurements

    6Li:Mg, Cu, P and 7Li:Mg, Cu, P glass-rod thermoluminescent dosemeters (TLDs) were used for measurements of out-of-field photon and neutron doses produced by Varian iX linear accelerator. Both TLDs were calibrated using 18-MV X-ray beam to investigate their dose-response sensitivity and linearity. CR-39 etch-track detectors (Luxel+, Landauer) were employed to provide neutron dose data to calibrate 6Li:Mg, Cu, P TLDs at various distances from the iso-centre. With cadmium filters employed, slow neutrons (< 0.5 eV) were distinguished from fast neutrons. The average in-air photon dose equivalents per monitor unit (MU) ranged from 1.5±0.4 to 215.5±94.6 uμSv at 100 and 15 cm from the iso-centre, respectively. Based on the cross-calibration factors obtained with CR-39 etch-track detectors, the average in-air fast neutron dose equivalents per MU range from 10.6±3.8 to 59.1±49.9 uμSv at 100 and 15 cm from the iso-centre, respectively. Contribution of thermal neutrons to total neutron dose equivalent was small: 3.1±7.2 uμSv per MU at 15 cm from the iso-centre. (authors)

  3. The use of enriched 6Li and 7Li Lif:Mg,Cu,P glass-rod thermoluminescent dosemeters for linear accelerator out-of-field radiation dose measurements.

    Takam, R; Bezak, E; Liu, G; Marcu, L

    2012-06-01

    (6)LiF:Mg,Cu,P and (7)LiF:Mg,Cu,P glass-rod thermoluminescent dosemeters (TLDs) were used for measurements of out-of-field photon and neutron doses produced by Varian iX linear accelerator. Both TLDs were calibrated using 18-MV X-ray beam to investigate their dose-response sensitivity and linearity. CR-39 etch-track detectors (Luxel+, Landauer) were employed to provide neutron dose data to calibrate (6)LiF:Mg,Cu,P TLDs at various distances from the isocentre. With cadmium filters employed, slow neutrons (calibration factors obtained with CR-39 etch-track detectors, the average in-air fast neutron dose equivalents per MU range from 10.6±3.8 to 59.1±49.9 μSv at 100 and 15 cm from the isocentre, respectively. Contribution of thermal neutrons to total neutron dose equivalent was small: 3.1±7.2 μSv per MU at 15 cm from the isocentre. PMID:21873634

  4. TU-F-BRE-07: In Vivo Neutron Detection in Patients Undergoing Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) for Primary Kidney Cancer Using 6Li and 7Li Enriched TLD Pairs

    Lonski, P; Kron, T [Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Franich, R; Keehan, S [RMIT University, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Siva, S [Radiation Oncology and Cancer Imaging, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria (Australia); Taylor, M [Australian Federal Police, Canberra, ACT (Australia)

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR) for primary kidney cancer often involves the use of high-energy photons combined with a large number of monitor units. While important for risk assessment, the additional neutron dose to untargeted healthy tissue is not accounted for in treatment planning. This work aims to detect out-of-field neutrons in vivo for patients undergoing SABR with high-energy (>10 MV) photons and provides preliminary estimates of neutron effective dose. Methods: 3 variations of high-sensitivity LiF:Mg,Cu,P thermoluminescent dosimeter (TLD) material, each with varying {sup 6}Li / {sup 7}Li concentrations, were used in custom-made Perspex holders for in vivo measurements. The variation in cross section for thermal neutrons between Li isotopes was exploited to distinguish neutron from photon signal. Measurements were made out-of-field for 7 patients, each undergoing 3D-conformal SABR treatment for primary kidney cancer on a Varian 21iX linear accelerator. Results: In vivo measurements show increased signal for the {sup 6}Li enriched material for patients treated with 18 MV photons. Measurements on one SABR patient treated using only 6 MV showed no difference between the 3 TLD materials. The out-of-field photon signal decreased exponentially with distance from the treatment field. The neutron signal, taken as the difference between {sup 6}Li enriched and {sup 7}Li enriched TLD response, remains almost constant up to 50 cm from the beam central axis. Estimates of neutron effective dose from preliminary TLD calibration suggest between 10 and 30 mSv per 1000 MU delivered at 18 MV for the 7 patients. Conclusion: TLD was proven to be a useful tool for the purpose of in vivo neutron detection at out-of-field locations. Further work is required to understand the relationship between TL signal and neutron dose. Dose estimates based on preliminary TLD calibration in a neutron beam suggest the additional neutron dose was <30 mSv per 1000 MU at 18 MV.

  5. Contributions of excited {sup 6}Li and {sup 7}Li nuclei to the production of {sup 4}He+{sup 2}H and {sup 4}He+{sup 3}H systems in {sup 16}O{sub p} collisions at a momentum of 3.25 GeV/c per nucleon

    Olimov, K., E-mail: olimov@uzsci.net [Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Physical-Technical Institute, Fizika-Solntse Research and Production Association (Uzbekistan); Glagolev, V. V. [Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russian Federation); Gulamov, K. G.; Lutpullaev, S. L.; Kurbanov, A. R.; Olimov, A. K.; Petrov, V. I.; Yuldashev, A. A. [Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Physical-Technical Institute, Fizika-Solntse Research and Production Association (Uzbekistan)

    2013-07-15

    New experimental data on the cross sections for the yield of excited {sup 6}Li* and {sup 7}Li* nuclei and on their contributions to the production of {sup 4}He + {sup 2}H and {sup 4}He+{sup 3}H light dinuclear systems in {sup 16}O{sub p} collisions at a momentumof 3.25 A GeV/c per nucleon are presented.

  6. Evidence of Cluster Structure of $^9$Be from $^3$He+$^9$Be Reaction

    Lukyanov, S M; Naumenko, M A; Xu, Yi; Trzaska, W H; Burjan, V; Kroha, V; Mrazek, J; Glagolev, V; Piskoř, Š; Voskoboynik, E I; Khlebnikov, S V; Penionzhkevich, Yu E; Skobelev, N K; Sobolev, Yu G; Tyurin, G P; Kuterbekov, K; Tuleushev, Yu

    2015-01-01

    The study of inelastic scattering and multi-nucleon transfer reactions was performed by bombarding a $^{9}$Be target with a $^3$He beam at an incident energy of 30 MeV. Angular distributions for $^9$Be($^3$He,$^3$He)$^{9}$Be, $^9$Be($^3$He,$^4$He)$^{8}$Be, $^9$Be($^3$He,$^5$He)$^{7}$Be, $^9$Be($^3$He,$^6$Li)$^6$Li and $^9$Be($^3$He,$^5$Li)$^7$Li reaction channels were measured. Experimental angular distributions for the corresponding ground states (g.s.) were analysed within the framework of the optical model, the coupled-channel approach and the distorted-wave Born approximation. Cross sections for channels leading to unbound $^5$He$_{g.s.}$, $^5$Li$_{g.s.}$ and $^8$Be systems were obtained from singles measurements where the relationship between the energy and the scattering angle of the observed stable ejectile is constrained by two-body kinematics. Information on the cluster structure of $^{9}$Be was obtained from the transfer channels. It was concluded that cluster transfer is an important mechanism in t...

  7. Angular correlations and decay branching ratio for excited state of 7Li*(7,45 MeV) in reactions 7Li(alpha, alpha)7Li*

    Measurements of differential cross-sections of alpha-particle inelastic scattering by 7Li nuclei and 7Li(alpha, alpha 6Li)n, 7Li(alpha, alpha alpha)t reactions have been performed at the energy Ea = 27,2 MeV. Probability of 7Li*(7,45 MeV) decay into 6Li + n channel has been determined from the ratio of cross-sections measured in kinematically complete and incomplete experiments. The large discrepancy of this value (P 0,49 ± 0,06) and of those obtained at the study of 7Li*(7,45 MeV) decay in binary reactions can be explained by the influence of Coulomb field of accompanied alpha-particle on the decay of near-threshold resonances in three-particle reactions

  8. X particle effect for 6Li reaction rates calculations

    The inferred primordial 6Li-7Li abundances are different from standard big bang nucleosynthesis results, 6Li is 1000 times larger and 7Li is 3 times smaller than the big bang prediction. In big bang nucleosynthesis, negatively charged massive X particles a possible solution to explain this primordial Li abundances problem [1]. In this study, we consider only X particle effect for nuclear reactions to obtain S-factor and reaction rates for Li. All S-factors calculated within the Optical Model framework for d(α,γ)6Li system. We showed that the enhancement effect of massive negatively charged X particle for 6Li system reaction rate.(author)

  9. Elastic scattering of vector polarized 7LiON58Ni

    The elastic scattering of vector polarized 7Li on 58Ni at 20.3 MeV exhibits vector analyzing powers of approximate the same size but of opposite sign as the ones observed for elastic 6Li-58Ni scattering. Present versions of the folding model predict that vector analyzing powers for 7Li should have the same much smaller magnitude than for 6Li scattering. The physical reasons of this observed effect are presently not known. (orig.)

  10. 6^Li in the atmosphere of GJ 117 Revisited

    Christian, D J; Jevremovic, D

    2008-01-01

    Detection of 6^Li has been shown for energetic solar events, one chromospherically active binary, and several dwarf halo stars. We had previously found a 6^Li/7^Li = 0.03+/-0.01 for active K dwarf GJ 117 using VLT UVES observations. Here we present high signal-to-noise (>1000) high spectral resolution observations taken with the McDonald Observatory's 2.7m and echelle spectrometer of GJ 117. We have used the solar spectrum and template stars to eliminate possible blends, such as Ti I, in the 6^Li spectral region. Our new analysis, using an updated PHOENIX model atmosphere finds 6^Li/7^Li = 0.05+/-0.02. Additionally, bisector analysis showed no significant red asymmetries that would affect the lithium line profile. No changes above the statistical uncertainties are found between the VLT and McDonald data. The amount of 6^Li derived for GJ 117 is consistent with creation in spallation reactions on the stellar surface, but we caution that uncertainties in the continuum level may cause additional uncertainty in t...

  11. Systematic model-dependent behaviour of fusion involving weakly bound projectiles 6,7Li

    Many measurements on complete fusion (CF) cross section at above barrier energies involving weakly bound stable projectiles (e.g., 6Li, 7Li and 9Be) show suppression by various degrees compared to theoretical estimates as well as experimental CF cross sections of reactions involving strongly bound projectiles. However, there is no concrete picture at sub-barrier energies. The conclusions based on coupled-channels (CC) calculations using different codes (e.g., FRESCO or CCFULL) may differ as the theoretical models used to calculate fusion are not same. In a recent paper on complete fusion in 7Li+152Sm system, the fusion cross sections calculated by CCFULL and FRESCO have been shown to be different despite using same bare potential. It was observed that with the inclusion of only inelastic couplings, the results of FRESCO were much closer to the experimental data in the above barrier region, while the CCFULL results overpredict the data over the entire range. To explore the above observation in different systems involving 6,7Li as projectile, in the present work, a systematic and detailed study has been carried out by means of CC calculations using both FRESCO and CCFULL. The aim is to analyze the differences between the two models of calculations

  12. THE 2H(alpha, gamma6LI REACTION AT LUNA AND BIG BANG NUCLEOSYNTHETIS

    Carlo Gustavino

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The 2H(α, γ6Li reaction is the leading process for the production of 6Li in standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. Recent observations of lithium abundance in metal-poor halo stars suggest that there might be a 6Li plateau, similar to the well-known Spite plateau of 7Li. This calls for a re-investigation of the standard production channel for 6Li. As the 2H(α, γ6Li cross section drops steeply at low energy, it has never before been studied directly at Big Bang energies. For the first time the reaction has been studied directly at Big Bang energies at the LUNA accelerator. The preliminary data and their implications for Big Bang nucleosynthesis and the purported 6Li problem will be shown.

  13. Pion electroproduction from 6Li

    The pion electroproduction cross section from 6Li is calculated assuming the 6He nucleus is detected. The wave functions used in this calculation are those which gave the best agreement with the 6Li(γ, π+)6He data. The electroproduction experiment will provide a useful check of these wave functions. (Auth.)

  14. 6Li detection in metal-poor stars: can 3D model atmospheres solve the second lithium problem?

    Steffen, M; Caffau, E; Bonifacio, P; Ludwig, H -G; Spite, M

    2012-01-01

    The presence of 6Li in the atmospheres of metal-poor halo stars is usually inferred from the detection of a subtle extra depression in the red wing of the 7Li doublet line at 670.8 nm. However, the intrinsic line asymmetry caused by convective flows in the photospheres of cool stars is almost indistinguishable from the asymmetry produced by a weak 6Li blend on a (presumed) symmetric 7Li profile. Previous determinations of the 6Li/ 7Li isotopic ratio based on 1D model atmospheres, ignoring the convection-induced line asymmetry, must therefore be considered as upper limits. By comparing synthetic 1D LTE and 3D non-LTE line profiles of the Li 670.8 nm feature, we quantify the differential effect of the convective line asymmetry on the derived 6Li abundance as a function of effective temperature, gravity, and metallicity. As expected, we find that the asymmetry effect systematically reduces the resulting 6Li/7Li ratios. Depending on the stellar parameters, the 3D-1D offset in 6Li/7Li ranges between -0.005 and -0....

  15. The 7Li(γ,N) and 7Li(e,N) reactions at intermediate photon energies

    Cross sections for single-photonucleon emissions from 7Li have been measured for photon energies in the range 60-120 MeV by detecting the recoiling residual nuclei following excitation with bremsstrahlung radiation of end-point energies 140 and 155 MeV. Measurements of the 7Li(e,6Li)e'p and 7Li(e,6He)e'n cross sections were also made at the same electron energies. A significant difference between the ratio of electron- and bremsstrahlung-induced yields for proton and neutron emission is observed. The results are compared to a modified quasi-deuteron model and a simple direct-knockout model in which recoil terms are included. (orig.)

  16. Electric dipolarizability of 7Li

    Sudhir R Jain; Arun K Jain; S Kailas

    2008-12-01

    We calculate the electric dipolarizability of 7Li nucleus within the cluster model and estimate a value of about 0.0188 fm3. We also discuss the possibility of observing this in the scattering of 7Li from a 208Pb target at energies about 30 MeV.

  17. Deformation Effects in 6Li

    The asymptotic D - to S -state ratio η for the 6Li> bound-state overlap is determined from measurements of the tensor analyzing powers for (6Li,d ) reactions on medium-heavy targets. The reactions are described by the distorted-wave Born approximation assuming a direct α -particle transfer reaction mechanism. The calculations provide good agreement with cross section and vector analyzing power data. A best fit to the tensor analyzing power data results in a new value of η=+0.0003±0.0009 , much smaller than previous experimental and theoretical determinations. copyright 1998 The American Physical Society

  18. Global optical-model potentials for the elastic scattering of sup(6,7)Li projectiles

    Simultaneous fits have been made to 44 6Li data sets covering the mass range 24-208 and the energy range 13-156 MeV in order to determine an average ('global') optical-model potential for 6Li scattering. A similar study has been made for 25 7Li data sets over the same mass range and an energy range of 28-88 MeV to find an average 7Li potential. With Saxon-Woods factors, constant values may be used for all parameters except for the depth of the imaginary potential which decreases in magnitude with increasing mass. The necessity of energy dependence, Coulomb correction and (for 7Li) a symmetry term is investigated. The variation of the integral properties of the potentials is discussed, and also a comparison is made for the two projectiles. Application of the global potentials is made to inelastic scattering and single-nucleon transfer reactions. (orig.)

  19. Lines in the spectrum of 7LiH (4728--5298 A)

    The emission spectra of the A1Σ+--X1Σ+ bands of 7LiH were photographed in the 4728A - 5298 A region with a 3.4 meter Ebert Spectrograph of theoretical resolution of about 0.07 cm-1. High purity 7LiH crystals were obtained from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The atomic percent of 7Li in 7LiH and 7LiD was 99.93 percent. The discharge source was a demountable stainless steel hollow cathode lamp. The lithium hydride crystals were packed into the cathode. Pressure in the discharge tube was about 10 to 20 torr of H2. The discharge was run at about 600 volts and 1.25 to 1.75 amperes. Acceptable spectra were obtained with exposure time of 6 hours. A Westinghouse iron hollow cathode was used to produce the iron spectrum for calibration. The plates were measured on the Gaertner photoplate comparator with an encoder system and on-line computer service at Argonne National Laboratory. The measured lines in the spectra of 7LiH are given in this repot 9COO-2326-19). Similar spectra for 6LiH and 6LiD are given in companion reports (COO-2326-17) and (COO-2326-18), respectively. The relative intensities of the lines are applicable only to short regions and do not extend over the whole spectrum

  20. Fission fragment mass and angular distribution in 6,7Li+235,238U reactions

    Fission fragment (FF) angular distributions for 6,7Li+235,238U reactions and mass distributions for 6,7Li+ 238U reactions have been measured at energies near and above the Coulomb barrier. The angle integrated fission cross sections for 6Li induced reactions at sub-barrier energies are found to be higher than 7Li induced reactions possibly due to larger contribution of breakup induced fission in case of the former compared to the latter. The FF anisotropy for 6,7Li+235U was found to be smaller than 6,7Li+238U, manifesting the effect of target ground state spin. The statistical saddle point (SSP) model predictions were found to be consistent with the measured FF anisotropy for 6,7Li+235U, however they were under-estimated for 6,7Li+238U particularly at lower energies. Observation of larger FWHM of FF folding angle distribution and sharp increase in peak to valley ratio for FF mass distribution with the decrease in bombarding energy in 6,7Li+238U reactions confirms the presence of breakup induced fission. (authors)

  1. Fission fragment mass and angular distribution in 6,7Li+235,238U reactions

    Santra S.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Fission fragment (FF angular distributions for 6,7Li+235,238U reactions and mass distributions for 6,7Li+238U reactions have been measured at energies near and above the Coulomb barrier. The angle integrated fission cross sections for 6Li induced reactions at sub-barrier energies are found to be higher than 7Li induced reactions possibly due to larger contribution of breakup induced fission in case of the former compared to the latter. The FF anisotropy for 6,7Li+235U was found to be smaller than 6,7Li+238U, manifesting the effect of target ground state spin. The statistical saddle point (SSP model predictions were found to be consistent with the measured FF anisotropy for 6,7Li+235U, however they were under-estimated for 6,7Li+238U particularly at lower energies. Observation of larger FWHM of FF folding angle distribution and sharp increase in peak to valley ratio for FF mass distribution with the decrease in bombarding energy in 6,7Li+238U reactions confirms the presence of breakup induced fission.

  2. Lamb shifts and hyperfine structure in 6Li+ and 7Li+: Theory and experiment

    Riis, E.; Sinclair, A. G.; Poulsen, Ove;

    1994-01-01

    level. Second, the isotope shifts in the full transition frequencies are used to deduce the difference in rms nuclear radii. The result is R(rms)(Li-6) - R(rms)(Li-7) = 0.15 +/- 0.01 fm, in agreement With nuclear scattering data, but with substantially improved accuracy. Third, high...

  3. Lines in the spectrum of 6LiH (2985--5158 A)

    The emission spectra of the A1Σ+--X1Σ+ bands of 6LiH were photographed in the 2985 - 5158 A region with a 3.4 meter Ebert Spectrograph of theoretical resolution of about 0.07 cm-1. High-purity 6LiH crystals were obtained from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The atomic percent of 6Li in 6LiH was 95.58 percent. The discharge source was a demountable stainless steel hollow cathode lamp. The lithium hydride crystals were packed into the cathode. Pressure in the discharge tube was about 10 to 20 torr of H2. The disharge was run at about 600 volts and 1.25 to 1.75 amperes. Acceptable spectra were obtained with exposure time of 6 hours. A Westinghouse iron hollow cathode was used to produce the iron spectrum for calibration. The plates were measured on the Gaertner photoplate comparator with an encoder system and on-line computer service at Argonne National Laboratory. The measured lines in the spectra of 6LiH are given in this report (COO-2326-17). Similar spectra for 6LiD and 7LiH are given in companion reports (COO-2326-18) and (COO-2326-19), respectively. The relative intensities of the lines are applicable only to short regions and do not extend over the whole spectrum

  4. Lines in the spectrum of 6LiD (3086--5156 A)

    The emission spectra of A1Σ+--X1Σ+ bands of 6LiD were photographed in the 3086 A - 5156 A region with a 3.4 meter Ebert Spectrograph of theoretical resolution of about 0.07 cm-1. High-purity 6LiD crystals were obtained from Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The atomic percent of 6Li in 6LiD was 95.58 percent. The discharge source is a demountable stainless steel hollow cathode lamp. The lithium deuteride crystals were packed into the cathode. Pressure in the discharge tube was about 10 to 20 torr of D2. The discharge was run at about 600 volts and 1.25 to 1.75 amperes. Acceptable spectra were obtained with exposure time of 6 hours. A Westinghouse iron hollow cathode was used to produce the iron spectrum for calibration. The plates were measured on the Gaertner photoplate comparator with an encoder system and on-line computer service at Argonne National Laboratory. The measured lines in the spectra of 6LiD are given in this report (COO-2326-18). Similar spectra for 6LiH and 7LiH are given in companion reports (COO-2326-17) and (COO-2326-19), respectively. The relative intensities of the lines are applicable only to short regions and do not extend over the whole spectrum

  5. 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

  6. Multibody final states of the 6Li+6Li reaction at 97 MeV

    Absolute coincidence cross sections were measured for the reactions 6Li+6Li->3α, 6Li(6Li, 2α), and 6Li(6Li, 2d), where the latter two represent N-body (N >= 4) final states. Broad peaks from the 6Li(6Li, 2α) reaction are well described by a double spectator pole (DSP) model utilizing a Hulthen wave function, whereas near 40 MeV the DSP peaks are much narrower than predicted. A broad peak in the 3α final-state spectrum attributed to a single-spectator pole (SSP) process, is well described with the same wave function. The SSP is the principal mechanism for the 3α reaction, in contrast to data near 40 MeV which show that sequential decay from 8Be levels is dominant. (orig.)

  7. Analysis of tritium production in concentric spheres of oralloy and 6LiD irradiated by 14-MeV neutrons

    Tritium production and activation of radiochemical detector foils in a sphere of 6LiD with an oralloy core irradiated by a central source of 14-MeV neutrons have been calculated and compared with experimental measurements. The experimental assembly consisted of an oralloy sphere surrounded by three solid 6LiD concentric shells with ampules of 6LiH and 7LiH and activation foils located in several positions throughout the assembly. The Los Alamos Monte Carlo Neutron Photon Transport Code (MCNP) was used to calculate neutron transport throughout the system, tritium production in the ampules, and foil activation. The overall experimentally observed-to-calculated ratios of tritium production were 0.996 +- 2.5% in 6Li ampules and 0.903 +- 5.2% in 7Li ampules. Observed-to-calculated ratios for foil activation are also presented. 11 refs., 4 figs., 7 tabs

  8. Study of fusion in 6,7Li+197Au near barrier energies

    Excitation functions are measured for complete fusion and transfer reactions of 6Li and 7Li with 197Au at energies around the Coulomb barrier. Coupled channel calculations including the couplings to both target and projectile excited states have been performed and are found to explain the data at energies below the barrier. At above barrier energies the complete fusion cross sections are found to be suppressed compared to the coupled channel calculations for both the systems. A systematic comparison of fusion cross-section for halo nuclei 6,8He and weakly bound stable nuclei 6,7Li on 197Au target is also presented. Large neutron transfer cross-sections are observed for 6,7Li as compared to tightly bound projectiles 12C,16O. (authors)

  9. Reanalysis of tritium production in a sphere of 6LiD irradiated by 14-MeV neutrons

    Tritium production and activation of radiochemical detector foils in a sphere of 6LiD irradiated by a central source of 14-MeV neutrons has been reanalyzed. The 6LiD sphere consisted of 10 solid hemispherical nested shells with ampules of 6LiH, 7LiH, and activation foils located 2.2, 5, 7.7, 12.6, 20, and 30 cm from the center. The Los Alamos Monte Carlo Neutron Photon Transport Code (MCNP) was used to calculate neutron transport through the 6LiD, tritium production in the ampules, and foil activation. The MCNP input model was three-dimensional and employed ENDF/B-V cross sections for transport, tritium production, and (where available) foil activation. The reanalyzed experimentally observed-to-calculated values of tritium production were 1.053 +- 2.1% in 6LiH and 0.999 +- 2.1% in 7LiH. The recalculated foil activation observed-to-calculated ratios were not generally improved over those reported in the original analysis

  10. Exploring contributions from incomplete fusion in $^{6,7}$Li+$^{209}$Bi and $^{6,7}$Li+$^{198}$Pt reactions

    Parkar, V V; Kailas, S

    2016-01-01

    We use the breakup absorption model to simultaneously describe the measured cross-sections of the Complete fusion (CF), Incomplete fusion (ICF), and Total fusion (TF) in nuclear reactions induced by weakly bound nuclei $^{6,7}$Li on $^{209}$Bi and $^{198}$Pt targets. The absorption cross-sections are calculated using the Continuum Discretized Coupled Channels (CDCC) method with different choices of short range imaginary potentials to get the ICF, CF and TF cross-sections. It is observed that the cross-sections for deuteron-ICF/deuteron-capture are of similar magnitude as the $\\alpha$-ICF/$\\alpha$-capture, in case of $^{6}$Li projectile, while the cross-sections for triton-ICF/triton-capture is more dominant than $\\alpha$-ICF/$\\alpha$-capture in case of $^{7}$Li projectile. Both these observations are also corroborated by the experimental data. The ratio of ICF to TF cross-sections, which defines the value of fusion suppression factor is found to be in agreement with the data available from the literature. The...

  11. First direct measurement of the 2H(α,γ)6Li cross section at big bang energies and the primordial lithium problem.

    Anders, M; Trezzi, D; Menegazzo, R; Aliotta, M; Bellini, A; Bemmerer, D; Broggini, C; Caciolli, A; Corvisiero, P; Costantini, H; Davinson, T; Elekes, Z; Erhard, M; Formicola, A; Fülöp, Zs; Gervino, G; Guglielmetti, A; Gustavino, C; Gyürky, Gy; Junker, M; Lemut, A; Marta, M; Mazzocchi, C; Prati, P; Rossi Alvarez, C; Scott, D A; Somorjai, E; Straniero, O; Szücs, T

    2014-07-25

    Recent observations of (6)Li in metal poor stars suggest a large production of this isotope during big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN). In standard BBN calculations, the (2)H(α,γ)(6)Li reaction dominates (6)Li production. This reaction has never been measured inside the BBN energy region because its cross section drops exponentially at low energy and because the electric dipole transition is strongly suppressed for the isoscalar particles (2)H and α at energies below the Coulomb barrier. Indirect measurements using the Coulomb dissociation of (6)Li only give upper limits owing to the dominance of nuclear breakup processes. Here, we report on the results of the first measurement of the (2)H(α,γ)(6)Li cross section at big bang energies. The experiment was performed deep underground at the LUNA 400 kV accelerator in Gran Sasso, Italy. The primordial (6)Li/(7)Li isotopic abundance ratio has been determined to be (1.5 ± 0.3) × 10(-5), from our experimental data and standard BBN theory. The much higher (6)Li/(7)Li values reported for halo stars will likely require a nonstandard physics explanation, as discussed in the literature. PMID:25105610

  12. Mechanisms of emission of particles charged in 6Li + 6Li and 6Li + 10B reactions at low energies

    The lithium 6 nucleus is a projectile of interest to study nuclear reactions at low energy due to the possibility to obtain high heats of reaction, and to its structure which can play an important role in the projectile-target interaction. This research thesis focused on the study of two low-energy reactions provoked by lithium projectiles. These reactions are studied within the framework of the theoretical model of aggregates. The first part presents the experimental conditions of both reactions, reports the development and analysis of nuclear plates, and the transformation of a given type of particle histogram into a spectrum in the mass centre system. The next parts report the study of the 6Li + 6Li reaction (previous results, kinematic analysis, spectrum of secondary particles, theoretical analysis of results) and of the 6Li + 10B reaction (previous results, experimental results, study of the continuous spectrum of alpha particle, reaction mechanisms)

  13. Primordial α +d →6Li+γ reaction and second lithium puzzle

    Mukhamedzhanov, A. M.; Shubhchintak, Bertulani, C. A.

    2016-04-01

    During the Big Bang, 6Li was synthesized via the 2H(α ,γ ) 6Li reaction. After almost 25 years of the failed attempts to measure the 2H(α ,γ ) 6Li reaction in the laboratory at Big Bang energies, just recently the LUNA Collaboration presented the first successful measurements at two different Big Bang energies [Anders et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 042501 (2014), 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.042501]. In this paper we will discuss how to improve the accuracy of the direct experiment. To this end the photon's angular distribution is calculated in the potential model. It contains contributions from electric dipole and quadrupole transitions and their interference, which dramatically changes the photon's angular distribution. The calculated distributions at different Big Bang energies have a single peak at ˜50∘ . These calculations provide the best kinematic conditions to measure the 2H(α ,γ ) 6Li reaction. The expressions for the total cross section and astrophysical factor are also derived by integrating the differential cross section over the photon's solid angle. The LUNA data are in excellent agreement with our calculations using a potential approach combined with a well established asymptotic normalization coefficient for 6Li→α +d . Comparisons of the available experimental data for the S24 astrophysical factor and different calculations are presented. The Big Bang lithium isotopic ratio 6Li/7Li=(1.5 ±0.3 ) ×10-5 following from the LUNA data and the present analysis are discussed in the context of the disagreement between the observational data and the standard Big Bang model, which constitutes the second lithium problem.

  14. Probing the fusion of 7Li with 64Ni at near-barrier energies

    Shaikh, Md. Moin; Roy, Subinit; Rajbanshi, S.; Mukherjee, A.; Pradhan, M. K.; Basu, P.; Nanal, V.; Pal, S.; Shrivastava, A.; Saha, S.; Pillay, R. G.

    2016-04-01

    Background: The stable isotopes of Li, 6Li6 and 7Li, have two-body cluster structures of α +d and α +t with α -separation energies or breakup thresholds at 1.47 and 2.47 MeV, respectively. The weak binding of these projectiles introduces several new reaction channels not usually observed in the case of strongly bound projectiles. The impact of these breakup or breakup-like reaction channels on fusion, the dominant reaction process at near-barrier energies, with different target masses is of current interest. Purpose: Our purpose is to explore the fusion, at above and below the Coulmb barrier, of 7Li with 64Ni target in order to understand the effect of breakup or breakup-like processes with medium-mass target in comparison with 6Li, which has a lower breakup threshold. Measurement: The total fusion (TF) excitation of the weakly bound projectile 7Li with the medium-mass target 64Ni has been measured at the near-barrier energies (0.8 to 2 VB). The measurement was performed using the online characteristic γ -ray detection method. The complete fusion (CF) excitation function for the system was obtained using the x n -evaporation channels with the help of statistical model predictions. Results: At the above barrier energies CF cross sections exhibit an average suppression of about 6.5% compared to the one-dimensional barrier penetration model (1DBPM) predictions, while the model describes the measured TF cross section well. But below the barrier, both TF and CF show enhancements compared to 1DBPM predictions. Unlike 6Li, enhancement of CF for 7Li could not be explained by inelastic coupling alone. Conclusion: Whereas the σTF cross sections are almost the same for both the systems in the above barrier region, the suppression of σCF at above the barrier is less for the 7Li+64Ni system than for the 6+64Ni system. Also direct cluster transfer has been identified as the probable source for producing large enhancement in TF cross sections.

  15. Inelastic scattering and multinucleon transfer in 3,4He + 9Be reactions

    A study of inelastic scattering and multinucleon transfer reactions was performed by α and 3He beams on a 9Be target at energy about 50 MeV. Angular distributions of the differential cross sections for the 9Be(α, α)9Be*, 9Be(α, 3He)10Be, 9Be(α, t)10B, 9Be(3He, 6Li)6Li, and 9Be(3He, 6Be)6He reactions were measured. Experimental angular distributions of the differential cross sections for the ground state and a few low-lying states were analyzed in the framework of the optical model, coupled channels, and distorted-wave Born approximation. The information on the cluster structure of the reaction products was obtained. The analysis of the obtained spectroscopic factors was performed

  16. Feshbach resonances in fermionic 6Li

    Feshbach resonances in 6Li were experimentally studied and theoretically analyzed. In addition to two previously known s-wave resonances, three p-wave resonances were found. Four of these resonances are narrow and yield a precise value of the singlet scattering length. The position of the broad s-wave resonance near 83 mT is mostly sensitive to the triplet potential. It was previously determined in a molecule-dissociation experiment for which we, here, discuss systematic shifts

  17. Single-Proton Pickup Reaction of the Halo Nucleus 6He on a 9Be Target at 25 MeV/nucleon

    PANG Dan-Yang; LOU Jian-Ling; LU Fei; FAN Feng-Ying; A. Ozawa; Y. Yamaguchi; R. Kanungo; D. Fang; I. Tanihata; YE Yan-Lin; JIANG Dong-Xing; ZHENG Tao; LI Zhi-Huan; LI Xiang-Qing; GE Yu-Cheng; HUA Hui; WU Cui-E

    2007-01-01

    The inclusive differential cross sections of the 7 Li nucleus in a reaction induced by 6He on a 9Be target are measured at an incident energy of 25 MeV/nucleon. Finite-range distorted-wave Born approximation calculations suggest that these 7 Li particles are formed in a direct single-proton pickup reaction 9 Be(6 He, 7 Li)8 Li. The experimental data can be well reproduced by taking into account of the contributions of both the ground states and the first excited states of 7 Li and 8 Li.

  18. 6Li foil thermal neutron detector

    Ianakiev, Kiril D [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Swinhoe, Martyn T [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Favalli, Andrea [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Chung, Kiwhan [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Macarthur, Duncan W [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2010-01-01

    In this paper we report on the design of a multilayer thermal neutron detector based on {sup 6}Li reactive foil and thin film plastic scintillators. The {sup 6}Li foils have about twice the intrinsic efficiency of {sup 10}B films and about four times higher light output due to a unique combination of high energy of reaction particles, low self absorption, and low ionization density of tritons. The design configuration provides for double sided readout of the lithium foil resulting in a doubling of the efficiency relative to a classical reactive film detector and generating a pulse height distribution with a valley between neutron and gamma signals similar to {sup 3}He tubes. The tens of microns thickness of plastic scintillator limits the energy deposited by gamma rays, which provides the necessary neutron/gamma discrimination. We used MCNPX to model a multilayer Li foil detector design and compared it with the standard HLNCC-II (18 {sup 3}He tubes operated at 4 atm). The preliminary results of the {sup 6}Li configuration show higher efficiency and one third of the die-away time. These properties, combined with the very short dead time of the plastic scintillator, offer the potential of a very high performance detector.

  19. A new mass value for 7Li

    Nagy, Sz; Suhonen, M; Schuch, R; Blaum, K; Björkhage, M; Bergström, I; 10.1103/PhysRevLett.96.163004

    2012-01-01

    A high-accuracy mass measurement of 7Li was performed with the Smiletrap Penning trap mass spectrometer via a cyclotron frequency comparison of Li3+ and H2+. A new atomic mass value of 7Li has been determined to be 7.016,003,425,6,(45)u with a relative uncertainty of 0.63 ppb. It has uncovered a discrepancy as large as 14 sigma (1.1 micro u) deviation relative to the literature value given in the Atomic-Mass Evaluation AME 2003. The importance of the improved and revised 7Li mass value, for calibration purposes in nuclear-charge radii and atomic mass measurements of the neutron halos 9Li and 11Li, is discussed.

  20. Enhanced cosmological 6Li abundance as a potential signature of residual dark matter annihilations

    Residual late-time dark matter particle annihilations during and after big-bang nucleosynthesis may alter the predicted cosmological abundances of the light elements. Within the constrained minimal supersymmetric extension of the standard model with a neutralino as the lightest supersymmetric particle, we find negligible effects on the abundances of deuterium, 3He, 4He, and 7Li predicted by homogeneous big-bang nucleosynthesis, but potentially a large enhancement in the predicted abundance of 6Li. This enhancement may be as much as 2 orders of magnitude in the focus-point WMAP strip and in the coannihilation and funnel regions for large tanβ for small m1/2, and the effect is still significant at large m1/2. However, the potential 6Li enhancement is negligible in the part of the coannihilation strip for tanβ=10 that survives the latest LHC constraints. A similar enhancement of the 6Li abundance may also be found in a model with common, nonuniversal Higgs masses (the NUHM1).

  1. Total kinetic energy distribution of fission fragments in 6,7Li + 238U reactions

    The shape and width of fission-fragment (FF) mass and kinetic energy distribution provides a lot of information on the fission reaction mechanism and the structure of the compound nucleus (CN), the fragments as well as the interacting nuclei. The shape of the mass distribution of the fission fragments for the actinides induced by the proton or neutron is known to change with the incident energy. At low energies, it shows a double humped distribution which changes slowly to a single humped distribution as energy increases. However, for a reaction involving a weakly bound projectile (i.e., 6Li + 232Th), a sharp change in the shape of the mass distribution with energy was observed. The sharp increase in the peak to valley ratio (P:V) in the fission-fragment mass distribution in 6Li + 232Th reaction by Itkis et al. and in 6,7Li + 238U reactions by Santra et al. was concluded to be due to the reduced energy transfer to the composite system caused by incomplete fusion (ICF) of alpha or deuteron/triton followed by fissions. Total Kinetic Energy (TKE) distribution of fission fragments is another important observable on which the effect of projectile breakup is not explored yet. In this contribution, the study of breakup/transfer effect on average TKE distribution for 6,7Li + 238U reactions is presented

  2. Reaction mechanism study of 7Li(7Li, 6He) reaction at above Coulomb barrier energies

    V V Parkar; V Jha; S Santra; B J Roy; K Ramachandran; A Shrivastava; K Mahata; A Chatterjee; S Kailas

    2009-02-01

    The elastic scattering and the 6He angular distributions were measured in 7Li + 7Li reaction at two energies, lab = 20 and 25 MeV. FRDWBA calculations have been performed to explain the measured 6He data. The calculations were very sensitive to the choice of the optical model potentials in entrance and exit channels. The one-step proton transfer was found to be the dominant reaction mechanism in 6He production.

  3. Resonances in the proton-6Li scattering

    The differential cross section and the analyzing power of the p+6Li scattering were measured in the laboratory energy range from 1.6 respectively 2.8 MeV to 10 MeV at 45 respectively 40 energies in full angular distributions. The data were subjected both to an analysis in the optical model which yielded already hints to resonance effects and to a comphrehensive scattering-phase analysis for L=0, 1, and 2 under inclusion of channel spin and orbital angular momentum mixings. The consistent description of all data required the assumption of broad resonance structures. An approximate parametrization by a Breit-Wigner formula allowed the estimation of the resonance parameters. (orig./HSI)

  4. Spectroscopic information of 6Li from elastic scattering of deuterons, 3He and 4He by 6Li

    The elastic scattering of deuterons, 3He and 4He on 6Li at different incident energies have been analyzed in the framework of the optical model (OM) using ECIS88 as well as SPI GENOA codes. The optical potential parameters were extracted in the phenomenological treatment. A good agreement between theoretical and experimental differential cross-sections was obtained in whole angular range. Parameters for real part of potential have been also calculated microscopically with double-folding model for the d, 3He and 4He scattering, respectively, using DFPOT code. The elastic transfer mechanism has been studied by coupled reaction channel (CRC) method using FRESCO code. Spectroscopic amplitudes of 6Li ≡ t + 3He and 6Li ≡ α + d configurations have been extracted from d, 3He and 4He scattering on 6Li at wide energy range. A comparison between spectroscopic amplitudes obtained from deuteron and α elastically scattering from 6Li has been made. The extracted spectroscopic amplitudes of 6Li ≡ 4He + d(SF = SA2) from 6Li(d, 6Li)d and 6Li(α, 6Li)α are not the same as expected theoretically. (author)

  5. A method for investigation of the D(4He, γ)6Li reaction in the Ultralow energy region under a high background

    Bystritsky, V. M.; Dudkin, G. N.; Krylov, A. R.; Gazi, S.; Huran, J.; Nechaev, B. A.; Padalko, V. N.; Sadovsky, A. B.; Tuleushev, Yu. Zh.; Filipowicz, M.; Philippov, A. V.

    2016-07-01

    The cosmological lithium problem, that is, a noticeable discrepancy between the predicted and observed abundances of lithium, is in conflict with the Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis model. For example, the abundance of 7Li is 2-4 times smaller than predicted by the Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis. As to the abundance of 6Li, recent more accurate optical investigations have yielded only the upper limit on the 6Li/7Li ratio, which makes the problem of 6Li abundance and accordingly of disagreement with the Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis predictions less acute. However, experimental study of the D(4He, γ)6Li reaction cross section is still of current importance because there is a theoretical approach predicting its anomalously large value in the region of energies below the Standard Big Bang Nucleosynthesis energy. The work is dedicated to the measurement of the cross section for the D(4He, γ)6Li reaction proceeding in zirconium deuteride at the incident 4He+ion energy of 36 keV. The experiment is performed at a pulsed Hall plasma accelerator with an energy spread of 20% FWHM. A method for direct measurement of the background from the reaction chain D(4He, 4He)D→D(D, n)3He→(n, γ) and/or (n, n‧γ) ending with activation of the surrounding material by neutrons is proposed and implemented in the work. An upper limit on the D(4He, γ)6Li reaction cross section σ≤7·10-36 cm2 at the 90% confidence level is obtained.

  6. R-matrix analysis of reactions in the 9B compound system applied to the 7Li problem in BBN

    Paris, M.; Hale, G.; Hayes-Sterbenz, A.; Jungman, G.

    2016-01-01

    Recent activity in solving the ‘lithium problem’ in big bang nucleosynthesis has focused on the role that putative resonances may play in resonance-enhanced destruction of 7Li. Particular attention has been paid to the reactions involving the 9B compound nuclear system, d+7Be → 9B. These reactions are analyzed via the multichannel, two-body unitary R-matrix method using the code EDA developed by Hale and collaborators. We employ much of the known elastic and reaction data, in a four-channel treatment. The data include elastic 3He +6Li differential cross sections from 0.7 to 2.0 MeV, integrated reaction cross sections for energies from 0.7 to 5.0 MeV for 6Li(3He,p)8Be* and from 0.4 to 5.0 MeV for the 6Li(3He,d)7Be reaction. Capture data have been added to an earlier analysis with integrated cross section measurements from 0.7 to 0.825 MeV for 6Li(3He,γ)9B. The resulting resonance parameters are compared with tabulated values, and previously unidentified resonances are noted. Our results show that there are no near d+7Be threshold resonances with widths that are 10’s of keV and reduce the likelihood that a resonance-enhanced mass-7 destruction mechanism, as suggested in recently published work, can explain the 7Li problem.

  7. 3He(3H,γ)6Li

    The authors have calculated the 3He(3H,γ)6Li reaction rate at big bang temperatures based on a microscopic study in the framework of the Generator Coordinate Method. It is discussed whether 6Li could be made by 3He + 3H fusion in the early epoch of our universe

  8. $^{7}$Li abundances in halo stars testing stellar evolution models and the primordial $^{7}$Li abundance

    Chaboyer, B; Brian Chaboyer

    1994-01-01

    A large number of stellar evolution models with [Fe/H] = -2.3 and -3.3 have been calculated in order to determine the primordial .sup(7)Li abundance and to test current stellar evolution models by a comparison to the extensive database of Li abundances in extremely metal poor halo stars observed by Thorburn (1994). Standard models do a good job of fitting the observed Li abundances in stars hotter than 5600 K. They predict a primordial ^7Li abundance of log N(Li) = 2.24\\pm 0.03. Models which include microscopic diffusion predict a downward curvature in the .sup(7)Li destruction isochrones at hot temperatures which is not present in the observations. Thus, the observations clearly rule out models which include uninhibited microscopic diffusion of .sup(7)Li from the surface of the star. The [Fe/H] = -2.3 stellar models which include both diffusion and rotational mixing provide an excellent match to the observations. Both the plateau stars and the heavily depleted cool stars are well fit by these models. The rot...

  9. The evaluation of cross sections for n + 6Li reaction

    Neutron nuclear data of 6Li are important for fusion neutronics calculation. Therefore, the cross sections for n + 6Li reaction are evaluated in the energy range from 10-5 eV to 20 MeV. In the evaluation, 6Li(n, d+n)4He and 6Li(n, n+d)4He reactions are included. It is concluded that there is really only the second excited level (3.562 MeV) in the inelastic scattering, no assumed levels were taken into account. The evaluated data describe the real process of n + 6Li reactions and improve the existing evaluated libraries such as ENDF/B-6 and JENDL-3

  10. sup 3 He( sub 3 H,. gamma. ) sup 6 Li; Source of sup 6 Li production in the big bang

    Funck, C.; Langanke, K. (Inst. fur Theoretisch Physik I, Univ. Munster, D-4400 Munster (DE))

    1990-01-10

    The authors have calculated the {sup 3}He({sup 3}H,{gamma}){sup 6}Li reaction rate at big bang temperatures based on a microscopic study in the framework of the Generator Coordinate Method. It is discussed whether {sup 6}Li could be made by {sup 3}He + {sup 3}H fusion in the early epoch of our universe.

  11. Studies of the D state of 6Li using the FSU polarized 6Li Beam

    One way to quantify the D-state component of the wave function of a nucleus is by the quantity η, the ratio of the D- and S-state asymptotic normalization constants. Analyses of the analyzing powers from transfer reactions induced by polarized ions have been useful for the determination of η in the A=2-4 systems. In an effort to determine η for the d+α relative motion in 6Li we have measured analyzing powers for (6L rvec i,d) reactions on 58Ni and 40Ca at E(6Li)=34 and h;MeV. The experiments were performed at Florida State University using the Optically Pumped Polarized Lithium Ion Source. We compared the data with the results of well-constrained DWBA calculations assuming a direct α-particle transfer mechanism. With η the only free parameter in the calculations, a best fit to the tensor analyzing power data results in an average value of η=+0.0003±0.0009, much smaller than previous determinations. copyright 1999 American Institute of Physics

  12. Line shapes of prompt γ-ray from 7*Li produced in 10B(n,α)7*Li reaction

    Prompt γ-ray spectra of recoil 7*Li produced in the 10B(n,α)7*Li reaction were measured using neutron beam. The observed Doppler broadening energy spectra were satisfactorily reproduced by a simulation where the velocity degradation of 7*Li within its lifetime of 1.05x10-13 s was estimated using the LSS theory. Our successful line-shape analysis was applied to non-destructive state analysis of trace amounts of boron. (author)

  13. Effect of target deformation and projectile breakup in complete fusion of 6Li + 152Sm

    Nuclear reaction induced by weakly bound (stable or radioactive) nuclei is a subject of current experimental and theoretical interest. Measurements of fusion cross section involving loosely bound projectile 6Li and 9Be exist with different conclusion about the enhancement or suppression of fusion cross section. Recently we have measured the fusion cross section for 6Li + 144Sm, where it has been found that there is an enhancement of fusion cross section below the barrier in comparison with single BPM calculation, where as there is an overall suppression in fusion cross section as compared to CCFULL calculation in the entire energy range measured. With this motivation, we chose a deformed target, 152Sm, with β2 = 0.24 to compare with the results of 144Sm which is a spherical target. It will also be interesting to see effect of target deformation (enhancement) versus projectile breakup (suppression) specially at subbarrier energy

  14. Enhancement of the CP-odd effect in the nuclear electric dipole moment of $^6$Li

    Yamanaka, Nodoka

    2015-01-01

    We calculate for the first time the electric dipole moment (EDM) of the $^6$Li nucleus within the alpha + p + n three-body cluster model using the Gaussian expansion method, assuming the one meson exchange P, CP-odd nuclear forces. It is found that the EDM of the $^6$Li is 2 times more sensitive on the isovector pion exchange P, CP-odd nuclear force than the deuteron EDM, due to the CP-odd interaction between the nucleons and the alpha cluster. The $^9$Be EDM is also calculated in the same framework as an alpha + alpha + n three-body system. We also test the ab initio calculation of the EDM of the deuteron, $^3$H and $^3$He nuclei using the realistic Argonne $v18$ nuclear force. In the ab initio calculations, good agreements with previous studies are obtained. We finally discuss the prospects for the new physics beyond the standard model.

  15. Energy levels in (7Li) nucleus

    The energies of the normal-parity states and positive parity states in (7Li) nucleus are calculated, using many-particle nuclear shell-model, and the harmonic oscillator-wave-functions, over the residual interaction of the Gaussian from the Serber force. Spin-orbit interactions are neglected. The kinetic energy is introduced as a variant quantity, through the variation of the harmonic oscillator parameter (r0) (r02=h/mw). Finally, we separate the ''spurious'' states (one quantum excitations of the center of mass of the nucleus) by the effect of the operator (R-i), for the coordinate of the center of mass on the different wave-functions of the ground state-configurations. The calculations show that the energy of the positive-parity states, separated into two groups; the first in the energy region (10-20 Mev) and described by the symmetries (43), (421); and the second group in the energy region (26-46 Mev) and described by the symmetries (31), (3211). 9 tabs.; 3 figs.; 64 refs

  16. Prospective conceptual qualification of hybrid centrifugation/distillatory for {sup 6}LI nuclear fusion technology scaled supply demands; Calificacion conceptual prospectiva de centrifugador/destilador hibrido para produccion de {sup 6}Li a demanda de la tecnologia Nuclear Fusion

    Sedano, L.; Herranz, J. L.; Casado, J. L.; Castro, P.; Xiberta, J.

    2013-07-01

    The change in the demand for exploitation of lithium as a resource appears during the last decade, related to the development of the ion-Li batteries market and with the requirements of Nuclear Fusion fuels (deuterium and lithium) as coming energy option. A prospective analysis of synergistic demands of both markets, in its technical and in its economic aspects appears of prospective interest. The civil market {sup 6}Li/{sup 7}Li enrichment demand is analyzed. Specific technological developments permitting on-line production according to demand is discussed. A [centrifugation /thermal diffusion / combined distillation] technique is selected and qualified as technologically viable option for scaled production of litiated-forms. A conceptual design of a production plant is finally proposed according to the new technical capability.

  17. Relation between (e,e') sum rules in 6,7Li and 4He nuclei.Experiment and cluster model

    Efros, V D; Buki, A Yu

    2016-01-01

    The sums over (e,e') spectra of 6Li and 7Li nuclei which correspond to the longitudinal sum rule are studied. It is suggested that due to the cluster structure of the lithium isotopes these sums may approximately be expressed in terms of such a sum pertaining to the alpha-particle. Calculation of these sums is performed in the framework of cluster models with antisymmetrization done with respect to all the nucleons. At momentum transfers higher than 0.8 fm^{-1} the relations expressing the A=6 or 7 sum in terms of the A=4 sum prove to be valid with rather high accuracy. In the region of momentum transfers around 1 fm^{-1} the longitudinal correlation functions of 6Li and 7Li nuclei are found to be close to that of the alpha-particle. The experimental longitudinal sums in the range between 0.450 and 1.625 fm^{-1} are employed to perform comparison with those calculated in the framework of cluster models. Out of the mentioned experimental sums, those in the range between 0.750 and 1.000 fm^{-1} in the 6Li case ...

  18. Fusion around the barrier for 7Li + 12C

    A Mukherjee; M Dasgupta; D J Hinde; C R Morton; A C Berriman; R D Butt; J O Newton; H Timmers

    2001-07-01

    Fusion cross-sections for the 7Li + 12C reaction have been measured at energies above the Coulomb barrier by the direct detection of evaporation residues. The heavy evaporation residues with energies below 3 MeV could not be separated out from the -particles in the spectrum and hence their contribution was estimated using statistical model calculations. The present work indicates that suppression of fusion cross-sections due to the breakup of 7Li may not be significant for 7Li + 12C reaction at energies around the barrier.

  19. Contribution to the study of 8Be energy levels obtained during the reaction 6Li(d,α)α

    The reaction 6Li(d,α) is interpreted using the theory of Humblet and Rosenfeld. This theory is briefly reviewed and compared with that of Wigner. The intervention of the 4+ level, indicated in the study of the reaction 7Li(p,α), is suggested. A good fit to the experimental data is obtained assuming the level scheme (0+ 22.64 MeV), (4+ 22.82 MeV), (2+ 24.97 MeV). However the scheme proposed by Mani (22.5 MeV 2+; 24.0 MeV 0+; 25.2 MeV 2+) on the basis of the Wigner theory, cannot be rejected. (author)

  20. Differential cross section measurements for the 6Li(n,t)alpha reaction in the few MeV region

    Devlin, Matthew J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Taddeucci, Terence N [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hale, Gerald M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Haight, Robert C [Los Alamos National Laboratory; O' Donnell, Johhn M [Los Alamos National Laboratory

    2008-01-01

    New measured differential cross sections of tritons and alpha particles following the {sup 6}Li(n,t){alpha} reaction are reported for incident neutron energies between 0.2 and approximately 20 MeV. The neutrons were produced by spallation at the WNR facility at the Los Alamos Neutron Science CEnter (LANSCE), with the incident neutron energy determined by the time-of-flight method. Four E-{Delta}E telescopes were used at eight laboratory angles. These data have been incorporated into a prior R-matrix fit for the compound {sup 7}Li system, and result in an (n,t) reaction cross section that is 4% to 10% higher than previous evaluations in the 1-3 MeV incident neutron energy region.

  1. Static and dynamic moments of the 7Li nucleus

    The data of Weller et al. (1985) on the tensor analysing powers for elastic and inelastic Coulomb scattering of aligned 7Li ions have been reanalyzed in order to obtain information on the values of the four 7Li moments Q, B(E2)↑, τ11 and τ12. It is shown that a single set of values, chosen primarily to be consistent with the value of Q measured by molecular techniques and the values of B(E2)↑ and τ12. required to fit unpolarized 7Li data, and also with the theoretical constraint τ11≅-[τ12], gives a good fit to the aligned 7Li data. 19 refs., 6 figs

  2. CDCC calculations of elastic scattering for the systems 6Li+144Sm and 6Li+208Pb. Effect of resonances of 6Li on elastic scattering angular distributions

    Calculations of elastic scattering angular distributions for reactions of the weakly bound projectile 6Li with targets 144Sm and 208Pb at energies above the barrier, are performed with the Continuum Discretized Coupled-Channel method (CDCC). Ground, resonant and nonresonant continuum states of 6Li are included up to some maximum energy εmax for which convergence is achieved. In the three-body system, global interactions are used for the α-target and d - target sub-systems. The effect of continuum resonant states of 6Li, i.e., l = 2, jπ = 3+, 2+ and 1+ on elastic scattering angular distributions is investigated by extracting these states from the continuum space. It is found that the calculated elastic scattering angular distributions are in good agreement with the measurements for most of the cases studied where consideration of couplings to continuum states is essential. It is also found that the resonance character of the continuum states is in some cases important to obtain agreement with the data

  3. 6Li-doped silicate glass for thermal neutron shielding

    Glass formulations are described that contain high concentrations of 6Li and are suitable for use as thermal neutron shielding. One formulation contained 31 mol% of 6Li2O and 69 mol% of SiO2. Studies were performed on a second formulation that contained as much as 37 mol% of 6Li2O and 59 mol% of SiO2, with 4 mol% Al2O3 added to prevent crystallization at such high 6Li2O concentrations. These lithium silicate glasses can be formed into a variety of shapes using conventional glass fabrication techniques. Examples include flat plates, disks, hollow cylinders, and other more complex geometries. Both in-beam and in-core experiments have been performed to study the use and durability of Li silicate glasses. In-core experiments show the glass can withstand the intense radiation fields near the core of a reactor. The neutron attenuation of the glasses used in these studies was 90%/mm. In-beam studies show that the glass is effective for reducing the gamma-ray and neutron fields near experiments. ((orig.))

  4. Reaction mechanisms in the 6Li+ 52Cr system

    Pandey Bhawna

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Reactions induced by the weakly bound 6Li projectile interacting with the intermediate mass target 52Cr are investigated. The choice of this particular reaction in our study is because it is proposed as a surrogate reaction [6Li(52Cr, d56Fe*] for the measurement of 55Fe(n,p reaction cross-section, which has been found to be very important in fusion reactor studies. All the conditions which have to be satisfied for using the surrogate method have been checked. The energy of 6Li beam is selected in a way so as to get equivalent neutron energy in the region of 9-14 MeV, which is of primary interest in fusion reactor application. In the present work, statistical model calculations PACE (Projection-Angular-Momentum-Coupled-Evaporation, ALICE and Continuum-Discretized–Coupled-Channel (CDCC: FRESCO have been used to provide information for the 6Li + 52Cr system and the respective contributions of different reaction mechanisms. The present theoretical work is an important step in the direction towards studying the cross-section of the 55Fe(n, p55Mn reaction by surrogate method.

  5. 7Li NMR studies of lithium transport in human erythrocytes

    Lithium transport in human erythrocytes was investigated by 7Li NMR spectroscopy. The intra- and extracellular pools of Li+ were distinguished by the addition to the red cell suspension of a cell-impermeable shift reagent, dysprosium(III) triphosphate. It was found that, for therapeutic levels of lithium used in the US (where the typical plasma (Li+) concentration range is 0.5-1.2 mM), a shift reagent concentration of 3 mM is sufficient to achieve clear chemical shift separation between the two 7Li+ NMR resonances. Despite competition between Li+ and other mono- and divalent cations for the shift reagent, the intra and extracellular 7Li+ NMR signals are clearly separated (approximately 3 ppM) even in the presence of physiologically relevant concentrations of Na+, K+, Mg2+, and Ca2+. Addition of an ionophore, monesin, to a K+-only RBC (red blood cell) suspension induces passive Li+ transport, which can be monitored by following the relative intensities of the two 7Li+ resonances. It is concluded that the 7Li NMR method is suitable for the noninvasive study of Li+ transport in human erythrocytes and that it shows great promise as a tool for the investigation of the bioinorganic chemistry of lithium. 24 references, 3 figures, 1 table

  6. Unusual Threshold Anomaly in the 6Li+208Pb System

    ZHANG Chun-Lei; JIA Hui-Ming; WU Zhen-Dong; XU Xin-Xing; BAI Chun-Lin; ZHANG Huan-Qiao; LIN Cheng-Jian; RUAN Ming; LIU Zu-Hua; YANG Feng; WU Xiu-Kun; ZHOU Ping; AN Guang-Peng

    2006-01-01

    @@ The angular distributions of elastic scattering for the 6Li +208Pb system have been measured at several energies around the Coulomb barrier. The parameters of optical potential are extracted by means of a phenomenological optical model analysis. It is found that the real and imaginal potentials show a pronounced energy dependence.The behaviour of the potential at the nearly especially sub-barrier energies in the 6Li+208Pb system is quite different from the results of some previous reports observed in other systems, such as 19 F +208 Pb and 16 O+208 Pb.This unusual threshold phenomenon indicates that breakup channel is strongly coupled with the elastic channel and has obvious effects on optical potential.

  7. Lowest excitation energy of 9Be.

    Stanke, Monika; Kedziera, Dariusz; Bubin, Sergiy; Adamowicz, Ludwik

    2007-07-27

    Variational calculations employing explicitly correlated Gaussian functions and explicitly including the nuclear motion [i.e., without assuming the Born-Oppenheimer (BO) approximation] have been performed to determine the lowest singlet transition energy in the 9Be atom. The non-BO wave functions were used to calculate the alpha2 relativistic corrections (alpha=1/137.035,999,679). With those corrections and with the alpha3 and alpha4 QED corrections determined previously by others, we obtained 54,677.35 cm(-1) for the 3(1)S-->2(1)S transition energy. This result falls within the error bracket for the experimental transition of 54,677.26(10) cm(-1). This is the first time an electronic transition of Be has been calculated from first principles with the experimental accuracy. PMID:17678358

  8. Study of the {sup 6}He+{sup 9}Be elastic scattering at low energies

    Pires, K.C.C.; Lichtenthaeler, R.; Lepine-Szily, A.; Guimaraes, V.; Faria, P.N.; Crema, E.; Barioni, A.; Mendes Junior, V.; Morcelle, V.; Morais, M.C.; Pampa Condori, R.; Huiza, J.F.P. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IF/USP), SP (Brazil). lnst. de Fisica. Dept. de Fisica Nuclear; Moro, A.M.; Rodriguez-Gallardo, M. [University of Seville (Sri Lanka). Dept. of Atomic, Molecular and Nuclear Physics; Assuncao, M. [Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (UNIFESP), SP (Brazil); Shorto, J.M.B. [Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (IPEN/CNEN-SP) Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Mukherjee, S. [University of Baroda, Vadodara (India). Faculty of Science. Dept. of Physics

    2011-07-01

    New data of the {sup 6}He+{sup 9}Be elastic scattering at E{sub lab}=16.2MeV and 21.3MeV have been measured. A very large reaction cross section has been previously observed in the collision of {sup 6}He with medium and heavy mass targets, which has been attributed to high 6He breakup probability in the strong Coulomb + nuclear interaction. More recently the importance of neutron transfer reactions between projectile and target has been pointed out. The main goal of the present experiment is to investigate the halo nature of the {sup 6}He nucleus by its interaction with a light target. The experiment has been performed at the Pelletron Laboratory of the Institute of Physics of the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, using the RIBRAS facility. The RIBRAS system consists of two superconducting solenoids used to focus and select the radioactive secondary beam. The {sup 6}He secondary beam was produced by the {sup 9}Be({sup 7}Li,{sup 6}He) reaction with a {sup 7}Li primary beam of 200nA. The detection system consisted of four {Delta}E-E Silicon telescopes, with 20{mu}m and 1000{mu}m thickness respectively, which allow to separate the {sup 6}He particles from the {sup 7}Li, {sup 4}He, and light particles contaminants. The {sup 6}He+{sup 9}Be angular distributions have been analyzed with optical model, Coupled Channels (CC) and Continuum Discretized Coupled Channels (CDCC) calculations. The comparison between the experimental data and the CDCC calculations allow us to conclude that the breakup of the projectile via the coupling to the {sup 6}He 2{sup +} resonance is very important to reproduce the data. In addition, we studied the effect of excitation of the {sup 9}Be target explicitly by a CC calculation, using a collective model to describe the excitation of the first low lying states of {sup 9}Be. We found that the coupling to these states significantly affects the elastic scattering. From this analysis it was possible to obtain the total reaction cross section which was

  9. Feshbach resonances in mixtures of 6Li and 40K

    We report on the measurement of Feshbach resonances in Fermi-Fermi mixtures. For this purpose we have created an ultracold mixture of the fermionic alkali isotopes 6Li and 40K in an optical dipole trap. In the same trap we have realized a three-component degenerate spin mixture of 40K -atoms at T 0.3TF. To create the mixture we start by loading a two-species magneto-optical trap (MOT) from two separate 2D-MOT sources. We realized for the first time a 2D-MOT source for lithium, yielding a large cold flux of up to 109 s-1. The mixture is then captured in an optically-plugged magnetic quadrupole trap. After sympathetic cooling of 6Li by 40K to T∝10μK the mixture is loaded into optical tweezers. The mixture is optically transported over a distance of 21.5 cm into a science cell where we measure Feshbach resonances using magnetic field coils designed for high homogeneity. We report on our progress measuring the width of Feshbach resonances in 6Li -40K mixtures and locating resonances in mixtures of 40K.

  10. 9Be(d,n)10B-based neutron sources for BNCT

    In the frame of accelerator-based BNCT, the 9Be(d,n)10B reaction was investigated as a possible source of epithermal neutrons. In order to determine the configuration in terms of bombarding energy, target thickness and Beam Shaping Assembly (BSA) design that results in the best possible beam quality, a systematic optimization study was carried out. From this study, the optimal configuration resulted in tumor doses ≥40 Gy-Eq, with a maximum value of 51 Gy-Eq at a depth of about 2.7 cm, in a 60 min treatment. The optimal configuration was considered for the treatment planning assessment of a real Glioblastoma Multiforme case. From this, the resulted dose performances were comparable to those obtained with an optimized 7Li(p,n)-based neutron source, under identical conditions and subjected to the same clinical protocol. - Highlights: • Study of the 9Be(d,n)10B reaction as a source of epithermal neutrons for BNCT. • Evaluation of the optimal configuration of target thickness, deuteron energy and BSA design. • Computational dose assessment for brain tumor treatments using the MCNP code. • Treatment planning assessment of a particular clinical Glioblastoma Multiforme case. • Dose performances were comparable to those obtained with an optimized 7Li(p,n)-based source

  11. Investigation of α-cluster states in 13C via the (6Li,d) reaction

    Rodrigues, M R D; Horodynski-Matsushigue, L B; Cunsolo, A; Cappuzzello, F; Duarte, J L M; Rodrigues, C L; Ukita, G M; Souza, M A; Miyake, H

    2010-01-01

    The 9Be(6Li,d)13C reaction was used to investigate possible α-cluster states in 13C. The reaction was measured at 25.5 MeV incident energy, employing the São Paulo Pelletron-Enge-Spectrograph facility and the nuclear emulsion detection technique. Ten out of sixteen known levels of 13C, up to 11 MeV of excitation, were observed and, due to the much improved energy resolution of 50 keV, at least three doublets could be resolved. This work presents a preliminary analysis of five of the most intensely populated states, also in comparison with the results of former transfer studies.

  12. Resonant and nonresonant Coulomb break up of 6Li

    The resonant and nonresonant cross section for break up of 6Li in the Coulomb field of a heavy nucleus is theoretically studied on the basis of a DWBA approach and analysed in view of a possible experimental access to electromagnetic transition matrix elements between the ground state of the projectile and α+d continuum states at small relative energies. The calculation explicitly uses some simplifications appearing in the particular case of quadrupole transitions which dominate the considered case. Various sensitivities of the cross sections are discussed. (orig.)

  13. Alpha resonances excited in13C and 16O by the (6Li,d) reaction

    The investigation of a cluster correlations is the main purpose of the research program in progress, focusing on xα and xα + ν nuclei. The reactions 9Be(6Li,d)13C and 12C(6Li,d)16O measured at the bombarding energy of 25.5 MeV, employing the São Paulo Pelletron-Enge-Spectrograph facility and the nuclear emulsion technique, were used to enhance a resonant states in 13C and 16O. An energy resolution of 20-40 keV was obtained and up to 15.5 MeV of excitation, in both nuclei, several resonances not previously measured, revealing a quasi-bound behavior, were detected. Focusing on 13C, the experimental angular distributions associated with the resonances just above the 9Be + α and 3α + ν thresholds[2] were compared with DWBA predictions. Seen at the 9Be + α threshold, a pure L = 4 transfer is indicated for each transition to the known 7/2- and (5/2-) states instead of L = 2 obtained in the former fit[3] to the integrated contribution. The narrow resonance detected at 12.3 MeV of excitation, close to the 3α + ν threshold and populated by an L = 2 transfer, reveals a 9Be(G.S.) + α component for the 1/2- cluster state candidate, 12C(Hoyle) + ν, at this threshold. Considering the 16O, states were revealed around the 4α threshold (14.44 MeV) and the upper limit resonant widths were obtained. The resonance at 14.670 MeV was reached by an L = 5 direct transfer in agreement with the 5- attribution. The upper limit width obtained, near the experimental resolution, is inconsistent with the usual experimental[4,5] and theoretical[6-7] interpretations of the 5- state revealed as a broad resonance in the same excitation energy region and considered to be a member of the Kπ = 0- band with the 12C(G.S.) + α structure. In the same excitation energy range, a narrow 5- resonance decaying to 12C(2+ 1), was predicted by Suzuki using a comprehensive semi-microscopic alpha cluster calculation, in agreement with the present findings. Haigh et al., in the investigation of the 12C

  14. Spontaneous Lithium Transportation via LiMn2O4/Electrolyte Interface Studied by 6/7Li Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

    Highlights: • Spontaneous Li+ exchange between LiMn2O4 and LiPF6-based electrolyte was studied. • 6/7Li solid-state NMR techniques were developed to examine the exchange. • The exchange occurs for stoichiometric LiMn2O4 but not in Li-excess LiMn2O4. • The exchange was approximated by the 1st-order reaction with the rate of 0.024 min-1. • The suppression in Li-excess LiMn2O4 was ascribed to excess amount of Mn4+. - Abstract: Lithium transportation across the interface of LiMn2O4/LiPF6-based electrolyte was studied by 6/7Li solid-state NMR with 6Li-enriched LiPF6. For almost stoichiometric LiMn2O4, we show that exchange of lithium ions occurs across an electrolyte/electrode interface just by immersing LiMn2O4 powder into LiPF6-based electrolyte, while such transportation is suppressed in Li-excess LiMn2O4. The exchange was approximated by the 1st-order reaction, and the rate was estimated from the 6Li/7Li intensities to be 0.024 min−1 at room temperature. The lithium ions penetrated into the surface of a LiMn2O4 particle reach to the core with a time scale of a few hours at room temperature. The suppression of the exchange in Li-excess LiMn2O4 was ascribed to the presence of excess amount of Mn4+

  15. Measurement of multinucleon transfer cross-sections in 58Ni,56Fe(12C, ); : 13,11C, 11,10B, 10,9,7Be, 8Be.s. and 7,6Li at (12C) = 60 MeV

    B J Roy; A Parmar; T Nandi; Biraja Mohanty; M Oswal; Sunil Kumar; A Jhingan; V Jha; D C Biswas

    2016-01-01

    Cross-sections for one- and multinucleon transfer reactions, namely, 58Ni(12C, 13C), 58Ni(12C, 11C), 58Ni(12C, 11B), 58Ni(12C, 10B), 58Ni(12C, 10Be), 58Ni(12C, 9Be), 58Ni(12C, 8Be.s.), 58Ni(12C, 7Be), 58Ni(12C, 7Li) and 58Ni(12C, 6Li) have been measured at an incident energy of 60 MeV. The reaction cross-section for the corresponding transfer channels in the system 12C+56Fe have also been measured under the same kinematical conditions. Angular distribution of the elastic scattering cross-section is measured at 60 MeV. The measured elastic scattering angular distributions for these two systems have been analysed using the optical model search code SFRESCO and the potential parameters are extracted. The multinucleon transfer data are analysed to obtain cross-section dependence on the number of nucleons transferred and on the ground state -values. The transfer probabilities for multinucleon stripping are extracted. A detailed comparison in the multiparticle stripping and elastic scattering cross-sections between these two systems are made to understand the mechanism of multinucleon transfer and possible role of two extra protons in 58Ni target nucleus as compared to the 56Fe core.

  16. Ab initio no-core solutions for $^6$Li

    Shin, Ik Jae; Maris, Pieter; Vary, James P; Forssén, Christian; Rotureau, Jimmy; Michel, Nicolas

    2016-01-01

    We solve for properties of $^6$Li in the ab initio No-Core Full Configuration approach and we separately solve for its ground state and $J^{\\pi}=2_{2}^{+}$ resonance with the Gamow Shell Model in the Berggren basis. We employ both the JISP16 and chiral NNLO$_{opt}$ realistic nucleon-nucleon interactions and investigate the ground state energy, excitation energies, point proton root-mean-square radius and a suite of electroweak observables. We also extend and test methods to extrapolate the ground state energy, point proton root-mean-square radius, and electric quadrupole moment. We attain improved estimates of these observables in the No-Core Full Configuration approach by using basis spaces up through N$_{max}$=18 that enable more definitive comparisons with experiment. Using the Density Matrix Renormalization Group approach with the JISP16 interaction, we find that we can significantly improve the convergence of the Gamow Shell Model treatment of the $^6$Li ground state and $J^{\\pi}=2_{2}^{+}$ resonance by ...

  17. Photoassociative creation of ultracold heteronuclear 6Li40K* molecules

    Ridinger, Armin; Salez, Thomas; Fernandes, Diogo Rio; Bouloufa, Nadia; Dulieu, Olivier; Salomon, Christophe; Chevy, Frederic

    2011-01-01

    We investigate the formation of weakly bound, electronically excited, heteronuclear 6Li40K* molecules by single-photon photoassociation in a magneto-optical trap. We performed trap loss spectroscopy within a range of 325 GHz below the Li(2S_(1/2))+K(4P_(3/2)) and Li(2S_(1/2))+K(4P_(1/2)) asymptotic states and observed more than 60 resonances, which we identify as rovibrational levels of 7 of 8 attractive long-range molecular potentials. The long-range dispersion coefficients and rotational constants are derived. We find large molecule formation rates of up to ~3.5x10^7s^(-1), which are shown to be comparable to those for homonuclear 40K_2*. Using a theoretical model we infer decay rates to the deeply bound electronic ground-state vibrational level X^1\\Sigma^+(v'=3) of ~5x10^4s^(-1). Our results pave the way for the production of ultracold bosonic ground-state 6Li40K molecules which exhibit a large intrinsic permanent electric dipole moment.

  18. ZnS/6Li scintillation material as an alternative to 6Li-glass scintillators for neutron detection in time focusing geometry

    As an alternative of using 6Li-glass scintillators for neutron detection in time focusing geometry the effects of ZnS/6Li scintillation material on the measuring efficiency will be discussed on example of the high resolution RTOF device FSS at GKSS Geesthacht, Germany. ((orig.))

  19. Creation of $^{7}$Li and destruction of $^{3}$He, $^{9}$Be, $^{10}$B and $^{11}$B in low mass red giants, due to deep circulation

    Boothroyd, A I

    1999-01-01

    It has been demonstrated that Li-7 can be created in low mass red giant stars, via extra deep mixing and the associated "cool bottom processing" (CBP) (namely, via the same process which is usually invoked on the red giant branch [RGB] to explain the observed anomalous C-13 enhancements, beyond that resulting from first dredge-up). This Li-7 production can account for the recent discovery of surprisingly high lithium abundances in some low mass red giants. Lithium is created via the Cameron-Fowler mechanism; the amount of Li-7 produced depends critically on the details of the extra mixing mechanism (mixing speeds, geometry, episodicity), but is independent of the previous Li-7 history of the star. If the deep circulation is a long-lived, continuous process, lithium-rich RGB stars should be completely devoid of beryllium and boron. If it occurs in short-lived episodes, higher Li-7 abundances might result, and beryllium and boron might be only partially destroyed. On the asymptotic giant branch, CBP in low mass...

  20. Neutron-induced background by an {alpha}-beam incident on a deuterium gas target and its implications for the study of the {sup 2}H({alpha},{gamma}){sup 6}Li reaction at LUNA

    Anders, M.; Bemmerer, D.; Elekes, Z.; Marta, M. [Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Dresden (Germany); Trezzi, D.; Mazzocchi, C. [INFN, Sezione di Milano, Milano (Italy); Bellini, A.; Costantini, H.; Corvisiero, P.; Lemut, A.; Prati, P. [Universita di Genova (Italy); INFN, Sezione di Genova, Dipartimento di Fisica, Genova (Italy); Aliotta, M.; Davinson, T.; Scott, D. [University of Edinburgh, SUPA, School of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh (United Kingdom); Broggini, C.; Caciolli, A.; Erhard, M.; Menegazzo, R.; Rossi Alvarez, C. [INFN, Sezione di Padova, Padova (Italy); Formicola, A.; Junker, M. [Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, INFN, Assergi (Italy); Fueloep, Zs.; Gyuerky, G.; Somorjai, E.; Szuecs, T. [Institute of Nuclear Research (ATOMKI), Debrecen (Hungary); Gervino, G. [Universita di Torino (Italy); INFN, Dipartimento di Fisica Sperimentale, Torino (Italy); Guglielmetti, A. [INFN, Sezione di Milano, Milano (Italy); Universita degli Studi di Milano, Milano (Italy); Gustavino, C. [INFN, Sezione di Roma ' ' La Sapienza' ' , Roma (Italy); Straniero, O. [INFN, Sezione di Napoli, Napoli (Italy); Osservatorio Astronomico di Collurania, Teramo (Italy); Collaboration: LUNA Collaboration

    2013-02-15

    The production of the stable isotope {sup 6}Li in standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis has recently attracted much interest. Recent observations in metal-poor stars suggest that a cosmological {sup 6}Li plateau may exist. If true, this plateau would come in addition to the well-known Spite plateau of {sup 7}Li abundances and would point to a predominantly primordial origin of {sup 6}Li, contrary to the results of standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis calculations. Therefore, the nuclear physics underlying Big Bang {sup 6}Li production must be revisited. The main production channel for {sup 6}Li in the Big Bang is the {sup 2}H({alpha},{gamma}){sup 6}Li reaction. The present work reports on neutron-induced effects in a high-purity germanium detector that were encountered in a new study of this reaction. In the experiment, an {alpha}-beam from the underground accelerator LUNA in Gran Sasso, Italy, and a windowless deuterium gas target are used. A low neutron flux is induced by energetic deuterons from elastic scattering and, subsequently, the {sup 2}H(d,n){sup 3}He reaction. Due to the ultra-low laboratory neutron background at LUNA, the effect of this weak flux of 2-3 MeV neutrons on well-shielded high-purity germanium detectors has been studied in detail. Data have been taken at 280 and 400keV {alpha}-beam energy and for comparison also using an americium-beryllium neutron source. (orig.)

  1. A Cluster Model of ^6He and ^6Li

    Armstrong, Jeremy; Sakharuk, Alexander; Zelevinsky, Vladimir

    2007-10-01

    Small nuclei provide an ideal testing ground of few-body theories. ^6He is particularly interesting in that it shows an extended particle distribution similar to a halo nucleus, is loosely bound, and is a Borromean system. We apply the Brink Formalism in secondary quantization to study the structure of ^6He. This formalism allows for the proper treatment of Fermi statistics and correct projection into eigenstates of angular momentum. The alpha plus dineutron configuration and ``cigar'' (neutron, alpha, neutron chain) configuration were studied to obtain binding energies, charge radii, matter radii, and B(E2) for ^6He. The same configurations were used to obtain the same observables for ^6Li. We were then able to calculate the log ft value for the beta decay of ^6He. We now examine the effects of different nucleon-nucleon interactions on our systems.

  2. Neutron spectrum measurements in CFRMF by 6Li spectrometry

    The neutron energy spectrum of the Couples Fast Reactivity Measurements Facility (CFRMF) has been measured by the 6Li(n,α)t spectrometry technique between the energies of 10 keV and 8 MeV. These measurements were made in order to improve the knowledge of this benchmark neutron field as related to dosimetry and other integral cross sections. Energy spectra of both the α + t and t responses were obtained simultaneously using two-parameter multichannel pulse height analysis. Spectrometers of different design and resolution characteristics were applied. The data were reduced using recently evaluated cross section information. The results are compared with the neutron spectrum calculated using recently evaluated cross section information. (author)

  3. 6Li electromagnetic form factors and phenomenological cluster models

    The longitudinal form factors of the ground and 2.18 MeV (3+, T = 0) states, and the transverse form factors of the 3.56 MeV (0+, T = 1) and 5.37 MeV (2+, T = 1) states of 6Li are compared with the predictions based on fully antisymmetrized α-d and t-tau cluster models. The longitudinal form factors are adequately described by the α-d model, but the transverse form factors seem to be more consistent with a t-tau model which is close to the shell-model limit. Estimates are made for the ground state t and α spectroscopic factors. The 3.56 MeV M1 transition current density is calculated for both models and compared with experiment. (Auth.)

  4. Classical and potential descriptions of 9Be + 28Si and 9Be + 40Ca elastic scattering cross sections at E(9Be) = 45 and 60 MeV

    The elastic scattering angular distributions for 9Be + 28Si and 9Be + 40 0 Ca have been measured at 9Be bombarding energies of 45 and 60 over an angular range in which sigma/sigmasub(R) varied from 1 (i.e. Rutherford scattering) to values 9Be appears to exhibit somewhat different behaviour from both the lighter projectiles such as p and α and from its heavier neighbours such as 12C and 16O

  5. Spectator invariance test in the study of the Trojan Horse Method 6,7Li fusion reactions via the Trojan Horse Method

    Li C.

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Fusion reactions play a crucial role for several astrophysical scenarios. At the low energies typical of such environments direct measurements of reaction cross sections are very difficult, and even sometimes impossible. In such cases the use of indirect methods can give a substantial help. The Trojan Horse Method (THM is based on the quasi-free break-up of a nucleus, which can be described in terms of a cluster structure. In such applications the independence of THM results with different break-up schemes, was tested using the quasi free3 He(6Li,ααH and 3He(7Li,αα2H reactions. Results were then compared with the direct behaviours obtained from available data as well as with the cross sections extracted from previous indirect investigations of the same binary reactions using a different nuclide as a Trojan Horse nucleus.

  6. Towards 6Li-40K ground state molecules

    The production of a quantum gas with strong long - range dipolar interactions is a major scientific goal in the research field of ultracold gases. In their ro - vibrational ground state Li-K dimers possess a large permanent dipole moment, which could possibly be exploited for the realization of such a quantum gas. A production of these molecules can be achieved by the association of Li and K at a Feshbach resonance, followed by a coherent state transfer. In this thesis, detailed theoretical an experimental preparations to achieve state transfer by means of Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage (STIRAP) are described. The theoretical preparations focus on the selection of an electronically excited molecular state that is suitable for STIRAP transfer. In this context, molecular transition dipole moments for both transitions involved in STIRAP transfer are predicted for the first time. This is achieved by the calculation of Franck-Condon factors and a determination of the state in which the 6Li-40K Feshbach molecules are produced. The calculations show that state transfer by use of a single STIRAP sequence is experimentally very well feasible. Further, the optical wavelengths that are needed to address the selected states are calculated. The high accuracy of the data will allow to carry out the molecular spectroscopy in a fast and efficient manner. Further, only a comparatively narrow wavelength tuneability of the spectroscopy lasers is needed. The most suitable Feshbach resonance for the production of 6Li-40K molecules at experimentally manageable magnetic field strengths is occurring at 155 G. Experimentally, this resonance is investigated by means of cross-dimensional relaxation. The application of the technique at various magnetic field strengths in the vicinity of the 155 G Feshbach resonance allows a determination of the resonance position and width with so far unreached precision. This reveals the production of molecules on the atomic side of the resonance

  7. Spectator invariance test in the study of the 6,7Li fusion reactions via the Trojan Horse Method

    Fusion reactions play a crucial role for several astrophysical scenarios. At the low energies typical of such environments direct measurements of reaction cross sections are very difficult, and even sometimes impossible. In such cases the use of indirect methods can give a substantial help. The Trojan Horse Method (THM) is based on the quasi-free break-up of a nucleus, which can be described in terms of a cluster structure. In such applications the independence of THM results with different break-up schemes, was tested using the quasi free 3He(6Li,αα)H and 3He(7Li,αα)2H reactions. Results were then compared with the direct behaviours obtained from available data as well as with the cross sections extracted from previous indirect investigations of the same binary reactions using a different nuclide as a Trojan Horse nucleus. We conclude that the PWIA (Plane Wave Impulse Approximation) is valid in both cases and that the use of a different spectator particle does not influence the THM result

  8. Detection of the inverse pion electroproduction on 7Li nuclei

    The inverse pion electroproduction process on 7Li nucleus, π++7Li→e++e-+X, at the pion kinetic energy of 380 MeV has been detected. The missing mass distribution of the process events is described well assuming that approximately one half of the detected events belongs to the reaction channel producing 7Be nucleus either in the ground state (7Be) or in the excited state (7Be*): π++7Li→e++e-+7Be(7Be*). For this reaction the differential cross section for the electron and positron energies above 70 MeV, for the particles emitted under an angle of about 65 deg in l. s., is d2σ/dΩ2=(1.3+-0.3)x10-32 cm2/sr2

  9. Development of {sup 6}LiF thermal neutron shield for PGNAA

    Kim, M. S.; Park, J. H.; Hong, K. W.; Jun, B. J. [KAERI, Taejon (Korea, Republic of); Bun, S. H.; Choi, H. D. [Seoul National Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2001-05-01

    The {sup 6}LiF tile which will be utilized as the neutron shield of the gamma ray detector at the prompt gamma neutron activation analysis facility of KAERI-HANARO is developed. The {sup 6}LiF powder is obtained by the reaction of hydrofluoric acid with the {sup 6}Li{sub 2}CO{sub 3} powder, and the yield of the {sup 6}LiF is 86% of the theoretical value. In order to fabricate the stable tile from toxic and irritant LiF powder, the optimum sintering procedure is developed using the LiF powder with naturally abundant {sup 6}Li. The sintering temperature is 720 .deg. C, and the heating rate is 120 .deg. C/h. The preliminary heating process at 500 .deg. C is added in fabricating the {sup 6}LiF tile. The density of fabricated LiF tile is 2.4{approx}2.5 g/cm{sup 3}, and it is above 90% of theoretical density. The density of fabricated {sup 6}LiF tile is 2.25 g/cm{sup 3}, and the neutron transmission rate is below 10{sup -8}, so the thermal neutron transmission is negligible. Therefore, the tile is confirmed to be useful for PGNAA facility.

  10. Measurement of tritium production rates in a multi-layer breeding blanket mock-up with 6Li-enriched Li2TiO3 and D-T neutrons

    Experiments with breeding blanket mock-ups composed of layers of beryllium, ferritic steel F82H and 6Li enriched lithium titanate, Li2TiO3, are currently under investigation at Fusion Neutronics Source (FNS) of JAERI. Pellets of Li2TiO3 and Li2CO3 enriched to the proper 6Li concentration were used as detectors inside the tritium breeding layer. Additional detectors containing 32S and 35C1 were applied to estimate the tritium production due to 6Li and 7Li experimentally. After irradiation, the pellets were dissolved and the tritium activity in the sample solution was measured by liquid scintillation counting. A method for measuring the tritium production directly in lithium titanate was developed. The experimental values were compared with calculations based on the Monte Carlo code MCNP-4C, the continuous transport library fsxlb33 derived from the new neutron cross section evaluation JENDL-3.3 and the actx1 dosimetry file from FENDL-2. The calculations tend to overestimate the TPR similar to previous integral experiments with clean beryllium assemblies

  11. Measurement of cross section ratios of anti sigmasub(na)(sup(10)B)/ssigmasub(f)(sup(235)U) and anti sigmasub(n,a)(sup(6)Li)sup(235)U in fast neutron spectrum

    The method of measurements of cross section ratios of (n, d) reactions on 10B and 6Li isotopes and cross section of 235U fission in fast neutron spectrum with the help of solid state track detectors is proposed. The method is based on detection of d-particles produced in the reaction H1 H0B(N]7Li and 6Li(n, d)3H with the help of track detectors while artificial mica-fluorophlogopit has served as the detector of fission fragments. The conducted investigations have shown that the meanings of anti σsub(n, a) (6Li)/σsub(f)(sup(235U) and σsub(n5)) (sup(10)B/σsub(f) (sup(235)U) in the cells of fast reactors can be measured by the present methods with approximately 3% error. The attenuators of d-particle energy are needed to increase the accuracy of σsub(n, d)(Li)/σsub(f)(sup(235)U) measurement. The attenuators are placed between the source and the detector to shift the a-particle energy to the side of lower energies in the range where the efficiency of d-particle detection retains constant meaning

  12. Electroexcitation of the 0+ (3.562 MeV) level of 6Li and its application to the reaction 6Li(γ,π+)6He

    The M1 form factor for the 0+ (3.562 MeV, T=1) level in 6Li has been measured in the momentum transfer range q=0.26-1.15 fm-1. The radiative width is found to be GAMMAsub(γ0)=8.16+-0.19eV by extrapolation to the photon point. Phenomenological configuration amplitudes have been obtained for the ground and 3.562 MeV level, and it is shown that the 1p harmonic oscillator radial wave functions do not give a good description of the inelastic form factor. The results have been applied to the reaction 6Li(γ,π+)6He near threshold. The theoretical cross section is 24% higher than the data. The muon capture rate in 6Li and Fsub(A)(0) are also evaluated. (Auth.)

  13. Characterization of {sup 6}LiF:Mg,Cu,P (TLD-600 H) estimate of E, b and s parameters

    Andres, P. A., E-mail: andresp@cab.cnea.gov.ar [Centro Atomico Bariloche, Division Proteccion Radiologica / CNEA, Av. E. Bustillo Km 9.5, R8402AGP San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina)

    2015-10-15

    LiF:Mg,Cu,P dosemeters are useful for low-dose measurements because of its high sensitivity compared to the LiF:Mg,Ti dosemeters. {sup 7}LiF:Mg,Cu,P have been used for environmental dosimetry in Bariloche Atomic Centre for almost a decade. Since {sup 6}LiF:Mg,Cu,P dosemeters were intended to be used for X ray diagnosis dosimetry in neonatology, they had to be characterized first. The main goal of measuring and analyzing Tl glow curves is the extraction of some parameters that can be used to describe the Tl process in the material. This job focused on the estimation of the activation energy E for the Tl traps, the frequency factor s and the order of kinetics b of the Tl process. Furthermore, the most appropriate time-temperature profile (Ttp) was determined as well as the annealing temperature and time, which resulted being 240 degrees C for 10 minutes. The Ttp used was 140 degrees C for 10 seconds, a heating rate of 20/s until 240 degrees C, remaining at this temperature for 20 seconds, and then an exponential cooling until 50 degrees C. After applying the whole glow-peak method for different orders of kinetic, and the Kitis equation assuming a first order kinetics, the values obtained were: E = (1.066 ± 0.025) eV, as a weighted average of both methods, and a frequency factor s = (3.57 ± 1.56) E-10 s{sup -1} again as a weighted average of both methods. In both cases a first order kinetics (b = 1) was assumed. The dosemeters were irradiated with a calibrated {sup 137}Cs source and read with a Harshaw TLD{sup TM} Model 3500 reader resulting in a minimum detectable dose of about 20 μGy. (Author)

  14. Direct measurement of the spin-dependent capture and scattering of slow neutrons by 6Li

    The spin-dependent capture cross section sigma/sup c//sub +/-sigma/sup c//sub -/ of slow neutrons (lambda = 1.074 A) by 6Li has been determined from the flipping ratio of a transmitted polarized neutron beam as a function of 6Li polarization. We used two methods, one of which also enabled us to measure the spin-dependent scattering length b/sub +/-b/sub -/ of 6Li. We find sigma/sub +//sup c/-sigma/sub -//sup c/ = -1170 +- 50 b and b/sub +/-b/sub -/ = (-0.38 +- 0.05) x 10-12 cm

  15. Spin-dipole excitations of 6Li in charged pion photoproduction

    In the framework of bound shell model the photoproduction cross sections of charged pions on 6Li are calculated when spin-isospin dipole resonance is excited. It is shown that the transition strenqth concentrates in several energy regions. Such a gross-structure of the excitation spectrum is gaverned by the confiqurational splittinq of the resonance. The excitation spectrum in 6Li(γ, π)-reaction is compared with the 6Li(π, γ), (e, e') and (n, p) reaction spe;tra where spin-isospin transitions are dominating too

  16. Effect of the breakup process on the direct reaction with a 6Li projectile

    We investigate the effect of the breakup process on the direct reaction (DR) for 6Li. In order to study this effect, we introduce the experimental and semiexperimental ratio factors Rexpt and Rth by using the semiexperimental and experimental α-production cross sections and DR cross sections. The average values of the ratio Rexpt (Rth) for the 6Li+208Pb and 6Li+209Bi systems are 0.90 (0.91) and 0.86 (0.85), respectively. From these results, it can be seen that the α-production cross sections are the main contribution to the DR cross sections.

  17. Use of 7Li(p,n) reaction as a neutron source in a PGNAA setup.

    Naqvi, A A; Nagadi, M M

    2005-03-01

    The performance of a 7Li(p,n) reaction-based Prompt Gamma Ray Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) setup has been determined for analysis of Portland cement samples using Monte Carlo study. The calculations were carried out for a 7Li(p,n) reaction-based PGNAA setup with an external moderator similar to the one used in a previous 2.8 MeV neutrons-based PGNAA setup. The optimum values of geometry parameters of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup are different from those of the 2.8 MeV neutrons-based setup resulting in better performance of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup. The prompt gamma-ray yield from the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is 60-70% higher than that from the 2.8 MeV neutrons-based setup. Although the performances of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is comparable with that of a previously studied 3H(p,n) reaction-based setup, yet performance of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is superior to that of the 3H(p,n) reaction-based setup because it has less radiation hazard due to utilization of non-radioactive neutron producing target. This study has provided a theoretical base for experimental test of a 7Li(p,n) reaction-based PGNAA setup. PMID:15607917

  18. Use of 7Li(p,n) reaction as a neutron source in a PGNAA setup

    The performance of a 7Li(p,n) reaction-based Prompt Gamma Ray Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) setup has been determined for analysis of Portland cement samples using Monte Carlo study. The calculations were carried out for a 7Li(p,n) reaction-based PGNAA setup with an external moderator similar to the one used in a previous 2.8 MeV neutrons-based PGNAA setup. The optimum values of geometry parameters of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup are different from those of the 2.8 MeV neutrons-based setup resulting in better performance of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup. The prompt γ-ray yield from the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is 60-70% higher than that from the 2.8 MeV neutrons-based setup. Although the performances of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is comparable with that of a previously studied 3H(p,n) reaction-based setup, yet performance of the 7Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is superior to that of the 3H(p,n) reaction-based setup because it has less radiation hazard due to utilization of non-radioactive neutron producing target. This study has provided a theoretical base for experimental test of a 7Li(p,n) reaction-based PGNAA setup

  19. Prospects of lithium enrichment on 7Li isotope by method of controlled ions electro-migration

    Martoyan, G. A.; Kalugin, M. M.; Gabrielyan, A. V.; Martoyan, A. G.

    2016-01-01

    This paper deals with a new electro-membrane method of enrichment of 7Li isotope. The data are presented on the importance and application fields regarding the use of 7Li isotopes. Existing methods and criteria of separation of lithium isotopes are discussed. The principle of new technology, regimes of enrichment experiments, and analysis details of obtained products are briefly described.

  20. Study of fusion barrier distribution from quasielastic scattering for 6,7Li + 197Au systems

    Earlier we have reported breakup and fusion excitation function measurements in 6,7Li + 197Au systems. In this paper we present the fusion barrier distribution from QEL at backward angles for the same systems, namely, 6,7Li + 197Au

  1. Determination of nuclear reduced transition probabilities by 7Li ion induced Coulomb excitation

    Recently the authors observed that the first excited state of 7Li nucleus was excited in 7Li ion-Cu collision in the energy range 4.9 to 11.9 MeV, and the excitation process was via Coulomb excitation. By using the well known B (E2; g.s. 3-/2 - 478 keV, 1-/2) value of 7Li nucleus and the 7Li induced Coulomb excitation yields of both 7Li projectile and targets, the authors determined the reduced transition probabilities for low-lying states of some medium weight nuclei. The reduced transition probabilities determined this way are free from uncertainties due to target thickness and incident particle collection

  2. Diffraction proton scattering on 6Li nucleus and its cluster structure

    Elastic and inelastic scattering of 600 and 1040 MeV protons on 6Li nucleus without suggesting equality of pp-and pn-amplitudes of elastic scattering are investigated within the frames of diffraction approximation. Parameters of 6Li nucleus wave functions, parameters of amplitude of elastic NN scattering at given proton energies are given, differential cross sections of elastic and inelastic proton scattering with excitation of 3+ level for four types of 6Li wave functions are presented graphically. It is obvious from the given calculations that none of the simplest 6Li wave functions can explain the present experimental data. The whole complex of experimental data on elastic and inelastic proton scattering cannot be explained within the frames of a simple αd cluster model using known at present sets of parameters of elastic NN scattering amplitude

  3. Effects of nuclear breakup channel on fusion of 6Li+64Zn system around barrier energies

    We have studied the effects of breakup, occurring due to the nuclear interaction between weakly bound 6Li and tightly bound 64Zn isotopes, on the fusion reaction at near barrier energies within the framework of dynamic polarization potential (DPP) approach. When the nuclear induced dynamic polarization potential is taken into account sub barrier enhancement and above barrier suppression have been found which improves the matching between the fusion excitation function data and predictions for 6Li+64Zn system significantly. (author)

  4. Multi-particle correlation effect at intermediate-energy proton scattering by 6Li

    In the framework of the Glauber-Sitenko theory study is made of the elastic proton scattering by 6Li at the energy of 0.6 and 1.04 GeV using the realistic phenomenological wave functions for different sets of parameters of the elastic scattering NN-amplitudes. An essential cross-sections on a form of the 6Li wave function is shown

  5. Study of reactions induced by 6He on 9Be

    Pires K.C.C.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available We present the results of experiments using a 6He beam on a 9Be target at energies 7 − 9 times the Coulomb barrier. Angular distributions of the elastic, inelastic scattering (target breakup and the a-particle production in the 6He+9Be collision have been analysed. Total reaction cross sections were obtained from the elastic scatteringanalyses and a considerable enhancement has been observed by comparing to stable systems.

  6. Electroexcitation of 6Li with application to the reactions 6Li(π-,γ)/sub 1s/ 6He(0+,2+)

    The transverse form factor for the 5.37 MeV(2+,T=1) level of 6Li is analyzed in terms of a phenomenological model to give the configuration amplitudes and transition density. Radiative pion capture rates for the 1s atomic orbital of 6Li leading to the two lowest states of 6He are estimated using the phenomenological functions. The radiative pion capture rate to 6He(g.s.) agrees with experiment, but the rate to 6He(2+,1.8 MeV) is larger than the measured value. It is shown that if the longitudinal form factor is small at q approx. = m/sub π/, the transverse 5.37 MeV form factor gives the radiative pion capture matrix elements directly. As part of this study, the C2 form factor was measured near q=m/sub π/, and its implications on the wave functions are considered

  7. Thermal neutron calibration of a tritium extraction facility using the 6Li(n,t)4He/197Au(n,γ)198Au cross section ratio for standardization

    Absolute tritium activities in a neutron-activated metallic lithium samples have been measured by liquid scintillation methods to provide data needed for the determination of capture-to-fission ratios in fast breeder reactor spectra and for recent measurements of the 7Li(n,n't)4He cross section. The tritium extraction facility used for all these experiments has now been calibrated by measuring the 6Li(n,t)4He/197Au/n,γ)198Au activity ratio for thermal neutrons and comparing the result with the well-known cross sections. The calculated-to-measured activity ratio was found to be 1.033 +- 0.018. 2 figures, 20 tables

  8. Importance of the tensor interaction in the (/sup 7/Li, /sup 7/Be) reaction

    Dodd, A.C.; Clarke, N.M.; Coopersmith, J.; Griffiths, R.J.; Pearce, K.I.; Stanley, B.; Cook, J.

    1985-09-01

    Data for the /sup 28/Si(/sup 7/Li, /sup 7/Be)/sup 28/Al reaction at 72 MeV and for the /sup 26/Mg(/sup 7/Li, /sup 7/Be)/sup 26/Na reaction at 88 MeV are presented together with one-step DWBA calculations using microscopic form factors. The tensor interaction is shown to be important to explain the structureless nature of the angular distributions.

  9. The importance of the tensor interaction in the (7Li, 7Be) reaction

    Data for the 28Si(7Li, 7Be)28Al reaction at 72 MeV and for the 26Mg(7Li, 7Be)26Na reaction at 88 MeV are presented together with one-step DWBA calculations using microscopic form factors. The tensor interaction is shown to be important to explain the structureless nature of the angular distributions. (author)

  10. Investigation of 7Li(n, γ)8Li reaction by law energy

    The wave functions and main spectroscopic characteristics of the 8Li nucleus as well as the interaction potential in the 7Li+n channel are calculated within the frames of the three-body αtn-potential cluster model. The complete cross sections and reaction velocities of the 7Li(n, γ)8Li are determined along with the above values in the area of the energy up to 1 MeV

  11. Determining the 6Li Doped Side of a Glass Scintillator for Ultra Cold Neutrons

    Jamieson, Blair

    2015-01-01

    Ultracold neutron (UCN) detectors using two visually very similar, to the microscopic level, pieces of optically contacted Cerium doped lithium glasses have been proposed for high rate UCN experiments. The chief difference between the two glass scintillators is that one side is 6Li depleted and the other side Li doped. This note outlines a method to determine which side of the glass stack is doped with 6Li using AmBe and 252Cf neutron sources, and a Si surface barrier detector. The method sees an excess of events around the alpha and triton energies of neutron capture on 6Li when the enriched side is facing the Si surface barrier detector.

  12. Effect of nucleon momentum inside cluster nuclei 6Li and 6He

    6Li and 6He are cluster nuclei including a tightly bound alpha (4He) core surrounded by two loosely bound nucleons. The One-Nucleon Exchange (ONE) process in p(6He, 4He+n)d and p(6Li, 4He+p)d reactions has been measured for the first time in inverse kinematics to study nucleon-nucleon correlations at rather short range of two nucleon system in 6He and 6Li. In frame of this work we are concentrated in analyzing the effect of Fermi nucleon momentum inside two these nuclei on kinematics of the ONE reaction mentioned above via calculation and measurement for angular distribution of the emitted alpha particles with respect to the beam direction. (author)

  13. Study of direct and sequential break-up reactions in 6Li+ 112Sn system

    The 6Li projectile while moving in the field of a target nucleus can not only dissociate into α+d but it can also first exchange a few nucleon with the target and then break up into two fragments. Identification of all these processes is important to understand the break-up mechanism of 6Li projectile and also to find the origin of the high yield of alpha particle production in such a reaction. In this paper, we present the exclusive measurement of breakup cross sections in 6Li+112Sn reaction exploring the above possibilities. Cross sections for both sequential as well as direct breakup are measured and compared with the theoretical calculations. The measured elastic scattering angular distributions were used as a constraint to the potential parameters that were used in the calculations to explain both elastic scattering and the breakup processes simultaneously

  14. Tagging fast neutrons from an (241)Am/(9)Be source.

    Scherzinger, J; Annand, J R M; Davatz, G; Fissum, K G; Gendotti, U; Hall-Wilton, R; Håkansson, E; Jebali, R; Kanaki, K; Lundin, M; Nilsson, B; Rosborge, A; Svensson, H

    2015-04-01

    Shielding, coincidence, and time-of-flight measurement techniques are employed to tag fast neutrons emitted from an (241)Am/(9)Be source resulting in a continuous polychromatic energy-tagged beam of neutrons with energies up to 7MeV. The measured energy structure of the beam agrees qualitatively with both previous measurements and theoretical calculations. PMID:25644080

  15. Properties of 4He and 6Li with improved chiral EFT interactions

    Maris, P.; Binder, S.; Calci, A.; Epelbaum, E.; Furnstahl, R. J.; Golak, J.; Hebeler, K.; Kamada, H.; Krebs, H.; Langhammer, J.; Liebig, S.; Meißner, U.-G.; Minossi, D.; Nogga, A.; Potter, H.; Roth, R.; Skibiński, R.; Topolnicki, K.; Vary, J. P.; Witala, H.

    2016-03-01

    We present recent results for 4He and 6Li obtained with improved NN interactions derived from chiral effective field theory up to N4LO. The many-body calculations are performed order-by-order in the chiral expansion. At N3LO and N4LO additional renormalization using the Similarity Renormalization Group is adopted to improve numerical convergence of the many-body calculations. We discuss results for the ground state energies, as well as the magnetic moment and the low-lying spectrum of 6Li.

  16. Properties of 4He and 6Li with improved chiral EFT interactions

    Maris P.

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available We present recent results for 4He and 6Li obtained with improved NN interactions derived from chiral effective field theory up to N4LO. The many-body calculations are performed order-by-order in the chiral expansion. At N3LO and N4LO additional renormalization using the Similarity Renormalization Group is adopted to improve numerical convergence of the many-body calculations. We discuss results for the ground state energies, as well as the magnetic moment and the low-lying spectrum of 6Li.

  17. The In Situ Polymerization and Characterization of PA6/LiCl Composites

    Dandan Sun

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available PA6/LiCl composites were synthesized by in situ anionic polymerization based on the interaction between the inorganic salts and PA6. Sodium hydroxide as initiator and N-acetylcaprolactam as activator were used in the preparation of PA6/LiCl composites with variety of LiCl content. X-ray diffraction (XRD and differential scanning calorimeter (DSC testing results showed that both of degree of crystallinity and melting temperature of the composites were decreased under the influence of LiCl. And the γ crystal phase proportion increased with increasing the LiCl content to appropriate amount.

  18. Scattering of polarized tritons by 9Be and 12C

    The differential cross section and the analyzing power A/sub y/ for 9Be(t,t)9Be and 12C(t,t)12C elastic scattering have been measured at 15 and 17 MeV over the angular range theta/sub lab/ = 17.5--165.00. The data in the forward hemisphere have been analyzed with a standard optical model. A large depth and conventional geometry parameters for the spin-orbit potential have been found. The results of the present analysis are in general agreement with previous work involving polarized tritons scattered from heavy target nuclei and show important differences from investigations of the scattering of polarized helions on light nuclei

  19. Role of projectile breakup in {sup 6}He and {sup 6}Li induced fusion reactions around barrier energies

    Kumari, Anju; Kharab, Rajesh, E-mail: kharabrajesh@rediffmail.com

    2015-09-15

    The influence of projectile breakup on fusion cross section for {sup 6}He + {sup 209}Bi, {sup 6}He + {sup 64}Zn, {sup 6}Li + {sup 209}Bi and {sup 6}Li + {sup 64}Zn reactions at near barrier energies is studied within the framework of quantum diffusion approach. The breakup does not affect the fusion induced by {sup 6}He, whereas a significant suppression for {sup 6}Li induced reaction is observed in below barrier energy region.

  20. Faddeev calculations for the Λ9Be spectrum

    Vlahovic B.

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available An α-cluster model is applied to study low-lying spectrum of the Λ9Be hypernicleus. The ααΛ three-body problem is numerically solved by the Faddeev equations in configuration space using phenomenological pair potentials. Found is a set of the potentials that reproduces experimental data for the ground state (1+/2 binding energy and excitation energy of the 5+/2 and 3+/2 states, simultaneously. This set includes the Ali-Bodmer potential of version “e” for αα and modified Tang-Herndon potential for αΛ interactions. The spin-orbit αΛ interaction is given by modified Scheerbaum potential. Low-lying energy levels are evaluated applying a variant of the analytical continuation method in coupling constant, and the experimental data for excitation energies are well reproduced by our calculations. This result improves previous α-cluster calculations. It is shown that the spectral properties of Λ9Be can be classified as an analog of 9Be spectrum with the exception of several “genuine hypernuclear states”, which agrees qualitatively with previous studies. The energy splitting of spin-flip doublet (9+/2 , 7+/2 is predicted.

  1. Study of 9 Be + 29 Si system nuclear fusion

    Fusion cross sections for the 9 Be + 29 Si system have been measured in the energy range between 17 and 38 MeV (lab) by detecting the evaporation residues with the time of flight technique. Angular distributions have been measured from 7.50 C to 350 C in the laboratory frame at E(9 Be) = 26 and 38 MeV. The measured fusion cross sections are significantly smaller than the total reaction cross sections obtained from fits to the elastic scattering data in the same energy range. Comparison with existing data for compound systems with A= 38 shows that this effect can not be understood in terms of the statistical yrast line of the formed compound nucleus. A systematic analysis of the energy dependence of the ratio between the fusion cross section and the total reaction cross section, for the system 9 Be + 29 Si and many other available in the literature has been performed. The saturation value can be associated to the nucleon or cluster separation energy of the light nuclei participant in the collision, leading to an hindrance of the fusion cross section. (author)

  2. Basic technology for {sup 6}Li enrichment using an ionic-liquid impregnated organic membrane

    Hoshino, Tsuyoshi, E-mail: hoshino.tsuyoshi@jaea.go.jp [Blanket Irradiation and Analysis Group, Fusion Research and Development Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4002, Narita-cho, Oarai-machi, Higashi Ibaraki-gun, Ibaraki 311-1393 (Japan); Terai, Takayuki [The Institute of Engineering Innovation and Department of Nuclear Engineering and Management School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, 2-11-16 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)

    2011-10-01

    The tritium needed as a fuel for fusion reactors is produced by the neutron capture reaction of lithium-6 ({sup 6}Li) in tritium breeding materials. However, natural Li contains only about 7.6 at.% {sup 6}Li. In this paper, a new lithium isotope separation technique using an ionic-liquid impregnated organic membrane is proposed. In order to separate and concentrate lithium isotopes, only lithium ions are able to move through the membrane by electrodialysis between the cathode and the anode in lithium solutions. Preliminary experiments of lithium isotope separation were conducted using this phenomenon. Organic membranes impregnated with TMPA-TFSI and PP13-TFSI as ionic liquids were prepared, and the relationship between the {sup 6}Li separation coefficient and the applied electrodialytic conditions was evaluated using them. The results showed that the {sup 6}Li isotope separation coefficient in this method (about 1.1-1.4) was larger than that in the mercury amalgam method (about 1.06).

  3. 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.)

  4. Reactions (d,7Li) and (d,7Be) in 19F nuclei

    Differential cross sections have been measured for the reactions 19F(d,7Li)14N, 19F(d,7Li(/sub 0.478/)14N, 19F(d,7Be)14C, and 19F(d,7Be(/sub 0.429/)14C in a cyclotron beam of deuterons with energy 13.6 MeV. The experimental data were analyzed by the distorted-wave method with inclusion of the finite interaction range and recoil. It is shown that the reactiuns 19F(d,7Li)14N and 19F(d,7Li(/sub 0.478/)14N occur mainly by direct transfer of a 5He cluster from the 4P/sub 1/2/ state of the 19F nucleus to the 1D/sub 3/2/ state of the 7Li nucleus. The differential cross sections for the reactions 19F(d,7Be)14C and 19F(d,7Be(/sub 0.429/)14C could not be explained in terms of the theory of direct transfer of a 5Li cluster

  5. Nuclear reactions of the system {sup 6} Li on {sup 58} Ni near the Coulomb barrier; Reacciones nucleares del sistema {sup 6} Li sobre {sup 58} Ni cerca de la barrera de Coulomb

    Lizcano, D.; Aguilera, E.F.; Garcia M, H.; Martinez Q, E. [ININ, 52045 Ocoyoacac, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2004-07-01

    Protons, alpha particles and deuterons coming from the reactions {sup 6} Li + {sup 58} Ni are detected to three different energy around the Coulomb barrier. The possible effects of the weakly bound character of the projectile are studied and the results are compared with previous data for the system {sup 6} Li + {sup 59} Co. (Author)

  6. Study on the differential cross sections of the (d, 7Li)-reactions on 13C nuclei

    Differential cross sections of 13C(d, 7Li)8Be and 13C(d, sup(7)Li*sub(0.478))sup(8)Be on 13.6 MeV deuteron cyclotron beam using the ΔExE technique to identify reaction products, in which silicon ΔE detectors, of approximately 5 mk thickness were applied, have been measured. Experimental data have been analyzed according to the Hauser- Feshbach statistical theory and in the approximation of distorted waves with account for finitude of interaction and recoil radius. It is shown that angular distributions of 7Li and sup(7)Li*sub(0.478) ions are described most satisfactorily in the approximation of direct transfer of 5He quasicluster from 2Dsub(1/2) state of 13C nucleus into 2Ssub(3/2) state of 7Li, sup(7)Li*sub(0.478) nuclei

  7. Breakup mechanisms for 7Li + 197Au, 204Pb systems at sub-barrier energies

    Luong D.H.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Coincidence measurements of breakup fragments were carried out for the 7Li + 197Au and 204Pb systems at sub-barrier energies. The mechanisms triggering breakup, and time-scales of each process, were identified through the reaction Q-values and the relative energy of the breakup fragments. Binary breakup of 7Li were found to be predominantly triggered by nucleon transfer, with p-pickup leading to 8Be → α + α decay being the preferred breakup mode. From the time-scales of each process, the coincidence yields were separated into prompt and delayed components, allowing the identification of breakup process important in the suppression of complete fusion of 7Li at above-barrier energies.

  8. Extremely slow cation exchange processes in Li4SiO4 probed directly by two-time 7Li stimulated-echo nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

    Lithium self-diffusion in the low-temperature modification of polycrystalline lithium ortho-silicate Li4SiO4 is investigated by 7Li two-time stimulated echo NMR spectroscopy. Extremely slow Li exchange processes were directly monitored between 300 and 433 K by recording spin-alignment echoes as a function of mixing time varying over six decades from 10-5 to 10 s. In the investigated temperature range the hopping correlation functions show biexponential behaviour. Whereas the first decay step reflects directly Li jumps between electrically different sites, the second one is simply induced by the decay of alignment order due to quadrupolar relaxation. The echo decay rates τ-1 (101 s-1≤τ-1≤104 s-1), which can be identified with Li jump rates, show Arrhenius behaviour with an activation energy of 0.53(1) eV. The directly measured jump rates are in good agreement with those obtained recently by one- and two-dimensional 6Li exchange MAS NMR reported in the literature

  9. Report for in-situ 7Li NMR experiment in PNNL Phase -1

    Hu, Jian Zhi [Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    2014-08-19

    To understand the detailed local structural evolution, an in-situ 7Li NMR study was performed. An operando identification of the lithium germanide phases under various cycling regimens permitted understanding of the kinetics of phase transition between different structural phases, including the amorphous phases, and how these correlated with capacity retention. Combining data from TEM and in-situ 7Li NMR, we discovered that the phase inter-conversion during cycling was mediated by co-existing amorphous and crystalline phases, and that the high capacity observed was correlated with an over-lithiated lithium germanide phase.

  10. Search for higher excited states of $^{8}$Be* to study the cosmological $^{7}$Li problem

    We would like to study the unresolved $^{7}$Li abundance anomaly by carrying out experiments that destroy the rare isotope $^{7}$Be, the main source of $^{7}$Li. Utilizing a 35 MeV $^{7}$Be beam from HIE-ISOLDE, we would like to measure the (d,p) and (d,d) reactions with T-REX. The higher beam energy, for the first time, would allow us to measure higher excitation energies in $^{8}$Be up to about 20 MeV. With a wider angular coverage, we can make improved average cross-section measurement without assuming isotropy done in earlier works.

  11. Search for a resonant enhancement of the 7Be + d reaction and primordial 7Li abundances

    Big Bang nucleosynthesis calculations, constrained by the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe results, produce 7Li abundances almost a factor of four larger than those extrapolated from observations. Since primordial 7Li is believed to be mostly produced by the beta decay of 7Be, one proposed solution to this discrepancy is a resonant enhancement of the 7Be(d,p)2α reaction rate through the 5/2+ 16.7-MeV state in 9B. The 2H(7Be,d)7Be reaction was used to search for such a resonance; none was observed. An upper limit on the width of the proposed resonance was deduced.

  12. First direct measurement of the 2H(α,γ)6Li cross section at Big Bang energies at LUNA

    The amount of 6Li produced during the Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) era can be theoretically estimated on the basis of cosmological and nuclear astrophysics knowledge. The latter strongly depends on the measurement of the nuclear cross section of the processes involved in the production and destruction of 6Li during the first stages of the Universe. Whereas the destruction process cross sections are well known, the reaction that dominates the 6Li production, the 2H(α,γ)6Li, has never been directly measured in the BBN energy range and only upper limits coming from indirect measurements are available till now. Here we report the first direct measurement of the 2H(α,γ)6Li cross section at BBN energies obtained at LUNA (Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics, LNGS, Italy). (author)

  13. Determination of degradation constants of energetic 7*Li ion in liquid media using a thin boron film on silicon wafer

    A novel method to determine degradation constants has been developed for energetic 7*Li ions produced from the 10B (n, α) 7*Li reaction, moving in liquid media. The energetic 7*Li generated in a thin boron film on silicon wafer plunged into a liquid sample in which the wafer was immersed. The degradation constants were determined by analyzing the Doppler-broadened lineshapes of prompt γ-ray at 478 keV emitted from 7*Li. For comparison, degradation constants were also measured for solutions of boron compounds. Values obtained by the two methods gave fair agreement. (author)

  14. Thermal neutron detection using a silicon pad detector and 6LiF removable converters

    A semiconductor detector coupled with a neutron converter is a good candidate for neutron detection, especially for its compactness and reliability if compared with other devices, such as 3He tubes, even though its intrinsic efficiency is rather lower. In this paper we show a neutron detector design consisting of a 3 cm × 3 cm silicon pad detector coupled with one or two external 6LiF layers, enriched in 6Li at 95%, placed in contact with the Si active surfaces. This prototype, first characterized and tested at INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud and then at JRC Ispra, was successfully shown to detect thermal neutrons with the expected efficiency and an outstanding gamma rejection capability.

  15. Measurement of the 1H(6He,6Li)n reaction in inverse kinematics

    The 1H(6He,6Li)n reaction was studied at 0 degree with the NSCL A1200 fragment separator in the energy loss mode. A 6He secondary beam at E/A=93 MeV was used to measure the Gamow-Teller and Fermi strengths between the ground state of 6He and the ground and excited states of 6Li, in inverse kinematics. At 0 degree the ground-state cross section is measured to be dσGS/(dΩ)=43±16 mb/sr, which is dominated by systematic error in the secondary beam flux. The ratio of Gamow-Teller to Fermi strength is not sensitive to this error and is found to be (87±6)% of that expected from (p,n) systematics and β decay. Angular distributions have been measured between 0 degree and 10 degree in the center of mass. copyright 1996 The American Physical Society

  16. Investigation of the reaction D(4He, γ)6Li at ultralow energies

    Burkatovskaya, Yu. B.; Bystritsky, V. M.; Dudkin, G. N.; Krylov, A. R.; Lysakov, A. S.; Gazi, S.; Huran, J.; Nechaev, B. A.; Padalko, V. N.; Sadovsky, A. B.; Tuleushev, Yu. G.; Filipowicz, M.; Philippov, A. V.

    2016-03-01

    The cross section of the reaction D(4He, γ)6Li with titanium and zirconium deuterides as targets is measured for incident 4He+ ion energies of 30 and 36 keV, respectively. The ion beam is generated by a Hall pulsed plasma accelerator. For the first time, upper limits on the cross section of the reaction D(4He, γ)6Li at ultralow energies are imposed (at 90% confidence level): σ ≤ 1.2 × 10-35 cm2 for the TiD2 target and E(4He+) = 30 keV, and σ ≤ 7 × 10-36 cm2 for the ZrD2 target and E(4He+) = 36 keV

  17. Neutron assay in mixed radiation fields with a 6Li-loaded plastic scintillator

    A novel technique for assay of thermal and fast neutrons in a 6Li-loaded plastic scintillator is presented. Existing capture-gated thermal neutron detection techniques were evaluated with the 6Li-loaded plastic scintillator studied in this work. Using simulations and experimental work, shortcomings in its performance were highlighted. As a result, it was proposed that by separating the combined fast and thermal neutron events from gamma events, using established pulse shape discrimination techniques, the thermal neutron events could then be assayed. Experiments were conducted at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington, performing neutron assays with seven different neutron fields using the proposed technique. For each field, thermal and fast neutron content was estimated and were shown to corroborate with the seven synthesised fields

  18. Electron-scattering form factors for 6Li in the ab initio symmetry-guided framework

    Dytrych, T; Launey, K D; Draayer, J P; Maris, P; Vary, J P; Langr, D; Oberhuber, T

    2015-01-01

    We present an ab initio symmetry-adapted no-core shell-model description for $^{6}$Li. We study the structure of the ground state of $^{6}$Li and the impact of the symmetry-guided space selection on the charge density components for this state in momentum space, including the effect of higher shells. We accomplish this by investigating the electron scattering charge form factor for momentum transfers up to $q \\sim 4$ fm$^{-1}$. We demonstrate that this symmetry-adapted framework can achieve significantly reduced dimensions for equivalent large shell-model spaces while retaining the accuracy of the form factor for any momentum transfer. These new results confirm the previous outcomes for selected spectroscopy observables in light nuclei, such as binding energies, excitation energies, electromagnetic moments, E2 and M1 reduced transition probabilities, as well as point-nucleon matter rms radii.

  19. The 6Li(γ,p) reaction at intermediate photon energies

    The 6Li(γ,p) reaction was measured at average tagged photon energies of left angle Eγ right angle =59 and 75 MeV. Protons were detected at 5 different angles between 30 circle and 150 circle. Most of the observed strength is apparently due to the three-body breakup channels. In particular the semi-inclusive (γ,p(n)) and (γ,p(t)) channels are discussed. ((orig.))

  20. Fusion and nonfusion phenomena in the 6Li+40Ca reaction at 156 MeV

    Reaction products from 6Li-induced reactions on 40Ca at 156 MeV have been studied using the dE x E identification as well as the inclusive γ-ray method. The complete fusion cross-section has been found to be σsub(f)=(77 +- 11)mb. The Z distribution of fusion evaporation residues is compared with statistical model predictions. The Z spectrum of reaction products shows a maximum at 156Li break-up. (author)

  1. Investigation of the selection of the selectively heated ions of 6Li isotope from lithium plasma

    Results of experiments on preparation of enriched lithium by means of plasma isotope separation method using ion cyclotron resonance (ICR) are presented. Two types of collectors were compared: cylindrical and plane ones. Both collectors were placed just as in homogeneous magnetic field immediately after the zone of selective ICR heating, so in diverging weakened one, closer to solenoid end. In cylindrical collector higher lithium enrichment by 6Li (up to 83 %) is observed. That corresponds to distribution coefficient ≅60

  2. Formation of eta'(958) Meson Bound States by the 6Li(gamma,d) reaction

    Miyatani, M; Nagahiro, H; Hirenzaki, S

    2016-01-01

    We have investigated the 6Li(gamma,d) reaction theoretically for the formation of the eta'(958) mesic nucleus close to the recoilless kinematics. We have developed the theoretical formula and reported the quantitative results of the formation spectra for various cases in this article. We have found that the formation cross sections are reduced by the effects of the fragile deuteron form factor.

  3. BEC of 41 K in a Fermi sea of 6 Li

    Lous, Rianne S.; Fritsche, Isabella; Huang, Bo; Jag, Michael; Cetina, Marko; Walraven, Jook T. M.; Grimm, Rudolf

    2016-05-01

    We report on the production of a 41 K Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) immersed in a degenerate two-component 6 Li Fermi sea. After evaporation in an optical dipole trap, we obtain 1 . 2 ×104 41 K atoms with a 55% BEC fraction and a Fermi sea with T /TF work is supported by the Austrian Science Fund FWF within the collaborative research grant FoQuS.

  4. Measurement of interaction energy near a Feshbach resonance in a 6Li Fermi gas

    Bourdel, T; Cubizolles, J.; Khaykovich, L.; Magalhaes, K. M. F.; Kokkelmans, S. J. J. M. F.; G. V. Shlyapnikov; Salomon, C

    2003-01-01

    We investigate the strongly interacting regime in an optically trapped $^6$Li Fermi mixture near a Feshbach resonance. The resonance is found at $800(40) $G in good agreement with theory. Anisotropic expansion of the gas is interpreted by collisional hydrodynamics. We observe an unexpected and large shift ($80 $G) between the resonance peak and both the maximum of atom loss and the change of sign of the interaction energy.

  5. Development of a mini high efficiency neutron detector based on 6LiI (Eu) scintillator

    A mini neutron detector with the dimension of φ25 mm ×20 mm is developed based on a 6LiI( Eu) scintillator with a Hamamatsu S3590-08 photodiode. The detector was used to detect thermal neutrons from a paraffin shielded 252Cf neutron source and the detect efficiency to thermal neutron was calculated to be 95% with a resolution of thermal neutron peak about 16%. (authors)

  6. Understanding the effect of channel coupling on fusion of 6Li+64Ni

    Moin Shaikh, Md.; Roy, Subinit

    2016-07-01

    The effect of inelastic excitation and single particle transfer reactions on fusion have been investigated for the system 6Li+64Ni at near barrier energies. The calculations show that a simultaneous coupling to the inelastic excitation of projectile and target along with positive Q-value 1n- and 1p-stripping channels, describes the experimental CF cross sections reasonably well in the below barrier region.

  7. Isovector giant resonances in sup 6 He, sup 1 sup 2 B, sup 9 sup 0 Y, sup 1 sup 2 sup 0 In, and sup 2 sup 0 sup 8 Tl observed in the ( sup 7 Li, sup 7 Be) charge-exchange reaction

    Annakkage, T; Winfield, J S; Berg, G P A; Brown, J A; Crawley, G; Danczyk, S; Fujiwara, M; Mercer, D J; Pham, K; Roberts, D A; Stasko, J T; Yoo, G H

    1999-01-01

    The ( sup 7 Li, sup 7 Be) and ( sup 7 Li, sup 7 Be gamma) reactions have been studied at bombarding energies of 50 A MeV on targets of sup 6 Li, sup 1 sup 2 C, sup 9 sup 0 Zr, sup 1 sup 2 sup 0 Sn, sup 2 sup 0 sup 8 Pb, and polystyrene. The detection of Doppler-shifted gamma-rays from excited sup 7 Be permits the identification of the spinflip and non-spinflip characteristics. Transitions to over 20 discrete states and resonances have been observed. Angular distributions for sup 6 Li and sup 1 sup 2 C are well described by microscopic one-step distorted-waves calculations with shell-model transition amplitudes. The transitions to the ground states of sup 6 He and sup 1 sup 2 C exhibit significant Gamow-Teller strength, but approx 7% and approx 17%, respectively, of the calculated cross sections at theta approx 0 deg. arise from the tensor interaction. A broad resonance at approx 5.6 MeV in the halo nucleus sup 6 He with J suppi = (2 sup + , 1 sup - , 0 sup +) seems to correspond to a structure predicted at th...

  8. Constraints on Ωb from nucleosynthesis of 7Li in the standard big bang model

    We update standard big bang nucleosynthesis (SBBN) calculations on the basis of recent nuclear physics compilations (NACRE in particular), experimental and theoretical works. By a Monte Carlo technique, we calculate the uncertainties on the light element yields (4He, D, 3He and 7Li) related to nuclear reactions. The results are compared to observations that are thought to be representative of the corresponding primordial abundances. It is found that 7Li could lead to more stringent constraints on the baryonic density of the universe (Ωbh2) than deuterium, because of much higher observation statistics and an easier extrapolation to primordial values. The confrontation of SBBN results with 7Li observations is of special interest since other independent approaches have also recently provided Ωbh2 values: (i) the anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background by the BOOMERANG, CBI, DASI and MAXIMA experiments and (ii) the Lyman-α forest at high redshift. A comparison between these results obtained by different methods provides a test of their consistency and could provide a better determination of the baryonic density in the universe. However, the agreement between Ωbh2 values deduced from SBBN calculation and 7Li observation on the one hand and CMB observations on the other hand is only marginal

  9. Design of a 7Li rotating target for neutron production using a Van de Graaff accelerator

    We present a rotating target used for the production of monokinetic neutron fluxes. The neutrons are produced from the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction for fast neutron elastic and inelastic scattering experiments. This target has been operated with a proton beam current of 8 to 10 μA during six consecutive weeks and has given entire satisfaction

  10. Unified description of ^{6}Li structure and deuterium-^{4}He dynamics with chiral two- and three-nucleon forces.

    Hupin, Guillaume; Quaglioni, Sofia; Navrátil, Petr

    2015-05-29

    We provide a unified ab initio description of the ^{6}Li ground state and elastic scattering of deuterium (d) on ^{4}He (α) using two- and three-nucleon forces from chiral effective field theory. We analyze the influence of the three-nucleon force and reveal the role of continuum degrees of freedom in shaping the low-lying spectrum of ^{6}Li. The calculation reproduces the empirical binding energy of ^{6}Li, yielding an asymptotic D- to S-state ratio of the ^{6}Li wave function in the d+α configuration of -0.027, in agreement with a determination from ^{6}Li-^{4}He elastic scattering, but overestimates the excitation energy of the 3^{+} state by 350 keV. The bulk of the computed differential cross section is in good agreement with data. These results endorse the application of the present approach to the evaluation of the ^{2}H(α,γ)^{6}Li radiative capture, responsible for the big-bang nucleosynthesis of ^{6}Li. PMID:26066431

  11. Elastic break-up of 156 MeV 6Li projectiles with large asymptotic relative momenta of the fragments

    The triple differential cross sections for elastic break-up of 156 MeV 6Li projectiles by the reactions 208Pb (6Li, ad) 208Pbg.s., and 12C (6Li, ad) 12Cg.s. have been measured with large asymptotic relative momenta of the outgoing fragments. The data exhibit rather unfamiliar shapes of the energy spectra, often replacing the usual bell-shape distributions by double-peaked structures and varying rapidly with the relative emission angles. The origin of these features has been explored and the cross sections have been analysed on the basis of a diffractive disintegration approach. (orig.)

  12. Triple-differential cross section of the 208Pb(6Li, αd)208 Pb Coulomb breakup and astrophysical S-factor of the d(α,γ)6 Li reaction at extremely low energies

    A method of calculation of the triple-differential cross section of the 208Pb(6Li, αd)208Pb Coulomb breakup at astrophysically relevant energies E of the relative motion of the breakup fragments, taking into account the three-body (α - d - 208Pb) Coulomb effects and the contributions from the E1- and E2- multipoles, including their interference, has been proposed. The new results for the astrophysical S-factor of the direct radiative capture d(α, γ)6 Li reaction at E ≤ 250 keV have been obtained. It is shown that the experimental triple-differential cross section of the 208Pb(6Li, αd)208Pb Coulomb breakup can also be used to give information about the value of the modulus squared of the nuclear vertex constant for the virtual 6Li → α + d. (author)

  13. Evaluation of d + 6,7Li data for deuteron incident energies up to 50 MeV

    A new evaluation of the nuclear data for a particle transport calculations was performed for d + 6,7Li interactions in the energy region from 4 to 50 MeV incident energy. Use was made of the available new optical model potential for d + Li interactions. For the description of a neutron emission a new optical model potential for n + 9Be was elaborated for the neutron energies from 0.1 to 22 MeV. Global optical model potentials were used for the neutrons above 22 MeV and for protons, tritons, He-3 and alphas - in the whole energy range. The following nuclear processes were accounted for: particle evaporation and preequilibrium emission, stripping of the proton from the deuteron and direct interactions of deuterons with lithium nuclei. GNASH and ECIS96 codes were applied for the first two process descriptions, the Serber model was utilised for stripping processes and the DWUCK4 code was used for direct reaction processes modelling. Total neutron emission spectra were calculated as a sum of the spectra in all these processes. A complete transport file was finally prepared in ENDF-6 format covering the deuteron incident energies up to 50 MeV. The newly evaluated data are in good agreement with experimental data for neutron emission spectra. The evaluated data files were successfully tested with a modified version of the MCNP computer code

  14. Big Bang nucleosynthesis and the results of the 2H(α,γ)6Li experiment at LUNA

    Observations of the 6Li abundance in very metal-poor stars, if confirmed, show a level of 6Li that is several orders of magnitude larger than the production of this nuclide in standard Big Bang nucleosynthesis. The 2H(α,γ)6Li nuclear reaction is believed to dominate 6Li production in the Big Bang, but there are no directly measured data at relevant energies yet. The reaction has been studied at the LUNA 0.4 MV accelerator, deep underground in the Gran Sasso laboratory in Italy, using an intensive He+ beam and a windowless deuterium gas target. The conclusions from the final data analysis of the experiment are presented.

  15. Comparison of Thermal Neutron Detection Efficiency of $^{6}$Li Scintillation Glass and $^{3}$He Gas Proportional Tube

    Xu, Ming; Tang, Zhi-Cheng; Chen, Guo-Ming; Tao, Jun-Quan

    2013-01-01

    We report on a comparison study of the $^{3}$He gas proportional tube and the $^{6}$Li incorporated scintillation glasses on thermal neutron detection efficiency. Both $^{3}$He and $^{6}$Li are used commonly for thermal neutron detection because of their high neutron capture absorption coefficient. By using a neutron source $^{252}$Cf and a paraffin moderator in an alignment system, we can get a small beam of thermal neutrons. A flash ADC is used to measure the thermal neutron spectrum of eac...

  16. Study of the 6Li + p → 3He + 4He reaction in inverse kinematics

    Angular distribution measurements were performed for the 6Li + p → 3He + 4He reaction in inverse kinematics at incident energies of 2.7, 3.3, 4.2 and 4.8 MeV/u. The detection of both recoils (3He and 4He) over the laboratory angle range θlab = 16 circle to 34 circle allowed the determination of the angular distribution over a wide angular range in the center-of-mass frame (θc.m. ∝ 40 circle to 140 circle). The results clarify inconsistencies between existing data sets and are consistent with compound nucleus model calculations. (orig.)

  17. Neutron detector based on Particles of 6Li glass scintillator dispersed in organic lightguide matrix

    Most 3He replacement neutron detector technologies today have overlapping neutron–gamma pulse-height distributions, which limits their usefulness and performance. Different techniques are used to mitigate this shortcoming, including Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) or threshold settings that suppress all gammas as well as much of the neutrons. As a result, count rates are limited and dead times are high when PSD is used, and the detection efficiency for neutron events is reduced due to the high threshold. This is a problem in most applications where the neutron–gamma separation of 3He detectors had been essential. This challenge is especially severe for neutron coincidence and multiplicity measurements that have numerous conflicting requirements such as high detection efficiency, short die-away time, short dead time, and high stability. 6Li-glass scintillators have excellent light output and a single peak distribution, but they are difficult to implement because of their gamma sensitivity. The idea of reducing the gamma sensitivity of 6Li-glass scintillators by embedding small glass particles in an organic light-guide medium was first presented by L.M. Bollinger in the early 60s but, to the best of our knowledge, has never been reduced to practice. We present a proof of principle detector design and experimental data that develop this concept to a large-area neutron detector. This is achieved by using a multi-component optical medium (6Li glass particles attached to a glass supporting structure and a mineral oil light guide) which matches the indices of refraction and minimizes the absorption of the 395 nm scintillator light. The detector design comprises a 10 in. long tube with dual end readout with about 3% volume density of 6Li glass particles installed. The presented experimental data with various neutron and gamma sources show the desired wide gap between the neutron and gamma pulse height distributions, resulting in a true plateau in the counting

  18. 16O resonances near 4α threshold through 12C(6Li,d) reaction

    Several narrow alpha resonant 16O states were detected through the 12C(6Li,d) reaction, in the range of 13.5 to 17.5 MeV of excitation energy. The reaction was measured at a bombarding energy of 25.5 MeV employing the São Paulo Pelletron-Enge-Spectrograph facility and the nuclear emulsion technique. Experimental angular distributions associated with natural parity quasi-bound states around the 4α threshold are presented and compared to DWBA predictions. The upper limit for the resonance widths obtained is near the energy resolution (15 keV)

  19. Comparative analysis of pulse shape discrimination methods in a 6Li loaded plastic scintillator

    Three algorithms for discriminating between fast neutrons, thermal neutrons and gamma rays in a 6Li loaded plastic scintillator have been compared. Following a literature review of existing pulse shape discrimination techniques, the performance of the charge comparison method, triangular filtering and frequency gradient analysis were investigated in this work. The scintillator was exposed to three different mixed gamma/neutron radiation fields. The figure of merit of neutron/gamma separation was investigated over a broad energy range, as well as for the neutron capture energy region. After optimisation, all three methods were found to perform similarly in terms of neutron/gamma separation

  20. Model Calculation of n + 6Li Reactions Below 20 MeV

    ZHANG Jing-Shang; HAN Yin-Lu

    2001-01-01

    Based on the unified Hauser-Feshbach and exciton model for light nuclei, the calculations of reaction cross sections and the double-differential cross sections for n + 6Li are performed. Since all of the first-particle emissions are from the compound nucleus to the discrete levels, the angular momentum coupling effect in pre-equilibrium mechanism must be taken into account. The fitting of the measured data indicates that the three-body break-up process needs to be involved, and the pre-equilibrium reaction mechanism dominates the reaction processes. In light nucleus reactions the recoil effect must be taken into account.``

  1. The scattering of 136 MeV protons from 6Li

    Differential cross sections have been measured for the elastic scattering of 136 MeV protons from 6Li, and for inelastic scattering to the first two excited states. The optical model fit to the elastic scattering differential cross section gave parameters which were retained for the analysis of the two inelastic transitions. The latter differential cross sections were fairly well fitted in shape, but in both cases there is a discrepancy in absolute magnitude of a factor between 1.5 and 4

  2. Elastic scattering for the system {sup 6}Li+p at near barrier energies with MAGNEX

    Soukeras, V.; Pakou, A.; Sgouros, O. [Department of Physics and HINP, The University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina (Greece); Cappuzzello, F.; Bondi, M.; Nicolosi, D. [INFN Laboratory Nazionali del Sud, via S. Sofia 62, 95125, Catania, Italy and Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95125, Catania (Italy); Acosta, L.; Marquinez-Duran, G.; Martel, I. [Departamento di Fisica Aplicada, Universidad de Huelva, E-21071, Huelva (Spain); Agodi, C.; Carbone, D.; Cavallaro, M.; Cunsolo, A.; Di Pietro, A.; Fernández-García, J. P.; Figuera, P.; Fisichella, M. [INFN Laboratory Nazionali del Sud, via S. Sofia 62, 95125, Catania (Italy); Alamanos, N. [CEA-Saclay, DAPNIA-SPhN, 91191, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); De Napoli, M. [INFN - Sezione di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95125, Catania (Italy); Foti, A. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95125, Catania, Italy and INFN - Sezione di Catania, via S. Sofia 64, 95125, Catania (Italy); and others

    2015-02-24

    Elastic scattering measurements have been performed for the {sup 6}Li+p system in inverse kinematics at the energies of 16, 20, 25 and 29 MeV. The heavy ejectile was detected by the large acceptance MAGNEX spectrometer at the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS) in Catania, in the angular range between ∼2{sup 0} and 12{sup 0} in the laboratory system, giving us the possibility to span almost a full angular range in the center of mass system. Results will be presented and discussed for one of the energies.

  3. Nuclear Reaction 6Li(n,4He)T as Radiation Source

    Our investigation was based on the reaction 6Li(n,4He)T, most convenient for the generation of high intensity flow of tritons by the use of thermal neutron flux in atomic reactor. This reaction has high cross section (sigma=953 b), practically no threshold, is rather exothermic (Q=4.78 MeV) and kinetic energy of charged particles (Et=2,74 MeV) is sufficient for the penetration through potential barrier of light elements with Z11C, 13N, 18F, 28Mg, 34mCI and more long lived 3H for medical purposes

  4. Neutron detector based on Particles of 6Li glass scintillator dispersed in organic lightguide matrix

    Ianakiev, K. D.; Hehlen, M. P.; Swinhoe, M. T.; Favalli, A.; Iliev, M. L.; Lin, T. C.; Bennett, B. L.; Barker, M. T.

    2015-06-01

    Most 3He replacement neutron detector technologies today have overlapping neutron-gamma pulse-height distributions, which limits their usefulness and performance. Different techniques are used to mitigate this shortcoming, including Pulse Shape Discrimination (PSD) or threshold settings that suppress all gammas as well as much of the neutrons. As a result, count rates are limited and dead times are high when PSD is used, and the detection efficiency for neutron events is reduced due to the high threshold. This is a problem in most applications where the neutron-gamma separation of 3He detectors had been essential. This challenge is especially severe for neutron coincidence and multiplicity measurements that have numerous conflicting requirements such as high detection efficiency, short die-away time, short dead time, and high stability. 6Li-glass scintillators have excellent light output and a single peak distribution, but they are difficult to implement because of their gamma sensitivity. The idea of reducing the gamma sensitivity of 6Li-glass scintillators by embedding small glass particles in an organic light-guide medium was first presented by L.M. Bollinger in the early 60s but, to the best of our knowledge, has never been reduced to practice. We present a proof of principle detector design and experimental data that develop this concept to a large-area neutron detector. This is achieved by using a multi-component optical medium (6Li glass particles attached to a glass supporting structure and a mineral oil light guide) which matches the indices of refraction and minimizes the absorption of the 395 nm scintillator light. The detector design comprises a 10 in. long tube with dual end readout with about 3% volume density of 6Li glass particles installed. The presented experimental data with various neutron and gamma sources show the desired wide gap between the neutron and gamma pulse height distributions, resulting in a true plateau in the counting

  5. Probing transfer to unbound states of the ejectile with weakly bound 7Li on 93Nb

    Pandit, S K; Mahata, K; Keeley, N; Parkar, V V; Rout, P C; Martel, I; Palshetkar, C S; Kumar, A; Ramachandran, K; Patale, P; Chatterjee, A; Kailas, S

    2016-01-01

    The two-step process of transfer followed by breakup is explored by measuring a rather complete set of exclusive data for reaction channels populating states in the ejectile continua of the $^7$Li+$^{93}$Nb system at energies close to the Coulomb barrier. The cross sections for $\\alpha+\\alpha$ events from one proton pickup were found to be smaller than those for $\\alpha+d$ events from one neutron stripping and $\\alpha+t$ events from direct breakup of $^7$Li. Coupled channels Born approximation and continuum discretized coupled channels calculations describe the data well and support the conclusion that the $\\alpha+d$ and $\\alpha+\\alpha$ events are produced by direct transfer to unbound states of the ejectile.

  6. A 7Li and 27Al NMR study of interaction of lithium hydride with aluminium

    Lithium hydride interaction with metal aluminium is studied using 7Li and 27Al NMR method within 100-700 deg C temperature interval. It is detected, that at temperatures exceeding 420 deg C a number of α', α'', β, γ, δ and δ' phases based on intermetallic LiAl9, LiAl3, LiAl, Li3Al2 and Li9Al4 compounds (IC) are produced in LiH-Al system, their concentrations and rates of production being dependent on the molar ratio of initial components r =[LiH]:[Al]. Production of a stable αphase of [Al] and two methastable α' and α''-phases based on LiAl3 and LiAl9, which are decayed at 530 deg C, is detected under minor molar lithium content. Values of 7Li and 27Al NMR shifts in IC are determined. (author)

  7. Revisiting the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction near threshold

    In this work we review all the available experimental neutron data for the 7Li(p,n) reaction near threshold which is necessary to obtain an accurate source model for Monte Carlo simulations in Boron Neutron Capture Therapy. Scattered published experimental results such as cross sections, differential neutron yields and total yields were collected and analyzed, exploring the sensitivity of the fitting parameters to the different possible variables and deriving a consistent working set of parameters to evaluate the neutron source near threshold. - Highlights: • We review neutron experimental data for the 7Li(p,n) reaction near threshold. • A new computational method was used to study all the available published data. • A consistent description of the neutron source was derived fitting the available data. • We found that the neutron yield at 0° studied by Kononov is the most sensitive curve. • A consistent set of parameters to parametrize the Breit–Wigner formula is presented

  8. Role of the cluster structure of 7Li in the dynamics of fragment capture

    Exclusive measurements of prompt γ-rays from the heavy-residues with various light charged particles in the 7Li + 198Pt system, at an energy near the Coulomb barrier (E/Vb∼1.6) are reported. Recent dynamic classical trajectory calculations, constrained by the measured fusion, α- and t-capture cross-sections have been used to explain the excitation energy dependence of the residue cross-sections. These calculations distinctly illustrate a two-step process, breakup followed by fusion, in case of the capture of t and α clusters; whereas for 6He+p and 5He+d configurations, massive transfer is inferred to be the dominant mechanism. The present work clearly demonstrates the role played by the cluster structures of 7Li in understanding the reaction dynamics at energies around the Coulomb barrier.

  9. Excitation of continuum states in sup 7 Li and their decay by quantum tunneling

    Utsunomiya, H; Yamagata, T; Ohta, M; Aoki, Y; Hirota, K; Ieki, K; Iwata, Y; Katori, K; Hamada, S; Lui, Y W; Schmitt, R P; Typel, S; Baur, G

    1999-01-01

    Strong forward-backward asymmetries were found in the recent alpha-t coincidence measurement of Coulomb breakup of 42 MeV- sup 7 Li via continuum states. The competition between E1 and E2 multipolarities and higher order effects in Coulomb excitation were investigated by solving the time-dependent Schroedinger equation. It is shown that higher order effects are an essential ingredient to the observed large asymmetries. The relevant reaction mechanism is discussed.

  10. Exploring Light Neutron Rich Nuclei via the (7Li,7Be) Reaction

    A systematic study of the nuclei that can be described as an integer number of α particles plus three neutrons via the (7Li,7Be) reaction at about 8 MeV/u has shown the presence of Bound States Embedded in the Continuum in the energy spectra. These are experimental signatures of the dynamical correlations of an easily polarizable core with a single-particle state of the valence neutron.

  11. New measurement of the 10B(n,α)7 Li through the Trojan Horse Method

    Spartá, Roberta

    2016-04-01

    B(n,α) Li reaction cross section has been measured using the Trojan Horse method, with the specific aim to separate the α1 contribution (coming from the first Li excited level) by the αo (related to the Li ground state), using a very thin target. Preliminary results are shown of the three-body B(d,α7 Li)H cross section.

  12. 7Li neutron-induced elastic scattering cross section measurement using a slowing-down spectrometer

    Heusch M.; Ghetta V.; Chabod S.; Brissot R.; Billebaud A.; Méplan O.; Kessedjian G.; Liatard E.

    2010-01-01

    A new integral measurement of the 7Li neutron induced elastic scattering cross section was determined in a wide neutron energy range. The measurement was performed on the LPSC-PEREN experimental facility using a heterogeneous graphite-LiF slowing-down time spectrometer coupled with an intense pulsed neutron generator (GENEPI-2). This method allows the measurement of the integral elastic scattering cross section in a slowing-down neutron spectrum. A Bayesian approach coupled to Monte Carlo cal...

  13. An update on the big bang nucleosynthesis prediction for 7Li: the problem worsens

    The lithium problem arises from the significant discrepancy between the primordial 7Li abundance as predicted by big bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) theory and the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) baryon density, and the pre-Galactic lithium abundance inferred from observations of metal-poor (Population II) stars. This problem has loomed for the past decade, with a persistent discrepancy of a factor of 2–3 in 7Li/H. Recent developments have sharpened all aspects of the Li problem. Namely: (1) BBN theory predictions have sharpened due to new nuclear data; in particular, the uncertainty on the reaction rate for3He(α,γ)7Be has reduced to 7.4%, nearly a factor of 2 tighter than previous determinations. (2) The WMAP five-year data set now yields a cosmic baryon density with an uncertainty reduced to 2.7%. (3) Observations of metal-poor stars have tested for systematic effects. With these, we now find that the BBN+WMAP predicts7Li/H = (5.24−0.67+0.71) × 10−10. The central value represents an increase by 23%, most of which is due to the upward shift in the3He(α,γ)7Be rate. More significant is the reduction in the7Li/H uncertainty by almost a factor of 2, tracking the reduction in the3He(α,γ)7Be error bar. These changes exacerbate the Li problem; the discrepancy is now a factor 2.4 or 4.2σ (from globular cluster stars) to 4.3 or 5.3σ (from halo field stars). Possible resolutions to the lithium problem are briefly reviewed, and key experimental and astronomical measurements highlighted

  14. The 3H(α,γ)7Li reaction at low energies

    The 3H(α,γ) reaction, and its mirror 3He(α,γ) are responsible for 7Li production in the big bang. Discrepancies between experimental data sets, as well as differences between the experimental and theoretical energy dependences, cause the 3H(α,γ)7Li cross section to be uncertain by as much as a factor of two at the relevant astrophysical energies (Ec.m. ∼ 100 keV). The authors report new measurements for 50 c.m. 3H targets and an 85% high-purity germanium detector. Angular distributions were measured at nine energies between 115 and 1200 kev. The astrophysical S-factor is observed to increase moderately with decreasing energy to S(0) ∼ 0.10 keV-b. The branching ratio for captures to the first excited state and ground state of 7Li is found to be ∼0.44, independent of energy. The results are compared to previous experiments and theoretical calculations

  15. In-beam PET measurement of $^{7}Li^{3+}$ irradiation induced $\\beta^+}$-activity

    Priegnitz, M; Parodi, K; Sommerer, F; Fiedler, F; Enghardt, W

    2008-01-01

    At present positron emission tomography (PET) is the only feasible method of an in situ and non-invasive monitoring of patient irradiation with ions. At the experimental carbon ion treatment facility of the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung (GSI) Darmstadt an in-beam PET scanner has been integrated into the treatment site and lead to a considerable quality improvement of the therapy. Since ions other than carbon are expected to come into operation in future patient treatment facilities, it is highly desirable to extend in-beam PET also to other therapeutic relevant ions, e.g. 7Li. Therefore, by means of the in-beam PET scanner at GSI the β+-activity induced by 7Li3+ ions has been investigated for the first time. Targets of PMMA, water, graphite and polyethylene were irradiated with monoenergetic, pencil-like beams of 7Li3+ with energies between 129.1 A MeV and 205.3 A MeV and intensities ranging from 3.0 × 107 to 1.9 × 108 ions s−1. This paper presents the measured β+-activity profiles as well as d...

  16. Electron affinity of (7)Li calculated with the inclusion of nuclear motion and relativistic corrections.

    Stanke, Monika; Kedziera, Dariusz; Bubin, Sergiy; Adamowicz, Ludwik

    2007-10-01

    Explicitly correlated Gaussian functions have been used to perform very accurate variational calculations for the ground states of (7)Li and (7)Li(-). The nuclear motion has been explicitly included in the calculations (i.e., they have been done without assuming the Born-Oppenheimer (BO) approximation). An approach based on the analytical energy gradient calculated with respect to the Gaussian exponential parameters was employed. This led to a noticeable improvement of the previously determined variational upper bound to the nonrelativistic energy of Li(-). The Li energy obtained in the calculations matches those of the most accurate results obtained with Hylleraas functions. The finite-mass (non-BO) wave functions were used to calculate the alpha(2) relativistic corrections (alpha=1c). With those corrections and the alpha(3) and alpha(4) corrections taken from Pachucki and Komasa [J. Chem. Phys. 125, 204304 (2006)], the electron affinity (EA) of (7)Li was determined. It agrees very well with the most recent experimental EA. PMID:17919011

  17. Measurement of 6Li(n,α)3H reaction cross section

    The 6Li(n,α)3H reaction cross section was measured at 12 discrete neutron energies between 80 KeV and 470 KeV by using the Oak Ridge Linear Acelerator (ORELA) as a pulsed neutron source. The neutron beam was filtered through 20 cm or 30 cm of Armco iron which produces several monoenergetic energies groups (iron windows) between 20 KeV and 1000 KeV about 2 KeV wide. The (n,α) events were detected by a 1 mm thick Li-glass scintillator and the neutron flux was measured with a NE110 plastic scintillator 6,6 cm thick and 10 cm in diameter. Multiple scattering corrections in the Li-glass and the NE110 scintillator efficiency were determined theoretically by using Monte Carlo technique. The 6Li content in the Li-glasses was determined by transmission measurements with low energy neutrons. A theoretical fit was applied to the results by the R-matrix theory. (Author)

  18. Detection efficiency simulation and measurement of 6LiI/natLiI scintillation detector

    Background: Being of very high detection efficiency and small size, Lithium iodide (LiI) scintillator detector is used extensively in neutron measurement and environmental monitoring. Purpose: Using thermal reactor, neutron detectors will be tested and calibrated. And a new neutron detector device will be designed and studied. Methods: The relationship between the size and detection efficiency of the thermal neutron detector 6LiI/natLil was studied using Monte Carlo code GEANT4 and MCNP5 package, and the thermal neutron efficiency of detector was calibrated by reactor neutrons. Results: The theoretical simulation shows that the thermal neutron detection efficiency of detector of 10-mm thickness is relatively high, the enriched 6Lil is up to 98% and the nature natLiI 65%. The thermal neutron efficiency of detector is calibrated by reactor thermal neutrons. Considering the neutron scattering by the lead brick, high density polythene and environment neutron contribution, the detection efficiency of 6LiI detector is about 90% and natLiI detector 70%. Conclusion: The detector efficiency can reach the efficiency value of theoretical calculations. (authors)

  19. Measuring the absorption mean cross section in 6Li relative to 235U fission

    Due to the fact that the neutron absorption cross section in 6Li is used as one of standards for determinaton of neutron-physical characteristics of fast reactors the ratio of mean cross sections for absorption by 6Li (A6) and 235U fission F25 are experimentalli investigated. The measurements have been performed in the KBR-8, KBR-10,BFS/39/1 bfs-44, BFS/45a-1 and BFS-46 critical assemblies which are characterized by various neutron spectra by means of a lithium counter with semiconductor detectors. Ratios A6/F25 for investigated assemblies constituted respectively 0.605+-0.009; 0.604+-0.004; 0.581+-0.009; 0.590+-0.574+-0.005. The values of 235U diffusion mean cross sections obtained on the base of these fata and calculated using the CRAB-1 program (given in brackets) are equal respectively 1.53+-0.005 (1.51) 2.38+-0.08 (2.42); 1.935+-0.060 (1.95); 1.89+-0.08 (1.95); 1.780+-0.11 (1.69); 1.90+-0.06 (1.89)

  20. Moderator type neutron spectrometer using 6LiF thermoluminescence dosimeter (TLD)

    For epithermal neutron spectroscopy, one of the important problems in neutron and health physics, a few methods have been considered, but each has difficulties, respectively. To overcome these difficulties and obtain the simple and stable detector operation, a moderator type simultaneous multi-detector has been developed, which has 15 6LiF TLD's embedded in polyethylene moderator. (It is called Filter Transmission Detector (FTD) by the author.) This gives 15 simultaneous data, different in moderating filter sensitivity. Also, the dynamic range of measurement can be large, and the perturbation in the moderator by the detectors can be made small. The paper first describes on the characteristics of 6LiF TLD, then gives the specifications of FTD and reports on the calculated results of response function. In the measurement using a 252Cf neutron source, the spatial distribution of reactivity composed from the response functions and neutron spectra comparatively well agreed with the experimental values. The results of verification in actual neutron field (after transmitted in the fast column and concrete of the reactor ''Yayoi'') showed relatively good agreement with other spectrometrical results in the energy range of tens of keV to MeV. (Wakatsuki, Y.)

  1. Alpha cluster states in light nuclei populated through the (6Li,d) reaction

    Full text: The alpha cluster correlation is an important concept in the nuclear physics of light nuclei. The main purpose of the research program in progress is the investigation of the alpha clustering phenomenon in (xα) and(xα+ν) nuclei through the (6Li,d) alpha transfer reaction. In fact, there is scarce experimental information on the subject, in particular associated with resonant states predicted near (xα) and (xα+ν) thresholds. Measurements of the 12,13C(6Li,d) 16,17O reactions, at an incident energy of 25.5 MeV, have been performed employing the Sao Paulo Pelletron-Enge Split-Pole facility and the nuclear emulsion detection technique. The work is under way and an experimental energy resolution of 30 keV was obtained. Near the (4α) breakup threshold in 16O, three narrow alpha resonances, not previously measured, were detected, revealing important α + 12C(G.S.) components. One of these resonances corresponds to the known 0+ state at 15.1 MeV[5] of excitation that has probably, according to Funaki et al., the gas like configuration of the 4α condensate state, with a very dilute density and a large component of α + 12C(Hoyle) configuration. As was already mentioned, our experimental information points to the necessity of including the α + 12C(G.S.) component in the wave function. (author)

  2. Impact of alternate fusion fuels on fusion reactor technology: an initial assessment study. [Catalyzed D, D-/sup 3/He, p-/sup 6/Li, p-/sup 7/Li, D-/sup 6/Li, p-/sup 11/B, /sup 3/He-/sup 3/He

    Baker, C.C.; Bolon, A.; Clemmer, R.

    1979-11-01

    The initial results of a study carried out to assess some of the technology implications of non-D-T fusion fuel cycles are presented. The primary emphasis in this report is on D-D, catalyzed-D and D-/sup 3/He fuel cycles. Tokamaks and field-reversed mirrors have been selected as sample confinement concepts. A new technique of employing neutronic computer codes to study the transport of cyclotron radiation for cases of non-uniform density and temperature profiles is described. The technology areas considered include first wall design considerations, shielding requirements, fuel cycle requirements and some safety and environmental considerations. Conclusions resulting from the study are also presented.

  3. Use of {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction as a neutron source in a PGNAA setup

    Naqvi, A.A. [Department of Physics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Box No. 1815, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia)]. E-mail: aanaqvi@kfupm.edu.sa; Nagadi, M.M. [Department of Physics, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Box No. 1815, Dhahran 31261 (Saudi Arabia)

    2005-03-01

    The performance of a {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based Prompt Gamma Ray Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) setup has been determined for analysis of Portland cement samples using Monte Carlo study. The calculations were carried out for a {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based PGNAA setup with an external moderator similar to the one used in a previous 2.8 MeV neutrons-based PGNAA setup. The optimum values of geometry parameters of the {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based setup are different from those of the 2.8 MeV neutrons-based setup resulting in better performance of the {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based setup. The prompt {gamma}-ray yield from the {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is 60-70% higher than that from the 2.8 MeV neutrons-based setup. Although the performances of the {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is comparable with that of a previously studied {sup 3}H(p,n) reaction-based setup, yet performance of the {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based setup is superior to that of the {sup 3}H(p,n) reaction-based setup because it has less radiation hazard due to utilization of non-radioactive neutron producing target. This study has provided a theoretical base for experimental test of a {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction-based PGNAA setup.

  4. Sequence variations of in vitro pUC18 plasmid DNA induced by high energy 7Li ion beams implantation

    High energy heavy ion beams is a new mutagen for crop mutation breeding, but limited data are available on the molecular level induced by this mutagen. The in vitro pUC18 plasmid DNA was implanted by 7Li ion beams by doses of 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100Gy, respectively, with the energy of 42.3Mev. The results showed that the damage effects induced by 7Li ion beams implantation was different from low LET rays, even low doses of 7Li ion beam could induce high damage on hydrogen bonds. Percentage of damages on hydrogen bonds of in vitro DNA induced by 7Li ion beams implantation increased with dosage increase up to 40Gy, then reduced with dosage increase, and higher than those of gamma rays in the same dosage. The relationship of dosage and damage percentage was different from that of gamma rays which was positive-linear correlation. Mutation frequency of 7Li ion beam implantation was 1.6 to 4.3 times to that of spontaneous mutation. The relationship of mutation frequency and dosage was similar with that of damage effects on hydrogen bonds, and showed a peak at 40Gy. The above results were identical with biological effects of wheat implanted by 7Li ion beams. Ten mutants were used for sequence analysis, which indicated that the types of base changes included base transversion, transition and deletion. Among all base changes detected, the frequency of bases transition (60%) was higher than that of bases transversion (30%) and bases deletion (10%). It seemed that thymine was more sensitive to the implantation than any other bases and base changes were mainly T→C and C→T. Bases between T and C were seemed to be easily induced by 7Li ion beams. The high percentage of DNA sequence variations could explain primarily the biological effects caused by 7Li ion beams in the M1 generation of crops. (author)

  5. An Updated 6Li(p, α)3He Reaction Rate at Astrophysical Energies with the Trojan Horse Method

    Lamia, L.; Spitaleri, C.; Pizzone, R. G.; Tognelli, E.; Tumino, A.; Degl'Innocenti, S.; Prada Moroni, P. G.; La Cognata, M.; Pappalardo, L.; Sergi, M. L.

    2013-05-01

    The lithium problem influencing primordial and stellar nucleosynthesis is one of the most interesting unsolved issues in astrophysics. 6Li is the most fragile of lithium's stable isotopes and is largely destroyed in most stars during the pre-main-sequence (PMS) phase. For these stars, the convective envelope easily reaches, at least at its bottom, the relatively low 6Li ignition temperature. Thus, gaining an understanding of 6Li depletion also gives hints about the extent of convective regions. For this reason, charged-particle-induced reactions in lithium have been the subject of several studies. Low-energy extrapolations of these studies provide information about both the zero-energy astrophysical S(E) factor and the electron screening potential, Ue . Thanks to recent direct measurements, new estimates of the 6Li(p, α)3He bare-nucleus S(E) factor and the corresponding Ue value have been obtained by applying the Trojan Horse method to the 2H(6Li, α 3He)n reaction in quasi-free kinematics. The calculated reaction rate covers the temperature window 0.01 to 2T 9 and its impact on the surface lithium depletion in PMS models with different masses and metallicities has been evaluated in detail by adopting an updated version of the FRANEC evolutionary code.

  6. MeV Neutron Production from Thermal Neutron Capture in {6}^Li Simulated with Geant4

    Santoro, Valentina; Bentley, Phillip M

    2015-01-01

    Various Li compounds are commonly used at neutron facilities as neutron absorbers. These compounds provide one of the highest ratios of neutron attenuation to $\\gamma$-ray production. Unfortunately, the usage of these compounds can also give rise to fast neutron emission with energies up to almost 16 MeV. Historically, some details in this fast neutron production mechanism can be absent from some modeling packages under some optimization scenarios. In this work, we tested Geant4 to assess the performance of this simulation toolkit for the fast neutron generation mechanism. We compare the results of simulations performed with Geant4 to available measurements. The outcome of our study shows that results of the Geant4 simulations are in good agreement with the available measurements for $^6$Li fast neutron production, and suitable for neutron instrument background evaluation at spallation neutron sources.

  7. Nuclear shell-model calculations for 6Li and 14N with different NN potentials

    Two ''phase-shift equivalent'' local NN potentials with different parametrizations, Reid93 and NijmII, which were found to give nearly identical results for the triton by Friar et al., are shown to yield remarkably similar results for 6Li and 14N in a (0+2)ℎΩ no-core space shell-model calculation. The results are compared with those for the widely used Hamada-Johnson hard-core and the original Reid soft-core potentials, which have larger deuteron D-state percentages. The strong correlation between the tensor strength and the nuclear binding energy is confirmed. However, many nuclear structure properties seem to be rather insensitive to the details of the NN potential and, therefore, cannot be used to test various NN potentials

  8. Thermal neutron detection by entrapping 6LiF nanocrystals in siloxane scintillators

    Carturan, S. M.; Marchi, T.; Maggioni, G.; Gramegna, F.; Degerlier, M.; Cinausero, M.; Dalla Palma, M.; Quaranta, A.

    2015-06-01

    Exploiting the long experience in design and production of scintillating mixtures based on siloxane matrices with combinations of primary dye and waveshifter, a first set of 6LiF loaded scintillator disks has been produced. The synthesis is herein described and reported, as well as preliminary results on their light response towards thermal neutrons. The preservation of transparency and mechanical integrity of the scintillator material is challenging when introducing the inorganic salt LiF which is a "foreign body" to the organic polysiloxane host matrix Different strategies such as synthesis of nanoparticles and surface functionalization have been pursued to succeed in the entrapment of the neutron converter whilst maintaining moderate light output, optical transparency and flexibility of the base scintillator.

  9. Study of reaction products of d + 6Li at 0,18 MeV

    The study of continuous spectra of low energy particles, and more particularly of their shape and intensity allows a better understanding and knowledge of the structure of nuclei as they interact when encountering. As previous studies performed in Saclay had been interpreted by introducing the new notions of nuclear molecule or activated complex followed by a dissymmetric breaking, and in order to better understand the formation of these molecules, this research thesis reports the study of the d + 6Li reaction at 0,18 MeV. After a description of the experimental installation and of the processing of nuclear emulsions, the author presents and discusses the obtained results and calculations resulting from the fact that the different particles cannot be discriminated in the continuum. Theoretical results for the continuous spectrum are compared with experimental results, and the author reports angular distributions of alpha particles and p0 and p1 protons

  10. Implanted $^{7}$Be Targets For The Study of Neutron Interactions With $^{7}$Be : (The "Primordial $^{7}$Li Problem")

    The disagreement of the predicted abundance of primordial $^{7}$Li with the observed abundance is a longstanding problem in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) theory (“Primordial $^{7}$Li problem”). While BBN theory correctly predicts the relative abundances of $^{2}$H/$^{1}$H, $^{3}$He/$^{1}$H and $^{4}$He/$^{1}$H (that vary over four orders of magnitudes), but it over-predicts the relative abundance of primordial $^{7}$Li/$^{1}$H by a factor of approximately 3-4 larger than observed (approximately 4-5$\\sigma$ discrepancy). Primordial $^{7}$Li is destroyed during the first 15 minutes primarily via the $^{7}$Li(p,$\\alpha$) reaction. Hence most of the primordial $^7$Li is predicted as the result of the (later when atoms are formed) electron capture $\\beta$-decay of the primordial $^{7}$Be that is produced primarily in the $^{3}$He($\\alpha$,$\\gamma$) )$^{7}$Be reaction. We propose to investigate the direct destruction of $^{7}$Be during (the first 15 minutes of) BBN via the $^{7}$Be(n,$\\alpha$) reaction to ch...

  11. Portable gamma and thermal neutron probe using a {sup 6}LiI(Eu) crystal

    Carneiro, Clemente J.G.; Araujo, Geraldo P.; Milian, Felix M.; Barbosa, Jurandir C.; Garcia, Fermin [Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilheus, BA (Brazil). Centro de Pesquisas em Ciencias e Tecnologias das Radiacoes (CPqCTR); Oliveira, Arno H.; Silva, Mario R.S.; Penna, Rodrigo [Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (DEN-UFMG), Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil). Dept. de Engenharia Nuclear

    2011-07-01

    Europium-activated lithium-6 iodide is a scintillator used for gamma and neutron counting. A portable detection system was built based on this scintillator. This system has three modules: the scintillator, a 10 m liquid light guide, and a Hamamatsu photon counting head H9319 used as a light pulse digitizer. Data transfer, measurement time and other necessary adjustment can be controlled by software from the PC through the RS-232C interface. The scintillator, a crystal of {sup 6}LiI(Eu), is a small cylinder with 3 mm diameter and 40 mm length completely sealed in an aluminum tube coupled to the light guide. The small size of the scintillator increases the neutron/gamma count ratio, since 2 to 3 mm of thickness of this crystal absorbs all thermal neutrons. Intensities of X and gamma rays, and thermal neutrons can be recorded for time intervals of 10 ms to 1 s storing up to 10000 countings. The system was calibrated for measuring radiation doses for validating numerical models in dosimetry. Two characteristic reinforce this application, measurements can be done at several meters away from the radiation source and also inside of water. In addition, it was used to build nuclear probes based on Compton scattering or neutron moderation in porous media by attaching an AmBe source to the top of the aluminum tube. Tests were done to determine the reproducibility of counting rates. Background counting was measured at several temperatures to verify the influence of dark current of PMT. Sealed AmBe, low activity Am, and X rays sources were used for studies of radiation counting statistics. X rays apparatus was used to correlate counting rates measured with the {sup 6}LiI(Eu) detection system and doses measured with an ionization chamber at several distances from the X ray source. (author)

  12. Alpha cluster states in light nuclei populated through the (6Li,d) reaction

    Borello-Lewin, Thereza; Rodrigues, M.R.D.; Horodynski-Matsushigue, L.B.; Duarte, J.L.M.; Rodrigues, C.L.; Souza, M.A. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IF/USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Cunsolo, A.; Cappuzzello, F. [Universita di Catania (Italy). Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare. Lab. Nazionali del Sud; Ukita, Gilberto Mitsuo [Universidade de Santo Amaro (UNISA), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Fac. de Psicologia

    2011-07-01

    Full text: The alpha cluster correlation is an important concept in the nuclear physics of light nuclei. The main purpose of the research program in progress is the investigation of the alpha clustering phenomenon in (x{alpha}) and(x{alpha}+{nu}) nuclei through the ({sup 6}Li,d) alpha transfer reaction. In fact, there is scarce experimental information on the subject, in particular associated with resonant states predicted near (x{alpha}) and (x{alpha}+{nu}) thresholds. Measurements of the {sup 12},{sup 13}C({sup 6}Li,d) {sup 16},{sup 17}O reactions, at an incident energy of 25.5 MeV, have been performed employing the Sao Paulo Pelletron-Enge Split-Pole facility and the nuclear emulsion detection technique. The work is under way and an experimental energy resolution of 30 keV was obtained. Near the (4{alpha}) breakup threshold in {sup 16}O, three narrow alpha resonances, not previously measured, were detected, revealing important {alpha} + {sup 12}C(G.S.) components. One of these resonances corresponds to the known 0{sup +} state at 15.1 MeV[5] of excitation that has probably, according to Funaki et al., the gas like configuration of the 4{alpha} condensate state, with a very dilute density and a large component of {alpha} + {sup 12}C(Hoyle) configuration. As was already mentioned, our experimental information points to the necessity of including the {alpha} + {sup 12}C(G.S.) component in the wave function. (author)

  13. Investigations of 6LiIn1-xGaxSe2 semi-insulating crystals for neutron detection

    Wiggins, Brenden; Bell, Joseph; Burger, Arnold; Stassun, Keivan; Stowe, Ashley C.

    2015-08-01

    Neutron detectors are used for illicit material detection, neutron radiography, stellar investigations of chemical content including biological compounds in planetary terrain and to monitor nuclear power plant fuel products and radioactive waste. Li-containing chalcogenide materials are promising alternative thermal neutron detection materials due to the incorporation of the 6Li isotope at high density. 6LiInSe2 is limited in its effective thermal neutron efficiency by 115In neutron capture which results in gamma decay rather than charge creation. This study includes investigations of mixed crystalline material 6LiIn1-xGaxSe2 where the indium concentration is reduced by Ga substitution. The optical properties have been tuned by gallium substitution and radiation response has been observed.

  14. Photoassociation spectroscopy of long-range molecular states below the 2s + 3p 6Li2 asymptote

    Gross, Christian; Chaudhuri, Saptarishi; Gan, Jaren; Dieckmann, Kai

    2015-05-01

    We present photoassociation spectra of high-lying vibrational states of the interatomic potentials correlating to the 2s + 3p asymptote of 6Li2 . Starting from an atomic cloud in a magneto-optical trap we first drive a free-to-bound transition into a molecular bound state using a tunable ultra-violet laser. Thereafter we ionize these long-range molecules using a 532 nm laser and detect the resulting ions with a channeltron. We determine the absolute positions of the transitions with MHz precision utilizing a frequency comb based calibration. Lithium dimers are extensively studied theoretically using various models and methods. Spectroscopic measurements are crucial to test and benchmark these methods and are available for various electronic states and inter-nuclear distances of 6Li2 molecule. Our study provides the first experimental observation of long-range states of the 2s + 3p asymptote of 6Li2 .

  15. The Astrophysical S-factor for the 2H(, )6Li Nuclear Reaction at Low-Energies

    H. Sadeghi; A. Moghadasi; M. Ghamary

    2014-12-01

    The alpha radiative capture reactions are the key to understand about primordial nucleosynthesis and the observed abundance of light nucleus in stars. The astrophysical S-factor for the process 2H(, )6Li has been calculated at the low-energies relevant to big-bang nucleosynthesis and in comparison with laboratory data. On the basis of the model, the alpha radiative capture process is studied by using the two-and three-body electromagnetic currents. The bound and resonance states of 6Li are calculated via an inverse process, deuteron- photodisintegration of a 6Li nucleus. In comparison with other theoretical approaches and available laboratory data, excellent agreement is achieved for the astrophysical S-factor of this process.

  16. Integrated readout of organic scintillator and ZnS:Ag/6LiF for segmented antineutrino detectors.

    Kiff, Scott D.; Reyna, David; Monahan, James; Bowden, Nathaniel S.

    2010-11-01

    Antineutrino detection using inverse beta decay conversion has demonstrated the capability to measure nuclear reactor power and fissile material content for nuclear safeguards. Current efforts focus on aboveground deployment scenarios, for which highly efficient capture and identification of neutrons is needed to measure the anticipated antineutrino event rates in an elevated background environment. In this submission, we report on initial characterization of a new scintillation-based segmented design that uses layers of ZnS:Ag/{sup 6}LiF and an integrated readout technique to capture and identify neutrons created in the inverse beta decay reaction. Laboratory studies with multiple organic scintillator and ZnS:Ag/{sup 6}LiF configurations reliably identify {sup 6}Li neutron captures in 60 cm-long segments using pulse shape discrimination.

  17. Integrated readout of organic scintillator and ZnS:Ag/6LiF for segmented antineutrino detectors.

    Kiff, Scott D.; Reyna, David; Monahan, James (Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA); Bowden, Nathaniel S. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA)

    2010-10-01

    Antineutrino detection using inverse beta decay conversion has demonstrated the capability to measure nuclear reactor power and fissile material content for nuclear safeguards. Current efforts focus on aboveground deployment scenarios, for which highly efficient capture and identification of neutrons is needed to measure the anticipated antineutrino event rates in an elevated background environment. In this submission, we report on initial characterization of a new scintillation-based segmented design that uses layers of ZnS:Ag/{sup 6}LiF and an integrated readout technique to capture and identify neutrons created in the inverse beta decay reaction. Laboratory studies with multiple organic scintillator and ZnS:Ag/{sup 6}LiF configurations reliably identify {sup 6}Li neutron captures in 60 cm-long segments using pulse shape discrimination.

  18. Double-folding analysis of the 6Li + 58Ni reaction using the ab initio density distribution

    The elastic scattering angular distributions of the 6 Li + 58 Ni reaction are reanalyzed by using the double-folding model (DFM) within the framework of the optical model (OM) at energies near the Coulomb barrier, ELab = 9.9, 11.2, 12.1, 13.0 and 14.0 MeV. With this goal, for the first time, the no-core full configuration (NCFC) density distribution (DD) of the 6 Li nucleus is used in order to obtain the real potentials. Also, in order to see the validity of NCFC DD, another density distribution (Gaussian shape) of the 6 Li nucleus is used to obtain the real potentials in DF calculations. The results with NCFC DD are compared with Gaussian shape (GS) DD as well as the experimental data. It has been seen that the NCFC DD results are in agreement with the experimental data, giving better results than GS DD. (orig.)

  19. Angular Distribution of the 12C(6He, 7Li)11B Reaction

    LI Er-Tao; LI Zhi-Hong; LI Yun-Ju; YAN Sheng-Quan; BAI Xi-Xiang; GUO Bing; SU Jun; WANG You-Bao; WANG Bao-Xiang; LIAN Gang; ZENG Sheng; FANG Xiao; ZHAO Wei-Juan; LIU Wei-Ping

    2009-01-01

    Angular distribution of the 12C(6He, 7Li)11B transfer reaction is measured with a secondary 6He beam of 36.4 Me V for the first time. The experimental angular distribution is well reproduced by the distorted-wave Born approxima-tion (DWBA) calculation. The success of the present experiment shows that it is feasible to measure one-nucleon transfer reaction on a light nucleus target with the secondary beam facility of the HI-13 tandem accelerator at China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), Beifing.

  20. Phenomenological and microscopic optical potentials for 88 MeV 7Li scattering

    The elastic scattering cross sections for 88 MeV 7Li ions have been measured for targets of 2426Mg and 4048Ca. Analyses using both phenomenological and microscopic optical potentials provide information on the energy dependence of optical parameters, and the extent to which the potentials are determined for these light ions. The use of a double-folding microscopic model demonstrates the need for normalisation of the real potential by a factor of 0.5 in contrast to measurements at lower energies. The contribution of exchange effects, density dependence and break-up are discussed. (author)

  1. Energy loss of high velocity 6Li2+ ions in carbon foils in charge state non-equilibrium region

    Mean energy losses of high velocity H-like Li ions in thin carbon foils were measured in the charge state non-equilibrium region. Owing to the screening effect of the bound electron, the fixed-charge stopping power for 6Li2+ was smaller than that for 6Li3+. The projectile atomic number dependence of the fixed-charge stopping powers for H-like ions is discussed including our previous data of He, C and O ions with the same velocity. The present result is also compared with the theoretical prediction. (orig.)

  2. Monte Carlo modelling of a TLD device containing 7LiF:Mg,Cu,P detectors

    The Monte Carlo code MCNP-4C2 is used to design a new personal thermoluminescence dosemeter that assesses both Hp(10) and Hp(0.07) in mixed photon/electron fields. The new dosemeter utilizes two 7LiF:Mg,Cu,P elements contained within a Harshaw TLD-700H card, itself inside a polypropylene holder with walls 2 mm thick. Several potential designs of holder are considered; the best incorporates a polytetrafluoroethylene cylinder of diameter 18 mm and thickness 4.3 mm that acts as a filter to provide the correct electron cut-off and an acceptably flat Hp(10) relative response to photons, with an open hole in front of the Hp(0.07) element. Response characteristics for both detectors in this final design are presented for irradiation from a variety of angles of interest, with source energies between 16 and 6174 keV used. Comparison is made between modelled and measured data at normal incidence; the relative responses generally agree well. A new estimate for the relative light conversion efficiency relevant to the 7LiF:Mg,Cu,P is also derived and presented

  3. Corrosion barriers processed by Al electroplating and their resistance against flowing Pb–15.7Li

    In the HCLL blanket design, ferritic–martensitic steels are in direct contact with the flowing liquid breeder Pb–15.7Li and have to withstand severe corrosion attack. Beyond corrosion, T-permeation from the breeder into the RAFM-steels is also an important issue and has to be reduced significantly. Earlier work showed that Al-based coatings can act as barriers for both, however, applied processes e.g. HDA or VPS exhibited strong drawbacks in the past. Meanwhile new industrial relevant coating processes, using electroplating technology are under development and called ECA (electrochemical aluminization) and ECX (electrochemical deposition from ionic liquids) process. In this study electrochemically Al-coated and heat-treated Eurofer samples were tested in PICOLO loop for exposure times up to 12,000 h (ECA) and 2000 h (first results ECX) respectively to determine corrosion properties in flowing Pb–15.7Li (550 °C, 0.1 m/s). Cross section analysis afterward corrosion testing proved the ability of thin Al-based barriers made by electrochemical techniques to protect the bare Eurofer from corrosion attack even at exposure times of 12,000 h. Determined radial corrosion rates lay between 10 and 20 μm/a. First results for ECX coated samples (2000 h) revealed more homogeneous corrosion behavior of the barrier layer itself compared to ECA

  4. Corrosion barriers processed by Al electroplating and their resistance against flowing Pb–15.7Li

    Krauss, Wolfgang, E-mail: wolfgang.krauss@kit.edu; Konys, Jürgen; Wulf, Sven-Erik

    2014-12-15

    In the HCLL blanket design, ferritic–martensitic steels are in direct contact with the flowing liquid breeder Pb–15.7Li and have to withstand severe corrosion attack. Beyond corrosion, T-permeation from the breeder into the RAFM-steels is also an important issue and has to be reduced significantly. Earlier work showed that Al-based coatings can act as barriers for both, however, applied processes e.g. HDA or VPS exhibited strong drawbacks in the past. Meanwhile new industrial relevant coating processes, using electroplating technology are under development and called ECA (electrochemical aluminization) and ECX (electrochemical deposition from ionic liquids) process. In this study electrochemically Al-coated and heat-treated Eurofer samples were tested in PICOLO loop for exposure times up to 12,000 h (ECA) and 2000 h (first results ECX) respectively to determine corrosion properties in flowing Pb–15.7Li (550 °C, 0.1 m/s). Cross section analysis afterward corrosion testing proved the ability of thin Al-based barriers made by electrochemical techniques to protect the bare Eurofer from corrosion attack even at exposure times of 12,000 h. Determined radial corrosion rates lay between 10 and 20 μm/a. First results for ECX coated samples (2000 h) revealed more homogeneous corrosion behavior of the barrier layer itself compared to ECA.

  5. Quasi-bound alpha resonant states populated by the 12C(6Li, d) reaction

    Full text: The alpha cluster phenomenon in the light nuclei structure has been the subject of a long time investigation since the proposal of the Ikeda diagrams [1]. The main purpose of the research program in progress is the investigation of this phenomenon in (xα) and (xα+n) nuclei through the (6Li, d) alpha transfer reaction [2-4]. Alpha resonant states around the (4α) threshold in the nucleus 16O are the focus of the present contribution. In fact, the importance of these resonances at the elements production in stars is recognized, as primarily pointed out by Hoyle in 12C [6]. The existence of a rotational band with the α +12 C (Hoyle) cluster state structure was recently demonstrated by Ohkubo and Hirabayashi [6]. In order to explore this region of interest, measurements of the 12C(6Li, d)16O reaction up to 17 MeV of excitation at an incident energy of 25.5 MeV, have been performed employing the Sao Paulo Pelletron-Enge Split-Pole facility and the nuclear emulsion detection technique (plates Fuji G6B, 50 μm thick). Spectra associated with six scattering angles, from 5 deg to 29 deg in the laboratory frame, each one 50 cm along the focal surface, were measured. Several narrow resonances with a quasi-bound behavior embedded in the continuum were detected and the resolution of 25 keV allowed for the separation of doublets not resolved before [7,8]. The absolute cross sections and the respective deuteron angular distributions were determined and the analysis is in progress. [1] K. Ikeda et al., Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. E 68, 464 (1968); H. Horiuchi, K. Ikeda, and Y. Suzuki, ibid. 44, 225 (1978). [2] M.R.D.Rodrigues et al., in12th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanism, Varenna, Italy, edited by F. Cerutti and A. Ferrari , CERN Proceedings, 2010-2, pp. 331- 335. [3] T. Borello-Lewin et al., Proceedings of SOTANCP2, Brussels, Belgium 2010, edited by P. Descouvemount et al., Int. J. Mod. Mod. Phys E 20, 1018-1021 (2011). [4] T. Borello-Lewin et

  6. Multi-elemental characterization of organic liquid samples by use of a 13 MeV 6Li3+ beam

    Evaporated amniotic fluid (AF) targets have been bombarded with a 13 MeV 6Li3+ beam. Forward angle data have served to identify the 1H(6Li,1H)6Li reaction as an alternative for hydrogen characterization of such organic samples. Detected 6Li ions elastically scattered from C, N, O, Na and Cl can also be used to determine the concentrations of these elements in AF. The analyzed AF samples have been diluted with distilled water. The effect of sample dilution on the improvement of spectrum energy resolution has been observed, confirming previous reports. The hydrogen concentration determined in the studied AF targets is shown to vary linearly with sample dilution. Two detector arrangements have been used to find out which detection scheme is the most convenient. The combination of a counter telescope and a single detector, set up at the same polar angle on the opposite side of the beam, seems to be the best choice to have a reliable particle identification and an adequate energy resolution simultaneously.

  7. Evaluation of repulsive core parameters in heavy ion interactions from an analysis of the 6Li+28Si elastic scattering

    An attempt has been made to evaluate short-range repulsive core parameters in the potential of 6Li and 28Si nuclei interaction. The required data are obtained as a result of simultaneous analysis of experimental angular distributions of 6Li+28Si elastic scattering at the collision energy Esub(Li)=30 and 154 MeV. The evaluation calculations for Esub(Li)=5.8-154 MeV are performed. The relation of the repulsive core with the equation of nuclear matter state is discussed. From the analysis of experimental data on elastic scattering of 6Li+28Si at Esub(Li)=30 and 154 MeV an optical potential describing elastic scattering 30 MeV of 6Li+28Si in a wide angle range THETA <= 172 deg is obtained. The most specific peculiarity of the potential obtained is the presence of strong repulsion at short distances (r <= 3.5 f) between nuclei mass centres. It is shown that the parameters of the repulsive core obtained can be roughly evaluated using the equations of state of nuclear matter while the depth of the potential real part (approximately 30 MeV) is in qualitative agreement with some other approaches in which ion-ion interaction is calculated theoretically

  8. Neutron total and scattering cross sections of 6Li in the few MeV region

    Neutron total cross sections of 6Li are measured from approx. 0.5 to approx. 4.8 MeV at intervals of approx. 10 scattering angles and at incident-neutron intervals of approx.< 100 keV. Neutron differential inelastic-scattering cross sections are measured in the incident-energy range 3.5 to 4.0 MeV. The experimental results are extended to lower energies using measured neutron total cross sections recently reported elsewhere by the authors. The composite experimental data (total cross sections from 0.1 to 4.8 MeV and scattering cross sections from 0.22 to 4.0 MeV) are interpreted in terms of a simple two-level R-matrix model which describes the observed cross sections and implies the reaction cross section in unobserved channels; notably the (n;α)t reaction (Q = 4.783 MeV). The experimental and calculational results are compared with previously reported results as summarized in the ENDF/B-V evaluated nuclear data file

  9. Direct measurements of the absorption and spin-dependent scattering of thermal neutrons by 6Li

    To describe the interaction of slow neutrons (s waves) with nuclei of non-zero spin I it is necessary to introduce four parameters: b+, b- (scattering length for bound nuclei) and sigma+sub(c), sigma-sub(c) (capture cross section), the indices + and - referring respectively to the two possible channels for the interaction: I+1/2 and I-1/2. Having introduced the formalism of slow neutron scattering by a polarized target it is shown how B=(b+-b-)/(2I+1) and (sigma+sub(c)-sigma-sub(c)) may be determined by two kinds of experiments: analysis of the transmission of a polarized neutron beam as a function of the target polarization, and the pseudo-magnetism measurements. The notions of spin temperature, thermodynamics spin reservoirs and phenomena of nuclear relaxation and dynamic polarization in solids are reviewed and the experimental equipment is described briefly. The methods are applied to the measurement of capture and spin-dependent scattering amplitude for 6Li nuclei on a polycrystalline metallic sample and a monocrystalline lithium fluoride sample. The values found are: b+-b-=(0.38+-0.05) 10-12cm and sigma+sub(c)-sigma-sub(c)=(-1190+-40w) barn

  10. 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.

  11. Cross Section Measurement of 9Be(\\gamma,n)8Be and Implications for \\alpha+\\alpha+n -> 9Be in the r-Process

    Arnold, C W; Iliadis, C; Karwowski, H J; Rich, G C; Tompkins, J R; Howell, C R

    2011-01-01

    Models of the r-process are sensitive to the production rate of 9Be because, in explosive environments rich in neutrons, \\alpha(\\alpha n,\\gamma)9Be is the primary mechanism for bridging the stability gaps at A=5 and A=8. The \\alpha(\\alpha n,\\gamma)9Be reaction represents a two-step process, consisting of \\alpha+\\alpha -> 8Be followed by 8Be(n,\\gamma)9Be. We report here on a new absolute cross section measurement for the 9Be(\\gamma,n)8Be reaction conducted using a highly-efficient, 3He-based neutron detector and nearly-monoenergetic photon beams, covering energies from E_\\gamma = 1.5 MeV to 5.2 MeV, produced by the High Intensity \\gamma-ray Source of Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory. In the astrophysically important threshold energy region, the present cross sections are 40% larger than those found in most previous measurements and are accurate to +/- 10% (95% confidence). The revised thermonuclear \\alpha(\\alpha n,\\gamma)9Be reaction rate could have implications for the r-process in explosive environme...

  12. Study of the {sup 7}Li (p,{alpha}){sup 4}He Reaction at Astrophysical Energies Through the Trojan Horse Method

    Pellegriti, M.G.; Aliotta, M.; Cherubini, S.; Lattuada, M.; Miljanic, D.; Pizzone, R.G.; Romano, S.; Soic, N.; Spitaleri, C.; Zadro, M.; Zappala, R.A.

    2000-12-31

    The Trojan Horse Method has been applied to obtain information about {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}),{sup 4}He reaction at astrophysical energies. The {sup 7}Li(d,{alpha} n){sup 4}He reaction has been used and the two body reaction cross section for the {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}){sup 4}He has been extracted together with its astrophysical factor S(E).

  13. Experiment and theory for the reaction 7Li(γ,t)4He for E/sub γ/<50 MeV

    Differential and total cross sections for the 7Li(γ,t)4He reaction were measured. Both real and virtual photons were used in the experiment and gave self-consistent results. The data show a broad resonance indicating the presence of positive parity states near 8 MeV excitation in 7Li. A calculation using an α-3H cluster model of 7Li was also performed. Poor agreement is found between the calculation and experimental results

  14. Covariance analysis of n + 7Li data for ENDF/B-VI

    A new covariance analysis of n/plus/7Li experimental data has been completed for Version VI of ENDFB. The analysis basically updates our 1981 work for ENDFB-V.2 to include new data that has become available since that time and to incorporate cross correlations between different experiments. The bulk of the new measured data consists of some 10 new (or newly revised) tritium-production measurements involving about 70 new data points. The new analysis results in only small changes in the previous evaluation of the tritium-production cross section but significantly reduces the magnitudes of uncertainties due to the more extensive and accurate data base that was used

  15. New method to evaluate the 7Li(p, n)7Be reaction near threshold

    In this work a complete description of the 7Li(p, n)7Be reaction near threshold is given using center-of-mass and relative coordinates. It is shown that this standard approach, not used before in this context, leads to a simple mathematical representation which gives easy access to all relevant quantities in the reaction and allows a precise numerical implementation. It also allows in a simple way to include proton beam-energy spread affects. The method, implemented as a C++ code, was validated both with numerical and experimental data finding a good agreement. This tool is also used here to analyze scattered published measurements such as (p, n) cross sections, differential and total neutron yields for thick targets. Using these data we derive a consistent set of parameters to evaluate neutron production near threshold. Sensitivity of the results to data uncertainty and the possibility of incorporating new measurements are also discussed

  16. Photoassociation and ionization spectroscopy of ultracold $^{7}$Li$^{85}$Rb molecules

    Altaf, Adeel; Lorenz, John; Pérez-Ríos, Jesús; Chen, Yong P; Elliott, D S

    2014-01-01

    We report spectroscopic studies of ultracold $^{7}$Li$^{85}$Rb molecules using multiphoton ionization detection. With our dual-species Li and Rb MOT apparatus, we create ultracold LiRb molecules via photoassociation (PA), and explore new PA resonances, with binding energies up to ~62 cm^{-1}. Furthermore, we measure the resonantly enhanced multiphoton ionization (REMPI) spectra as a probe of ground and excited state vibrational levels. We identify vibrational levels of the $a^{3}\\Sigma^{+} (v" = 7 - 13)$, $3^{3} \\Pi (v'_{\\Pi} = 0 - 10)$ and $4^{3} \\Sigma^{+} (v'_{\\Sigma} = 0 - 5)$ electronic states. Our line assignments agree well with ab initio calculations. These spectroscopic studies are crucial to discovering transition pathways for transferring ultracold LiRb molecules created via PA to deeply bound rovibrational levels of the electronic ground state.

  17. Host-guest interactions in fluorinated polymer electrolytes: A 7Li-13C NMR study

    Mustarelli, P.; Quartarone, E.; Capiglia, C.; Tomasi, C.; Ferloni, P.; Magistris, A.

    1999-08-01

    Gel-type electrolytes based on fluorinated polymers are of interest for electrochemical devices. We present a 7Li-13C solid-state NMR and modulated differential scanning calorimetry (MDSC) study of gel electrolytes based on a copolymer poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVdF)-hexafluoropropylene (HFP) activated with a nonaqueous solution ethylene carbonate (EC)-propylene carbonate (PC)-LiN(CF3SO2)2. We show that the narrowing of the Li lineshape is decoupled from the glass transition. The behavior of the longitudinal relaxation times, T1, confirms that the host polymer matrix simply behaves like a quasiinert cage for the solution. These results are confirmed by 13C NMR at the magic angle (MAS) data, which show that the presence of the polymer does not significantly affect the chemical shift changes induced in the EC/PC carbons by the imide salt.

  18. Charge and mass distribution in 7Li induced fission of 232Th

    Formation cross sections of about forty fission products have been determined using recoil catcher technique followed by off line gamma-ray spectrometry in 7Li induced fission of 232Th at Elab=41.9, 36.6 and 31.4 MeV. The measured data have been used to deduce charge and mass distributions. Mass distribution is found to be asymmetric at all the three energies. Cross sections of evaporation residues formed in both transfer reactions (232,233,234Pa) as well as in complete fusion (234Np), have also been measured. The measured evaporation residue cross sections and the decay probabilities of target like nuclei (233,234,235Pa) formed in the various transfer reactions, as calculated by PACE2, have been used to estimate the transfer induced fission cross sections. The data indicated that the magnitude of transfer induced fission is very small

  19. Beam shaping assembly optimization for 7Li(p,n)7Be accelerator based BNCT

    Within the framework of accelerator-based BNCT, a project to develop a folded Tandem-ElectroStatic-Quadrupole accelerator is under way at the Atomic Energy Commission of Argentina. The proposed accelerator is conceived to deliver a proton beam of 30 mA at about 2.5 MeV. In this work we explore a Beam Shaping Assembly (BSA) design based on the 7Li(p,n)7Be neutron production reaction to obtain neutron beams to treat deep seated tumors. - Highlights: • A Beam Shaping Assembly for accelerator based BNCT has been designed. • A conical port for easy patient positioning and the cooling system are included. • Several configurations can deliver tumor doses greater than 55 RBEGy. • Good tumor doses can be obtained in less than 60 min of irradiation time

  20. Dynamics of fragment capture for cluster structures of weakly bound 7Li

    Role of cluster structures of 7Li on reaction dynamics have been studied by performing exclusive measurements of prompt-γ rays from residues with scattered particles at energy, E/Vb = 1.6, with 198Pt target. Yields of the residues resulting after capture of t and 4,5,6He, corresponding to different excitation energies of the composite system were estimated. The results were compared with three body classical-dynamical model for breakup fusion, constrained by the measured fusion, α and t capture cross-sections. The cross-section of residues from capture of α and t agreed well with the prediction of the model showing dominance of the two step process - breakup fusion, while those from tightly bound 6He showed massive transfer to be the dominant mechanism. (authors)

  1. Dynamics of fragment capture for cluster structures of weakly bound 7Li

    Shrivastava A.

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Role of cluster structures of 7Li on reaction dynamics have been studied by performing exclusive measurements of prompt-γ rays from residues with scattered particles at energy, E/Vb = 1.6, with 198Pt target. Yields of the residues resulting after capture of t and 4,5,6He, corresponding to different excitation energies of the composite system were estimated. The results were compared with three body classical-dynamical model for breakup fusion, constrained by the measured fusion, α and t capture cross-sections. The cross-section of residues from capture of α and t agreed well with the prediction of the model showing dominance of the two step process - breakup fusion, while those from tightly bound 6He showed massive transfer to be the dominant mechanism.

  2. The reaction 7Li(e,3H)4He,e' between 6 and 15 MeV

    Tritons resulting from the electrodisintegration of 7Li have been measured at 90 deg for an incident electron energy of 23.8 MeV over an energy range which ensured that only tritons emitted in the two-body channel were detected. The electrodisintegration cross sections were converted to equivalent photodisintegration data and compared to earlier results. Large discrepancies are observed. It is found that the (γ,3H) channel contributes appreciably to the electric dipole sum rule for 7Li. (author)

  3. The Trojan-Horse Method applied to the {sup 6}Li(p,{alpha}){sup 3}He reaction down to astrophysical energies

    Tumino, A.; Spitaleri, C.; Pappalardo, L.; Cherubini, S.; Del Zoppo, A.; La Cognata, M.; Musumarra, A.; Pellegriti, M.G.; Pizzone, R.G.; Rinollo, A.; Romano, S.; Typel, S

    2004-04-05

    The Trojan-Horse Method has been applied to the three-body d({sup 6}Li,{alpha}{sup 3}He)n break-up reaction in order to extract the bare nucleus S(E) factor for the {sup 6}Li(p,{alpha}){sup 3}He down to astrophysical energies.

  4. Towards {sup 6}Li-{sup 40}K ground state molecules

    Brachmann, Johannes Felix Simon

    2013-02-08

    The production of a quantum gas with strong long - range dipolar interactions is a major scientific goal in the research field of ultracold gases. In their ro - vibrational ground state Li-K dimers possess a large permanent dipole moment, which could possibly be exploited for the realization of such a quantum gas. A production of these molecules can be achieved by the association of Li and K at a Feshbach resonance, followed by a coherent state transfer. In this thesis, detailed theoretical an experimental preparations to achieve state transfer by means of Stimulated Raman Adiabatic Passage (STIRAP) are described. The theoretical preparations focus on the selection of an electronically excited molecular state that is suitable for STIRAP transfer. In this context, molecular transition dipole moments for both transitions involved in STIRAP transfer are predicted for the first time. This is achieved by the calculation of Franck-Condon factors and a determination of the state in which the {sup 6}Li-{sup 40}K Feshbach molecules are produced. The calculations show that state transfer by use of a single STIRAP sequence is experimentally very well feasible. Further, the optical wavelengths that are needed to address the selected states are calculated. The high accuracy of the data will allow to carry out the molecular spectroscopy in a fast and efficient manner. Further, only a comparatively narrow wavelength tuneability of the spectroscopy lasers is needed. The most suitable Feshbach resonance for the production of {sup 6}Li-{sup 40}K molecules at experimentally manageable magnetic field strengths is occurring at 155 G. Experimentally, this resonance is investigated by means of cross-dimensional relaxation. The application of the technique at various magnetic field strengths in the vicinity of the 155 G Feshbach resonance allows a determination of the resonance position and width with so far unreached precision. This reveals the production of molecules on the atomic side

  5. Studies on the light heavy ion system 6Li+16O

    In the present thesis the system 6Li+16O is studied in the range of the Coulomb threshold. The measured excitation functions exhibit almost without exception correlatedly occurring structures at Elab=5.4 MeV respectively 6.5 MeV (this corresponds to Ex(22Na)=18.5 MeV respectively 19.3 MeV). A detailed statistical analysis consisting of the calculation of the fluctuation band widths in the sense of the Ericson theory, the peak-counting analysis, the Fourier analysis, the auto-/cross-correlation analysis, as well as the calculation of the energy-dependent cross correlation and deviation functions identifies these phenomena as resonances (99% confidence limit). Further structures at Elab=4.7 and 7.8 MeV (corresponds toEx=17.9 respectively 20.2 MeV) reach the 90% confidence level. The mean coherence width resulted to Γ ≅ 130 keV and lies by this distinctly below the experimentally determined resonance widths of 350 keV ≤Γtot≤800 keV. The positions of the resonances can be well described by the assumption of a K=1 rotational band in the nucleus 22Na. Beside the model-dependent spin assignment the distribution of the angular momenta in the entrance channel suggests a negative parity of the band. By means of the experimentally determined linear cross correlation coefficients for isobaric analogue decay channels furthermore the Coulomb matrix element is determined to x>=1.5 keV. The comparison with the mean level width of the compound nucleus 22Na at excitation energies around 19 MeV indicates an extremely low Isospin violation. (orig./HSI)

  6. Precise determination of 6Li cold collision parameters by radio-frequency spectroscopy on weakly bound molecules

    We employ radio-frequency spectroscopy on weakly bound 6Li2 molecules to precisely determine the molecular binding energies and the energy splittings between molecular states for different magnetic fields. These measurements allow us to extract the interaction parameters of ultracold 6Li atoms based on a multichannel quantum scattering model. We determine the singlet and triplet scattering lengths to be as=45.167(8)a0 and at=-2140(18)a0 (1a0=0.052 917 7 nm), and the positions of the broad Feshbach resonances in the energetically lowest three s-wave scattering channels to be 83.41(15), 69.04(5), and 81.12(10) mT

  7. Comparison of thermal neutron detection efficiency of 6Li scintillation glass and 3He gas proportional tube

    We report on a comparison study of the 3He gas proportional tube and the 6Li incorporated scintillation glasses on thermal neutron detection efficiency. Both 3He and 6Li are used commonly for thermal neutron detection because of their high neutron capture absorption coefficient. By using a neutron source 252Cf and a paraffin moderator in an alignment system, we can get a small beam of thermal neutrons. A flash ADC is used to measure the thermal neutron spectrum of each detector, and the detected number of events is determined from the spectrum, then we can calculate the detection efficiency of different detectors. Meanwhile, the experiment has been modeled with GEANT4 to validate the results against the Monte Carlo simulation. (authors)

  8. Li2TiO3 pebbles reprocessing, recovery of 6Li as Li2CO3

    A process for obtaining Li2CO3 from Li2TiO3 powder by wet chemistry was developed. This is considered useful in view of the recovery of 6Li isotope from a lithium titanate breeder burned up to its end of life in a fusion reactor. The process was optimized with respect to the chemical attack of titanate and the precipitation of carbonate from aqueous solutions to get a powder, with the chemical and morphological characteristics, suitable for its re-exploitation in the fabrication of Li2TiO3 pebbles. Reprocessing was also planned to adjust the 6Li concentration to the desired value and to obtain homogeneous distribution in the powder batch. Further development concerning reprocessing of sintered Li2TiO3 pebbles is in progress exploiting the results obtained with lithium titanate powders. (orig.)

  9. Li2TiO3 pebbles reprocessing, recovery of 6Li as Li2CO3

    A process for obtaining Li2CO3 from Li2TiO3 powder by wet chemistry was developed. This is considered useful in view of the recovery of the 6Li isotope from lithium titanate breeder burned to its end of life in a fusion reactor. The process was optimized with respect to the chemical attack of titanate and the precipitation of carbonate from aqueous solutions to get a powder with chemical and morphological characteristics suitable for its reexploitation in the fabrication of Li2TiO3 pebbles. Reprocessing was also planned to adjust the 6Li concentration to the desired value and to obtain a homogeneous distribution in the powder batch. Further development concerning reprocessing of sintered Li2TiO3 pebbles is in progress exploiting the results obtained with lithium titanate powders

  10. Astrophysical S-factor for $^6$Li$(p,\\gamma)$$^7$Be in the coupled-channel Gamow shell model

    Dong, G X; Michel, N; Płoszajczak, M

    2015-01-01

    We have applied the Gamow shell model (GSM) in the coupled-channel representation to study the astrophysical $S$-factor for the proton radiative capture reaction of $^6$Li. Reaction channels are built by coupling the proton wave function expanded in different partial waves with the GSM wave functions of the ground state ($1^+$) and the excited states ($3^+_1$, $0^+_1$ and $2^+_1$) of $^6$Li. All relevant $E1$, $M1$, and $E2$ transitions from the initial continuum states in $^7$Be to the final bound states (${3/2}^-_1$ and ${1/2}^-_1$) states are included. It is found that the calculated total astrophysical $S$ factor for this reaction agrees well with the experimental data.

  11. Astrophysical S-factor for 6Li(ρ, γ)7Be in the coupled-channel Gamow shell model

    Dong, G. X.; Fossez, K.; Michel, N.; Płoszajczak, M.

    2016-02-01

    We have applied the Gamow shell model (GSM) in the coupled-channel representation to study the astrophysical S-factor for the proton radiative capture reaction of 6Li. Reaction channels are built by coupling the proton wave function expanded in different partial waves with the GSM wave functions of the ground state (1+) and the excited states (31+, 01+ and 21+) of 6Li. All relevant E1, M1, and E2 transitions from the initial continuum states in 7Be to the final bound states (3/21- and 1/21-) are included. It is found that the calculated total astrophysical S factor for this reaction agrees well with the experimental data.

  12. Neutron detection and identification using ZnS:Ag/{sup 6}LiF in segmented antineutrino detectors

    Kiff, Scott D., E-mail: skiff@sandia.gov [Sandia National Laboratories, 7011 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Bowden, Nathaniel [Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 7000 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States); Lund, Jim; Reyna, David [Sandia National Laboratories, 7011 East Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550 (United States)

    2011-10-01

    Antineutrino detection using inverse beta-decay conversion has demonstrated capability to measure nuclear reactor power and fissile material content for nuclear safeguards. Current efforts focus on aboveground deployment scenarios, for which a successful background rejection strategy will be needed to measure the anticipated antineutrino event rates. In this paper, we report on initial studies to quantify the intrinsic capture efficiency and particle identification capabilities of a new scintillation-based segmented design that uses layers of ZnS:Ag/{sup 6}LiF to capture and identify neutrons created in the inverse beta-decay reaction. Laboratory efficiency measurements are consistent with MCNP5 calculations, estimating {sup 6}Li neutron conversion efficiency above 50% for practical full-scale detector configurations.

  13. Simultaneous measurement of angular distribution of elastic scattering for 6Li, 7Be, and 8B in 58Ni

    The experimental angular distributions of elastic scattering for the projectiles 6Li, 7Be, 8B in 58Ni were obtained. Using the Optical model with a Woods-Saxon potential form, as much for the real part as for the imaginary one, an adjustment to the experimental data varying only the depth of the imaginary part of the potential is made. A comparison of the results obtained for each projectile is made. (Author)

  14. Influence of the separation of the centre-of-mass motion on the charge form factor of /sup 6/Li

    Bouten, M. (Limburgs Universitair Centrum (Belgium)); Bouten, M.C. (Centre d' Etude de l' Energie Nucleaire, Mol (Belgium))

    1982-12-01

    An exact calculation is carried out for the charge form factor of /sup 6/Li using a wavefunction for the ground state which depends on the internal coordinates only and which contains a short-range correlation factor of the Jastrow type. A very good fit to the experimental data can be obtained by adjusting the parameters in the wavefunction. It is found that the optimum value of these parameters depends sensitively on the way the centre-of-mass coordinate is eliminated.

  15. The value of B(E2;3/2- → 1/2-) for 7Li

    Previous experimental information from the Coulomb excitation of the 1/2- first excited state of 7Li is discussed and reanalysed, giving B(E2;3/2- → 1/2-) = 7.59 ± 0.10e2fm4. 28 refs., 3 tabs., 1 fig

  16. The α-continuum from the interaction of 70 MeV polarized 7Li with 54Fe

    The first- and second-rank analysing powers were measured for the α-particle continuum from the interaction of 70 MeV polarized 7Li with 54Fe. The data are consistent with a partial fusion reaction mechanism as the dominant process and can be described by a semiclassical model of analysing powers in transfer reactions. (author)

  17. About the reactions 3H(alpha,gamma)7Li and 3He(alpha,gamma)7Be

    In this article the current experimental and theoretical status of the radiative alpha capture reactions 3H(α,γ)7Li and 3He(α,γ)7Be and their relations to primordial nucleosynthesis and the solar neutrino problem are reviewed. (author)

  18. Study of 9Be breakup influence by comparing fusion around the barrier in the reactions: 9Be + 116Sn and 10B + 115In

    The weakly bound 9Be and tightly bound 10B, neighbouring projectiles were used on the 116Sn and 115In respectively; both reactions leading to the same compound nucleus 125Xe. The present study was carried out near the barrier varying the beam energy

  19. Theoretical study of the α +d →6Li +γ astrophysical capture process in a three-body model

    Tursunov, E. M.; Kadyrov, A. S.; Turakulov, S. A.; Bray, I.

    2016-07-01

    The astrophysical capture process α +d →6Li is studied in a three-body model. The initial state is factorized into the deuteron bound state and the (α +d )-scattering state. The final nucleus 6Li (1+) is described as a three-body bound state α +n +p in the hyperspherical Lagrange-mesh method. The contribution of the E 1 -transition operator from the initial isosinglet states to the isotriplet components of the final state is estimated to be negligible. An estimation of the forbidden E 1 transition to the isosinglet components of the final state is comparable with the corresponding results of the two-body model. However, the contribution of the E 2 -transition operator is found to be much smaller than the corresponding estimations of the two-body model. The three-body model perfectly matches the new experimental data of the LUNA Collaboration with the spectroscopic factor of 2.586 estimated from the bound-state wave functions of 6Li and a deuteron.

  20. Examination of the Coulomb-nuclear interference in inelastic scattering of 6Li in 76Ge

    The inelastic scattering of 28,0 MeV 6Li on 76Ge in the excitation of the 2+1 state, has been studied with the Coulomb-Nuclear Interference (CNI) analysis. The data were measured at the Pelletron-Enge-Spectrograph facility at LAFN-IFUSP. A solid-state position sensitive silicon detector (PSD) (500μm thickness and 47 × 8 mm2 area) was used to measure the data at the spectrometer focal plane. Digital pulse processing (DPP) was implemented in the acquisition system. Twenty-six spectra were measured at carefully chosen scattering angles in the range of 10 deg ≤ θLab ≤ 55 deg to obtain an angular distribution. The analysis was performed with the Distorted Wave Born Approximation (DWBA) and applied for the nuclear transition potential, the Deformed Optical Potential Model (DOMP), under well-established global optical parameters. The fit of the predicted cross sections to the experimental data through χ2 minimization, using the iterative method of Gauss, allowed for the extraction of the correlated parameters, δN2, the mass deformation length, and C2 = ΝC2/δN2, the ratio between charge and mass deformation lengths. The correlated parameters obtained in the present work were C2 = 1,101 (20) and δN2 = 1,08(21)fm. Statistical tests, through a Monte Carlo simulation of 5000 new data sets, validated the method employed in the correlated parameters fit. The methodology applied for the CNI analysis allowed the extraction of ratio B(EL)/B(ISL), which is proportional to the square of C2, with a good precision due to the scale uncertainties cancellation of the absolute cross sections. The values of B(IS2) and of the ratios B(E2)/B(IS2) obtained in the present work have not been reported before and allow the study of the evolution of the collectivity throughout the even-A germanium chain together with former results obtained for the 70,72,74Ge isotopes. The results along the chain indicate that although the protons relative to the neutrons reveal a small predominant

  1. Validity test of the Trojan Horse Method applied to the {sup 7}Li+p{yields} {alpha}+{alpha} reaction via the {sup 3}He break-up

    Tumino, A.; Spitaleri, C.; Sergi, M.L.; Cherubini, S.; La Cognata, M.; Lamia, L.; Romano, S.; Tudisco, S. [Universita di Catania, Dipartimento di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Catania (Italy); INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Kroha, V.; Burjan, V.; Novac, J.; Vincour, J. [Nuclear Physics Institute of ASCR, Rez, Prague (Czech Republic); Fueloep, Z.; Somorjai, E. [Institute of Nuclear Research of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (ATOMKI), Debrecen (Hungary); Pizzone, R.G. [INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy)

    2006-03-15

    The Trojan Horse Method (THM) was applied to the {sup 3}He+{sup 7}Li interaction in order to investigate the quasi-free {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}){sup 4}He reaction. The three-body experiment was performed at 33 MeV corresponding to a {sup 7}Li-p relative energy ranging from 50 keV to 7 MeV. The extracted {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}){sup 4}He quasi-free cross-section was compared with the behavior of direct data, as well as with the result of a previous THM investigation on the {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}){sup 4}He reaction off the neutron in {sup 2}H. A good agreement between data sets shows up throughout the energy range investigated, providing a very important validity test of the pole approximation for the THM. (orig.)

  2. Search for solar axions emitted in the M1-transition of 7Li* with Borexino CTF

    Results of background measurements with a prototype of the Borexino detector were used to search for 478 keV solar axions emitted in the M1-transitions of 7Li*. The Compton conversion of axion to a photon A+e→e+γ, axioelectric effect A+e+Z→e+Z, decay of axion in two photons A→2γ and Primakoff conversion on nuclei A+Z→γ+Z are considered. The upper limit on constants of interaction of axion with electrons, photons and nucleons -gAegAN≤(1.0-2.4) x 10-10 at mA≤450 keV and gAγgAN≤5 x 10-9 GeV-1 at mA≤10 keV are obtained (90%c.l.). For heavy axions with mass at 100AAe-8 and gAγ-9-10-8 are obtained in assumption that gAN depends on mA as for KSVZ axion model. These limits are stronger than obtained in previous laboratory-based experiments using nuclear reactor and artificial radioactive sources. (orig.)

  3. Thick target neutron yields for the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction near threshold

    Transportable accelerator sources of epithermal neutrons are crucial for the development of hospital-based boron neutron capture therapy (BNCT) as a treatment modality for brain cancers. One method for producing such epithermal neutrons is near-threshold (p,n) reactions as studied by our group, as well as several other investigators. As part of this effort, we have developed accurate methods for computing the angular distributions and energy spectra of neutrons from thick targets using the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction near threshold. Neutron yields are calculated for lithium metal as well as several lithium compounds of low molecular weight. The calculational method is discussed, with emphasis on the improvements over previously published methods. Neutron energy spectra, angular distributions, and total yields for proton beam energies up to 120 keV above threshold are presented. A method is also demonstrated for calculating neutron yields for targets that are not sufficiently thick to slow protons past the reaction threshold

  4. Elastic scattering and fusion cross-sections in 7Li + 27Al reaction

    D Patel; S Santra; S Mukherjee; B K Nayak; P K Rath; V V Parkar; R K Choudhury

    2013-10-01

    With an aim to understand the effects of breakup and transfer channels on elastic scattering and fusion cross-sections in the 7Li + 27Al reaction, simultaneous measurement of elastic scattering angular distributions and fusion cross-sections have been carried out at various energies (lab = 8.0–16.0 MeV) around the Coulomb barrier. Optical model (OM) analysis of the elastic scattering data does not show any threshold anomaly or breakup threshold anomaly behaviour in the energy dependence of the real and imaginary parts of the OM potential. Fusion cross-section at each bombarding energy is extracted from the measured -particle evaporation energy spectra at backward angles by comparing with the statistical model prediction. Results on fusion cross-sections from the present measurements along with data from the literature have been compared with the coupled-channels predictions. Detailed coupled-channels calculations have been carried out to study the effect of coupling of breakup, inelastic and transfer, channels on elastic scattering and fusion. The effect of 1-stripping transfer coupling was found to be significant compared to that of the projectile breakup couplings in the present system.

  5. Coherent photoproduction of π0- and η-mesons off 7Li

    Coherent photoproduction of π0-mesons from threshold (Eth ∼ 136 MeV) throughout the Δ-resonance region and of η-mesons close to the production threshold (Eth ∼ 570 MeV) for η has been measured for 7Li nuclei. The experiment was performed using the tagged-photon beam of the Mainz MAMI accelerator with the Crystal Ball and TAPS detectors combined to give an almost 4 π solid-angle electromagnetic calorimeter. The reactions were identified by a combined invariant-mass and missing-energy analysis. A comparison of the pion data to plane-wave impulse modelling tests the nuclear mass form factor. So far coherent η production had been only identified for the lightest nuclear systems (2H and 3He). For 3He a large enhancement of the cross section above plane-wave approximations had been reported, indicating the formation of a quasi-bound state. The present Li data for η production agree with a plane-wave approximation. Contrary to 3He, neither a threshold enhancement of the total cross section nor a deviation of the angular distributions from the expected form factor dependence were observed. (orig.)

  6. Investigations of Li-containing SiCN(O) ceramics via 7Li MAS NMR.

    Gumann, Sina; Nestle, Nikolaus; Liebau-Kunzmann, Verena; Riedel, Ralf

    2007-04-01

    Lithium-containing silicon (oxy)carbonitride ceramics (SiCN(O):Li) were synthesized via precursor-to-ceramic-transformation of Li-containing (poly)silazanes. The precursors were obtained by lithiation of 2,4,6-trimethyl-2,4,6-trivinylcyclotrisilazane with n-butyllithium and by reaction of a commercial poly(organosilazane) VL20 with metallic lithium. The annealing treatment was carried out at temperatures between 200 and 1400 degrees C in argon (DeltaT=200 degrees C) and yielded Li-containing silicon (oxy)carbonitride. X-ray powder diffraction revealed that the resulting SiCN(O):Li ceramics were basically amorphous up to temperatures of 1000 degrees C and formed LiSi(2)N(3), graphite and silicon carbide as crystalline phases at higher temperatures. (7)Li MAS NMR spectroscopy was carried out to investigate the structure of the Li-containing phases and to study the reaction path of metallic Li with polysilazane. Based on the NMR spectra, there is almost no difference found in the chemical shift of the SiCN(O):Li ceramics obtained at different temperatures. Accordingly, Li is assigned to be mainly coordinated to N and O present as contaminant element. Relaxation time measurements showed that the most mobile Li(+) species seems to be present in the product obtained in the pyrolysis temperature range between 600 and 1000 degrees C. PMID:17418540

  7. Strong coupled-channels effects in the 9Be(α,t)10B reaction

    Differential cross sections were measured for the reactions 9Be(α,α')9Be, 9Be(α,t)10B and 9Be(α,3He)10B at Esub(α) = 65 MeV for angles ranging from thetasub(lab) = 60 to 480. Optical-model analysis was performed for elastic α-scattering from 9Be at Esub(α) = 48, 65 and 104 MeV, and DWBA and CC calculations were done for the inelastic α-scattering at Esub(α) = 65 MeV. DWBA calculations for the 9Be(α, 3He) reactions do not fit the transfer data so well and extracted spectroscopic factors are in disagreement with those of Cohen and Kurath and with values obtained from other reactions. Full CRC calculations assuming a band structure for the low-lying states of 10B and employing a modified set of Cohen and Kurath spectroscopic factors yield globally better fits in shape and in absolute cross section for differential cross sections to low-lying states in 10B obtained in 9Be(α,t)10B at Esub(α) = 65 MeV and 9Be(3He,d)10B at Esub(d) = 17 MeV. In general, strong coupled-channel effects mainly affecting the distorte waves are observed both in entrance and exit channels. (orig.)

  8. The 10B(n,α0)7Li and 10B(n,αlγ)7Li alpha-particle angular distributions, branching ratios and cross-sections measurements for En < 3 MeV

    Hambsch, F. J.; Ruskov, I.; Vidali, M.

    2010-01-01

    The 10B(n,α0)7Li and 10B(n,αiγ)7Li angular distributions have been measured at the GELINA time-of-flight spectrometer in the incident neutron energy range from 0.1 keV to 1 MeV by means of a twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber. With this type of detector it is possible to measure the angular distribution of the charged reaction fragments in a close to 2×2π solid angle with ~100% efficiency and a clear separation of both reaction channels: emission to the 7Li ground state (α0) or to its first excited state (α1). A strong angular anisotropy was observed at ~ 520 keV. In order to extend the energy range up to 2.5-3 MeV and to measure, also, the reaction cross sections, a double twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber was constructed. It is loaded with two very thin 94% 10B-enriched samples, mounted back-to-back with 235U samples on the common cathodes. New data acquisition, visualization and analysis software is used in a new set of long-term measurements, which are still going on.

  9. The 10B(n,α0)7Li and 10B(n,αlγ)7Li alpha-particle angular distributions, branching ratios and cross-sections measurements for En < 3 MeV

    The 10B(n,α0)7Li and 10B(n,αiγ)7Li angular distributions have been measured at the GELINA time-of-flight spectrometer in the incident neutron energy range from 0.1 keV to 1 MeV by means of a twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber. With this type of detector it is possible to measure the angular distribution of the charged reaction fragments in a close to 2x2π solid angle with ∼100% efficiency and a clear separation of both reaction channels: emission to the 7Li ground state (α0) or to its first excited state (α1). A strong angular anisotropy was observed at ∼ 520 keV. In order to extend the energy range up to 2.5-3 MeV and to measure, also, the reaction cross sections, a double twin Frisch-grid ionization chamber was constructed. It is loaded with two very thin 94% 10B-enriched samples, mounted back-to-back with 235U samples on the common cathodes. New data acquisition, visualization and analysis software is used in a new set of long-term measurements, which are still going on.

  10. Photodisintegration of 9Be and the importance of the unbound 1/2+ state

    Odsuren Myagmarjav

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The photodisintegration cross section of the 9Be(1/2+ state is investigated in a framework of the α + α + n three-body model. The 1/2+ state of 9Be locates just above the three-body threshold, and the s-wave neutron property of this state is a long-standing problem. It has been a topic of quite interest in relation to the breakup mechanism of 9Be into the 8Be(0+ + n and (α + α + n channels.

  11. Simultaneous description of CF, ICF and TF data of 6,7Li + 209Bi reaction using new ICF mode

    The systematic behavior of the fusion suppression factors and ICF probability as a function of target mass is not well understood, despite the CF experimental data being available for a number of projectile-target systems. In our recent paper, a new method was proposed to calculate the ICF probability which is based on absorption cross sections obtained from the CDCC calculations. In continuation of this work, we have also carried out similar calculations for 6,7Li + 209Bi where the experimental data of CF and ICF is available. In the recent paper by Marta et al., the semi-classical model calculations were attempted to understand CF and ICF data for 6,7Li + 209Bi, which was not explaining the data quite well. Here, we have demonstrated the use of quantum mechanical treatment for simultaneous explanation of CF, ICF and TF over a large energy range

  12. Determination of 2> from fission fragment anisotropy for reactions involving weakly bound 6,7Li projectiles

    Fission fragment (FF) angular distributions for 6,7Li+235,238U reactions and FF mass distributions for 6,7Li+238U reactions have been measured at energies around the Coulomb barrier and reported in earlier symposia. The aim is to investigate the effect of projectile breakup on various observables in fission reactions. Due to low breakup threshold there is a probability of breakup of the projectiles which in turn may affect the compound nucleus (CN) formation cross section. In the present study it is proposed to determine the 2 > from the measured fission fragment anisotropy and compare them with the ones obtained from coupled channels calculations to investigate the effect of projectile breakup

  13. RBEs of thermal neutron beam and the 10B(n,α)7Li reaction on skin in the hamster

    The skin relative biologic effectiveness (RBE) of a thermal neutron beam and the 10B(n,α)7Li reaction were determined by using Syrian (Golden) hamsters and compared with the RBE of a 9-MeV electron beam. The boron used in our experiment was 10B-paraboronophenylalanine (10B-BPA). The Kyoto University Research Reactor was used as the source of thermal neutrons. In the skin dose-response curve, thermal neutron beams produced an almost linear relationship between the maximum skin reaction and the absorbed dose. The RBE obtained in this experimental system was about 2.0. The RBEs of the 14N(n,p)14C and the 10B(n,α)7Li reaction were estimated as 3.1 and about 1.6, respectively, with the assumption that each component of radiation was additive

  14. The 6Li(e,e'p) and 142,146Nd(e,e'p) reactions

    In this thesis two special cases of the (e,e'p) reaction are discussed. The first case is a (e,e'p) reaction for which the residual nucleus is unbound. With an unbound residual nucleus in the (e,e'p) reaction the proton-separation energy equals the two-body emission threshold of the target nucleus. Hence such a reaction is very interesting in a study of possible contributions of many-body mechanisms to cross sections obtained in (e,e'p) reactions. These contributions have been studied for the 6Li(e,e'p) reaction. The second case is an investigation of the change in shape of momentum distributions in the (e,e'p) reaction due to deformation effects, by studying proton knockout from 142Nd (spherical in the ground state) and 146N (deformable). The first part of the thesis deals with the 6Li(e,e'p) reaction. First the essential ingredients for the interpretation of the (e,e'p) cross sections are discussed. Three theoretical models, which predict the 6Li(e,e'p) spectral function, are discussed: the harmonic oscillator model shell, a three-body α-n-p cluster model, and another cluster model with different clusterization of the constituents 6Li and 5He. The experimental spectral function is presented and discussed within the theoretical framework. The occurence of reaction mechanisms beyond the quasi-elastic (e,e'p) reaction is investigated. In the second part the 142Ne(e,e'p) an 146Ne(e,e'p) reactions are discussed. The shape of the momentum distribution in deformed nuclei is discussed within the Nilsson model, followed by a summary of the experimental conditions under which the experimental spectral functions of both (e,e'p) reactions have been obtained. The energy-position and momentum distribution of the lowest discrete transitions are compared to the Nilsson-model predictions. (H.W.). 181 p.; 61 figs.; 27 tabs

  15. {sup 16}O resonances near 4α threshold through {sup 12}C({sup 6}Li,d) reaction

    Rodrigues, M. R. D.; Borello-Lewin, T.; Miyake, H.; Horodynski-Matsushigue, L. B.; Duarte, J. L. M.; Rodrigues, C. L.; Faria, P. Neto de [Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, Caixa Postal 66318, CEP 05314-970, São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Cunsolo, A.; Cappuzzello, F.; Foti, A.; Agodi, C.; Cavallaro, M. [INFN - Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia 62, 95125 Catania (Italy); Napoli, M. di; Ukita, G. M. [Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Santo Amaro, R. Prof. Eneas da Siqueira Neto, 340, CEP 04829-300, São Paulo, SP (Brazil)

    2014-11-11

    Several narrow alpha resonant {sup 16}O states were detected through the {sup 12}C({sup 6}Li,d) reaction, in the range of 13.5 to 17.5 MeV of excitation energy. The reaction was measured at a bombarding energy of 25.5 MeV employing the São Paulo Pelletron-Enge-Spectrograph facility and the nuclear emulsion technique. Experimental angular distributions associated with natural parity quasi-bound states around the 4α threshold are presented and compared to DWBA predictions. The upper limit for the resonance widths obtained is near the energy resolution (15 keV)

  16. Contribution to the study of excited levels of 7Be obtained from the reaction 6Li (p, α)

    The interpretation of the results of the reaction 6Li (p, α) in the energy range 100 keV to 3 MeV has been done with the next levels of 7Be : 3/2- (5,9 MeV), 3/2+ (6,2 MeV), 5/2- (7,18 MeV) and a level the characteristics of which may be 1/2+ or 4P (9,5 MeV). (author)

  17. AB-BNCT beam shaping assembly based on 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction optimization

    A numerical optimization of a Beam Shaping Assembly (BSA) for Accelerator Based-Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (AB-BNCT) has been performed. The reaction 7Li(p,n)7Be has been considered using a proton beam on a lithium fluoride target. Proton energy and the dimensions of a simple BSA geometry have been varied to obtain a set of different configurations. The optimal configuration of this set is shown.

  18. Preliminary study of the 19F(7Li,7Be)19O reaction at 52 MeV with MAGNEX

    Cavallaro, M; Cappuzzello, F; Carbone, D; Foti, A; Orrigo, S E A; Rodrigues, M R D; Schillaci, M; Borello-Lewin, T; Petrascu, H

    2010-01-01

    The 19F(7Li,7Be)19O charge-exchange reaction at 52 MeV incident energy has been performed at INFN-LNS in Catania using the MAGNEX spectrometer. The use of an algebraic ray-reconstruction technique has allowed to extract the 19O excitation energy spectrum and the experimental angular distributions obtained with a single angular setting of the spectrometer.

  19. Differential cross section of elastic proton scattering on 9 Be nuclei at the intermediate energies

    Theoretical calculation of matrix elements of 9 Be proton elastic scattering is presented within Glauber-Sitenko theory of multiplicity scattering. Wave functions for 9 Be in three-particle 2α+N - have been used. Calculation of differential cross sections of elastic scattering under Ep=200 MeV and 1 GeV is given. Dependence of N N- and Nα-amplitudes from different multiples of proton scattering on target-nucleus clusters is analyzed

  20. Application of a 6LiF small neutron detector with an optical fiber to tritium production rate measurement in D-T neutron fields

    6LiF small neutron detectors with an optical fiber have been used to measure 6Li(n,α)T reaction rate distributions at thermal research reactors and accelerator facilities. In the present study, we developed an experimental method for the measurement of tritium production rate (TPR) of 6Li using this small detector in deuterium-tritium (D-T) neutron fields. Reaction rate measurements with the detector were conducted in the D-T neutron fields at the Fusion Neutronics Source (FNS) facility. From the results, we determined that this detector can be used to measure the TPR distribution in soft neutron spectrum fields such as in a Be assembly. It is difficult to obtain 6Li(n,α)T reaction rate separately in hard neutron spectrum fields such as in a Li2O assembly, because many kinds of charged particle production reactions need to be taken into consideration. However, a time-dependent reaction rate measurement method combined with the 6LiF detector and the ZnS detector is effective to separate the 6Li(n,α)T reaction from other reactions even in a hard spectrum field, and it can be applied to the measurement of the TPR distribution accurately. (author)

  1. Structure of the mirror nuclei $^{9}$Be and $^{9}$B in a microscopic cluster model

    Arai, K; Suzuki, Y; Varga, K

    1996-01-01

    The structure of the mirror nuclei ^9Be and ^9B is studied in a microscopic \\alpha+ \\alpha+ n and \\alpha+ \\alpha+ p three-cluster model using a fully antisymmetrized 9-nucleon wave function. The two-nucleon interaction includes central and spin-orbit components and the Coulomb potential. The ground state of ^9Be is obtained accurately with the stochastic variational method, while several particle-unbound states of both ^9Be and ^9B are investigated with the complex scaling method.The calculation for ^9Be supports the recent identification for the existence of two broad states around 6.5 MeV, and predicts the \\frac{3}{2}^{-}_2 and \\frac{5}{2}^{-}_2 states at about 4.5 MeV and 8 MeV, respectively. The similarity of the calculated spectra of ^9Be and ^9B enables one to identify unknown spins and parities of the ^9B states. Available data on electromagnetic moments and elastic electron scatterings are reproduced very well. The enhancement of the E1 transition of the first excited state in ^9Be is well accounted f...

  2. Cation and anion dynamics in the fast-ion conducting rotor phase of 7Li2SO4

    Complete text of publication follows. At 848 K, lithium sulfate undergoes a first-order phase transition. The high-temperature cubic a phase is a good cation conductor. At the same time, the oxo-anions are rotationally disordered. There has been a long debate about whether and how the rapid anion reorientation might enhance the canon transport through the crystal. We have performed quasielastic neutron scattering experiments on 7Li2SO4 in order to examine both anion and cation dynamics in this material. At Q -1, the quasielastic linewidth varies as DQ2 where D represents the Li tracer diffusion coefficient. At higher Q, we find a wave-like structure with linewidth maxima at 1.4 A-1 and 2.5 A-1 and a minimum at 1.9 A-1. This behavior is typical of coherent diffusion (7Li scatters both coherently and incoherently). We also see, at higher Q, a (coherent) quasielastic contribution from the oxygen nuclei due to the anion reorientation. Oxygen scattering is also found in the sodium cation conducting rotor phase of Na3PO4 where it is the predominant quasielastic component. Since the quasielastic scattering of 7Li2SO4 contains both cation and anion contributions, we perform classical molecular dynamics studies based on pair potentials from the literature. Results of these simulations are compared to the experimental dynamic structure factors. (author)

  3. Improved information on electron screening in 7Li(p,α)α using the Trojan-horse method

    The available astrophysical S(E) factor data for the reaction 7Li(p,α)α at 10b(E) factor curve for bare nuclides drops below the data, which in turn represent the case of electron-shielded nuclides, i.e. the electron-shielded Ss(E) factor. The comparison between Sb(E) and Ss(E) leads to an electron-screening potential energy Ue=350 eV, which is much higher than the adiabatic limit of 175 eV and not understood at present. The deduced value of Sb(0) is considerably smaller than the previously adopted value of 59 keV b, significantly increasing the calculated abundance of 7Li in big-bang nucleosynthesis. The Trojan-horse method was applied to the reaction 7Li(p,α)α to determine the energy dependence of the Sb(E) factor for 10b(E) curve and suggest that the THM may become a powerful way to obtain improved information on low-energy cross-sections and associated electron-screening effects in a model-independent way. (orig.)

  4. Local structure of LiB3O5 single crystal from 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance

    The local structure of LiB3O5 single crystal was investigated with 7Li (I=3/2) nuclear magnetic resonance measurements. We observed four different spectra, which could be divided into two groups corresponding to two kinds of lithium atoms, LiA and LiB, lying at crystallographically equivalent sites and magnetically inequivalent sites. From these results, the quadrupole coupling constants and the asymmetry parameters were determined at room temperature and are e2qQ/h=143±1 kHz and η=0.6±0.1 for 7Li. The directions of the principal axes of the electric field gradient tensors were also determined. The spectra for the two groups have the same principal values of the electric field gradient tensor, but different orientations, and originate from magnetically inequivalent sites. Also, the 7Li spin-lattice relaxation rate was measured, and the measured relaxation rate was found to be proportional to the temperature. The temperature-dependent single phonon process is considered to be more effective than the Raman process for nuclear quadrupole relaxation. In addition, we discuss the correlation between the asymmetry parameter and the largest nonlinear optical coefficient

  5. Energy dependence of the optical potentials for the 9Be +208Pb and 9Be +209Bi systems at near-Coulomb-barrier energies

    Gómez Camacho, A.; Yu, N.; Zhang, H. Q.; Gomes, P. R. S.; Jia, H. M.; Lubian, J.; Lin, C. J.

    2015-04-01

    We analyze the energy dependence of the interacting optical potential, at near barrier energies, for two systems involving the weakly bound projectile 9Be and the heavy 208Pb and 209Bi targets, by the simultaneous fit of elastic scattering angular distributions and fusion excitation functions. The approach used consists of dividing the optical potential into two parts. A short-range potential VF+i WF that is responsible for fusion, and a superficial potential VDR+i WDR for direct reactions. It is found, for both systems studied, that the fusion imaginary potential WF presents the usual threshold anomaly (TA) observed in tightly bound systems, whereas the direct reaction imaginary potential WDR shows a breakup threshold anomaly (BTA) behavior. Both potentials satisfy the dispersion relation. The direct reaction polarization potential predominates over the fusion potential and so a net overall behavior is found to follow the BTA phenomenon.

  6. Accuracy of 9Be-data and its influence on 10Be cosmogenic nuclide data

    A 9Be-solution has been chemically prepared from phenakite (Be2SiO4) mineral grains as commercial 9Be-solutions are too high in long-lived 10Be. The solution is intended to be used as a carrier for radiochemical separation of 10Be to be measured by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). Thus, accurate data of the 9Be-concentration of this solution is essential to guarantee for high-accuracy 10Be data in the future. After devastating preliminary results (∼8 % standard deviation), eight laboratories finally produced twelve individual results by four different analytical methods. A certain lab and method bias might be identified by sophisticated statistical evaluation. Some laboratories also (grossly) underestimate their uncertainties. Thus, the simple weighted mean of this round-robin exercise needed to be corrected by introducing additional allowances (Paule-Mandel-approach). The final result has been calculated to (2,246 ± 11) μg 9Be/(g solution) with a reasonably low weighted standard deviation of 0.49 %. The maximum deviation of a single lab value from the weighted mean is 2.4 % when removing one Grubbs outlier (11 % off from the mean) from the data set. As 10Be-data, which is usually calculated from measured 10Be/9Be by AMS and stable 9Be, cannot be more accurate than the determined 9Be-concentration, it seems highly advisable to establish or improve quality assurance by having self-made carrier-solutions analysed at more than a single lab and regularly taking part in round-robin exercises. (author)

  7. Analysis of the normal optical, Michel and molecular potentials on the $^{40}$Ca($^6$Li, d)$^{44}$ Ti reaction

    MAZUMDER UTTAM K; SOMADDER ANOCK; HOQUE ENAMUL; HAQUE YASMEEN; DAS SUSANTA K; SEN GUPTA H M

    2016-06-01

    Full finite-range (FFR) distorted-wave Born approximation (DWBA) method has been applied to analyse the angular distributions of cross-sections of the $^{40}$Ca($^{6}$Li, d)$^{44}$Ti reaction at 28 MeV incident energy for the 22 transitions involving both the bound and unbound states of $^{44}$Ti byusing the normal optical, Michel and molecular potentials. The extracted spectroscopic factors for the three optical potentials are compared with those of some previous studies of zero-range (ZR) calculations of the$^{40}$Ca($^{6}$Li, d)$^{44}$Ti reaction using the normal optical potential. The $\\chi^{2}$ values of all the levels are obtained for the three optical potentials to estimate the quality of the fits. Molecular and Michel potentials have been used for the first time to analyse the four-nucleon transfer reaction and it seems that the molecular potential fits the experimental data more satisfactorily for some of the states than the normal optical and Michel potentials.

  8. Coulomb-nuclear interference with 6Li: Isospin character of the 21+ excitation in 70,72,74Ge

    Ratios of B(E2) to B(IS2), that is, of the reduced quadrupole transition probabilities related, respectively, to charge and mass were extracted through Coulomb-nuclear interference (CNI) for the excitation of the 21+ states in 70,72,74Ge, with a relative accuracy of less than 4%. For this purpose, the CNI angular distributions associated with the inelastic scattering of 28-MeV incident 6Li ions accelerated by the Sao Paulo Pelletron, and momentum analyzed by the Enge magnetic spectrograph were interpreted within the DWBA-DOMP approach (distorted wave approximation for the scattering process and deformed optical model for the structure representation) with global 6Li optical parameters. The present CNI results demonstrate an abrupt change in the B(E2)/B(IS2) ratio for 74Ge: although for 70,72Ge, values of the order of 1.0 or slightly higher were obtained, this ratio is 0.66 (7) for 74Ge. The heavier Ge isotope is thus one of the few nuclei that, so far, have been shown to present clear mixed symmetry components in their ground-state band

  9. Low energy R-matrix fits for the 6Li(d,a)4He S factor

    Grineviciute, J; Lamia, L; Spitaleri, C; La Cognata, M

    2014-01-01

    Background: The information about the 6Li(d,a)4He reaction rates of the astrophysical interest can be obtained by extrapolating direct data to the lower energies, or by indirect methods. The indirect Trojan Horse method, as well as various R-matrix and polynomial fits to direct data, estimate the electron screening energies much larger than the adiabatic limit. Calculations that include the subthreshold resonance estimate smaller screening energies. Purpose: Obtain the 6Li(d,a)4He reaction R-matrix parameters and the astrophysical S factor for the energies relevant to the stellar plasmas by fitting the R-matrix formulas for the subthreshold resonances to the S factor data above 60 keV. Methods: The bare S factor is calculated using the single and the two-level R-matrix formulas for the closest to the threshold 0+ and 2+ subthreshold states at 22.2, 20.2 and 20.1 MeV. The electron screening potential Ue is then obtained by fitting it as a single parameter to the low energy data. Results: The low energy S facto...

  10. Theoretical study of the $\\alpha+d$ $\\rightarrow$ $^6$Li + $\\gamma $ astrophysical capture process in a three-body model

    Tursunov, E M; Turakulov, S A; Bray, I

    2016-01-01

    The astrophysical capture process $\\alpha+d$ $\\rightarrow$ $^6$Li + $\\gamma$ is studied in a three-body model. The initial state is factorized into the deuteron bound state and the $\\alpha+d$ scattering state. The final nucleus $^6$Li(1+) is described as a three-body bound state $\\alpha+n+p$ in the hyperspherical Lagrange-mesh method. The contribution of the E1 transition operator from the initial isosinglet states to the isotriplet components of the final state is estimated to be negligible. An estimation of the forbidden E1 transition to the isosinglet components of the final state is comparable with the corresponding results of the two-body model. However, the contribution of the E2 transition operator is found to be much smaller than the corresponding estimations of the two-body model. The three-body model perfectly matches the new experimental data of the LUNA collaboration with the help of the spectroscopic factor 2.586, very consistent with the three-body structure of the final state.

  11. Isobaric yield ratio difference between the 140 A MeV 58Ni + 9Be and 64Ni +9Be reactions studied by the antisymmetric molecular dynamics model

    Qiao, C. Y.; Wei, H. L.; Ma, C. W.; Zhang, Y. L.; Wang, S. S.

    2015-07-01

    Background: The isobaric yield ratio difference (IBD) method is found to be sensitive to the density difference of neutron-rich nucleus induced reaction around the Fermi energy. Purpose: An investigation is performed to study the IBD results in the transport model. Methods: The antisymmetric molecular dynamics (AMD) model plus the sequential decay model gemini are adopted to simulate the 140 A MeV 58 ,64Ni +9Be reactions. A relative small coalescence radius Rc= 2.5 fm is used for the phase space at t = 500 fm/c to form the hot fragment. Two limitations on the impact parameter (b 1 =0 -2 fm and b 2 =0 -9 fm) are used to study the effect of central collisions in IBD. Results: The isobaric yield ratios (IYRs) for the large-A fragments are found to be suppressed in the symmetric reaction. The IBD results for fragments with neutron excess I = 0 and 1 are obtained. A small difference is found in the IBDs with the b 1 and b 2 limitations in the AMD simulated reactions. The IBD with b 1 and b 2 are quite similar in the AMD + GEMINI simulated reactions. Conclusions: The IBDs for the I =0 and 1 chains are mainly determined by the central collisions, which reflects the nuclear density in the core region of the reaction system. The increasing part of the IBD distribution is found due to the difference between the densities in the peripheral collisions of the reactions. The sequential decay process influences the IBD results. The AMD + GEMINI simulation can better reproduce the experimental IBDs than the AMD simulation.

  12. Localization of vacancies and mobility of lithium ions in Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} as obtained by {sup 6,7}Li NMR

    Baklanova, Ya. V., E-mail: baklanovay@ihim.uran.ru [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 91 Pervomaiskaya str., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Arapova, I. Yu.; Buzlukov, A.L.; Gerashenko, A.P.; Verkhovskii, S.V.; Mikhalev, K.N. [Institute of Metal Physics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 18 Kovalevskaya str., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation); Denisova, T.A.; Shein, I.R.; Maksimova, L.G. [Institute of Solid State Chemistry, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 91 Pervomaiskaya str., 620990 Ekaterinburg (Russian Federation)

    2013-12-15

    The {sup 6,7}Li NMR spectra and the {sup 7}Li spin–lattice relaxation rate were measured on polycrystalline samples of Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}, synthesized at 1050 K and 1300 K. The {sup 7}Li NMR lines were attributed to corresponding structural positions of lithium Li1 and Li2 by comparing the EFG components with those obtained in the first-principles calculations of the charge density in Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}. For both samples the line width of the central {sup 7}Li transition and the spin–lattice relaxation time decrease abruptly at the temperature increasing above ∼500 K, whereas the EFG parameters are averaged (〈ν{sub Q}〉=42 (5) kHz) owing to thermally activated diffusion of lithium ions. - Graphical abstract: Path of lithium ion hopping in lithium zirconate Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3}. - Highlights: • Polycrystalline samples Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} with monoclinic crystal structure synthesized at different temperatures were investigated by {sup 6,7}Li NMR spectroscopy. • Two {sup 6,7}Li NMR lines were attributed to the specific structural positions Li1 and Li2. • The distribution of vacancies was clarified for both lithium sites. • The activation energy and pathways of lithium diffusion in Li{sub 2}ZrO{sub 3} were defined.

  13. Non-thermal processes in standard big bang nucleosynthesis: II. Two-body disintegration of D, 7Li, 7Be nuclei by fast neutrons

    Continuing the analysis of non-thermal effects in standard big bang nucleosynthesis (JCAP05(2008)010), we examine the role of suprathermal nuclear reactions induced in the early universe plasma by energetic nucleons of various origins. The processes of present interest are break-ups of D, 7Li, 7Be nuclei induced by 14-MeV neutrons generated in the plasma via the T(d, n)4He reaction. It is shown that this reaction forms the ensemble of fast neutrons whose fraction in the plasma neutron component is at the level of 0.01 %. In spite of the small percentage, such neutrons can effectively destroy the loosely bound D, 7Li, 7Be nuclei. It is found that at temperatures T9 7Li dominate over other reactions occurring in the n+D and n+7Li systems. However, the non-thermal neutronic effects prove to be insufficiently strong to modify the standard picture of nucleosynthesis. The D, 3He, 4He abundances are obtained to remain unchanged, and only a little effect is marked for primordial 7Li. The 0.01 % fraction of plasma neutrons (fast DT neutrons) reduces the 7Li abundance by 0.02 %

  14. AN UPDATED {sup 6}Li(p, {alpha}){sup 3}He REACTION RATE AT ASTROPHYSICAL ENERGIES WITH THE TROJAN HORSE METHOD

    Lamia, L.; Spitaleri, C.; Sergi, M. L. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Universita di Catania, I-95123 Catania (Italy); Pizzone, R. G.; Tumino, A.; La Cognata, M. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, I-95125 Catania (Italy); Tognelli, E.; Degl' Innocenti, S.; Prada Moroni, P. G. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Pisa, I-56127 Pisa (Italy); Pappalardo, L. [Dipartimento di Fisica e Scienze della Terra, Universita di Ferrara, I-44100 Ferrara (Italy)

    2013-05-01

    The lithium problem influencing primordial and stellar nucleosynthesis is one of the most interesting unsolved issues in astrophysics. {sup 6}Li is the most fragile of lithium's stable isotopes and is largely destroyed in most stars during the pre-main-sequence (PMS) phase. For these stars, the convective envelope easily reaches, at least at its bottom, the relatively low {sup 6}Li ignition temperature. Thus, gaining an understanding of {sup 6}Li depletion also gives hints about the extent of convective regions. For this reason, charged-particle-induced reactions in lithium have been the subject of several studies. Low-energy extrapolations of these studies provide information about both the zero-energy astrophysical S(E) factor and the electron screening potential, U{sub e} . Thanks to recent direct measurements, new estimates of the {sup 6}Li(p, {alpha}){sup 3}He bare-nucleus S(E) factor and the corresponding U{sub e} value have been obtained by applying the Trojan Horse method to the {sup 2}H({sup 6}Li, {alpha} {sup 3}He)n reaction in quasi-free kinematics. The calculated reaction rate covers the temperature window 0.01 to 2T{sub 9} and its impact on the surface lithium depletion in PMS models with different masses and metallicities has been evaluated in detail by adopting an updated version of the FRANEC evolutionary code.

  15. Development of antireflection coatings with a sup 6 LiF/ sup 6 sup 2 Ni multilayer converter for ultracold neutron detectors

    Maier-Komor, P; Bergmaier, A; Dollinger, G; Paul, S; Schott, W

    2002-01-01

    High efficiency detectors for ultracold neutrons (UCN) are needed at the new high flux neutron source, Forschungsreaktor Muenchen II. In the development described, silicon PIN diodes were chosen to detect the alpha-particles or the tritons created in the reaction sup 6 Li(n,alpha)t. The high reflectance of UCN on sup 6 Li with its positive optical potential must be compensated by a material with negative optical potential. The isotope sup 6 sup 2 Ni was chosen for this. To avoid problems due to chemical reactions of Li with humidity, the compound sup 6 LiF was chosen. One hundred and fifty double layers of sup 6 LiF/ sup 6 sup 2 Ni had to be deposited by physical vapor deposition on silicon PIN diodes which had already been coated with 88 nm approx 77 mu g/cm sup 2 of sup 5 sup 8 Ni for reflection of the UCN. The theoretical optimal thickness of the sup 6 sup 2 Ni layers is 3 nm, and that of sup 6 LiF is 6 nm. Since expensive isotopes were involved, a small source-to-substrate distance had to be used, but wit...

  16. Non-linearity of the high temperature peak area ratio of 6LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-600)

    Thermoluminescent dosemeters of 6LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-600) were exposed to high-energy heavy ion beams (He, C, Ne, and Ar) and 137Cs γ-rays and the glow curves were analyzed. The height of the main peak (peak 5) at about 200 deg. C slightly increased for He from γ-rays and decreased for heavier ions with increasing Linear Energy Transfer (LET). Whereas the high temperature peak (peak 7) area around 260 deg. C simply increased. Non-linearity was seen between the LET and the high temperature peak (peak 7) area ratio (HTR) which was calculated as the TL integrated over 225-275 deg. C from the peak 5 normalized glow curve. Based on these results, average LET and quality factor were estimated for an assumed LET spectra of space radiation by using the HTR method. Considerable differences were found between these estimations and true values

  17. Measurement of differential cross section for the 6Li(n,t)4He reaction by using gridded ionization chamber

    By using a gridded ionization chamber, the differential cross sections and angle integrated cross sections for the 6Li(n,t)4He reaction were measured at neutron energies of 3.67 and 4.42 MeV. The neutrons were produced through D(d,n)3He reaction by a deuteron gas target. Absolute neutron flux was determined through 238U(n,f) and H(n,p) reactions. At 3.67 MeV the differential cross section for triton is almost 90 degree symmetric but it is obviously forward peaked at 4.42 MeV in the center-of-mass reference system

  18. Characterization of charge-exchange collisions between ultracold $\\rm{^6Li}$ atoms and $\\rm{^{40}Ca^+}$ ions

    Saito, R; Sasakawa, M; Nakai, R; Raoult, M; Silva, H Da; Dulieu, O; Mukaiyama, T

    2016-01-01

    We investigate the energy dependence and the internal-state dependence of the charge-exchange collision cross sections in a mixture of $^6$Li atoms and $^{40}$Ca$^+$ ions in the collision energy range from 0.2 mK to 1 K. Deliberately excited ion micromotion is used to control the collision energy of atoms and ions. The energy dependence of the charge-exchange collision cross section obeys the Langevin model in the temperature range of the current experiment, and the measured magnitude of the cross section is correlated to the internal state of the $^{40}$Ca$^+$ ions. Revealing the relationship between the charge-exchange collision cross sections and the interaction potentials is an important step toward the realization of the full quantum control of the chemical reactions at an ultralow temperature regime.

  19. Investigation of the Triton Emission Asymmetry in the $^{6}$Li(n, alpha)$^{3}$H Reaction with Polarized Thermal Neutrons

    Gledenov, Yu M; Nesvizhevsky, V V; Petukhov, A K; Sedyshev, P V; Soldner, T; Shulgina, E V; Zimmer, O

    2002-01-01

    An experiment was carried out at the high-intensity polarized cold neutron beam of the PF1B instrument of the ILL reactor, Grenoble, France. As a detector, the 48-section ionization chamber with the ^{6}LiF targets was used. An integral (current) method of the event detection with compensation of the reactor power fluctuation was applied. Special measurement technique was used for minimization and estimation of the possible false effect contribution. A value of the P-odd (sigma_{\\bf n}, {\\bf P}_{\\bf n}) correlation has been obtained: alpha_{PN}=-(7.1\\pn 3.9)\\cdot 10^{-8}. At the base of the cluster model, the most accurate at present day estimation of the weak neutral current constant has been given: f_n \\leq 1.2\\cdot 10^{-7}.

  20. Complete and incomplete fusion cross sections for 6Li+209Bi reaction in multi-body classical molecular dynamical model

    Using the multi-body Classical Molecular Dynamics simulation of 6Li+209Bi reaction it is shown that: (i) the breakup of a projectile fragment near the barrier leads to substantial increase in the ICF probabilities; (ii) the expected increase in σCF on relaxation of the rigid-body (RB) constraint on the projectile is compensated by reduction in the flux leading to CF, due to ICF events; (iii) the breakup probability increases with ECM and, for given ECM it also increases as b increases and peaks around some b>0, while cross sections σCF and σTF were calculated for b=0 only Therefore, we present the results of σCF (Complete Fusion) and σTF (Total Fusion) calculations which are obtained at critical impact parameter, bcr, where many ICF channels open up and compare with the calculations performed at b=0 only, where only few ICF channels open up

  1. A point fusion reactor kinetics model admitting fuel and chain link balance conditions; the P-6Li case

    A set of coupled first-order non-linear differential equations that describe the kinetic behavior of the fusion carrier, fuel and chain link ion densities of a self-sustaining nuclear fusion multiplicative chain is obtained. This model is used to study the stability of the low and high-order P-6Li cycle by means of Liapunov's direct method. The low-order cycle turns out to be asymptotically stable whereas the results for the high-order cycle are inconclusive. Solutions were obtained in the linear approximation for devices working at constant fuel density and constant operating temperature. These solutions confirm the asymptotic stability of the low-order cycle and suggest possible fusion excursions for the high-order cycle. (orig.)

  2. 6Li-loaded directionally sensitive anti-neutrino detector for possible geo-neutrinographic imaging applications

    Tanaka, H. K. M.; Watanabe, H.

    2014-04-01

    Despite the latent and unique benefits of imaging uranium and thorium's distribution in the earth's interior, previously proposed experimental techniques used to identify the incoming geo-neutrino's direction are not applicable to practical imaging due to the high miss-identification in a neutrino's track reconstruction. After performing experimental studies and Monte-Carlo simulations, we confirmed that a significant improvement is possible in neutrino tracking identification with a 6Li-loaded neutrino detector. For possible imaging applications, we also explore the feasibility of producing geo-neutrinographic images of gigantic magmatic reservoirs and deep structure in the mantle. We anticipate and plan to apply these newly designed detectors to radiographic imaging of the Earth's interior, monitoring of nuclear reactors, and tracking astrophysical sources of neutrinos.

  3. Magnetic control of ultra-cold $^6$Li and $^{174}$Yb($^3P_2$) atom mixtures with Feshbach resonances

    Petrov, Alexander; Kotochigova, Svetlana

    2015-01-01

    We theoretically evaluate the feasibility to form magnetically-tunable Feshbach molecules in collisions between fermionic $^6$Li atoms and bosonic metastable $^{174}$Yb($^3$P$_2$) atoms. In contrast to the well-studied alkali-metal atom collisions, collisions with meta-stable atoms are highly anisotropic. Our first-principle coupled-channel calculation of these collisions reveals the existence of broad Feshbach resonances due to the combined effect of anisotropic-molecular and atomic-hyperfine interactions. In order to fit our predictions to the specific positions of experimentally-observed broad resonance structures \\cite{Deep2015} we optimized the shape of the short-range potentials by direct least-square fitting. This allowed us to identify the dominant resonance by its leading angular momentum quantum numbers and describe the role of collisional anisotropy in the creation and broadening of this and other resonances.

  4. Nuclear structure with accurate chiral perturbation theory nucleon-nucleon potential: Application to 6Li and 10B

    Navratil, P; Caurier, E

    2003-10-14

    The authors calculate properties of A = 6 system using the accurate charge-dependent nucleon-nucleon (NN) potential at fourth order of chiral perturbation theory. By application of the ab initio no-core shell model (NCSM) and a variational calculation in the harmonic oscillator basis with basis size up to 16 {h_bar}{Omega} they obtain the {sup 6}Li binding energy of 28.5(5) MeV and a converged excitation spectrum. Also, they calculate properties of {sup 10}B using the same NN potential in a basis space of up to 8 {h_bar}{Omega}. The results are consistent with results obtained by standard accurate NN potentials and demonstrate a deficiency of Hamiltonians consisting of only two-body terms. At this order of chiral perturbation theory three-body terms appear. It is expected that inclusion of such terms in the Hamiltonian will improve agreement with experiment.

  5. Study of the {sup 6}Li + p → {sup 3}He + {sup 4}He reaction in inverse kinematics

    Betsou, C.; Pakou, A.; Aslanoglou, X.; Nicolis, N.G.; Sgouros, O.; Soukeras, V. [The University of Ioannina, Department of Physics and HINP, Ioannina (Greece); Cappuzzello, F. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, INFN, Catania (Italy); Universita di Catania, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Catania (Italy); Acosta, L. [Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Instituto de Fisica, Mexico Distrito Federal (Mexico); INFN, Catania (Italy); Agodi, C.; Carbone, D.; Cavallaro, M.; Di Pietro, A.; Fernandez-Garcia, J.P.; Figuera, P.; Fisichella, M. [Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, INFN, Catania (Italy); Foti, A. [Universita di Catania, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Catania (Italy); INFN, Catania (Italy); Keeley, N. [National Centre for Nuclear Research, Otwock (Poland); Marquinez-Duran, G.; Martel, I. [Universidad de Huelva, Departamento de Fisica Aplicada, Huelva (Spain); Mazzocco, M.; Strano, E.; Torresi, D. [Universita di Padova, Departimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Padova (Italy); INFN, Padova (Italy); Pierroutsakou, D. [INFN, Napoli (Italy); Rusek, K. [University of Warsaw, Heavy Ion Laboratory, Warsaw (Poland); Stiliaris, E. [University of Athens, Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications and Department of Physics, Athens (Greece)

    2015-07-15

    Angular distribution measurements were performed for the {sup 6}Li + p → {sup 3}He + {sup 4}He reaction in inverse kinematics at incident energies of 2.7, 3.3, 4.2 and 4.8 MeV/u. The detection of both recoils ({sup 3}He and {sup 4}He) over the laboratory angle range θ{sub lab} = 16 {sup circle} to 34 {sup circle} allowed the determination of the angular distribution over a wide angular range in the center-of-mass frame (θ{sub c.m.} ∝ 40 {sup circle} to 140 {sup circle}). The results clarify inconsistencies between existing data sets and are consistent with compound nucleus model calculations. (orig.)

  6. Search for the signature of a halo structure in the p(6He,6Li)n reaction

    The elastic scattering p(6He,6He)p and charge exchange reaction p(6He,6Li)n have been measured in reverse kinematics with a secondary 6He beam. The angular distributions for these reactions were obtained. In the case of the charge exchange reaction, the ratio of the cross section for the Gamow-Teller transition to the ground state, and for the Fermi transition to the isobaric analog state is a measure of the relative strength of the two components of the exchange interaction. This ratio is found compatible with existing systematics for stable T=1 nuclei, and no clear signature of a halo structure was found in the present data. (author)

  7. Kinematically complete measurements of the break-up of 6Li using the magnetic spectrograph 'Little John'

    This report describes set-up and application of an extended detection system for the magnetic spectrograph 'Little John'. The set-up is used in experiments of the Coulomb induced break-up of 6Li into α-particles and deuterons at the Karlsruhe Isochronous Cyclotron for the detection of both coincidence fragments. In first measurements the properties of the detection system are explored. It is shown that the extension provides an increased efficiency, simultaneously maintaining the angular resolution. This is achieved by a direct measurement of both particle trajectories and by an off-line subdivision of the solid angle acceptance. The differential cross sections obtained in this way are in a good agreement with known results and are completing the experimental information. (orig.)

  8. Spectral flux of the p-7Li(C Q-M neutron source measured by proton recoil telescope

    Simakov S.P.

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available The cyclotron-based fast neutron source at NPI produces mono-energetic neutron fields up to 35 MeV neutron energy using the p + 7Li(carbon backing reactions. To be applied for activation cross-section measurements, not only the intensity of neutron peak, but also the contribution of low-energy continuum in the spectra must be well determined. Simulations of the spectral flux from present source at a position of irradiated samples were performed using CYRIC TOF-data validated in the present work against LA150h by calculations with the transport Monte Carlo code MCNPX. Simulated spectra were tested by absolute measurements using a proton-recoil telescope technique. The recoil-proton spectrometer consisted of a shielded scattering chamber with polyethylene and carbon radiators and the ΔE1-ΔE2-E telescope of silicon-surface detectors located to the neutron beam axis at 45° in the laboratory system. Si-detectors were handled by usual data acquisition system. Dead-time – and pulse-overlap losses of events were determined from the count rate of pulse generator registered during duty cycle of accelerator operation. The proton beam charge and data were taken in the list mode for later replay and analysis. The calculations for 7Li(p,n and 12C(p,n reactions reasonably reproduce CYRIC TOF neutron source spectra. The influence of neutron source set-up (proton beam dimensions, 7Li-foil, carbon stopper, cooling medium, target support/chamber and the geometry-arrangement of irradiated sample on the spectral flux is discussed in details.

  9. Improved information on electron screening in {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}){alpha} using the Trojan-horse method

    Aliotta, M.; Rolfs, C.; Strieder, F. [Inst. fuer Physik mit Ionenstrahlen, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Germany); Spitaleri, C.; Lattuada, M.; Musumarra, A.; Pizzone, R.G. [Dipt. di Metodologie Fisiche e Chimiche per l' Ingegneria, Univ. di Catania (Italy); Tumino, A. [Catania Univ. (Italy). Ist. di Astronomia

    2000-12-01

    The available astrophysical S(E) factor data for the reaction {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}){alpha} at 10=}100 keV, while at lower energies this calculated S{sub b}(E) factor curve for bare nuclides drops below the data, which in turn represent the case of electron-shielded nuclides, i.e. the electron-shielded S{sub s}(E) factor. The comparison between S{sub b}(E) and S{sub s}(E) leads to an electron-screening potential energy U{sub e}=350 eV, which is much higher than the adiabatic limit of 175 eV and not understood at present. The deduced value of S{sub b}(0) is considerably smaller than the previously adopted value of 59 keV b, significantly increasing the calculated abundance of {sup 7}Li in big-bang nucleosynthesis. The Trojan-horse method was applied to the reaction {sup 7}Li(p,{alpha}){alpha} to determine the energy dependence of the S{sub b}(E) factor for 10

  10. Angular anisotropy in the 6Li(n,α)3H reaction at 25 keV

    The angular anisotropy in the 6Li(n,α)3H reaction at 25 keV has been measured in two sets of experiments performed at an iron-filtered beam facility (99 percent of the flux at 25 keV) at the NBS Reactor. First, a surface-barrier detector coated with 80 μg/cm-2 of 6LiF (front face) was used as a 2π detector. This detector was placed in four different angular positions with respect to the neutron beam: front face at 900 and 450 to the beam; back face at 900 and 450 to the beam. The pulse-height distributions of both the 3H and 4He were recorded for these four positions yielding a forward-to-backward asymmetry of 1.59 +- 0.11 in the center-of-mass system. A second detector was placed coaxially with the first (at 900 to the beam) and in such a way as to substend a 450 cone. Coincidence measurements, that simultaneously recorded the distributions in both detectors, yielded an asymmetry in the backward-to-forward 450 cone of 1.80 +- 0.06 in the center-of-mass system. The existence of such a large anisotropy at this low energy and the possibility of similar behavior at still lower energies (i.e., 1 to 2 keV) should result from s--p wave interference. This would give rise to a constant anisotropy that is experimentally masked by the 1/v behavior of the isotropic s--s interference terms at lower energies. 5 figures, 1 table

  11. Angular measurement of the energy distribution of neutrons from the thick target 7Li(p,n)7Be source

    The energy spectrum of neutrons emitted from a thick lithium target bombarded by protons has been measured as a function of neutron angle of emission. The measurements were done at proton energies up to 2.8 MeV and at 30 deg. intervals in the range 0 to 120 deg. using proportional detectors with gas fillings of hydrogen and methane. A review is given of papers published on the 7Li(p,n)7 Be reactions at 0 deg.; where applicable, comparisons are made with the present results

  12. Calculation of Double-Differential Cross Sections of n+7Li Reactions Below 20 MeV

    ZHANG Jing-Shang; HAN Ying-Lu

    2002-01-01

    A new reaction model for light nuclei is proposed to analyze the measured data,especially for analysis of the double-differential cross sections of the outgoing particles.Many channels arc opened in the n + 7Li reaction below En< 20 MeV.The reaction mechanism is very complex,beside the sequential emissions there are also three-body breakup processes.Because of a strong recoil effect of light nucleus reactions,the energy balance is strictly taken into account.The comparisons of the calculated results with the double-differential measurements indicate that the model calculations are successful for the total outgoing neutrons.

  13. R-matrix Analysis for the 8Be System and Features in the p+7Li Reaction Over Resonance Region

    Kunieda Satoshi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available A comprehensive R-matrix analysis is currently underway for the 8Be compound system toward a consistent evaluation of the p+7Li reaction cross-sections over the resonance energy region. In this analysis, the energy eigenvalues are fixed to the level energies given in ENSDF, and we searched for values of the boundary condition parameters as well as the reduced-width amplitudes. It is found that some additional levels are necessary to fit the resonant shape of experimental cross-sections. Besides, the channel radii obtained may be consistent with well-known physical pictures of the atomic nucleus.

  14. R-matrix Analysis for the 8Be System and Features in the p+7Li Reaction Over Resonance Region

    Kunieda, Satoshi

    2016-06-01

    A comprehensive R-matrix analysis is currently underway for the 8Be compound system toward a consistent evaluation of the p+7Li reaction cross-sections over the resonance energy region. In this analysis, the energy eigenvalues are fixed to the level energies given in ENSDF, and we searched for values of the boundary condition parameters as well as the reduced-width amplitudes. It is found that some additional levels are necessary to fit the resonant shape of experimental cross-sections. Besides, the channel radii obtained may be consistent with well-known physical pictures of the atomic nucleus.

  15. Four-body effects on 9Be + 208Pb scattering and fusion around the Coulomb barrier

    Descouvemont, P; Canto, L F; Hussein, M S

    2014-01-01

    We investigate the 9Be + 208Pb elastic scattering and fusion at energies around the Coulomb barrier. The $^9$Be nucleus is described in a \\alpha + \\alpha + n three-body model, using the hyperspherical coordinate method. The scattering with $^{208}$Pb is then studied with the Continuum Discretized Coupled Channel (CDCC) method, where the \\alpha + \\alpha + n continuum is approximated by a discrete number of pseudostates. Optical potentials for the $\\alpha+^{208}$Pb and $n+^{208}$Pb systems are taken from the literature. We present elastic-scattering and fusion cross sections at different energies, and investigate the convergence with respect to the truncation of the \\alpha + \\alpha + n continuum. A good agreement with experiment is obtained, considering that there is no parameter fitting. We show that continuum effects increase at low energies.

  16. Toward Quantum Simulation with 9Be+ Ions in a Penning Trap

    Sawyer, Brian; Britton, Joe; Uys, Hermann; Biercuk, Michael; Bollinger, John

    2011-05-01

    Experimental progress in the fields of atomic and molecular physics has allowed exquisite control over ensembles of cold and ultracold ions, neutral atoms, and polar molecules. A number of theoretical proposals have been put forward concerning direct simulation of quantum Hamiltonians in these systems. We report progress toward simulation of the transverse Ising model in a two-dimensional Coulomb crystal of ~100 9Be+ ions confined within a Penning trap. Coupling between ions is controlled via optical dipole forces, thereby facilitating a wide range of interparticle interactions including infinite-range and nearest-neighbor coupling. Furthermore, the triangular lattice structure readily obtained within the planar Coulomb crystal allows for simulation of spin frustration in an antiferromagnetic system. Given our large ensembles of trapped 9Be+, it may be possible to perform quantum simulations that are currently intractable with classical computers. We acknowledge funding support from the DARPA OLE program.

  17. AMS of 10Be/9Be and 26Al/27Al at low energies

    The compact ABMs system Tandy (600kV) at ETH Zurich is a versatile facility for the measurement of long-lived radionuclides like 10Be, 26Al, 41Ca, 129I and actinides. Using Helium as stripper gas improves the yield of actinides in charge state 3+ but also has impact on the determination of 10Be and 26Al at low terminal voltages. Carrier-free 10Be/9Be analysis requires a special treatment of the sample material during the chemical preparation and a sensitive measurement of the 9Be current. Exemplary applications of this method performed at the Tandy facility include the dating of a Neogene fossil site and the study of the Brunhes-Matuyama geomagnetic field reversal. (author)

  18. Decay analysis of 9Be induced reactions using stable and non deformed targets

    The pursuit of investigation of decay of compound and non compound nuclear reactions inscribes the cogitation of various processes subsequent to collision between projectile and target nuclei. Hitherto extensive studies have been devoted to understand the structure aspect associated with numerous dominant reaction mechanisms of nuclei. The Decay cross-sections of 217Rn* and 218Fr* formed in reactions 9Be+208Pb and 9Be+209Bi have been studied in framework of DCM at energies varying from Ec.m=(42.0- 67.0) MeV where both the targets have same neutron magicity (N = 126) effect. All calculations have been done for β2-deformed choice of fragmentation and optimum orientation approach

  19. Differences Between a Single- and a Double-Folding Nucleus-^{9}Be Optical Potential

    Bonaccorso, A.; Carstoiu, F.; Charity, R. J.; Kumar, R.; Salvioni, G.

    2016-05-01

    We have recently constructed two very successful n-^9Be optical potentials (Bonaccorso and Charity in Phys Rev C89:024619, 2014). One by the Dispersive Optical Model (DOM) method and the other (AB) fully phenomenological. The two potentials have strong surface terms in common for both the real and the imaginary parts. This feature makes them particularly suitable to build a single-folded (light-) nucleus-^9Be optical potential by using ab-initio projectile densities such as those obtained with the VMC method (Wiringa http://www.phy.anl.gov/theory/research/density/). On the other hand, a VMC density together with experimental nucleon-nucleon cross-sections can be used also to obtain a neutron and/or proton-^9Be imaginary folding potential. We will use here an ab-initio VMC density (Wiringa http://www.phy.anl.gov/theory/research/density/) to obtain both a n-^9Be single-folded potential and a nucleus-nucleus double-folded potential. In this work we report on the cases of ^8B, ^8Li and ^8C projectiles. Our approach could be the basis for a systematic study of optical potentials for light exotic nuclei scattering on such light targets. Some of the projectiles studied are cores of other exotic nuclei for which neutron knockout has been used to extract spectroscopic information. For those cases, our study will serve to make a quantitative assessment of the core-target part of the reaction description, in particular its localization.

  20. 7Li(p-arrow-right,π+)8Li and 7Li(p-arrow-right,π-)8B reactions at T/sub p/ = 200 MeV

    Angular distributions of the cross sections and analyzing powers for the 7Li(p,π/sup +- /) reactions leading to the ground and first two excited states of the isobaric analog final nuclei 8Li and 8B have been measured at T/sub p/ = 200.4 MeV and 199.2 MeV, respectively. The (p,π+) cross sections are an order of magnitude larger than those of the (p,π-) reaction and exhibit a much stronger angular dependence. The (p,π+) analyzing power patterns are essentially state independent and similar to that of the elementary pp→dπ+ reaction near threshold. The analyzing power angular distribution for the 7Li(p,π-) 8B(2.32 MeV, 3+) transition exhibits a ''signature'' characteristic of (p,π-) transitions to stretched high-spin two-particle one-hole final states, which is distinctly different from the pattern observed for transitions to low-spin final states. The differences between the two reactions are interpreted in terms of the dynamics of the elementary pp→dπ+ and pn→ppπ- processes

  1. The preparation and characterisation of 6LiF and 10B reference deposits for the measurement of the neutron lifetime

    In beam experiments, the achievement of an accurate neutron lifetime measurements depends heavily on the use of well characterised boron and/or lithium reference deposits to assess the neutron density. Sets of 6LiF and 10B reference deposits on silicon wafers were prepared by vacuum deposition using planetary rotating substrate holders. The uniformity of deposition was investigated using visible light spectrophotometry and accurate dimensional characterisation was carried out on the basis of travelling microscope and Talistep measurements. The results obtained agreed well with theoretical calculations based on the geometry of the evaporation system. The deposits prepared in successive evaporation runs were then characterised by neutron induced charged particle measurements, calibrated by isotope dilution mass spectrometry. 6Li and 10B surface densities are certified with accuracies of 0.35-0.50% and 0.30-0.41%, respectively. An intercomparison of the 6Li and 10B calibrations confirms the consistency of the measurements. (orig.)

  2. Second-class currents and the muon neutrino rest mass in the muon capture processes by 6Li and 3He nuclei

    The influence of second class currents (SCC) and that of the muon neutrino rest mass (mνμ) on the differential muon capture rate by the 6Li and 3He, and on the angular asymmetry coefficient (aμν) of the neutrino emission direction with respect to the muon spin orientation, is investigated. It is shown that the experimental study of aμν may give an efficient estimation for mνμ and for SCC form factors FT (in the case of 6Li and 3He) and FS (in the case of 3He). 26 refs

  3. The non-statistical population of the 11.10 MeV 4+ state in 16O by 12C(6Li, d)

    When compound nucleus calculations are normalized to the 13.88 MeV 4+12C(6Li,d)16O cross section it is found that the population of the 11.10 MeV 4+ state is underpredicted by a factor of four. These results mean that the anomalous population of the 11.10 MeV 4+ state in 16O by the 12C(6Li,d) reaction is not compound nuclear in origin

  4. Photodisintegration of 9Be through the 1 /2+ state and cluster dipole resonance

    Utsunomiya, H.; Katayama, S.; Gheorghe, I.; Imai, S.; Yamaguchi, H.; Kahl, D.; Sakaguchi, Y.; Shima, T.; Takahisa, K.; Miyamoto, S.

    2015-12-01

    Photodisintegration of 9Be through the 1 /2+ state near neutron threshold and cluster dipole resonance below giant dipole resonance was measured with quasi-monochromatic γ -ray beams produced in the inverse Compton scattering of laser photons. The cross section for the 1 /2+ state is revisited, being consistent with the 2001 data. The cross section for the cluster dipole resonance is consistent with the cluster dipole sum-rule which however degenerates for the two-body (n -8Be ) and three-body (n -α -α ) configurations.

  5. New charge exchange model of GEANT4 for 9Be(p,n)9B reaction

    A new data-based charge exchange model of GEANT4 dedicated to the 9Be(p,n)9B reaction is developed by taking the ENDF/B-VII.1 differential cross-section data as input. Our model yields results that are in good agreement with the experimental neutron yield spectrum data obtained for proton beams of energy (20–35) MeV. In particular, in contrast to all the considered GEANT4 hadronic models, the peak structure resulting from the discrete neutrons generated by the charge-exchange reaction is observed to be accurately reproduced in our model

  6. Isovector and isoscalar dipole excitations in $^{9}$Be and $^{10}$Be studied with antisymmetrized molecular dynamics

    Kanada-En'yo, Yoshik

    2015-01-01

    Isovector and isoscalar dipole excitations in $^9$Be and $^{10}$Be are investigated in the framework of antisymmetrized molecular dynamics, in which angular-momentum and parity projections are performed. In the present method, 1p-1h excitations on the ground state and large amplitude $\\alpha$-cluster mode are incorporated. The isovector giant dipole resonance (GDR) in $E>20$ MeV shows the two peak structure which is understood by the dipole excitation in the 2$\\alpha$ core part with the prolate deformation. Because of valence neutron modes against the $2\\alpha$ core, low-energy E1 resonances appear in $E20$ MeV.

  7. No-capture breakup and incomplete fusion reactions induced by stable weakly bound nucleus 9Be

    Seyyedi, S. A.

    2016-06-01

    The reactions including the stable weakly bound nucleus 9Be have been studied using the classical trajectory model accompanied with the experimental breakup function and the Aage-Winther interaction potential (AW95). In these calculations, the no-capture breakup and the incomplete fusion cross-sections as well as their competition at around the Coulomb barrier have been investigated. Our calculations showed that at a given far-Coulomb-barrier energy the incomplete fusion reaction in different distributions of angular momentum and energies can dominate the no-capture breakup reaction. This dominating process is reversed at the near-barrier energies.

  8. Characteristics of the polarization part of the optical potential for a weakly bound projectile, 9Be

    Based on the extended optical model with the double folding potential, in which the polarization potential is decomposed into direct reaction (DR) and fusion parts, simultaneous χ2 analyses are performed of elastic scattering and fusion cross-section data for the 9Be+28Si, 144Sm, and 208Pb systems at near-Coulomb-barrier energies. The polarization potentials thus determined are found to reveal an interesting target mass number dependence reflecting the experimental observation that the fusion cross section becomes larger than the DR cross section as the target changes from 208Pb to 28Si.

  9. Spectroscopy of high lying resonances in 9Be produced with radioactive 8Li beams

    We present the results of the 8Li(p,α)5He and 8Li(p,p)8Li reactions measured at the RIBRAS (Radioactive Ion Beams in Brazil) system. The experiment was realized in inverse kinematics using a thick [CH2]n polyethylene target and an incident 8Li beam, produced by RIBRAS. Using the thick target method, the complete excitation function could be measured between Ecm = 0.2 - 2.1 MeV, which includes the Gamow peak energy region. The excitation function of the 8Li(p,α)5He reaction, populating resonances between 16.888 and 19.0 MeV in 9Be, was obtained[1] and the resonances were fitted using R-matrix calculations. This study shed light on spins, parities, partial widths and isospin values of high lying resonances in 9Be. The measurement of the resonant elastic scattering 8Li(p,p)8Li populating resonances in the same energy region can constrain the resonance parameters. Preliminary results of the elastic scattering are also presented. (author)

  10. Spectroscopy of high lying resonances in 9Be produced with radioactive 8Li beams

    Lépine-Szily A.

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available We present the results of the 8Li(p,α5He and 8Li(p,p8Li reactions measured at the RIBRAS (Radioactive Ion Beams in Brazil system. The experiment was realized in inverse kinematics using a thick [CH2]n polyethylene target and an incident 8Li beam, produced by RIBRAS. Using the thick target method, the complete excitation function could be measured between Ecm = 0.2 − 2.1 MeV, which includes the Gamow peak energy region. The excitation function of the 8Li(p,α5He reaction, populating resonances between 16.888 and 19.0 MeV in 9Be, was obtained[1] and the resonances were fitted using R-matrix calculations. This study shed light on spins, parities, partial widths and isospin values of high lying resonances in 9Be. The measurement of the resonant elastic scattering 8Li(p,p8Li populating resonances in the same energy region can constrain the resonance parameters. Preliminary results of the elastic scattering are also presented.

  11. Isovector and isoscalar dipole excitations in 9Be and 10Be studied with antisymmetrized molecular dynamics

    Kanada-En'yo, Yoshiko

    2016-02-01

    Isovector and isoscalar dipole excitations in 9Be and 10Be are investigated in the framework of antisymmetrized molecular dynamics, in which angular-momentum and parity projections are performed. In the present method, 1p-1h excitation modes built on the ground state and a large amplitude α -cluster mode are taken into account. The isovector giant dipole resonance (GDR) in E >20 MeV shows the two-peak structure, which is understood from the dipole excitation in the 2 α core part with the prolate deformation. Because of valence neutron modes against the 2 α core, low-energy E 1 resonances appear in E partner of the ground state having a 6He+α structure and has remarkable E 1 strength because of the coherent contribution of two valence neutrons. The isoscalar dipole strength for some low-energy resonances is significantly enhanced by the coupling with the α -cluster mode. For the E 1 strength of 9Be, the calculation overestimates the energy-weighted sum (EWS) in the low-energy (E <20 MeV) and GDR (20

  12. Using the Doppler broadened γ line of the 10B(n,αγ)7Li reaction for thermal neutron detection

    Ben-Galim, Y.; Wengrowicz, U.; Moreh, R.; Orion, I.; Raveh, A.

    2016-02-01

    When a thermal neutron is absorbed by 10B in the 10B(n,α)7Li reaction, there is a chance of 94% that a 478 keV photon be emitted by an excited 7Li nucleus. This reaction is exothermic with a Q-value of 2.31 MeV and the nuclei are emitted with kinetic energies of E(α)=1.47 MeV and E(7Li*)=0.84 MeV. This implies that the 478 keV γ line is emitted by a moving 7Li nucleus and hence is expected to be Doppler broadened. In the present work we suggest to use this broadening of the γ line as a fingerprint for the detection of thermal neutrons using a high resolution gamma spectrometer. We thus developed a Monte Carlo program using a MATLAB code based on a High Purity Germanium (HPGe) detector coupled with a Boron Carbide (B4C) sheet to calculate the γ line broadening. Our simulation shows that the FWHM width of the resulting γ line is 12.6 keV, in good agreement with our measurement. Hence the broadened γ line emitted by the 10B(n,αγ)7Li reaction and detected by a HPGe detector shows that this method is an effective tool for neutron detection while maintaining good gamma discrimination.

  13. Quasi-bound alpha resonant states populated by the {sup 12}C({sup 6}Li, d) reaction

    Rodrigues, M.R.D.; Borello-Lewin, T.; Miyake, H.; Horodynski-Matsushigue, L.B.; Duarte, J.L.M.; Rodrigues, C.L.; Souza, M.A. [Universidade de Sao Paulo (IF/USP), SP (Brazil). Inst. de Fisica; Cunsolo, A.; Cappuzzello, F.; Foti, A.; Agodi, C.; Cavallaro, M. [Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (LNS/INFN), Catania (Italy). Lab. Nazionali del Sud; Ukita, G.M. [Universidade de Santo Amaro (UNISA), Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Faculdade de Psicologia

    2012-07-01

    Full text: The alpha cluster phenomenon in the light nuclei structure has been the subject of a long time investigation since the proposal of the Ikeda diagrams [1]. The main purpose of the research program in progress is the investigation of this phenomenon in (x{alpha}) and (x{alpha}+n) nuclei through the ({sup 6}Li, d) alpha transfer reaction [2-4]. Alpha resonant states around the (4{alpha}) threshold in the nucleus {sup 16}O are the focus of the present contribution. In fact, the importance of these resonances at the elements production in stars is recognized, as primarily pointed out by Hoyle in {sup 12}C [6]. The existence of a rotational band with the {alpha} +{sup 12} C (Hoyle) cluster state structure was recently demonstrated by Ohkubo and Hirabayashi [6]. In order to explore this region of interest, measurements of the {sup 12}C({sup 6}Li, d){sup 16}O reaction up to 17 MeV of excitation at an incident energy of 25.5 MeV, have been performed employing the Sao Paulo Pelletron-Enge Split-Pole facility and the nuclear emulsion detection technique (plates Fuji G6B, 50 {mu}m thick). Spectra associated with six scattering angles, from 5 deg to 29 deg in the laboratory frame, each one 50 cm along the focal surface, were measured. Several narrow resonances with a quasi-bound behavior embedded in the continuum were detected and the resolution of 25 keV allowed for the separation of doublets not resolved before [7,8]. The absolute cross sections and the respective deuteron angular distributions were determined and the analysis is in progress. [1] K. Ikeda et al., Prog. Theor. Phys. Suppl. E 68, 464 (1968); H. Horiuchi, K. Ikeda, and Y. Suzuki, ibid. 44, 225 (1978). [2] M.R.D.Rodrigues et al., in12th International Conference on Nuclear Reaction Mechanism, Varenna, Italy, edited by F. Cerutti and A. Ferrari , CERN Proceedings, 2010-2, pp. 331- 335. [3] T. Borello-Lewin et al., Proceedings of SOTANCP2, Brussels, Belgium 2010, edited by P. Descouvemount et al., Int. J

  14. Multi-elemental characterization of organic liquid samples by use of a 13 MeV {sup 6}Li{sup 3+} beam

    Liendo, J.A., E-mail: jliendo@usb.v [Department of Physics, Simon Bolivar University, PO Box 89000, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Bernal, M.A., E-mail: mbernal@usb.v [Department of Physics, Simon Bolivar University, PO Box 89000, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Gonzalez, A.C. [Centro de Fisica, Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of); Caussyn, D.D.; Fletcher, N.R.; Momotyuk, O.A. [Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee (United States); Muruganathan, R.M. [Department of Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee (United States); Roeder, B.T.; Wiedenhoever, I. [Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee (United States); Fischer, T. [Department of Chemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee (United States); Kemper, K.W.; Barber, P. [Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee (United States); Sajo-Bohus, L. [Department of Physics, Simon Bolivar University, PO Box 89000, Caracas 1080-A (Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of)

    2009-10-15

    Evaporated amniotic fluid (AF) targets have been bombarded with a 13 MeV {sup 6}Li{sup 3+} beam. Forward angle data have served to identify the {sup 1}H({sup 6}Li,{sup 1}H){sup 6}Li reaction as an alternative for hydrogen characterization of such organic samples. Detected {sup 6}Li ions elastically scattered from C, N, O, Na and Cl can also be used to determine the concentrations of these elements in AF. The analyzed AF samples have been diluted with distilled water. The effect of sample dilution on the improvement of spectrum energy resolution has been observed, confirming previous reports. The hydrogen concentration determined in the studied AF targets is shown to vary linearly with sample dilution. Two detector arrangements have been used to find out which detection scheme is the most convenient. The combination of a counter telescope and a single detector, set up at the same polar angle on the opposite side of the beam, seems to be the best choice to have a reliable particle identification and an adequate energy resolution simultaneously.

  15. (p,pα) cluster-knockout reaction on 9Be at 200 MeV

    The (p,pα) cluster-knockout reaction on 9Be has been investigated experimentally at a bombarding energy of 200 MeV. Coincident data were obtained at five quasifree angle pairs for proton angles ranging from 40 degree to 80 degree. The data were analyzed in terms of the distorted-wave impulse approximation. The calculated energy-sharing distributions reproduce the data reasonably well, indicating that the quasifree-knockout mechanism dominates the reaction. The factorization approximation employed in the calculation is found to be valid. The absolute spectroscopic factors derived from the data are in excellent agreement with lower-energy results, and compare well with shell-model predictions

  16. Improved neutron-gamma discrimination for a 6Li-glass neutron detector using digital signal analysis methods

    A 6Li-glass scintillator (GS20) based neutron Anger camera was developed for time-of-flight single-crystal diffraction instruments at Spallation Neutron Source. Traditional Pulse-Height Analysis (PHA) for Neutron-Gamma Discrimination (NGD) resulted in the neutron-gamma efficiency ratio (defined as NGD ratio) on the order of 104. The NGD ratios of Anger cameras need to be improved for broader applications including neutron reflectometers. For this purpose, six digital signal analysis methods of individual waveforms acquired from photomultiplier tubes were proposed using (i) charge integration, (ii) pulse-amplitude histograms, (iii) power spectrum analysis combined with the maximum pulse-amplitude, (iv) two event parameters (a1, b0) obtained from a Wiener filter, (v) an effective amplitude (m) obtained from an adaptive least-mean-square filter, and (vi) a cross-correlation coefficient between individual and reference waveforms. The NGD ratios are about 70 times those from the traditional PHA method. Our results indicate the NGD capabilities of neutron Anger cameras based on GS20 scintillators can be significantly improved with digital signal analysis methods

  17. Improved neutron-gamma discrimination for a (6)Li-glass neutron detector using digital signal analysis methods.

    Wang, C L; Riedel, R A

    2016-01-01

    A (6)Li-glass scintillator (GS20) based neutron Anger camera was developed for time-of-flight single-crystal diffraction instruments at Spallation Neutron Source. Traditional Pulse-Height Analysis (PHA) for Neutron-Gamma Discrimination (NGD) resulted in the neutron-gamma efficiency ratio (defined as NGD ratio) on the order of 10(4). The NGD ratios of Anger cameras need to be improved for broader applications including neutron reflectometers. For this purpose, six digital signal analysis methods of individual waveforms acquired from photomultiplier tubes were proposed using (i) charge integration, (ii) pulse-amplitude histograms, (iii) power spectrum analysis combined with the maximum pulse-amplitude, (iv) two event parameters (a1, b0) obtained from a Wiener filter, (v) an effective amplitude (m) obtained from an adaptive least-mean-square filter, and (vi) a cross-correlation coefficient between individual and reference waveforms. The NGD ratios are about 70 times those from the traditional PHA method. Our results indicate the NGD capabilities of neutron Anger cameras based on GS20 scintillators can be significantly improved with digital signal analysis methods. PMID:26827314

  18. Improved neutron-gamma discrimination for a 6Li-glass neutron detector using digital signal analysis methods

    Wang, C. L.; Riedel, R. A.

    2016-01-01

    A 6Li-glass scintillator (GS20) based neutron Anger camera was developed for time-of-flight single-crystal diffraction instruments at Spallation Neutron Source. Traditional Pulse-Height Analysis (PHA) for Neutron-Gamma Discrimination (NGD) resulted in the neutron-gamma efficiency ratio (defined as NGD ratio) on the order of 104. The NGD ratios of Anger cameras need to be improved for broader applications including neutron reflectometers. For this purpose, six digital signal analysis methods of individual waveforms acquired from photomultiplier tubes were proposed using (i) charge integration, (ii) pulse-amplitude histograms, (iii) power spectrum analysis combined with the maximum pulse-amplitude, (iv) two event parameters (a1, b0) obtained from a Wiener filter, (v) an effective amplitude (m) obtained from an adaptive least-mean-square filter, and (vi) a cross-correlation coefficient between individual and reference waveforms. The NGD ratios are about 70 times those from the traditional PHA method. Our results indicate the NGD capabilities of neutron Anger cameras based on GS20 scintillators can be significantly improved with digital signal analysis methods.

  19. BSS/6LiI response matrix to neutrons from 2.5E(-8) to 100 MeV

    Using Monte Carlo methods the response matrix of a Bonner sphere spectrometer was calculated. As thermal neutron detector a 0.4 cm x φ 0.4 cm 6 Li I was utilized. The response functions were calculated for 0, 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, and 12 inches-diameter polyethylene spheres. Twenty three monoenergetic neutron sources ranging from 2.50 E(-8) to 100 MeV were used and the resulting response functions were interpolated to 51 neutron energies. These were compared with a matrix response reported in the literature that was previously scaled by a factor that make corrections for the scintillator features utilized in this study and the response matrix reported in the literature. In this comparison both response matrices are in agreement. The main differences were found in the bare detector case, these are attributed to the differences in the irradiation conditions and cross sections libraries utilized in both studies. For the other detectors the differences are due to the cross sections. (Author)

  20. Hypernuclear production cross section in the reaction of 6Li + 12C at 2A GeV

    C. Rappold

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Hypernuclear production cross sections have been deduced for the first time with induced reaction of heavy ion beam on fixed target and by means of the invariant mass method by the HypHI Collaboration exploiting the reaction of 6Li + 12C at 2A GeV or sNN=2.70 GeV. A production cross section of 3.9±1.4 μb for 3ΛH and of 3.1±1.0 μb for 4ΛH respectively in the projectile rapidity region was inferred as well as the total production cross section of the Λ hyperon was measured and found to be equal to 1.7±0.8 mb. A global fit based on a Bayesian approach was performed in order to include and propagate statistical and systematic uncertainties. Production ratios of 3ΛH/4ΛH, 3ΛH/Λ and 4ΛH/Λ were included in the inference procedure. The strangeness population factors S3 and S4 of 3ΛH and 4ΛH respectively were extracted. In addition, the multiplicities of the Λ hyperon, 3ΛH, and 4ΛH together with the rapidity and transversal momentum density distributions of the observed hypernuclei were extracted and reported.

  1. Improved neutron-gamma discrimination for a {sup 6}Li-glass neutron detector using digital signal analysis methods

    Wang, C. L., E-mail: wangc@ornl.gov; Riedel, R. A. [Instrument and Source Division, Neutron Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37831 (United States)

    2016-01-15

    A {sup 6}Li-glass scintillator (GS20) based neutron Anger camera was developed for time-of-flight single-crystal diffraction instruments at Spallation Neutron Source. Traditional Pulse-Height Analysis (PHA) for Neutron-Gamma Discrimination (NGD) resulted in the neutron-gamma efficiency ratio (defined as NGD ratio) on the order of 10{sup 4}. The NGD ratios of Anger cameras need to be improved for broader applications including neutron reflectometers. For this purpose, six digital signal analysis methods of individual waveforms acquired from photomultiplier tubes were proposed using (i) charge integration, (ii) pulse-amplitude histograms, (iii) power spectrum analysis combined with the maximum pulse-amplitude, (iv) two event parameters (a{sub 1}, b{sub 0}) obtained from a Wiener filter, (v) an effective amplitude (m) obtained from an adaptive least-mean-square filter, and (vi) a cross-correlation coefficient between individual and reference waveforms. The NGD ratios are about 70 times those from the traditional PHA method. Our results indicate the NGD capabilities of neutron Anger cameras based on GS20 scintillators can be significantly improved with digital signal analysis methods.

  2. Experiments on iron shield transmission of quasi-monoenergetic neutrons generated by 43- and 68-MeV protons via the 7Li(p,n) reaction

    In order to provide benchmark data of neutrons transmitted through iron shields in the intermediate-energy region, spatial distributions of neutron energy spectra and reaction rates behind and inside the iron shields of thickness up to 130 cm were measured for 43- and 68-MeVp-7Li neutrons using a quasi-monoenergetic neutron beam source at the 90-MV AVF cyclotron facility of the TLARA facility in JAERI. The measured data by five kinds of detectors: the BC501A detector, the Bonner ball counter, 238U and 232Th fission counters, 7LiF and natLiF TLDs and solid state nuclear track detector, are numerically provided in this report in the energy region between 10-4 eV and the energy of peak neutrons generated by the 7Li(p,n) reaction. (author)

  3. Experiments on iron shield transmission of quasi-monoenergetic neutrons generated by 43- and 68-MeV protons via the {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction

    Nakashima, Hiroshi [Japan Atomic Energy Research Inst., Tokai, Ibaraki (Japan). Tokai Research Establishment; Tanaka, Shun-ichi; Nakao, Noriaki [and others

    1996-03-01

    In order to provide benchmark data of neutrons transmitted through iron shields in the intermediate-energy region, spatial distributions of neutron energy spectra and reaction rates behind and inside the iron shields of thickness up to 130 cm were measured for 43- and 68-MeVp-{sup 7}Li neutrons using a quasi-monoenergetic neutron beam source at the 90-MV AVF cyclotron facility of the TLARA facility in JAERI. The measured data by five kinds of detectors: the BC501A detector, the Bonner ball counter, {sup 238}U and {sup 232}Th fission counters, {sup 7}LiF and {sup nat}LiF TLDs and solid state nuclear track detector, are numerically provided in this report in the energy region between 10{sup -4} eV and the energy of peak neutrons generated by the {sup 7}Li(p,n) reaction. (author).

  4. Novel 4{pi} Detection System for the Measurement of the {sup 6}Li(n,{alpha}){sup 3}H Reaction Cross Section

    Giorginis, Georgios; Bencardino, Raffaele [European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Retieseweg 111, B-2440 Geel (Belgium)

    2011-12-13

    A dedicated one-dimensional Time Projection Chamber (1D-TPC) was designed and produced at IRMM to determine the {sup 6}Li(n,{alpha}){sup 3}H cross section in the 0.4-2.8 MeV energy range, aiming at 5% accuracy. The basic TPC components were a twin gridded ionisation chamber (GIC) with interwired electrodes and fast digitisation of the anode and cathode signals. The energy of both reaction products emitted from a thin {sup 6}LiF sample at the common TPC cathode was measured. A Kr(97%)CO{sub 2}(3%) mixture was used as the detector gas at a pressure up to 3.5 bar. A {sup 238}U sample mounted on the cathode of an ionisation chamber without grid was used as the neutron flux monitor. Special care was taken to reduce the experimental sources of uncertainty. The beam-monitor {sup 238}U sample was characterised at IRMM by low-geometry {alpha}-counting with an accuracy of 0.1%. A {sup 6}Li sample was produced at IRMM by vacuum evaporation of {sup 6}LiF onto transparent aluminium backing. The number of {sup 6}Li atoms will be measured via Thermal Neutron Depth Profiling with an expected accuracy of 2% with respect to an IRMM Standard Reference Material. First test measurements were performed using a monoenergetic neutron beam produced by the T(p,n){sup 3}He reaction at the IRMM 7 MV Van de Graaff accelerator. The experimental method and preliminary results are presented.

  5. Functions of MgH2 in hydrogen storage reactions of the 6LiBH4-CaH2 reactive hydride composite.

    Zhou, Yifan; Liu, Yongfeng; Zhang, Yu; Gao, Mingxia; Pan, Hongge

    2012-08-28

    A significant improvement of hydrogen storage properties was achieved by introducing MgH(2) into the 6LiBH(4)-CaH(2) system. It was found that ~8.0 wt% of hydrogen could be reversibly stored in a 6LiBH(4)-CaH(2)-3MgH(2) composite below 400 °C and 100 bar of hydrogen pressure with a stepwise reaction, which is superior to the pristine 6LiBH(4)-CaH(2) and LiBH(4) samples. Upon dehydriding, MgH(2) first decomposed to convert to Mg and liberate hydrogen with an on-set temperature of ~290 °C. Subsequently, LiBH(4) reacted with CaH(2) to form CaB(6) and LiH in addition to further hydrogen release. Hydrogen desorption from the 6LiBH(4)-CaH(2)-3MgH(2) composite finished at ~430 °C in non-isothermal model, a 160 °C reduction relative to the 6LiBH(4)-CaH(2) sample. JMA analyses revealed that hydrogen desorption was a diffusion-controlled reaction rather than an interface reaction-controlled process. The newly produced Mg of the first-step dehydrogenation possibly acts as the heterogeneous nucleation center of the resultant products of the second-step dehydrogenation, which diminishes the energy barrier and facilitates nucleation and growth, consequently reducing the operating temperature and improving the kinetics of hydrogen storage. PMID:22842399

  6. Helium Bubbles Cavitation Phenomena in Pb-15.7Li and Potential Impact on Tritium Transport Behaviour in HCLL Breeding Channels

    Sedano, L. A.

    2007-09-27

    COMPU task is devoted to develop a Process Flow Diagram (PFD) modelling tool for DEMO tritium cycle for HCLL and HCPB blanket lines for DEMO. At the actual stage of definition of HCLL blanket design line this global objective requires to progress specifically on the physical reliability of tritium transport assessments at blanket design level. A rough reliability assessment with the identify cation of physical phenomena determining permeation rates into the coolant was tentatively advanced in COMPU Task Deliverable 1. In HCLL design, the tritium diffusion in the alloy under the flow conditions and radiation effects in Pb15.7Li can be theoretically justifies ed as the rate limiting processes for tritium transfer into the coolant. This Deliverable 2 focuses on the analysis of a specific radiation effect: the potential role of helium bubbles in Pb15.7Li, the discussion of its implications on tritium assessment for HCLL design and consequently the analysis of its quantitative impact (as cycle input) on HCLL PFD tritium cycle design. Thus, the contents of this report investigate: (1) the rationality of the consideration on HCLL design of helium bubble cavitation phenomena in irradiated Pb15.7Li channels on the base of fundamental analysis (He solution states in Pb15.7Li) from empirical clues provided by Pb15.7Li irradiation tests, (2) a preliminary rough He-bubble cavitation design assessment and bases for a more precise FEM calculation for helium bubble cavitation phenomena in HCLL blanket channels, (3) the analysis of direct experimental data and numerical developments needed for a precise cavitation assessment and (4) a proposal of the lay-out and general specifications of an integral proof-of-principle Cavitation Experiment (Cevitex) of Helium in Pb15.7Li. (Author) 40 refs.

  7. Helium Bubbles Cavitation Phenomena in Pb-15.7Li and Potential Impact on Tritium Transport Behaviour in HCLL Breeding Channels

    COMPU task is devoted to develop a Process Flow Diagram (PFD) modelling tool for DEMO tritium cycle for HCLL and HCPB blanket lines for DEMO. At the actual stage of definition of HCLL blanket design line this global objective requires to progress specifically on the physical reliability of tritium transport assessments at blanket design level. A rough reliability assessment with the identify cation of physical phenomena determining permeation rates into the coolant was tentatively advanced in COMPU Task Deliverable 1. In HCLL design, the tritium diffusion in the alloy under the flow conditions and radiation effects in Pb15.7Li can be theoretically justifies ed as the rate limiting processes for tritium transfer into the coolant. This Deliverable 2 focuses on the analysis of a specific radiation effect: the potential role of helium bubbles in Pb15.7Li, the discussion of its implications on tritium assessment for HCLL design and consequently the analysis of its quantitative impact (as cycle input) on HCLL PFD tritium cycle design. Thus, the contents of this report investigate: (1) the rationality of the consideration on HCLL design of helium bubble cavitation phenomena in irradiated Pb15.7Li channels on the base of fundamental analysis (He solution states in Pb15.7Li) from empirical clues provided by Pb15.7Li irradiation tests, (2) a preliminary rough He-bubble cavitation design assessment and bases for a more precise FEM calculation for helium bubble cavitation phenomena in HCLL blanket channels, (3) the analysis of direct experimental data and numerical developments needed for a precise cavitation assessment and (4) a proposal of the lay-out and general specifications of an integral proof-of-principle Cavitation Experiment (Cevitex) of Helium in Pb15.7Li. (Author) 40 refs

  8. The photonuclear reaction 7Li(γ, t)α and the model of light cluster interaction

    The characteristic of photonuclear reaction 7Li(γ, t)α have been computed in different αt-cluster models. Two pure attractive αt-potentials and two their spectrum- and phase-equivalent supersymmetric partners with repulsive core were used. Both an ordinary two-cluster model and the orthogonality conditions model by Saito have been applied. The process amplitude has been calculated in coordinate representation based on multipole expansion of wave functions and transition operator. Both for states of the continuous spectrum and for bound state, the wave functions of relative motion in the αt-system are computed directly from the Schroedinger equation. The sensitivity of the reaction characteristics to the choice of model and potential is revealed. The Saito model and potentials with no repulsive core provide somewhat better description of experimental data

  9. Analysis of diffractive features in elastic scattering of {sup 7}Li by different target nuclei at different energies

    Badran, R. I.; Masri, Dana Al [Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences, The Hashemite University, Zarqa (Jordan)

    2013-12-16

    The diffractive features of angular distribution have been investigated by analyzing the experimental data for a set of elastic scattering processes of {sup 7}Li by different target nuclei at different laboratory energies. Both Frahn-Venter and McIntyre models are used to analyze experimental data of angular distribution for elastic scattering processes. The theoretical models can reasonably reproduce the general pattern of the data. Some geometrical parameters for colliding nuclei have been obtained from the elastic scattering processes. It is found that interpretation of the diffractive features of the data is model-independent. The values of extracted parameters, from adopted models, are found comparable to each other and to those of others. The total reaction cross section is correlated to the incident laboratory energy for each scattering and values of total reaction cross section are found comparable with those of others.

  10. New method to evaluate the {sup 7}Li(p, n){sup 7}Be reaction near threshold

    Herrera, María S., E-mail: herrera@tandar.cnea.gov.ar [Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, Buenos Aires B1650KNA (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Av. Rivadavia 1917, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1033AAJ (Argentina); Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnología, UNSAM, 25 de Mayo y Francia, Buenos Aires B1650KNA (Argentina); Moreno, Gustavo A. [YPF Tecnología, Baradero S/N, Buenos Aires 1925 (Argentina); Departamento de Física J. J. Giambiagi, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, UBA, Ciudad Universitaria, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires 1428 (Argentina); Kreiner, Andrés J. [Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Av. Gral. Paz 1499, Buenos Aires B1650KNA (Argentina); Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Av. Rivadavia 1917, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires C1033AAJ (Argentina); Escuela de Ciencia y Tecnología, UNSAM, 25 de Mayo y Francia, Buenos Aires B1650KNA (Argentina)

    2015-04-15

    In this work a complete description of the {sup 7}Li(p, n){sup 7}Be reaction near threshold is given using center-of-mass and relative coordinates. It is shown that this standard approach, not used before in this context, leads to a simple mathematical representation which gives easy access to all relevant quantities in the reaction and allows a precise numerical implementation. It also allows in a simple way to include proton beam-energy spread affects. The method, implemented as a C++ code, was validated both with numerical and experimental data finding a good agreement. This tool is also used here to analyze scattered published measurements such as (p, n) cross sections, differential and total neutron yields for thick targets. Using these data we derive a consistent set of parameters to evaluate neutron production near threshold. Sensitivity of the results to data uncertainty and the possibility of incorporating new measurements are also discussed.

  11. Elastic and inelastic angular distributions of the 7Li+120Sn system for energies near the Coulomb barrier

    Zagatto, V. A. B.; Oliveira, J. R. B.; Gasques, L. R.; Alcántara-Núñez, J. A.; Duarte, J. G.; Aguiar, V. P.; Medina, N. H.; Seale, W. A.; Pires, K. C. C.; Freitas, A.; Lubian, J.; Shorto, J. M. B.; Genezini, F. A.; Rossi, E. S., Jr.

    2016-06-01

    The reaction of 7Li+120Sn has been measured at bombarding energies of 21, 24 and 27 MeV. The {2}+\\to {0}+ γ -ray transition in 120Sn was observed and the angular distribution for the 2+ excited state was obtained. Coupled channels and coupled-reaction channels calculations, including the dynamical polarization potential due to the projectile break-up, obtained from continuum discretized coupled channel calculations, were performed. The comparison between the existing experimental elastic angular distribution with the coupled-reaction channels calculations indicates that the 1n stripping transfer is the most intense channel to be coupled and the 2n stripping reaction occurs sequentially rather than directly, however, further data must be analyzed to confirm this indication. The experimental elastic and inelastic scattering data were well described by the calculations, but some discrepancies in these channels may indicate the need for corrections to the nuclear potential and/or the necessity to incorporate further channels.

  12. Separation of no-carrier-added 62Zn from 7Li irradiated cobalt target using calcium alginate beads

    A 59Co target was irradiated with 47 MeV 7Li, which produced NCA 62Zn in the target matrix. NCA 62Zn was separated from the target matrix by adsorption on calcium alginate beads kept in HNO3 solutions of different pH values (1-6). The optimum separation condition was achieved at pH 5, where ∼83% NCA 62Zn was adsorbed on the alginate beads along with some contamination from the bulk Co. The complete separation of 62Zn from the bulk was achieved on desorbing Co from the beads with 0.1 M NaNO2. The remaining 62Zn was separated on re-adsorption under the same condition. (author)

  13. Statistical theory of light nucleus reaction and application to $^9$Be(p, xn) reaction

    Sun, Xiaojun

    2016-01-01

    A statistical theory of light nucleus reaction (STLN) is proposed to describe both neutron and light charged particle induced nuclear reactions with 1p-shell light nuclei involved. The dynamic of STLN is described by the unified Hauser-Feshbach and exciton model, of which the angular momentum and parity conservations are considered in equilibrium and pre-equilibrium processes. The Coulomb barriers of the incident and outgoing charged particles, which seriously influence the open reaction channels, could be reasonably considered in the incident channel and the different outgoing channels. In kinematics, the recoiling effects in various emission processes are taken strictly into account. Taking $^9$Be(p, xn) reaction as an example, we calculate the double-differential cross sections of outgoing neutrons and charged particles using PUNF code in the frame of STLN. The calculated results agree very well with the existing experimental neutron double-differential cross sections at $E_p=18$ MeV, and indicate that PUN...

  14. Large basis ab initio shell model investigation of 9-Be and 11-Be

    Forssén, C; Ormand, W E; Caurier, E

    2004-01-01

    We are presenting the first ab initio structure investigation of the loosely bound 11-Be nucleus, together with a study of the lighter isotope 9-Be. The nuclear structure of these isotopes is particularly interesting due to the appearance of a parity-inverted ground state in 11-Be. Our study is performed in the framework of the ab initio no-core shell model. Results obtained using four different, high-precision two-nucleon interactions, in model spaces up to 9\\hbar\\Omega, are shown. For both nuclei, and all potentials, we reach convergence in the level ordering of positive- and negative-parity spectra separately. Concerning their relative position, the positive-parity states are always too high in excitation energy, but a fast drop with respect to the negative-parity spectrum is observed when the model space is increased. This behavior is most dramatic for 11-Be. In the largest model space we were able to reach, the 1/2+ level has dropped down to become either the first or the second excited state, depending ...

  15. Diamagnetic correction to the 9Be+ ground-state hyperfine constant

    We report an experimental determination of the diamagnetic correction to the 9Be+ ground state hyperfine constant A. We measured A = -625 008 837.371(11) Hz at a magnetic field B of 4.4609 T. Comparison with previous results, obtained at lower values of B (0.68 T and 0.82 T), yields the diamagnetic shift coefficient k = 2.63(18)x10-11 T-2, where A(B)=A0(1+kB2). The zero-field hyperfine constant A0 is determined to be -625 008 837.044(12) Hz. The g-factor ratio gI'/gJ is determined to be 2.134 779 852 7(10)x10-4, which is equal to the value measured at lower B to within experimental error. Upper limits are placed on some other corrections to the Breit-Rabi formula. The measured value of k agrees with theoretical estimates.

  16. Comparison of the effects of couplings to breakup channels in reactions induced by {sup 6}Li and {sup 6}He on the same {sup 64}Zn target

    Fernández-García, J. P., E-mail: fernandez@lns.infn.it; Di Pietro, A.; Figuera, P.; Fisichella, M. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, via S. Sofia 62, 1-95123 Catania (Italy); Lattuada, M.; Musumarra, A.; Pellegriti, M. G.; Scuderi, V.; Torresi, D. [INFN, Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, via S. Sofia 62, 1-95123 Catania (Italy); Dipartamento di Fisica e Astronomia, via S. Sofia 64, I-95123 Catania (Italy); Moro, A. M. [Departamento de FAMN, Universidad de Sevilla, Apartado 1065, E-41080 Seville (Spain); Zadro, M. [Ruder Bošković Institute, Bijenička cesta 54, HR-10000 Zagreb (Croatia)

    2015-10-15

    The experimental elastic scattering angular distributions for the weakly bound nuclei {sup 6,7}Li and for the halo nucleus {sup 6}He on the same {sup 64}Zn target at several energies around the Coulomb barrier were measured at the Laboratori Nazionali del Sud (LNS, Italy) and at the Cyclotron Research Center, Louvain La Neuve (Belgium), respectively. The measured elastic scattering angular distributions of these three systems at the same center of mass energy have been compared. The experimental data of the {sup 6,7}Li+ {sup 64}Zn systems have been analyzed within the CDCC method, while the {sup 6}He+{sup 64}Zn data have been compared with both both CDCC and CRC calculations.

  17. Large basis ab initio shell model investigation of 9Be and 11Be

    Forssen, C; Navratil, P; Ormand, W E; Caurier, E

    2004-11-19

    We are presenting the first ab initio structure investigation of the loosely bound {sup 11}Be nucleus, together with a study of the lighter isotope {sup 9}Be. The nuclear structure of these isotopes is particularly interesting due to the appearance of a parity-inverted ground state in {sup 11}Be. Our study is performed in the framework of the ab initio no-core shell model. Results obtained using four different, high-precision two-nucleon interactions, in model spaces up to 9{h_bar}{Omega}, are shown. For both nuclei, and all potentials, we reach convergence in the level ordering of positive- and negative-parity spectra separately. Concerning their relative position, the positive-parity states are always too high in excitation energy, but a fast drop with respect to the negative-parity spectrum is observed when the model space is increased. This behavior is most dramatic for {sup 11}Be. In the largest model space we were able to reach, the 1/2{sup +} level has dropped down to become either the first or the second excited state, depending on which interaction we use. We also observe a contrasting behavior in the convergence patterns for different two-nucleon potentials, and argue that a three-nucleon interaction is needed to explain the parity inversion. Furthermore, large-basis calculations of {sup 13}C and {sup 11}B are performed. This allows us to study the systematics of the position of the first unnatural-parity state in the N = 7 isotone and the A = 11 isobar. The {sup 11}B run in the 9{h_bar}{Omega} model space involves a matrix with dimension exceeding 1.1 x 10{sup 9}, and is our largest calculation so far. We present results on binding energies, excitation spectra, level configurations, radii, electromagnetic observables, and {sup 10}Be + n overlap functions.

  18. Breakup of 42 MeV 7Li projectiles in the fields of 12C and 197Au nuclei

    Dhruba Gupta; C Samanta; R Kanungo; P Basu; Subinit Roy; S Kailas; A Chatterjee; B J Roy; K Mahata; A Samant; A Shrivastava

    2001-07-01

    Inclusive cross sections of particles and tritons from the breakup of 42 MeV 7Li by 12C and 197Au targets are presented and analysed in the framework of the Serber model. Spectral distortions due to the targets and relevant reaction mechanisms are discussed.

  19. The 3He(alpha, gamma)7Be reaction rate, solar 7Be and 8B neutrino fluxes, and the production of 7Li during the Big Bang

    The 3He(α,γ)7Be reaction plays an important role both in determining the predicted fluxes of 7Be and 8B neutrinos from our Sun, and in the calculation of primordial 7Li production. In light of the highly precise determination of the baryon-to-photon ratio from the cosmic microwave background data, it is necessary to re-determine primordial 7Li production. Recent experimental nuclear astrophysics work has led to an improved determination of the 3He(α,γ)7Be cross section, with several experiments clustered at E = 0.5 MeV center-of-mass energy and above [2, and references therein]. On the other hand, precisely calibrated 7Be and 8B neutrino fluxes from the Sun are now available. Assuming the accepted solar central temperature to be correct, the neutrino flux data can be used to determine the 3He(α,γ)7Be cross section at the solar Gamow peak, E = 0.03 MeV. The energy range relevant for Big Bang 7Li production lies just between 0.03 and 0.5 MeV. The poster aims to use the two above described levels in order to improve the precision of the predicted primordial abundance of 7Li. It updates a previous work that appeared before the new cross section, solar neutrino and microwave background data were available. (author)

  20. Examination of the Coulomb-nuclear interference in inelastic scattering of {sup 6}Li in {sup 76}Ge; Exame da interferencia Coulombiana-Nuclear no espalhamento inelastico de {sup 6}Li em {sup 76}Ge

    Zhang, Xinxin

    2015-07-01

    The inelastic scattering of 28,0 MeV {sup 6}Li on {sup 76}Ge in the excitation of the 2{sup +}{sub 1} state, has been studied with the Coulomb-Nuclear Interference (CNI) analysis. The data were measured at the Pelletron-Enge-Spectrograph facility at LAFN-IFUSP. A solid-state position sensitive silicon detector (PSD) (500μm thickness and 47 × 8 mm{sup 2} area) was used to measure the data at the spectrometer focal plane. Digital pulse processing (DPP) was implemented in the acquisition system. Twenty-six spectra were measured at carefully chosen scattering angles in the range of 10 deg ≤ θ{sub Lab} ≤ 55 deg to obtain an angular distribution. The analysis was performed with the Distorted Wave Born Approximation (DWBA) and applied for the nuclear transition potential, the Deformed Optical Potential Model (DOMP), under well-established global optical parameters. The fit of the predicted cross sections to the experimental data through χ{sup 2} minimization, using the iterative method of Gauss, allowed for the extraction of the correlated parameters, δ{sup N}{sub 2}, the mass deformation length, and C{sub 2} = Ν{sup C}{sub 2}/δ{sup N}{sub 2}, the ratio between charge and mass deformation lengths. The correlated parameters obtained in the present work were C{sub 2} = 1,101 (20) and δ{sup N}{sub 2} = 1,08(21)fm. Statistical tests, through a Monte Carlo simulation of 5000 new data sets, validated the method employed in the correlated parameters fit. The methodology applied for the CNI analysis allowed the extraction of ratio B(EL)/B(ISL), which is proportional to the square of C{sub 2}, with a good precision due to the scale uncertainties cancellation of the absolute cross sections. The values of B(IS2) and of the ratios B(E2)/B(IS2) obtained in the present work have not been reported before and allow the study of the evolution of the collectivity throughout the even-A germanium chain together with former results obtained for the {sup 70},{sup 72},{sup 74}Ge

  1. Characterization of the CRNA Bonner sphere spectrometer based on {sup 6}LiI scintillator exposed to an {sup 241}Am-Be neutron source

    Mazrou, Hakim [Centre de Recherche Nucleaire d' Alger (CRNA), 02 Boulevard Frantz Fanon, B.P. 399, 16000 Alger (Algeria)], E-mail: mazrou_h@comena-dz.org; Sidahmed, Tassadit; Idiri, Zahir; Lounis-Mokrani, Zohra; Bedek, Said [Centre de Recherche Nucleaire d' Alger (CRNA), 02 Boulevard Frantz Fanon, B.P. 399, 16000 Alger (Algeria); Allab, Malika [Faculte de Physique, Universite des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari-Boumediene (USTHB), Alger (Algeria)

    2008-02-15

    In the present work, measurements have been performed using an available multisphere neutron spectrometer based on a calibrated {sup 6}LiI scintillation detector (10mmox2mm) exposed to an {sup 241}Am-Be neutron source. Sensitive analysis has been performed to assess influence of angle and source-detector distances dependence on the detector responses. Our experimental responses were compared with the published experimental and calculated data for two {sup 241}Am-Be (ISO, PTB) neutron spectra with (4mmox4mm) {sup 6}LiI detector. A discrepancy by a factor of about two was achieved and it is chiefly due to the difference shown in active surface of both detectors.

  2. 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)

  3. The measurement of tritium produced in a 6LiD sphere irradiated by neutrons from D-D and 252Cf

    In a 6LiD sphere irradiated by neutrons from D-D and 252Cf, tritium production rate and tritium production distribution were measured with 6LiI(Eu) scintillation detector. The measurement shows that the tritium production rate is 0.98 +- 0.05 with 252Cf neutrons and the average tritium production rate is 0.96 +- 0.07 with D-D neutrons. Moreover, the two dimensional measurement particle identification technique was used. The result shows that the measured value of tritium production rate is in accord with the theoretical calculating one within the experimental error range while in the areas of various radius, the tritium production distributions are different from each other. The experimental results can be used for correcting the group constant of neutron production tritium and checking relevant theoretical calculating method. (2 tabs., 7 figs.)

  4. Improving the Neutron Cross-section Standards 238U(n,f) and 6Li(n,a) : Measurements and Simulations

    Jansson, Kaj

    2015-01-01

    Improving or extending the range of cross-section standards, which in general are believed to be well known, require good control of the experimental conditions and the uncertainties involved. Two experiments that aspire to improve two different neutron cross-section standards, 238U(n,f) and 6Li(n,a, are presented in this thesis. Both standards have previously been extensively measured, but outside certain energy ranges discrepancies exist. In this thesis, a future precision measurement of th...

  5. Energy dependence of the 6Li(π+,3He)3He reaction at 60, 75 and 90 MeV

    Differential cross sections for the pionic fission reaction 6Li(π+,3He)3He at T sub(π) = 60, 75 and 90 MeV have been measured for theta sub(c.m.) = 4l degrees. The energy dependence of the differential cross section is found to follow an exponential decrease with increasing incident pion energy and is compared with existing theoretical predictions

  6. Experimental Study of the {sup 6}Li(d,{alpha}){sup 4}He Reaction and its Astrophysical Implications via the Trojan Horse Method

    Pizzone, R.G.; Aliotta, M.; Blagus, S.; Cherubini, S.; Figuera, P.; Lattuada, M; Milin, M.; Miljanic, D.; Pellegriti, M.G.; Rendic, D.; Romano, S.; Soic, N.; Spitaleri, C.; Zadro, M.; Zappala, R.A.

    2000-12-31

    The {sup 6}Li(d, {alpha}){sup 4}He reaction, whose astrophysical importance is connected to the primordial nucleosynthesis in the framework of the Inhomogeneous Big Bang, has been studied by using the Trojan Horse Method (THM). We derive and discuss the cross section and the astrophysical S(E)-factor for E{sub cm}=0.025-0.7 MeV. Results are compared with data from a direct measurement.

  7. Viabilidad técnica para la explotación y separación isotópica de Li y prospectiva en el mercado de baterías de ION-7Li y de 6Li como material base de diseño en reactores de fusión nuclear

    Herranz García, José Luis

    2013-01-01

    En claro alineamiento con estrategias de sostenibilidad en el uso de recursos naturales en un escenario constante de aumento de la demanda energética mundial, el desarrollo de la tecnología energética en la Historia de la Especie Humana muestra un vector de evolución permanente desde su origen en el sentido del desarrollo y uso de nuevas fuentes energéticas con la explotación de recursos naturales de manera más eficiente: soluciones energéticas con aumento de la densidad energética (exoenergí...

  8. Experimental studies of the break-up of 156 MeV 6Li-ions at extreme forward angles using the Karlsruhe magnetic spectrograph 'Little John'

    6Li-induced break-up reactions have been investigated at reaction angles in extreme forward direction including O0 with the Karlsruhe Magnetic Spectrograph 'Little John'. The experiments were characterized by the minimization of the high experimental background that dominates at small emission angles. Inclusive alpha-particle and deuteron spectra from the bombardement of 12C- and 208Pb-targets with 156 MeV 6Li-ions have been measured. Below the grazing angle the Coulomb interaction shows a distinct influence on the angular distributions of the fragments. A simple spectator-model and a more realistic description within the DWBA-formalism largely allows a reproduction of the data. In the light of the reverse reaction α + d → 6Li + γ at small α-d-relative energies, which is of considerable interest for astrophysics, a particle-particle-coincidence measurement with θα = 50 and θd = -20 has been performed. The result could be reproduced reasonably well by a simple Monte-Carlo-simulation. Beside the treatment of a physical problem this work deals with the start-up of the magnetic spectrograph and the clarification of spectrograph specific questions concerning the data reduction. (orig.)

  9. S-factor measurement of the 2H(α,γ)6Li reaction at energies relevant for Big-Bang nucleosynthesis

    For about 20 years now, observations of 6Li in several old metal-poor stars inside the halo of our galaxy have been reported, which are largely independent of the stars' metallicity, and which point to a possible primordial origin. The observations exceed the predictions of the Standard Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis model by a factor of 500. In the relevant energy range, no directly measured S-factors were available yet for the main production reaction 2H(α,γ)6Li, while different theoretical estimations have an uncertainty of up to two orders of magnitude. The very small cross section in the picobarn range has been measured with a deuterium gas target at the LUNA accelerator (Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics), located deep underground inside Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso in Italy. A beam-induced, neutron-caused background in the γ-detector occurred which had to be analyzed carefully and subtracted in an appropriate way, to finally infer the weak signal of the reaction. For this purpose, a method to parameterize the Compton background has been developed. The results are a contribution to the discussion about the accuracy of the recent 6Li observations, and to the question if it is necessary to include new physics into the Standard Big-Bang Nucleosynthesis model.

  10. Ultracold neutron detection with 6Li-doped glass scintillators, NANOSC: a fast ultracold neutron detector for the nEDM experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute

    Ban, G; Bodek, K; Chowdhuri, Z; Geltenbort, P; Griffith, W C; Hélaine, V; Henneck, R; Kasprzak, M; Kermaidic, Y; Kirch, K; Komposch, S; Koss, P A; Kozela, A; Krempel, J; Lauss, B; Lefort, T; Lemière, Y; Mtchedlishvili, A; Musgrave, M; Naviliat-Cuncic, O; Piegsa, F M; Pierre, E; Pignol, G; Quéméner, G; Rawlik, M; Ries, D; Rebreyend, D; Roccia, S; Rogel, G; Schmidt-Wellenburg, P; Severijns, N; Wursten, E; Zejma, J; Zsigmond, G

    2016-01-01

    This paper summarizes the results from measurements aiming to characterize ultracold neutron detection with 6Li-doped glass scintillators. Single GS10 or GS20 scintillators, with a thickness of 100-200 micrometer, fulfill the ultracold neutron detection requirements with an acceptable neutron-gamma discrimination. This discrimination is clearly improved with a stack of two scintillators: a 6Li-depleted glass bonded to a 6Li-enriched glass. The optical contact bonding is used between the scintillators in order to obtain a perfect optical contact. The scintillator's detection efficiency is similar to that of a 3He Strelkov gas detector. Coupled to a digital data acquisition system, counting rates up to a few 10^5 counts/s can be handled. A detector based on such a scintillator stack arrangement was built and has been used in the neutron electric dipole moment experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute since 2010. Its response for the regular runs of the neutron electric dipole moment experiment is presented.

  11. Effect of 10B(n, α)7Li irradiation on the structure of a sodium borosilicate glass

    The effects of the nuclear reaction 10B(n, α)7Li on the properties and structure of a sodium borosilicate glass were analysed by density, hardness and fracture toughness measurements, Raman and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy and Transmission Electronic Microscopy (TEM) characterization. The TEM observations showed a homogeneous irradiated glass structure up to the nanometer scale. Modifications of the local order around the main cations were noticed, mainly a slight decrease of the mean boron coordination number and an increase of non-bridging oxygen concentrations. At the glass medium range order, the appearance of the D2 Raman band and a modification of the Si–O–Si angle distribution were also observed after irradiation. A comparison with other irradiation conditions with Swift Heavy Ions (Kr with 74 MeV) and Gold irradiation (with energies ranging from 1 to 7 MeV) is presented. Raman spectroscopy showed a similar final structure for irradiation conditions under which the glass evolutions are controlled by electronic energy loss in the ion tracks formation regime or nuclear energy loss. Despite important differences in energy deposition regimes, the similarities observed between the final glass structures suggest that structural evolutions are controlled by the glass relaxation mechanisms during the high quenching rate step that follows the energy deposition step

  12. Dynamical 3-Space Predicts Hotter Early Universe: Resolves CMB-BBN 7-Li and 4-He Abundance Anomalies

    Cahill R. T.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The observed abundances of 7 Li and 4 He are significantly inconsistent with the pre- dictions from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN when using the CDM cosmolog- ical model together with the value for B h 2 = 0 : 0224 0 : 0009 from WMAP CMB fluctuations, with the value from BBN required to fit observed abundances being 0 : 009 < B h 2 < 0 : 013. The dynamical 3-space theory is shown to predict a 20% hot- ter universe in the radiation-dominated epoch, which then results in a remarkable parameter-free agreement between the BBN and the WMAP value for B h 2 . The dy- namical 3-space also gives a parameter-free fit to the supernova redshift data, and pre- dicts that the flawed CDM model would require = 0 : 73 and M = 0 : 27 to fit the 3-space dynamics Hubble expansion, and independently of the supernova data. These results amount to the discovery of new physics for the early universe that is matched by numerous other successful observational and experimental tests.

  13. Dynamical 3-Space Predicts Hotter Early Universe: Resolves CMB-BBN 7-Li and 4-He Abundance Anomalies

    Cahill R. T.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The observed abundances of 7-Li and 4-He are significantly inconsistent with the predictions from Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN when using the $Lambda$CDM cosmological model together with the value for $Omega_B h^2 = 0.0224pm0.0009$ from WMAP CMB fluctuations, with the value from BBN required to fit observed abundances being $0.009 < Omega_B h^2 < 0.013$. The dynamical 3-space theory is shown to predict a 20% hotter universe in the radiation-dominated epoch, which then results in a remarkable parameter-free agreement between the BBN and the WMAP value for $Omega_B h^2$. The dynamical 3-space also gives a parameter-free fit to the supernova redshift data, and predicts that the flawed $Lambda$CDM model would require $Omega_Lambda = 0.73$ and $Omega_M = 0.27$ to fit the 3-space dynamics Hubble expansion, and independently of the supernova data. These results amount to the discovery of new physics for the early universe that is matched by numerous other successful observational and experimental tests.

  14. Production and separation of no-carrier-added 73As and 75Se from 7Li irradiated germanium oxide target

    This work reports for the first time 7Li-induced accelerator based production of 71,72,73,74As, 75,76,77Br and 73,75Se radionuclides in their no-carrier-added (nca) state. After the decay of all short-lived radionuclides 75Se and 73As were only existing radionuclides in germanium oxide target, which were subsequently separated by liquid-liquid extraction (LLX) using trioctylamine (TOA) dissolved in cyclohexane as liquid ion exchanger. The presence of stable germanium in various fractions was examined by Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Spectrometry (ICP-OES). At 0.1 M TOA and 10 M HCl concentration, 75Se and stable Ge were extracted into the organic phase leaving 73As in the aqueous phase. The bulk Ge was stripped back to the aqueous phase by 1 M NaOH, keeping 75Se in the organic phase. Therefore complete separation between 73As, 75Se and bulk Ge was achieved. (orig.)

  15. 7Li nuclear magnetic resonance studies of dynamics in a ternary gel polymer electrolyte based on polymeric ionic liquids

    The influence of the polymeric ionic liquid (PIL) Poly(diallyldimethylammonium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide) (PDADMATFSI) on the lithium dynamics was investigated in a ternary gel polymer electrolyte consisting of PDADMATFSI as stabilizing polymer, ionic liquid (1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide, P14TFSI) and lithium salt (lithium bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide, LiTFSI). The diffusion coefficient of the lithium ions is investigated by pulsed-field-gradient NMR, the conductivity of the electrolyte is determined by impedance spectroscopy. The local lithium dynamics is characterized by 7Li spin lattice relaxation rates (R1). The relaxation rates are well described by Blombergen-Purcell-Pound (BPP) theory at all polymer concentrations (up to 45 mol%), implying that the Li dynamics is governed by one single motional mode. Interestingly, activation energies for this motion decrease from 20 kJ/mol to 15 kJ/mol with increasing polymer content and are independent on the salt content. We thus conclude that the polymer is interacting with the anion coordination shell, which is accompanied by a very beneficial effect on the local lithium dynamics, as the polymer PDADMATFSI reduces the Li-TFSI interactions. This result is promising for further investigations for potential use of PDADMATFSI-containing gels as electrolytes in energy storage devices

  16. A computer study of the experimental feasibility of observing the nuclear excitation of 7Li by reactor antineutrinos

    Avignone, F. T.; Donnelly, T. W.

    1981-01-01

    A computer study of the feasibility of observing the 0.478 MeV γ-ray following the antineutrino excitation of 7Li has been carried out in a simple geometry involving two large Ge detectors placed on the axis inside a 20 kg target of natural lithium. The background γ-ray flux was assumed to be that observed by Fiorini and his co-workers in their search for neutrinoless double beta decay of 76Ge. The target was assumed to be inside a rectangular live shield of NaI(Tl) which has a wall thickness of 10.16 cm. The results for the Weinberg-Salam model clearly show that the direct observation of this reaction is feasible even if the background is almost two orders of magnitude more intense than the background observed by Fiorini et al. This conclusion was found to be valid even if most of the background originates inside the cryostat itself. If the background is no more than three times as intense as that observed by Fiorini et al., the excitation can at least be observed with a larger target and with no NaI(Tl) annulus.

  17. Exploring the N{alpha}+3n light nuclei via the ({sup 7}Li,{sup 7}Be) reaction

    Nociforo, C.; Cappuzzello, F.; Orrigo, S.E.A.; Winfield, J.S. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Cunsolo, A.; Cavallaro, M. [INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Catania (Italy); Universita di Catania, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Catania (Italy); Foti, A. [Universita di Catania, Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Catania (Italy); INFN-Sezione di Catania, Catania (Italy); Fortier, S.; Beaumel, D. [Institut de Physique Nucleaire, Orsay Cedex (France); Lenske, H. [Universitaet Giessen, Institut fuer Theoretische Physik, Giessen (Germany)

    2006-03-15

    Experimental signatures of the dynamical correlations of a core with a single-particle neutron have been found in light neutron-rich nuclei investigated via the ({sup 7}Li,{sup 7}Be) charge-exchange reactions at around 8 MeV/u. Of particular astrophysical relevance are low-lying narrow resonances ({gamma}{proportional_to}200 keV FWHM) BSEC (Bound States Embedded in the Continuum). Because of their long lifetime BSEC states are likely to effect the capture rates in any scenario for nucleosynthesis in neutron-rich environment. They have been observed in the continuum of {sup 11}Be and {sup 15}C nuclei. A microscopic nuclear structure model based on QRPA theory, which takes into account Dynamical Core Polarisation (DCP) correlations, gives a suitable description of these resonances as well as single-particle states of the studied systems. In this context, high-energy narrow structures populated in nuclei having an integer number of {alpha}-particles plus three neutrons are good BSEC candidates and can be systematically investigated. (orig.)

  18. Thermally stimulated exoelectron emission observed in mixed Li2B4O7-LiCl ceramics

    Previous investigations of thermally stimulated exoelectron emission (TSEE) in Li2B4O7 ceramics showed that microcrystallized samples gave rise to well-isolated and fairly strong TSEE peaks when they were cooled to about -1100C or to lower temperatures before the heating to measure the TSEE, without previous irradiation which is often required to induce TSEE. It was considered that the origin of such TSEE without irradiation might be related to the piezoelectric nature of the Li2B4O7 crystal. In the present investigation the TSEE induced by quenching to liquid nitrogen temperature for sintered samples of Li2B4O7-LiCl mixtures in different ratios was measured. The samples lose their piezoelectricity with the increased contents of LiCl. The results showed a decrease in TSEE with increased LiCl content, supporting the hypothesis. The decrease was not proportional to the LiCl content, however. Additional peaks appearing in samples irradiated with X-rays offer the possibility of an application to radiation dosimetry. (U.K.)

  19. Evidence for a dynamically refracted primary bow in weakly bound $^9$Be rainbow scattering from $^{16}$O

    Ohkubo, S

    2016-01-01

    We present for the first time evidence for the existence of a dynamically refracted primary bow for $^{9}$Be+$^{16}$O scattering. This is demonstrated through the use of coupled channel calculations with an extended double folding potential derived from the density-dependent effective two-body force and precise microscopic cluster wave functions for $^{9}$Be. The calculations reproduce the experimental Airy structure in $^{9}$Be+$^{16}$O scattering well.It is found that coupling of a weakly bound $^{9}$Be nucleus to excited states plays the role of a booster lens, dynamically enhancing the refraction over the {\\it static} refraction due to the Luneburg lens mean field potential between the ground states of $^{9}$Be and $^{16}$O.

  20. 通过在线7Li-NMR谱对负离子聚合见解的进一步验证%FURTHER CONFIRMATION OF THE ANIONIC POLYMERIZATION INSIGHT THROUGH in situ 7Li-NMR SPECTRUM

    胡迪航; 吴尚翰; 李天一; 郑安呐; 管涌

    2013-01-01

    通过对正丁基锂(n-BuLi)/四氢呋喃(THF)引发α-甲基苯乙烯(mSt)负离子本体聚合,验证了n-BuLi缔合体可以引发聚合,形成超分子团聚体,然后在进一步聚合过程中超分子解离.证实了先前提出的负离子聚合的引发机理.通过7 Li-NMR对聚合过程的在线检测,进一步证实了mSt在氘代苯为溶剂,THF为调节剂下的负离子聚合以及异戊二烯在非极性条件下的溶液聚合都存在引发剂多元缔合体向二元缔合体转变.研究还发现,少量THF可能使n-BuLi的六元缔合结构2~3个进一步串联起来,但先于六元缔合结构解离.此外,THF与n-BuLi作用,随着n-BuLi/THF的摩尔比从1∶1到1∶5的变化,可以使n-BuLi的巨大缔合体解离并向六元缔合体转变.

  1. Cross-section measurement for the 10B(n, alpha)7Li reaction at 4.0 and 5.0 MeV.

    Zhang, Guohui; Guo, Li'an; Cao, Rongtai; Zhang, Jiaguo; Chen, Jinxiang

    2008-10-01

    Cross-sections of the (10)B(n, alpha)(7)Li reaction were measured at En=4.0 and 5.0 MeV. A gridded ionization chamber (GIC) was used as charged particle detector. Neutrons were produced through the D(d, n)(3)He reaction with a deuterium gas target. Experiments were performed at the 4.5 MV Van de Graaff accelerator of Peking University. Cross-section data of the (238)U(n, f) reaction were employed as standard. The measured cross-sections of the (10)B(n, alpha)(7)Li reaction at 4.0 and 5.0 MeV are 211+/-17 and 169+/-14 mb, respectively, and they are compared with existing results of measurements and evaluations. PMID:18387305

  2. Neutron characterization study for D–T, p-{sup 7}Li neutron sources with new BCA based direct collision coupling method

    Wang, Guan-bo, E-mail: wgb04dep@hotmail.com [Insititute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China); Yang, Xin [Insititute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China); Department of Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (China); Qian, Da-zhi; Li, Run-dong; Tang, Bin [Insititute of Nuclear Physics and Chemistry, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900 (China)

    2014-09-01

    The T(D,n){sup 4}He and {sup 7}Li(p,n){sup 7}Be neutron sources have been used for decades in nuclear physics research, stellar nucleosynthesis research and neutron therapy research. In this work, the neutron characterization including neutron yield, spectra, and angular distribution for D–T and p-{sup 7}Li sources have been studied with our new binary collision approximation (BCA) based direct collision coupling method. Distinguished from the traditional path integration method for getting the neutron weight, the new model establishes a relationship between the scattering cross section and the impact parameter, which allows the secondary neutron generation carrying out jointly with ions BCA tracking. The experimental measurements of neutron characterizations have been employed for these two reactions, and the new algorithm is validated.

  3. Simulation of the neutron spectrum from the 7Li(p,n) reaction with a liquid-lithium target at Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility

    The 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction has been used for the last 25 years to produce quasi-Maxwellian neutrons in order to measure Maxwellian-Averaged Cross-Sections in the relevant temperatures for stellar nucleosynthesis. A liquid-lithium target at the Soreq Applied Research Accelerator Facility is expected to allow us to perform such measurements at higher neutron intensities. Here we describe a Monte Carlo tool, SimLiT, developed to evaluate neutron spectra, intensities and angular distributions resulting from this reaction. We also demonstrate the feasibility to couple SimLiT with an advanced transport code, resulting in a powerful tool for planning and analysis of experiments using the 7Li(p,n) reaction as a neutron source.

  4. 3He (α , γ)7Be and 3H (α , γ)7Li astrophysical S factors from the no-core shell model with continuum

    Dohet-Eraly, Jérémy; Navrátil, Petr; Quaglioni, Sofia; Horiuchi, Wataru; Hupin, Guillaume; Raimondi, Francesco

    2016-06-01

    The 3He(α , γ)7Be and 3H(α , γ)7Li astrophysical S factors are calculated within the no-core shell model with continuum using a renormalized chiral nucleon-nucleon interaction. The 3He(α , γ)7Be astrophysical S factors agree reasonably well with the experimental data while the 3H(α , γ)7Li ones are overestimated. The seven-nucleon bound and resonance states and the α + 3He/3H elastic scattering are also studied and compared with experiment. The low-lying resonance properties are rather well reproduced by our approach. At low energies, the s-wave phase shift, which is non-resonant, is overestimated.

  5. Optical Potential Parameters for Halo Nucleus System 6He+12C from Transfer Reaction11B (7Li, 6He) 12C

    WU Zhen-Dong; XU Xin-Xing; BAI Chun-Lin; YU Ning; JIA Fei; LIN Cheng-Jian; ZHANG Huan-Qiao; LIU Zu-Hua; YANG Feng; AN Guang-Peng; ZHANG Chun-Lei; ZHANG Gao-Long; JIA Hui-Ming

    2009-01-01

    The optical potential parameters for the halo nucleus system 6He+12 C are extracted from fits to the measured angular distributions of 11B(7 Li, 6He)12C reaction at energies of 18.3 and 28.3 MeV with distorted-wave Born approximation analysis. The characters of the obtained optical potential parameters are basically consistent with the results extracted from the fits to the elastic-scattering angular distributions in the literature.

  6. Green methods for the radiochemical separations of no-carrier-added 61Cu, 62Zn from 7Li irradiated cobalt target

    A natCo target was irradiated with 47 MeV 7Li beam to produce no-carrier-added 61Cu, 62Zn in the target matrix. Two new green radiochemical methods were developed for separation of 61Cu and 62Zn from the target matrix, (i) liquid-liquid extraction (LLX) technique using room temperature ionic liquid (RTIL) 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate ([C4mim][PF6]) and ammonium pyrrolidinedithiocarbamate (APDC) (ii) adsorption on calcium alginate beads. (author)

  7. Study of the 7Be(p,γ)8B and 7Li(n,γ)8Li capture reactions using the shell model embedded in the continuum

    The realistic shell model which includes the coupling between many-particle (quasi-)bound states and the continuum of one-particle scattering states is applied to the spectroscopy of mirror nuclei: 8B and 8Li, as well as to the description of low energy cross sections (the astrophysical S factors) in the capture reactions: 7Be(p,γ)8B and 7Li(n,γ)8Li. (author)

  8. Low-energy 9 Be + 208 Pb scattering, breakup and fusion within a four-body model

    Hussein, Mahir; Descouvemont, Pierre; Druet, T.; Canto, L. Felipe

    2015-04-01

    We investigate the 9 Be elastic scattering, breakup and fusion at energies around the Coulomb barrier. The three processes are described simultaneously, with identical conditions of calculations. The 9 Be nucleus is defined in an α + α + n three-body model, using the hyperspherical coordinate method. We first analyze spectroscopic properties of 9 Be, and show that the model provides a fairly good description of the low-lying states. The scattering with 208 Pb is then studied with the Continuum Discretized Coupled Channel (CDCC) method, where the α + α + n continuum is approximated by a discrete number of pseudostates. The use of a three-body model for 9 Be improves previous theoretical works, where 9 Be is assumed to have a two-body structure (9 Be +n or α + 5 He), although neither 8 Be nor 5 He are bound. Optical potentials for the α+208 Pb and n+208 Pb systems are taken from the literature. Scattering, breakup and fusion cross sections are calculated. In general, a good agreement with experiment is obtained, considering that there is no parameter fitting. We show that continuum effects increase at low energies, and confirm that breakup channels enhance the fusion cross Supported by CNPq, FAPESP, FAPERJ, CAPES/ITA.

  9. Upgrade of the POLDI diffractometer with a ZnS(Ag)/6LiF scintillation detector read out with WLS fibers coupled to SiPMs

    A thermal neutron detector based on ZnS(Ag)/6LiF scintillator, wavelength- shifting fibers (WLS) and silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) is under development at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) for upgrading the POLDI instrument, a pulse-overlap diffractometer. The design of the detector is outlined, and the measurements performed on a single channel prototype are presented. An innovative signal processing system based on a photon counting approach is under development. Its principle of operation is described and its performances are evaluated on the basis of a Monte Carlo simulation.

  10. Neutron spectrometry in a natural uranium slab using the 6Li(n,t)4He reaction and surface barrier detectors

    The advantage of using neutron spectrometry based on the energy distributions of the tritons produced by the reaction 6Li(n,t)4He has already been stressed in previous publications. The data are presented from two series of measurements carried out on a natural uranium slab. The stability and the reproducibility of Et distribution measurements have been verified. In the second series the background noise was eliminated. Preliminary treatment of the data has made it possible to define the energy range analyzed; it covers the whole field of low energies. (authors)

  11. Digital signal processing for a thermal neutron detector using ZnS(Ag):6LiF scintillating layers read out with WLS fibers and SiPMs

    Mosset, J.-B.; Stoykov, A.; Greuter, U.; Hildebrandt, M.; Schlumpf, N.

    2016-07-01

    We present a digital signal processing system based on a photon counting approach which we developed for a thermal neutron detector consisting of ZnS(Ag):6LiF scintillating layers read out with WLS fibers and SiPMs. Three digital filters have been evaluated: a moving sum, a moving sum after differentiation and a digital CR-RC4 filter. The performances of the detector with these filters are presented. A full analog signal processing using a CR-RC4 filter has been emulated digitally. The detector performance obtained with this analog approach is compared with the one obtained with the best performing digital approach.

  12. Investigating sorption on iron-oxyhydroxide soil minerals by solid-state NMR spectroscopy: a 6Li MAS NMR study of adsorption and absorption on goethite

    Nielsen, Ulla Gro; Paik, Younkee; Julmis, Keinia;

    2005-01-01

    system representing an ideal model system for NMR studies. 6Li resonances with large hyperfine shifts (approximately 145 ppm) were observed above the goethite point of zero charge, providing clear evidence for the presence of Li-O-Fe connectivities, and thus the formation of an inner sphere Li+ complex...... on the goethite surface. Even larger Li hyperfine shifts (289 ppm) were observed for Li+-exchanged goethite, which contains lithium ions in the tunnels of the goethite structure, confirming the Li assignment of the 145 ppm Li resonance to the surface sites. Udgivelsesdato: 2005-Oct-6...

  13. Digital signal processing for a thermal neutron detector using ZnS(Ag):6LiF scintillating layers read out with WLS fibers and SiPMs

    Mosset, J -B; Greuter, U; Hildebrandt, M; Schlumpf, N

    2015-01-01

    We present a digital signal processing system based on a photon counting approach which we developed for a thermal neutron detector consisting of ZnS(Ag):6LiF scintillating layers read out with WLS fibers and SiPMs. Three digital filters have been evaluated: a moving sum, a moving sum after differentiation and a digital CR-RC^4 filter. The performances of the detector with these filters are presented. A full analog signal processing using a CR-RC^4 filter has been emulated digitally. The detector performance obtained with this analog approach is compared with the one obtained with the best performing digital approach.

  14. Search for $^6_\\Lambda$H hypernucleus by the $^6$Li$(\\pi^-,K^+)$ reaction at $p_{\\pi^-}$ = 1.2 GeV/$c$

    Sugimura, H; Ahn, J K; Ajimura, S; Akazawa, Y; Amano, N; Aoki, K; Bhang, H C; Chiga, N; Endo, M; Evtoukhovitch, P; Feliciello, A; Fujioka, H; Fukuda, T; Hasegawa, S; Hayakawa, S; Honda, R; Hosomi, K; Hwang, S H; Ichikawa, Y; Igarashi, Y; Imai, K; Ishibashi, N; Iwasaki, R; Joo, C W; Kiuchi, R; Lee, J K; Lee, J Y; Matsuda, K; Matsumoto, Y; Matsuoka, K; Miwa, K; Mizoi, Y; Moritsu, M; Nagae, T; Nagamiya, S; Nakagawa, M; Naruki, M; Noumi, H; Ota, R; Roy, B J; Saha, P K; Sakaguchi, A; Sako, H; Samanta, C; Samoilov, V; Sasaki, Y; Sato, S; Sekimoto, M; Shimizu, Y; Shiozaki, T; Shirotori, K; Soyama, T; Takahashi, T; Takahashi, T N; Tamura, H; Tanabe, K; Tanaka, T; Tanida, K; Tokiyasu, A O; Tsamalaidze, Z; Ukai, M; Yamamoto, T O; Yamamoto, Y; Yang, S B; Yoshida, K

    2014-01-01

    We have carried out an experiment to search for a neutron-rich hypernucleus, $^6_{\\Lambda}$H, by the $^6$Li($\\pi^-,K^+$) reaction at $p_{\\pi^-}$ =1.2 GeV/$c$. The obtained missing mass spectrum with an estimated energy resolution of 3.2 MeV (FWHM) showed no peak structure corresponding to the $^6_{\\Lambda}$H hypernucleus neither below nor above the $^4_{\\Lambda}$H$+2n$ particle decay threshold. An upper limit of the production cross section for the bound $^6_{\\Lambda}$H hypernucleus was estimated to be 1.2 nb/sr at 90% confidence level.

  15. Upgrade of the POLDI diffractometer with a ZnS(Ag)/6LiF scintillation detector read out with WLS fibers coupled to SiPMs

    Mosset, J -B; Davydov, V; Hildebrandt, M; Van Swygenhoven, H; Wagner, W

    2013-01-01

    A thermal neutron detector based on ZnS(Ag)/6LiF scintillator, wavelength-shifting fibers (WLS) and silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) is under development at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) for upgrading the POLDI instrument, a pulse-overlap diffractometer. The design of the detector is outlined, and the measurements performed on a single channel prototype are presented. An innovative signal processing system based on a photon counting approach is under development. Its principle of operation is described and its performances are evaluated on the basis of a Monte Carlo simulation.

  16. A microscopic three-cluster model with nuclear polarization applied to the resonances of 7Be and the reaction 6Li(p,3He)4He

    Vasilevsky, V S; Broeckhove, J; Kovalenko, T P

    2008-01-01

    A microscopic model for three-cluster configurations in light nuclei is presented. It uses an expansion in terms of Faddeev components for which the dynamic eqations are derived. The model is designed to investigate binary channel processes in a compound system. Gaussian and oscillator bases are used to expand the wave function and to represent appropriate boundary conditions. We study the effect of cluster polarization on ground and resonance states of 7Be, and on the astrophysical S-factor of the reaction 6Li(p,3He)4He.

  17. Test of special relativity theory by means of laser spectroscopy on relativistic {sup 7}Li{sup +} ions in the ESR; Test der Speziellen Relativitaetstheorie mittels Laserspektroskopie an relativistischen {sup 7}Li{sup +}-Ionen am ESR

    Botermann, Benjamin

    2012-10-31

    The invariance under Lorentz transformation of the laws of physics is a fundamental postulate of modern physics and all theories of the fundamental interactions have been stated in a covariant form. Although the theory of Special Relativity (SR) has been tested and confirmed with high accuracy in a large number of experiments, improved tests are of fundamental interest due to the far-reaching relevance of this postulate. Additionally modern attempts of a unified description of the four fundamental interactions point to possible violations of Lorentz invariance. In this context experiments of the Ives-Stilwell type for a test of time dilation play an important role. High resolution laser spectroscopy is applied on relativistic particle beams to investigate the validity of the relativistic Doppler formula - and therefore of the time dilation factor γ. In the course of this thesis an Ives-Stilwell experiment was performed with {sup 7}Li{sup +} ions at a velocity of 34 % of the speed of light, which were stored at the experimental storage ring (ESR) of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung. The techniques of Λ- as well as saturation spectroscopy were employed on the 1s2s{sup 3}S{sub 1}→1s2p{sup 3}P{sub 2} transition. By a computer based analysis of the fluorescence detection system and utilization of appropriate edge filters the signal to noise ratio was decisively improved and the application of an additional pump laser allowed for the observation of a saturation signal for the first time. The frequency stability of both laser systems was specified by means of a frequency comb to obtain the highest possible accuracy. The data from the beam times were analyzed in the frameworks of the Robertson-Mansouri-Sexl test theory (RMS) and the Standard Model Extension (SME) and the corresponding upper limits of the relevant test parameters of the assigned theories were calculated. The upper limit of the parameter α was improved by a factor of 4 compared to

  18. Simultaneous measurement of angular distribution of elastic scattering for {sup 6}Li, {sup 7}Be, and {sup 8}B in {sup 58}Ni; Medida simultanea de Distribuciones Angulares de Dispersion Elastica para {sup 6}Li, {sup 7}Be, y {sup 8}B en {sup 58}Ni

    Ruiz S, A. [Facultad de Ciencias, UAEM, Toluca, Estado de Mexico (Mexico); Martinez Q, E.; Aguilera R, E.F.; Murillo O, G.; Lizcano C, D.; Gomez C, A. [Departamento de Aceleradores, ININ, 52750 La Marquesa, Estado de Mexico (Mexico)

    2007-07-01

    The experimental angular distributions of elastic scattering for the projectiles {sup 6}Li, {sup 7}Be, {sup 8}B in {sup 58}Ni were obtained. Using the Optical model with a Woods-Saxon potential form, as much for the real part as for the imaginary one, an adjustment to the experimental data varying only the depth of the imaginary part of the potential is made. A comparison of the results obtained for each projectile is made. (Author)

  19. A reanalysis of radioisotope measurements of the $^9$Be$(\\gamma,n)^8$Be cross-section

    Robinson, Alan E

    2016-01-01

    The $^9$Be$(\\gamma,n)^8$Be reaction is enhanced by a near threshold $1/2^+$ state. Contradictions between existing measurements of this reaction cross-section affect calculations of astrophysical r-process yields, dark matter detector calibrations, and the theory of the nuclear structure of $^9$Be. Select well-documented radioisotope $^9$Be$(\\gamma,n)$ source yield measurements have been reanalyzed, providing a set of high-accuracy independently measured cross sections. A Breit-Wigner fit of these corrected measurements yields $E_R=1738.8^{+5.0}_{-4.2}$~keV, $\\Gamma_\\gamma=0.771^{+0.055}_{-0.044}$~eV, and $\\Gamma_n=268^{+40}_{-33}$~keV for the $1/2^+$ state. The fit favors a resonant $1/2^+$ state, but a virtual state is not excluded.

  20. Theoretical analysis of the astrophysical S-factor for the capture reaction α + d → {sup 6}Li + γ in the two-body model

    Tursunov, E. M., E-mail: tursune@inp.uz; Turakulov, S. A., E-mail: turakulov@inp.uz [Uzbek Academy of Sciences, Institute of Nuclear Physics (Uzbekistan); Descouvemont, P., E-mail: pdesc@ulb.ac.be [Physique Nucléaire Théorique et Physique Mathématique (Belgium)

    2015-03-15

    Theoretical estimates for the astrophysical S-factor and the rate of the reaction d(α, γ){sup 6}Li were obtained on the basis of the two-body model involving an α−d potential that has a simple Gaussian form and which describes correctly S-, P-, and D-wave phase shifts, the binding energy, and the asymptotic normalization coefficient for the S-wave bound state. The wave functions for the bound and continuum channels were calculated with the aid of the highly precise Numerov algorithm. The results for the contributions of the E1 and E2 transition components reveal a good convergence as the upper limit in the effective integrals increases up to 40 fm. The results obtained for the astrophysical S-factor and the rate of the reaction d(α, γ){sup 6}Li in the temperature range of 10{sup 6}K ≤ T ≤ 10{sup 10} K agree well with the results of the calculations performed by A.M. Mukhamedzhanov and his coauthors [Phys. Rev. C 83, 055805 (2011)] by using the known asymptotic form of the wave function at low energies and a complicated two-body potential at higher energies.

  1. Natural Abundance 17O, 6Li NMR and Molecular Modeling Studies of the Solvation Structures of Lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide/1,2-dimethoxyethane Liquid Electrolytes

    Wan, Chuan; Hu, Mary Y.; Borodin, Oleg; Qian, Jiangfeng; Qin, Zhaohai; Zhang, Jiguang; Hu, Jian Z.

    2016-03-01

    Natural abundance 17O and 6Li NMR experiments, quantum chemistry and molecular dynamics studies were employed to investigate the solvation structures of Li+ at various concentrations of LiFSI in DME electrolytes in an effort to solve this puzzle. It was found that the chemical shifts of both 17O and 6Li changed with the concentration of LiFSI, indicating the changes of solvation structures with concentration. For the quantum chemistry calculations, the coordinated cluster LiFSI(DME)2 forms at first, and its relative ratio increases with increasing LiFSI concentration to 1 M. Then the solvation structure LiFSI(DME) become the dominant component. As a result, the coordination of forming contact ion pairs between Li+ and FSI- ion increases, but the association between Li+ and DME molecule decreases. Furthermore, at LiFSI concentration of 4 M the solvation structures associated with Li+(FSI-)2(DME), Li+2(FSI-)(DME)4 and (LiFSI)2(DME)3 become the dominant components. For the molecular dynamics simulation, with increasing concentration, the association between DME and Li+ decreases, and the coordinated number of FSI- increases, which is in perfect accord with the DFT results. These results provide more insight on the fundamental mechanism on the very high CE of Li deposition in these electrolytes, especially at high current density conditions.

  2. Simultaneous sub-Doppler laser cooling of fermionic $^6$Li and $^{40}$K on the D$_1$ line: Theory and Experiment

    Sievers, Franz; Kretzschmar, Norman; Fernandes, Diogo Rio; Suchet, Daniel; Rabinovic, Michael; Parker, Colin V; Khaykovich, Lev; Salomon, Christophe; Chevy, Frédéric

    2014-01-01

    We report on simultaneous sub-Doppler laser cooling of fermionic $^6$Li and $^{40}$K using the D$_1$ optical transitions. We compare experimental results to a numerical simulation of the cooling process applying a semi-classical Monte Carlo wavefunction method. The simulation takes into account the three dimensional optical molasses setup and the dipole interaction between atoms and the bichromatic light field driving the D$_1$ transitions. We discuss the physical mechanisms at play, we identify the important role of coherences between the ground state hyperfine levels and compare D$_1$ and D$_2$ sub-Doppler cooling. In 5 ms, the D$_1$ molasses phase largely reduces the temperature for both $^6$Li and $^{40}$K at the same time, with a final temperature of 44 $\\mu$K and 11 $\\mu$K, respectively. For both species this leads to a phase-space density close to $10^{-4}$. These conditions are well suited to directly load an optical or magnetic trap for efficient evaporative cooling to quantum degeneracy.

  3. Inclusive measurements of the break-up of 156 MeV 6Li-ions at extreme forward angles and the quasi free break-up model

    Inclusive alpha particle and deuteron spectra from collisions of 156 MeV 6Li-ions with 12C and 208Pb were measured at extreme forward emission angles including zero degree. The measurements were performed with the Karlsruhe magnetic spectrograph 'Little John' and required an efficient reduction of the background from small-angle scattering. The observed double differential cross sections and angular distributions have been analysed on the basis of Serber's spectator break-up model. When going to angles smaller than grazing, where Coulomb effects are expected to the dominating, transitional features may appear. Corresponding effects probably associated with Coulomb break-up are observed with the 208Pb-target and require a slight extension of the Serber approach. In the case of the 12C-target the break-up cross sections in forward direction seem to reflect the shape of the internal momentum distribution of the alpha particle and deuteron cluster in the 6Li-projectile and are in agreement with a 2S-type wave function. However, at larger angles the shape appears to be distorted, possibly by final state interactions. (orig.)

  4. Thermoluminescent response to thermal neutrons of mixture of CaSO4: Tm and non-luminous 6LiF

    Thermoluminescent property of the mixture of CaSO4: Tm powder and non-luminous 6LiF powder was studied with a view to developing a personnel monitor for thermal neutrons. Its thermoluminescent response to thermal neutrons as a function of the particle size or the mixing ratio of both powders was investigated theoretically and experimentally. The phosphor sample, which was prepared according to the most favorable conditions that the particle size of both powders was between 100 -- 150 μm and the mixing weight ratio of CaSO4: Tm to 6LiF was 1 : 1, was found to have the following dosimetric properties. (1) The thermoluminescence output is linear against neutron dose in a dose range from 10 μrem up to 6 rem. (2) The thermoluminescent efficiency remains constant even after 5,000 repetitions of exposure-reading-annealing procedure. (3) A thermal neutron dose of 1 mrem can be determined with a standard deviation of 5.2% even under a γ-ray background of 10 mR. (auth.)

  5. Theoretical analysis of the astrophysical S-factor for the capture reaction α + d → 6Li + γ in the two-body model

    Theoretical estimates for the astrophysical S-factor and the rate of the reaction d(α, γ)6Li were obtained on the basis of the two-body model involving an α−d potential that has a simple Gaussian form and which describes correctly S-, P-, and D-wave phase shifts, the binding energy, and the asymptotic normalization coefficient for the S-wave bound state. The wave functions for the bound and continuum channels were calculated with the aid of the highly precise Numerov algorithm. The results for the contributions of the E1 and E2 transition components reveal a good convergence as the upper limit in the effective integrals increases up to 40 fm. The results obtained for the astrophysical S-factor and the rate of the reaction d(α, γ)6Li in the temperature range of 106K ≤ T ≤ 1010 K agree well with the results of the calculations performed by A.M. Mukhamedzhanov and his coauthors [Phys. Rev. C 83, 055805 (2011)] by using the known asymptotic form of the wave function at low energies and a complicated two-body potential at higher energies

  6. An ultracold neutron (UCN) detector with Ti/ sup 6 LiF multi-layer converter and sup 5 sup 8 Ni reflector

    Maier-Komor, P; Bergmaier, A; Dollinger, G; Paul, S; Petzoldt, G; Schott, W

    2002-01-01

    High efficient detectors for ultracold neutrons (UCN) must be developed for the new high flux neutron source Forschungsreaktor Muenchen II (FRM II). On silicon PIN diodes 76 mu g/cm sup 2 sup 5 sup 8 Ni was deposited as a UCN reflector. On this 100 double layers of sup n sup a sup t Ti (4.7 mu g/cm sup 2) and sup 6 LiF (1.8 mu g/cm sup 2) were deposited to function as a UCN converter. On top of this, 33 double layers of sup n sup a sup t Ti (3.4 mu g/cm sup 2) and sup 6 LiF (0.92 mu g/cm sup 2) were condensed in addition to provide sensitivity to very low-energy UCN. Finally, 6.0 mu g/cm sup 2 sup n sup a sup t V was deposited to protect the multi-layers. Vanadium has nearly zero optical potential for UCN and thus should not hinder their transmission. Since no expensive isotopes were involved, a source to substrate distance of 24 cm could be chosen, leading to excellent uniformity. The setup designed for deposition under ultrahigh vacuum conditions and the evaporation procedures are described.

  7. Test of special relativity theory by means of laser spectroscopy on relativistic 7Li+ ions in the ESR

    The invariance under Lorentz transformation of the laws of physics is a fundamental postulate of modern physics and all theories of the fundamental interactions have been stated in a covariant form. Although the theory of Special Relativity (SR) has been tested and confirmed with high accuracy in a large number of experiments, improved tests are of fundamental interest due to the far-reaching relevance of this postulate. Additionally modern attempts of a unified description of the four fundamental interactions point to possible violations of Lorentz invariance. In this context experiments of the Ives-Stilwell type for a test of time dilation play an important role. High resolution laser spectroscopy is applied on relativistic particle beams to investigate the validity of the relativistic Doppler formula - and therefore of the time dilation factor γ. In the course of this thesis an Ives-Stilwell experiment was performed with 7Li+ ions at a velocity of 34 % of the speed of light, which were stored at the experimental storage ring (ESR) of the GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung. The techniques of Λ- as well as saturation spectroscopy were employed on the 1s2s3S1→1s2p3P2 transition. By a computer based analysis of the fluorescence detection system and utilization of appropriate edge filters the signal to noise ratio was decisively improved and the application of an additional pump laser allowed for the observation of a saturation signal for the first time. The frequency stability of both laser systems was specified by means of a frequency comb to obtain the highest possible accuracy. The data from the beam times were analyzed in the frameworks of the Robertson-Mansouri-Sexl test theory (RMS) and the Standard Model Extension (SME) and the corresponding upper limits of the relevant test parameters of the assigned theories were calculated. The upper limit of the parameter α was improved by a factor of 4 compared to earlier measurements performed at a

  8. Structure and dynamics of homoleptic beryllocenes: a solid-state 9Be and 13C NMR study.

    Hung, Ivan; Macdonald, Charles L B; Schurko, Robert W

    2004-11-19

    The correlation between anisotropic 9Be NMR (quadrupolar and chemical shielding) interactions and the structure and dynamics in [Cp2Be], [Cp2*Be], and [(C5Me4H)2Be] is examined by solid-state 9Be NMR spectroscopy, as well as by ab initio and hybrid density functional theory calculations. The 9Be quadrupole coupling constants in the three compounds correspond well to the relative degrees of spherical ground-state electronic symmetry of the environment about beryllium. Theoretical computations of NMR interaction tensors are in excellent agreement with experimental values and aid in understanding the origins of NMR interaction tensors and their correlation to molecular symmetry. Variable-temperature (VT) 9Be and 13C NMR experiments reveal a highly fluxional structure in the condensed phase of [Cp2Be]. In particular, the pathway by which the Cp rings of [Cp2Be] 'invert' coordination modes is examined in detail using hybrid density functional theory in order to inspect variations of the 9Be NMR interaction tensors. The activation energy for the 'inversion' process is found to be 36.9 kJ mol(-1) from chemical exchange analysis of 13C VT CP/MAS NMR spectra. The low-temperature (ca. -100 degrees C) X-ray crystal structures of all three compounds have been collected and refined, and are in agreement with previously reported structures. In addition, the structure of the same Cp2Be crystal was determined at 20 degrees C and displays features consistent with increased intramolecular motion, supporting observations by 9Be VT NMR spectroscopy. PMID:15484199

  9. The neutron emission induced by the radioactive nuclear beam 17N on targets 9Be and 197Au

    The neutron energy spectra emitted in the reactions of 33.4MeV/u 17N on 9Be and 197Au targets have been measured at different angles with the time of flight method. The angular distributions were composed of two components: one focused into a narrow angle range around the beam direction and another extended over a large angle region. Integrating the angular distribution, the obtained total cross sections of neutron emission were (15.2 +- 1.7) x 10-28m2 and (120 +- 20) x 10-28m2 barns respectively for 9Be and 197Au targets

  10. Study of the role of breakup following neutron transfer in fusion induced by 9Be at near barrier energies

    The studies on the breakup effects of weakly bound nuclei, both stable and radioactive, on fusion cross section is a subject of contemporary interest. These weakly bound nuclei have low breakup threshold (binding energy) that makes the fusion induced by these nuclei fundamentally different from that induced by tightly bound nuclei. Among these nuclei, the nucleus 9Be is very interesting because it has low break up threshold of 1.67 MeV and has a possible three body n+α+α Borromean structure. So far, numbers of experiments have been carried out to study the fusion reactions induced by 9Be on various targets at near barrier energies

  11. Production of {sup 6}He and {sup 9}Be by radiative capture and four-body recombination

    Diego, R. de [Universidade de Lisboa, Centro de Fisica Nuclear, Lisboa (Portugal); Garrido, E. [CSIC, Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, Madrid (Spain); Fedorov, D.V.; Jensen, A.S. [Aarhus University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus (Denmark)

    2014-06-15

    In this work we estimate the production rates for the three-body radiative capture processes α + n + n → {sup 6}He + γ and α + α + n → {sup 9}Be + γ, as well as the four-body recombination reactions α + α + n + n → {sup 6}He + α, α + n + n + n → {sup 6}He + n, α + α + n + n → {sup 9}Be + n and α + α + α + n → {sup 9}Be + α. These processes compete as a source of {sup 6}He and {sup 9}Be. The hyperspherical adiabatic expansion method is used. With this method no assumption is made about the capture mechanism. Both sequential and direct capture are included. The production rates for the radiative and the four-body recombination processes are found to be comparable for a mass density of about 10{sup 7}g/cm{sup 3} (∝ 10{sup 30} neutrons/cm{sup 3}) and temperatures of a few GK. (orig.)

  12. Study of 9Be (d,p0)10Be and 9Be(d,t0)8Be reactions between 0.24 and 3.8 MeV

    This research thesis addresses the precise study of the mechanism of direct interaction within the frame of the stripping and pick-up theory of distorted waves, and of the involved parameters for the 9Be (d,p0)10Be and 9Be(d,t0)8Be reactions between 0.24 and 3.8 MeV. After a description of the arrangements and methods used to obtain experimental angular distributions on different energy ranges (0.24, 0.7-3.0, and 3.4-3.8 MeV), the author recalls the formalism of the theory of distorted waves within the Born approximation. The author then presents the experimental and theoretical results: angular distributions and excitation functions as far as experimental results are concerned, and deuton elastic scattering and analysis of both reactions as far as theoretical results are concerned. He discusses their correlation

  13. LiPF6/LiBOB混合锂盐改善LiFePO4/石墨动力电池高温循环性能研究%Use of LiPF6/LiBOB blend salt for improving cycling performances of LiFePO4/graphite battery at elevated temperature

    宋海申; 赖延清; 李劼; 刘业翔; 张治安

    2013-01-01

    分别以 LiPF6、LiBOB 和 LiPF6/LiBOB 混合盐为电解质,研究了不同电解液对 LiFePO4/石墨动力电池高温循环性能的影响。结果表明,LiBOB 盐抑制了正极溶铁行为,并提高了正极高温循环充放电效率;由于 LiBOB基电解液对正极的保护及在负极表面良好的成膜作用,使得LiFePO4/石墨电池高温循环性能得到明显改善,但是增大了电池阻抗。LiPF6/Li-BOB混合盐可以发挥 LiBOB盐的优点增加正极稳定性,在石墨表面形成致密的 SEI 膜并能够有效改善电池高温循环性能,同时避免了单纯使用 LiBOB盐时阻抗较高的缺点。使用 LiPF6/LiBOB 混合盐,利用LiPF6盐低阻抗特性及 LiBOB盐对正、负电极的保护作用,可以有效提高电池电化学性能。%LiPF6 ,LiBOB and LiPF6/LiBOB blend salt-based electrolytes were investigated for improving cycling performances of LiFePO4/graphite lithium-ion batteries at elevated temperature.It was demonstrated that dis-solution of Fe from LiFePO4 was depressed in LiBOB based electrolyte,and columbic efficiency of LiFePO4/Li cell at elevated temperature was increased;LiBOB was reduced earlier on anode surface,forming compact SEI layer;and the capacity retention of LiFePO4/graphite cells at 55℃ increases with LiBOB concentration due to protective depositions of LiBOB on cathode surface and the SEI layer on anode surface,while the impedance of the cell is increased.LiPF6/LiBOB blend salt-based electrolyte combines the advantages of the different salts and maximizes the performance of cells.When electrolytes with LiPF6/LiBOB blend salt was used,the LiFe-PO4/graphite cells have excellent capacity retention at 55℃,while the impedance was dramatically decreased.

  14. Coupled channels description of single and mutual excitation in the scattering of 7Li from 12C and 24, 26Mg

    Cook, J.; Clarice, N. M.; Coopersmith, J.; Griffiths, R. J.

    1982-09-01

    Coupled channels calculations have been made for the scattering of 7Li from 12C at 63 and 79 MeV and from 24,26Mg at 88 MeV. The calculations describe, simultaneously, the elastic scattering, excitation of 7Li to the 478 keV {1}/{2}- state, excitation of the target to its first 2 + state, and the mutual excitation of both projectile and target to their {1}/{2}- and 2 + states respectively. The potentials have been calculated by a double folding model using the M3Y effective interaction for the real part, and a gaussian effective interaction for the imaginary part. Realistic densities have been used for the ground states of 7Li, 12C and 24, 26Mg and also the transition densities to the excited states using a microscopic plus macroscopic prescription. For the mutual excitation, both one-step processes with l = 0, 2 and 4 and two-step processes were included. The calculations show that the two-step processes are the dominant contribution to the mutual excitation, but at forward angles, the oscillations in the data are only reproduced with the coherent addition of the one-step processes, which are dominated by the l = 4 contribution. Even when coupling to all single and mutual excitations are included the real potential still requires a normalization of about 0.6. The addition of the quadrupole re-orientation matrix element for the ground state does not significantly change this value. These calculations confirm that the coupling to the first excited inelastic levels of target and ejectile is not the source of the anomalous M3Y normalization, and that the dominant mode for mutual excitation is a two-step process. However, direct one-step mutual excitation is important for small angles (θ ≲ 20°).

  15. Coupled channels description of single and mutual excitation in the scatttering of /sup 7/Li from /sup 12/C and sup(24,26)Mg

    Cook, J.; Clarke, N.M.; Coopersmith, J.; Griffiths, R.J. (King' s Coll., London (UK). Wheatstone Physics Lab.)

    1982-09-27

    Coupled channels calculations have been made for the scattering of /sup 7/Li from /sup 12/C at 63 and 79 MeV and from sup(24,26)Mg at 88 MeV. The calculations describe, simultaneously, the elastic scattering, excitation of /sup 7/Li to the 478 keV 1/2/sup -/ state, excitation of the target to its first 2/sup +/ state, and the mutual excitation of both projectile and target to their 1/2/sup -/ and 2/sup +/ states respectively. The potentials have been used for the ground states of /sup 7/Li, /sup 12/C and sup(24,26)Mg and also the transition densities to the excited states using a microscopic plus macroscopic prescription. For the mutual excitation, both one-step processes with iota = 0, 2 and 4 and two-step processes were included. The calculations show that the two-step processes are the dominant contribution to the mutual excitation, but at forward angles, the oscillations in the data are only reproduced with the coherent addition of the one-step processes, which are dominated by the iota = 4 contribution. Even when coupling to all single and mutual excitations are included the real potential still requires a normalization of about 0.6. The addition of the quadrupole re-orientation matrix element for the ground state dows not significantly change this value. These calculations confirm that the coupling to the first excited inelastic levels of target and ejectile is not the source of the anomalous M3Y normalization, and that the dominant mode of mutual excitation is a two-step processes. However, direct one-step mutual excitation is important for small angles (THETA approx. <= 20/sup 0/).

  16. Coupled channels description of single and mutual excitation in the scatttering of 7Li from 12C and sup(24,26)Mg

    Coupled channels calculations have been made for the scattering of 7Li from 12C at 63 and 79 MeV and from sup(24,26)Mg at 88 MeV. The calculations describe, simultaneously, the elastic scattering, excitation of 7Li to the 478 keV 1/2- state, excitation of the target to its first 2+ state, and the mutual excitation of both projectile and target to their 1/2- and 2+ states respectively. The potentials have been used for the ground states of 7Li, 12C and sup(24,26)Mg and also the transition densities to the excited states using a microscopic plus macroscopic prescription. For the mutual excitation, both one-step processes with iota = 0, 2 and 4 and two-step processes were included. The calculations show that the two-step processes are the dominant contribution to the mutual excitation, but at forward angles, the oscillations in the data are only reproduced with the coherent addition of the one-step processes, which are dominated by the iota = 4 contribution. Even when coupling to all single and mutual excitations are included the real potential still requires a normalization of about 0.6. The addition of the quadrupole re-orientation matrix element for the ground state dows not significantly change this value. These calculations confirm that the coupling to the first excited inelastic levels of target and ejectile is not the source of the anomalous M3Y normalization, and that the dominant mode of mutual excitation is a two-step processes. However, direct one-step mutual excitation is important for small angles (THETA approx. 0). (orig.)

  17. Experimental and Calculated Effectiveness of a Radiochromic Dye Film to Stopping 21 MeV 7Li- and 64 MeV 16O Ions

    Olsen, Kjeld J; Hansen, Johnny

    1984-01-01

    Relative radiation effectiveness, RE, of 21 MeV 7Li and 64 MeV 16O ions being completely stopped in a tissue equivalent film dose meter has been measured as a function of penetration depth and energy, and the results have been compared with calculations based on a δ-ray theory for heavy charged...... in the detector, which are important parameters in the theoretical model, does not improve the overall correlation between theory and experiment. It is concluded that disagreement between theoretical and experimental RE-values below 1.5 MeV/amu is partly due to lack of equivalence between the δ-ray spectrum...

  18. Branching ratio of 8Be* high excited states in the 10B(dα)2α and 10B(dα)p7Li reaction

    Three-particle channels of 10B(dα)2α and 10B(dα)p7Li reactions with the excitation of short-living 19.86, 4+ and 20.1 MeV, 2+ state of 8Be* nucleus are investigated under 13.6 MeV incident deuteron energy in kinematically complete experiment. Angular correlation functions for these states and branching ratio by α-particle and proton channels are obtained. Spatial anisotropy of 8Be* nucleus parameter change as of two-cluster non-isolated subsystem is revealed

  19. Analysis of longitudinal momentum distribution of 10Be in 9Be(11Be, 10Be)X reaction

    We have analyzed the longitudinal momentum distribution of 10Be fragment coming from one neutron stripping from 11Be on 9Be target at 60AMeV beam energy within the framework of zero and first order eikonal approximation. It has been found that the inclusion of first order correction term in the eikonal approximation results in a substantial improvement in the matching between the predicted and experimental results especially in tail region of the spectrum. (author)

  20. An angular momentum selection rule and the 9Be(π+,p)8Be reaction at 50 MeV

    Angular distributions have been measured at 50 MeV for the 9Be(π+,p)8Be reaction leading to the 0+, 2+ and 4+ states of 8Be. An angular momentum selection rule is considered in order to account for the preferential excitation of high spin states. Two-step processes in the framework of the DWBA and momentum sharing in the two-nucleon model are also discussed

  1. Study of elastic pion scattering from 9Be, 28Si, 58Ni, and 208Pb at 162 MeV

    Elastic pion scattering from 9Be, 28Si, 58Ni, and 208Pb at 162 MeV is analyzed and compared with an optical model theory which incorporates a pion--nucleon range. Excellent fits to the data are obtained in all but one case. The fitted values of the pion--nucleon range, as well as other fitted values are listed. 108 references

  2. Determination of the ^6He Nuclear Radius from the Total Reaction Cross Section of ^6He + ^9Be

    Pires, K. C. C.; Appannababu, S.; Lichtenthäler, R.

    2016-05-01

    A new method to obtain the nuclear radius from low energies total reaction cross section measurements is presented. Elastic scattering angular distributions of ^6He on ^9Be at two energies, namely, E_{cm}= 9.72 and 12.78 MeV, were analysed previously and the total reaction cross sections obtained are used to assess the ^6He nuclear interaction radius. A comparison with the radius of the ^6He obtained at higher energies is presented.

  3. Quasielastic Scattering of the Halo Nucleus 6He at 25 MeV/u from a 9Be Target

    PANG Dan-Yang; ZHANG Gao-Long; HU Qing-Yuan; WANG Jia; A.Ozawa; Y.Yamaguchi; R.Kanungo; D.Fang; I.Tanihata; YE Yan-Lin; JIANG Dong-Xing; ZHENG Tao; WANG Quan-Jin; LI Zhi-Huan; LI Xiang-Qing; GE Yu-Cheng; WU Cui-E

    2004-01-01

    @@ The differential cross sections of quasielastic scattering of a 25 MeV/u 6He from 9Be target have been measured.The double-folding model approach is applied to generate the real part of the optical potential The imaginary potential parameters as well as some of the real potential parameters are studied in comparison with the experimental data. The effect of the unstable nucleus is discussed.

  4. Detector for the FSD Fourier-Diffractometer Based on ZnS(Ag)/^{6}LiF Scintillation Screen and Wavelength Shifting Fibers Readout

    Kuzmin, E S; Bokuchava, G D; Zhuk, V V; Kudryashov, V A; Buklin, A P; Trounov, V A

    2001-01-01

    At the IBR-2 pulsed reactor (FLNP, JINR, Dubna), a specialized time-of-flight instrument Fourier-Stress-Diffractometer (FSD) intended for the measurement of internal steresses in bulk samples by using high-resolution neutron diffraction is under construction. One of the main components of the diffractometer is a new-type detector with combined electronic - geometrical focusing uniting a large solid angle and a small geometry contribution to the instrumental resolution. The first two modules of the detector, based on scintillation screen ZnS(Ag)/^{6}LiF with wavelength shifting fibers readout have been developed and tested. The design of the detector and associated electronics are described. The method of time focusing surface approximation, using the screen flexibility is proposed. Characteristics of tested modules in comparison with a detector of previous generation are presented and advantages of new detector design for high-resolution diffractometry are discussed.

  5. Investigation of the triton emission asymmetry in the sup 6 Li(n, alpha) sup 3 H reaction with polarized thermal neutrons

    Gledenov, Yu M; Petukhov, A K; Sedyshev, P V; Shulgina, E V; Soldner, T; Vesna, V A; Zimmer, O

    2002-01-01

    An experiment was carried out at the high-intensity polarized cold neutron beam of the PF1B instrument of the ILL reactor, Grenoble, France. As a detector, the 48-section ionization chamber with the sup 6 LiF targets was used. An integral (current) method of the event detection with compensation of the reactor power fluctuation was applied. Special measurement technique was used for minimization and estimation of the possible false effect contribution. A value of the P-odd (sigma sub n , P sub t) correlation has been obtained: alpha sub P sub N = -(7.1 +- 3.9) centre dot 10 sup - sup 8. On the basis of the cluster model, the most accurate at present day estimation of the weak neutral current constant has been given: f subpi <= 1.2 centre dot 10 sup - sup 7.

  6. Search for 6ΛH hypernucleus by the 6Li(π−,K+) reaction at pπ−=1.2 GeV/c

    We have carried out an experiment to search for a neutron-rich hypernucleus, 6ΛH, by the 6Li(π−,K+) reaction at pπ−=1.2 GeV/c. The obtained missing-mass spectrum with an estimated energy resolution of 3.2 MeV (FWHM) showed no peak structure corresponding to the 6ΛH hypernucleus neither below nor above the 4ΛH+2n particle decay threshold. An upper limit of the production cross section for the bound 6ΛH hypernucleus was estimated to be 1.2 nb/sr at 90% confidence level

  7. Neutron total cross section measurements with the {sup 6}Li-ZnS(Ag) scintillator (BC702) employing a neutron and noise separation technique

    Shin, Sung Gyun; Kye, Yong Uk; Cho, Moo Hyun [Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang (Korea, Republic of); Namkung, Won [Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Gui Nyun [Kyungpook National University, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Man Woo; Kang, Yeong Rok [Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Science, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2014-05-15

    The neutron total cross-section of natural Dy has been measured in the energy region from 0.01 to 100 eV by using the neutron time-of-flight method at Pohang Neutron Facility, which consists of an electron linear accelerator, a water-cooled Ta target with a water moderator, and a timeof-flight path with an 11-m length. A {sup 6}Li-ZnS(Ag) scintillator with a diameter of 12.5 cm and a thickness of 1.5 cm has been used as a neutron detector, and a metallic Dy plate has been used for the neutron transmission measurement. The background level has been determined by using notch filters of Co, Ta, and Cd sheets. In order to reduce the gamma rays from Bremsstrahlung and from neutron capture, we have employed a neutron-gamma separation system based on their different pulse shapes.

  8. Detector for the FSD Fourier-diffractometer based on ZnS(Ag)/6LiF scintillation screen and wavelength shifting fibers readout

    At the IBR-2 pulsed reactor (FLNP, JINR, Dubna), a specialized time-of-flight instrument Fourier-Stress-Diffractometer (FSD) intended for the measurement of internal stresses in bulk samples by using high-resolution neutron diffraction is under construction. One of the main components of the diffractometer is a new-type detector with combined electronic - geometrical focusing uniting a large solid angle and a small geometry contribution to the instrumental resolution. The first two modules of the detector, based on scintillation screen ZnS(Ag)/6LiF with wavelength shifting fibers readout have been developed and tested. The design of the detector and associated electronics are described. The method of time focusing surface approximation, using the screen flexibility is proposed. Characteristics of the tested modules in comparison with a detector of the previous generation are presented and advantages of the new detector design for high-resolution diffractometry are discussed

  9. Two-stage magneto-optical trapping and narrow-line cooling of $^6$Li atoms to high phase-space density

    Sebastian, Jimmy; Li, Ke; Gan, Huat Chai Jaren; Li, Wenhui; Dieckmann, Kai

    2014-01-01

    We report an experimental study of peak and phase-space density of a two-stage magneto-optical trap (MOT) of 6-Li atoms, which exploits the narrower $2S_{1/2}\\rightarrow 3P_{3/2}$ ultra-violet (UV) transition at 323 nm following trapping and cooling on the more common D2 transition at 671 nm. The UV MOT is loaded from a red MOT and is compressed to give a high phase-space density up to $3\\times 10^{-4}$. Temperatures as low as 33 $\\mu$K are achieved on the UV transition. We study the density limiting factors and in particular find a value for the light-assisted collisional loss coefficient of $1.3 \\pm0.4\\times10^{-10}\\,\\textrm{cm}^3/\\textrm{s}$ for low repumping intensity.

  10. Extended optical model analyses of elastic scattering and fusion cross sections for the 6Li+208Pb system at near-Coulomb-barrier energies using a folding potential

    Based on the extended optical model approach in which the polarization potential is decomposed into direct reaction (DR) and fusion parts, simultaneous χ2 analyses are performed for elastic scattering and fusion cross section data for the 6Li+208Pb system at near-Coulomb-barrier energies. A folding potential is used as the bare potential. It is found that the real part of the resultant DR part of the polarization potential is repulsive, which is consistent with the results from the continuum discretized coupled channel (CDCC) calculations and the normalization factors needed for the folding potentials. Further, it is found that both DR and fusion parts of the polarization potential satisfy separately the dispersion relation

  11. Production of antimatter 5,6Li nuclei in central Au+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV

    Kai-Jia Sun

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Combining the covariant coalescence model and a blast-wave-like analytical parametrization for (anti-nucleon phase–space freezeout configuration, we explore light (anti-nucleus production in central Au+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV. Using the nucleon freezeout configuration (denoted by FO1 determined from the measured spectra of protons (p, deutrons (d and 3He, we find the predicted yield of 4He is significantly smaller than the experimental data. We show this disagreement can be removed by using a nucleon freezeout configuration (denoted by FO2 in which the nucleons are assumed to freeze out earlier than those in FO1 to effectively consider the effect of large binding energy value of 4He. Assuming the binding energy effect also exists for the production of 5Li, Li‾5, 6Li and Li‾6 due to their similar binding energy values as 4He, we find the yields of these heavier (anti-nuclei can be enhanced by a factor of about one order, implying that although the stable (anti-6Li nucleus is unlikely to be observed, the unstable (anti-5Li nucleus could be produced in observable abundance in Au+Au collisions at sNN=200 GeV where it may be identified through the p–4He (p‾–He‾4 invariant mass spectrum. The future experimental measurement on (anti-5Li would be very useful to understand the production mechanism of heavier antimatter.

  12. High-resolution authigenic 10Be/9Be records : A proxy indicator of the past geomagnetic field variability

    Carcaillet, J.; Thouveny, N.; Bourlès, D. L.

    2003-04-01

    At global scale, the synchronicity of abnormal directions of the paleomagnetic field and minimum intensities supports the hypothesis of a relationship between the occurrence of excursions and/or polarity changes and the collapse of the dipolar component. We present quantitative evaluations of relationships between 10Be production rate variations and geomagnetic events using high resolution authigenic 10Be/9Be ratios and continuous paleointensity records measured in three marine sediment sequences located on the Portuguese margin, (MD95-2042 and MD95-2040), and in the Western Pacific, (MD97-2140). Since 10Be concentrations measured in marine sediments not only depend on 10Be production rates but also on oceanic and sedimentary effects, authigenic (i.e. adsorbed onto particles from the water column) 10Be concentrations were normalized to their related authigenic 9Be concentrations in order to account for these disturbing effects on the sedimentation rate as well as on the chemical and granulometric composition of the sediments. Due to their different sources, only the soluble form of both beryllium isotopes may indeed have been homogenized in the water column before deposition in the sediment. The measured 10Be/9Be ratios increase significantly at all identified excursions and reversals, associated with decreased paleointensities, consistently with the expected relationship between magnetic moment and cosmic ray flux (Q/Qo=(M/Mo)-1/2). Our results confirm the global occurrence of well-recognized and well-dated phases of low geomagnetic moments associated to well known geomagnetic excursions, short events or polarity reversals that occurred between 0 and 300 ka BP and between 0.6 and 1.3 Ma BP: the Laschamp excursion, the Blake event, the Jamaica/Pringle falls excursion, the Brunhes-Matuyama Reversal, the upper and lower Jaramillo transitions and the Cobb Mountain event. They strengthen the validity of recently reported excursions: Icelandic basin, Calabrian Ridge 0

  13. Li mobility in Nasicon-type materials LiM2(PO4)3, M = Ge, Ti, Sn, Zr and Hf, followed by 7Li NMR spectroscopy.

    Arbi, K; París, M A; Sanz, J

    2011-10-21

    Lithium mobility in LiM(2)(PO(4))(3) compounds, M = Ge and Sn, has been investigated by (7)Li Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and deduced information compared with that reported previously in Ti, Zr and Hf members of the series in the temperature range 100-500 K. From the analysis of (7)Li NMR quadrupole interactions (C(Q) and η parameters), spin-spin T(2)(-1) and spin-lattice T(1)(-1) relaxation rates, structural sites occupancy and mobility of lithium have been deduced. Below 250 K, Li ions are preferentially located at M(1) sites in rhombohedral phases, but occupy intermediate M(12) sites between M(1) and M(2) sites in triclinic ones. In high-temperature rhombohedral phases, a superionic state is achieved when residence times at M(1) and M(12) sites become similar and correlation effects on Li motion decrease. This state can be obtained by large order-disorder transformations in rhombohedral phases or by sharp first order transitions in triclinic ones. The presence of two relaxation mechanisms in T(1)(-1) plots of rhombohedral phases has been associated with departures of conductivity from the Arrhenius behavior. Long term mobility of lithium is discussed in terms of the cation vacancy distribution along conduction paths. PMID:21897945

  14. Folding model analysis of sup 6 sup , sup 7 Li elastic scattering at 12.5-53 MeV/u

    El-Azab-Farid, M

    2002-01-01

    sup 6 sup , sup 7 Li-nucleus double-folding optical potentials have been constructed using the JLM and a gaussian shape of the effective nucleon-nucleon interaction. Angular distributions of the differential cross sections of sup 6 sup , sup 7 Li elastic scattering from sup 1 sup 2 C, sup 2 sup 8 Si, sup 4 sup 0 Ca, sup 5 sup 8 Ni, sup 9 sup 0 Zr and sup 2 sup 0 sup 8 Pb targets at 12.5-53 MeV/u were analyzed using the derived potentials. An energy-dependent reducing renormalization coefficient was required for the real component of the JLM optical potential in order to obtain successful predictions of the observed cross sections even when the projectile density-dependence was considered. A similar behavior was found for calculations based on the density-independent gaussian version of the effective nucleon-nucleon interaction. However, no renormalization was needed when a density-dependence approximation was involved. The energy- and target mass number-dependence in the renormalization factor, real volume in...

  15. $\\gamma$ -spectroscopy of n-rich $^{95,96}$Rb nuclei by the incomplete fusion reaction of $^{94}$Kr on $^{7}$Li

    We propose an experiment with MINIBALL coupled to T-REX to investigate n-rich $^{95,96}$Rb nuclei by the incomplete fusion reaction of $^{94}$Kr on $^{7}$Li. The nuclei of interest will be populated by transfer of a triton into $^{94}$Kr, forming the excited $^{97}$Rb nucleus, followed by the emission of an alpha particle, which will be detected in the Si telescopes of T-REX. The $^{97}$Rb product will evaporate 1 or 2 (with the highest probability) neutrons leading to $^{96}$Rb or $^{95}$Rb, respectively. The aim of the experiment is twofold: \\\\ i) to perform a $\\gamma$- spectroscopy study of $^{95,96}$Rb nuclei with N=58,59, the structure of which is of particular interest in investigating the transition towards stable deformation at N=60, \\\\ ii) to acquire experience in using incomplete fusion reactions with the weakly bound $^{7}$Li target, in order to perform, at a later stage with HIE-ISOLDE, similar measurements induced by n-rich radioactive beams of Sn and Hg, for which at least 5 MeV/nucleon are need...

  16. Study of the reduction in detection limits of track detectors used for 10B(n,α)7Li reaction rate measure through annealing and chemical etching experiments

    The Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) is an experimental radiotherapy for cancer treatment. It is based on 10B(n, α)7Li reaction, which can be measured by track detectors capable of recording events that strike them. With this recording, it is possible to determine the number of alpha particles and recoiling Lithium-7 nucleus, reaction products, and from this information, which amount of radiation dose a patient is exposed to. In this work, PADC detectors were characterized, irradiated at the IEA-R1 IPEN/CNEN reactor to assess the contribution of the10B(n, α)7Li reaction and protons from fast neutron scattering with the elements that compounds the tissue. With the aim of reducing the proton background, the detectors were subjected to heating experiments at 80°C for periods in the range 0-100 hours. This was done in order to restore partially modified structure of the detector, causing a reduction in the size and density of tracks. This effect is known as annealing. For the visualization of tracks at microscope, detectors were made three chemical attacks with sodium hydroxide (NaOH) for 30, 60 and 90 minutes at 70°C. It was observed a reduction in the track density achieving a plateau heating time of 50 hours. For detectors that have not undergone annealing and were etched with another etchant, PEW solution, a reduction of 87% in track density was obtained. (author)

  17. Experimental studies on the neutron emission spectrum and induced radioactivity of the sup 7 Li(d,n) reaction in the 20-40 MeV region

    Baba, M; Hagiwara, M; Sugimoto, M; Miura, T; Kawata, N; Yamadera, A; Orihara, H

    2002-01-01

    To improve the data accuracy of the neutron emission spectrum of the sup 7 Li(d,n) reaction and the radioactivity ( sup 7 Be, sup 3 H, etc.) accumulated in the sup 7 Li target in IFMIF, we have measured the neutron emission spectrum and the radioactivity of sup 7 Be induced in the lithium target for 25 MeV deuterons at the Tohoku University AVF cyclotron (K=110) facility. Neutron spectra were measured with the time-of-flight (TOF) method at four laboratory angles by using a beam swinger system and a well collimated TOF channel. Induced radioactivity was measured by detecting the gamma-rays from sup 7 Be with a pure Ge detector. Experimental results are compared with other experimental data. The present result of neutron emission spectra are in qualitative agreement with other experimental data but that of sup 7 Be production was much larger than expected by the recent codes. Measurement will be extended to several incident energies up to 40 MeV.

  18. Solid 7Li-NMR and in situ XRD studies of the insertion reaction of lithium with tin oxide and tin-based amorphous composite oxide

    The lithium insertion reactions with tin (II) oxide (SnO) and tin-based composite oxide (abbreviated as TBCO) are studied by solid 7Li-NMR Knight shift, T1 and T1ρ relaxation rate, TEM and in situ XRD methods. By the insertion reaction for SnO, the lithium oxide and β-tin are produced first at Li/Sn = 2; at Li/Sn = 3 to 6 the products are not simple and a mixture of LiSn2, LiSn, Li5Sn2 and Li7Sn2 alloys is detected during the insertion. For the TBCO, which is revealed as amorphous, mainly constituted by randomly distributed very short-range (order of 10-9 m) regions by TEM observation, it is found that electrochemically inserted lithium forms Li2O and produces metallic tin (Sn) in the first step (Li/Sn 7Sn2 (and Li7Si2), are produced in the second step (Li/Sn >2). During the second step, the Li/Sn ratio of formed lithium-tin alloy is kept at almost 4. By the analyses of 7Li NMR Knight shifts, line shape and in situ XRD, the lithium-inserted TBCOs are characterized as almost amorphous and mixtures of highly ionic components. (author)

  19. Microdosimetry spectra and RBE of {sup 1}H, {sup 4}He, {sup 7}Li and {sup 12}C nuclei in water studied with Geant4

    Burigo, Lucas, E-mail: burigo@fias.uni-frankfurt.de [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Institut für Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Pshenichnov, Igor, E-mail: pshenich@fias.uni-frankfurt.de [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, 117312 Moscow (Russian Federation); Mishustin, Igor [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Kurchatov Institute, Russian Research Center, 123182 Moscow (Russian Federation); Bleicher, Marcus [Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany); Institut für Theoretische Physik, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, 60438 Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    2014-02-01

    A Geant4-based Monte Carlo model for Heavy-Ion Therapy (MCHIT) is used to study radiation fields of {sup 1}H, {sup 4}He, {sup 7}Li and {sup 12}C beams with similar ranges (∼160–180 mm) in water. Microdosimetry spectra are simulated for wall-less and walled Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counters (TEPCs) placed outside or inside a phantom, as in experiments performed, respectively, at NIRS, Japan and GSI, Germany. The impact of fragmentation reactions on microdosimetry spectra is investigated for {sup 4}He, {sup 7}Li and {sup 12}C, and contributions from nuclear fragments of different charge are evaluated for various TEPC positions in the phantom. The microdosimetry spectra measured on the beam axis are well described by MCHIT, in particular, in the vicinity of the Bragg peak. However, the simulated spectra for the walled TEPC far from the beam axis are underestimated. Relative Biological Effectiveness (RBE) of the considered beams is estimated using a modified microdosimetric-kinetic model. Calculations show a similar rise of the RBE up to 2.2–2.9 close to the Bragg peak for helium, lithium and carbon beams compared to the modest values of 1–1.2 at the plateau region. Our results suggest that helium and lithium beams are also promising options for cancer therapy.

  20. Measurement of $^{7}$Be(n,$\\alpha$)$^{4}$He and $^{7}$Be(n,p)$^{7}$Li cross-sections for the Cosmological Lithium Problem

    We propose to measure in the second experimental area of n TOF the $^{7}$Be(n,$\\alpha$)$^{4}$He and $^{7}$Be(n,p)$^{7}$Li reaction in a wide energy range. Both reactions are of interest for the long- standing "Cosmological $^{7}$Li problem" in Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). The very high specific activity of $^{7}$Be, and the low cross section of the (n,$\\alpha$) reaction make this measurement extremely dicult. As afirst step, we request some beam time for detector tests at EAR2. For the $^{7}$Be(n,p) reaction, previously measured up to 13 keV, the diculty is mostly associated withthe availability of a high-purity $^{7}$Be sample. To this purpose we ask for three shifts of offline ISOLDE mass separation for the preparation of the sample to be used at n TOF. To this end, a prior endorsement by INTC of the scientific validity and feasibility of the proposed measurement is requested, to start activity on the sample production. The present proposal is part of a wider collaborative effort aimed at measuring neutr...

  1. Large angle proton emission in the 9Be(p,2p) reaction at 300 MeV

    A 9Be(p,2p) coincidence experiment performed to to further elucidate the reaction mechanism for the production of energetic wide-angle protons in intermediate energy proton induced reactions is reported. Detectors in a coplanar geometry were used to measure coincidences between trigger protons at 90 degrees to the beam and forward angle protons on the opposite side of the beam. The incident proton energy was 300 MeV. The authors report both the inclusive spectra for the trigger protons and the differential mean multiplicities for the coincidence events

  2. Measurement of the Breakup Cross Sections in 6He+9Be Reaction at 25 MeV/Nucleon

    WANG Jia; HU Qing-Yuan; WU Cui-E; A. Ozawa; Y. Yamaguchi; R. Kanungo; D. Fang; I. Tanihata; YE Yan-Lin; JIANG Dong-Xing; ZHANG Gao-Long; PANG Dan-Yang; LI Zhi-Huan; ZHENG Tao; LI Xiang-Qing; WANG Quan-Jin

    2005-01-01

    @@ The breakup reaction cross sections were measured for the reaction of 6He at 25 MeV/nucleon from 9Be target with intensity of 105 pps. By fitting the energy spectra of breakup α particles with Gaussian functions, the angular distribution of differential cross sections in the laboratory system has been extracted and compared with the Serber model calculations. The good agreement between the calculation and the experimental data favours a dominant configuration of the 4He core plus valence neutrons for the structure of 6He.

  3. Study of 40Ca(3He,t)40Sc and 9Be(3He,t)9B reactions

    The objective of this research thesis is to perform additional experiments for a better definition of the interaction occurring during the (3He,t) charge exchange reaction, notably in the case of transitions between different layers, and in the case of a target nucleus with a non null spin. In this respect, this thesis addresses the study of 40Ca and 9Be nuclei. After a description of experimental devices and of the obtained performance, the author reports the development of microscopic calculation model within the framework of the DWBA (Distorted Wave Born Approximation). Experimental results are then presented, analysed and discussed

  4. Particle unstable excited states in 9Be: Influence of beta recoil and width on delayed particle spectra

    The light nucleus 9Be has been studied through the emission of beta-delayed neutrons and alpha particles from 9Li. The activity was produced at the ISOLDE facility in fragmentation reactions induced either by 600 MeV proton or 910 MeV 3He beams from the CERN Synchro-cyclotron. After mass separation, neutron spectra were recorded using 3He-filled proportional counters, while surface barriere detectors were used for the spectroscopy of alpha particles. Effects on the spectrum shape induced by recoil and polarization phenomena as well as large widths of the intermediate states are discussed. (orig.)

  5. Above threshold s-wave resonances illustrated by the 1/2$^+$ states in $^9$Be and $^9$B

    Garrido, E; Fedorov, D. V.; Jensen, A. S.

    2010-01-01

    We solve the persistent problem of the structure of the lowest $1/2^+$ resonance in $^9$Be which is important to bridge the A=8 gap in nucleosynthesis in stars. We show that the state is a genuine three-body resonance even though it decays entirely into neutron-$^8$Be relative s-waves. The necessary barrier is created by "dynamical" evolution of the wave function as the short-distance $\\alpha$-$^5$He structure is changed into the large-distance n-$^8$Be structure. This decay mechanism leads t...

  6. The threshold anomaly from the simultaneous calculation of elastic scattering and fusion cross sections for the systems 9Be+144Sm and 9Be+64 Zn for energies around the barrier

    A.G. Camacho

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available La dependencia con la energía del potencial óptico se usa para determinar la presencia de la Anomalía de Umbral en reacciones entre el proyectil débilmente ligado 9Be con 144Sm y 64Zn a energías alrededor de la barrera Coulombiana. Los parámetros del optencial óptico se encuentran mediante un ajuste X² de los datos experimentales de dispersión elástica y fusión completa. Los resultados demuestran que, en realidad la Anomalía de Umbral por Rompimiento aparece en estas reacciones. Esta conclusión concuerda con los resultados de otras reacciones en que intervienen projectiles debilmente ligados.

  7. Neutron spectrometry in a natural uranium slab using the {sup 6}Li(n,t){sup 4}He reaction and surface barrier detectors; Spectrometrie des neutrons dans un massif d'uranium naturel au moyen de la reaction {sup 6}Li(n,t){sup 4}He a l'aide de detecteurs a barriere de surface

    De Leeuw-Gierts, G.; De Leeuw, S. [Commissariat a l' Energie Atomique, Centre d' Etudes Nucleaires de Cadarache, 13 - Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (France)

    1966-10-01

    The advantage of using neutron spectrometry based on the energy distributions of the tritons produced by the reaction {sup 6}Li(n,t){sup 4}He has already been stressed in previous publications. The data are presented from two series of measurements carried out on a natural uranium slab. The stability and the reproducibility of E{sub t} distribution measurements have been verified. In the second series the background noise was eliminated. Preliminary treatment of the data has made it possible to define the energy range analyzed; it covers the whole field of low energies. (authors) [French] L'interet d'effectuer la spectrometrie des neutrons a partir des distributions des energies de tritons emis lors de la reaction {sup 6}Li(n,t){sup 4}He a ete souligne dans des publications precedentes. Dans ce travail, on presente les donnees de deux series de mesures dans un massif d'uranium naturel. On a pu verifier la stabilite et la reproductibilite des mesures des distributions E{sub t}. Dans la deuxieme serie, le bruit de fond a ete elimine. Un traitement preliminaire des donnees a permis de mettre en evidence le domaine analyse des energies, on voit qu'il couvre tout le domaine des faibles energies. (auteurs)

  8. Thermal neutron radiative cross sections for Li,76,9Be,B,1110,C,1312, and N,1514

    Firestone, R. B.; Revay, Zs.

    2016-05-01

    Total thermal radiative neutron cross sections have been measured on natural and enriched isotopic targets containing Li,76,9Be,B,1110,C,1312, and N,1514 with neutron beams from the Budapest Reactor. Complete neutron capture γ -ray decay schemes were measured for each isotope. Absolute transition probabilities have been determined by a least-squares fit of the transition intensities, corrected for internal conversion, to the (n ,γ ) decay schemes. The γ -ray cross sections were standardized using stoichiometric compounds containing both the isotope of interest and another element whose γ -ray cross sections are well known. Total cross sections σ0 were then determined for each isotope from the γ -ray cross sections and transition probabilities. For the 11B(n ,γ )12B reaction decay transition probabilities were determined for the γ rays from 12B (t1 /2=20.20 ms) β- decay.

  9. 9Be(p,pα) 5He cluster knockout reaction with 150 MeV polarized protons

    The (p,pα) cluster knockout reaction on 9Be was investigated using polarized incident protons. Coincident data for eight quasifree angle pairs were obtained at a bombarding energy of 150 MeV. Both differential cross sections and analyzing powers were measured for the energy-sharing distribution. Distorted wave impulse approximation calculations indicate that the reaction is dominated by a quasifree knockout process, and that a D-state component of the cluster-core wave function is important for larger momentum transfer. Extracted absolute spectroscopic factors for both S- and D-state knockout are in good agreement with theoretical predictions. The analyzing power follows the trend of free p-4He scattering and agrees with the distorted wave impulse approximation calculation reasonably well. Near zero recoil momentum, the spin-orbit interaction in the distorted waves plays little role

  10. Ca(AlH4)2, CaAlH5, and CaH2+6LiBH4: Calculated dehydrogenation enthalpy, including zero point energy, and the structure of the phonon spectra

    Marashdeh, A.; Frankcombe, T.J.

    2008-01-01

    The dehydrogenation enthalpies of Ca(AlH4)2, CaAlH5, and CaH2+6LiBH4 have been calculated using density functional theory calculations at the generalized gradient approximation level. Harmonic phonon zero point energy (ZPE) corrections have been included using Parlinski’s direct method. The dehydrog

  11. Sequential mechanism for the Li7 (He3, α)6 Li(d)α reaction at incident energy between 2.5 and 11.5 MeV

    A strictly sequential mechanism appears to appropriate for the Li7 (3He,α)6Li(d)α reaction in the energy range between 2.5 and 11.5 MeV. It can be described by a first direct emission mechanism and a second delayed emission

  12. A novel laser-collider used to produce monoenergetic 13.3 MeV 7Li (d, n) neutrons

    Zhao, J. R.; Zhang, X. P.; Yuan, D. W.; Li, Y. T.; Li, D. Z.; Rhee, Y. J.; Zhang, Z.; Li, F.; Zhu, B. J.; Li, Yan F.; Han, B.; Liu, C.; Ma, Y.; Li, Yi F.; Tao, M. Z.; Li, M. H.; Guo, X.; Huang, X. G.; Fu, S. Z.; Zhu, J. Q.; Zhao, G.; Chen, L. M.; Fu, C. B.; Zhang, J.

    2016-06-01

    Neutron energy is directly correlated with the energy of the incident ions in experiments involving laser-driven nuclear reactions. Using high-energy incident ions reduces the energy concentration of the generated neutrons. A novel “laser-collider” method was used at the Shenguang II laser facility to produce monoenergetic neutrons via 7Li (d, n) nuclear reactions. The specially designed K-shaped target significantly increased the numbers of incident d and Li ions at the keV level. Ultimately, 13.3 MeV neutrons were obtained. Considering the time resolution of the neutron detector, we demonstrated that the produced neutrons were monoenergetic. Interferometry and a Multi hydro-dynamics simulation confirmed the monoenergetic nature of these neutrons.

  13. Ab initio calculations of accurate dissociation energy and analytic potential energy function for the second excited state B1П of 7LiH

    Shi De-Heng; Liu Yu-Fang; Sun Jin-Feng; Zhu Zun-Lùe; Yang Xiang-Dong

    2006-01-01

    The reasonable dissociation limit of the second excited singlet state B1П of 7LiH molecule is obtained. The obtained over the internuclear distance ranging from about 0.10 nm to 0.54 nm, and has a least-square fit to the analytic compared with previous theoretical results. The equilibrium internuclear distance obtained by geometry optimization is found to be quite different from that obtained by single-point energy scanning under the same calculation condition.comparison of the theoretical calculations of dissociation energies, equilibrium interatomic distances and the analytic potential energy function with those obtained by previous theoretical results clearly shows that the present work is more theories.

  14. A novel laser-collider used to produce monoenergetic 13.3 MeV (7)Li (d, n) neutrons.

    Zhao, J R; Zhang, X P; Yuan, D W; Li, Y T; Li, D Z; Rhee, Y J; Zhang, Z; Li, F; Zhu, B J; Li, Yan F; Han, B; Liu, C; Ma, Y; Li, Yi F; Tao, M Z; Li, M H; Guo, X; Huang, X G; Fu, S Z; Zhu, J Q; Zhao, G; Chen, L M; Fu, C B; Zhang, J

    2016-01-01

    Neutron energy is directly correlated with the energy of the incident ions in experiments involving laser-driven nuclear reactions. Using high-energy incident ions reduces the energy concentration of the generated neutrons. A novel "laser-collider" method was used at the Shenguang II laser facility to produce monoenergetic neutrons via (7)Li (d, n) nuclear reactions. The specially designed K-shaped target significantly increased the numbers of incident d and Li ions at the keV level. Ultimately, 13.3 MeV neutrons were obtained. Considering the time resolution of the neutron detector, we demonstrated that the produced neutrons were monoenergetic. Interferometry and a Multi hydro-dynamics simulation confirmed the monoenergetic nature of these neutrons. PMID:27250660

  15. Radiative transition probabilities for the B 1PI - X 1SIGMA+ and B 1PI - A 1SIGMA+ of 7LiH

    The recently reported (J. Chem. Phys. 66, 5412 (1977)) hybrid potential curves for the X 1Σ+ and A 1Σ+ states of LiH and the herein reported hybrid potential curve for the B 1Pi state of LiH are combined with the ab initio transition moments of Docken and Hinze (J. Chem. Phys. 57, 4936 (1972)) to calculate radiative transition probabilities between all B 1Pi (v' less than or equal to 2) and all X 1Σ+ (v'' less than or equal to 23) and A 1Σ+ (v'' less than or equal to 26) vibrational levels of 7LiH. The strongest single emission band found is the B 1Pi (v' = 2) → X 1Σ+ (v'' = 23) band between the highest ''long-range'' levels in each potential. For all B 1Pi levels, the emission is dominated by B → X rather than B → A emission

  16. A novel laser-collider used to produce monoenergetic 13.3 MeV 7Li (d, n) neutrons

    Zhao, J. R.; Zhang, X. P.; Yuan, D. W.; Li, Y. T.; Li, D. Z.; Rhee, Y. J.; Zhang, Z.; Li, F.; Zhu, B. J.; Li, Yan F.; Han, B.; Liu, C.; Ma, Y.; Li, Yi F.; Tao, M. Z.; Li, M. H.; Guo, X.; Huang, X. G.; Fu, S. Z.; Zhu, J. Q.; Zhao, G.; Chen, L. M.; Fu, C. B.; Zhang, J.

    2016-01-01

    Neutron energy is directly correlated with the energy of the incident ions in experiments involving laser-driven nuclear reactions. Using high-energy incident ions reduces the energy concentration of the generated neutrons. A novel “laser-collider” method was used at the Shenguang II laser facility to produce monoenergetic neutrons via 7Li (d, n) nuclear reactions. The specially designed K-shaped target significantly increased the numbers of incident d and Li ions at the keV level. Ultimately, 13.3 MeV neutrons were obtained. Considering the time resolution of the neutron detector, we demonstrated that the produced neutrons were monoenergetic. Interferometry and a Multi hydro-dynamics simulation confirmed the monoenergetic nature of these neutrons. PMID:27250660

  17. Identification of Li-Ion Battery SEI Compounds through (7)Li and (13)C Solid-State MAS NMR Spectroscopy and MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry.

    Huff, Laura A; Tavassol, Hadi; Esbenshade, Jennifer L; Xing, Wenting; Chiang, Yet-Ming; Gewirth, Andrew A

    2016-01-13

    Solid-state (7)Li and (13)C MAS NMR spectra of cycled graphitic Li-ion anodes demonstrate SEI compound formation upon lithiation that is followed by changes in the SEI upon delithiation. Solid-state (13)C DPMAS NMR shows changes in peaks associated with organic solvent compounds (ethylene carbonate and dimethyl carbonate, EC/DMC) upon electrochemical cycling due to the formation of and subsequent changes in the SEI compounds. Solid-state (13)C NMR spin-lattice (T1) relaxation time measurements of lithiated Li-ion anodes and reference poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) powders, along with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry results, indicate that large-molecular-weight polymers are formed in the SEI layers of the discharged anodes. MALDI-TOF MS and NMR spectroscopy results additionally indicate that delithiated anodes exhibit a larger number of SEI products than is found in lithiated anodes. PMID:26653886

  18. A Comprehensive Theoretical Analysis of 6,7Li + 64Zn Elastic Scattering in a Wide Angular Range Around the Coulomb Barrier

    Ibraheem, Awad A.; Aygun, M.

    2016-08-01

    In this paper, the elastic scattering angular distributions of 6,7Li on 64Zn have been investigated by using various nuclear potentials. For this, we use the phenomenological Woods-Saxon potential, the real double folding potential with the density-independent M3Y effective interaction supplemented with an imaginary part in Woods-Saxon form and the double folding potentials multiplied with a normalization factor of the real and imaginary parts via the density-independent and CDM3Y6 density-dependent versions of the M3Y effective interaction have been used. The results have been compared with each other as well as with the experimental data. It has been observed that the agreement between the theoretical results and earlier reported data is perfect. Finally, the change of the total reaction cross sections with energy has been investigated.

  19. Search for solar axion emission from $^7$Li and D(p,$\\gamma)^3$He nuclear decays with the CAST $\\gamma$-ray calorimeter

    Andriamonje, S; Autiero, D; Barth, K; Belov, A; Beltran, B; Brauninger, H; Carmona, J M; Cebrian, S; Collar, J I; Dafni, T; Davenport, M; Di Lella, L; Eleftheriadis, C; Englhauser, J; Fanourakis, G; Ferrer-Ribas, E; Fischer, H; Franz, J; Friedrich, P; Geralis, T; Giomataris, I; Gninenko, S; Gomez, H; Hasinoff, M; Heinsius, F H; Hoffmann, D.H H; Irastorza, I G; Jacoby, J; Jakovcic, K; Kang, D; Konigsmann, K; Kotthaus, R; Krcmar, M; Kousouris, K; Kuster, M; Lakic, B; Lasseur, C; Liolios, A; Ljubicic, A; Lutz, G; Luzon, G; Miller, D W; Morales, J; Ortiz, A; Papaevangelou, T; Placci, A; Raffelt, G; Riege, H; Rodriguez, A; Ruz, J; Savvidis, I; Semertzidis, Y; Serpico, P; Stewart, L; Vieira, J D; Villar, J; Vogel, J; Walckiers, L; Zioutas, K

    2010-01-01

    We present the results of a search for a high-energy axion emission signal from 7Li (0.478 MeV) and D(p,gamma)3He (5.5 MeV) nuclear transitions using a low-background gamma-ray calorimeter during Phase I of the CAST experiment. These so-called "hadronic axions" could provide a solution to the long-standing strong-CP problem and can be emitted from the solar core from nuclear M1 transitions. This is the first such search for high-energy pseudoscalar bosons with couplings to nucleons conducted using a helioscope approach. No excess signal above background was found.

  20. NMR spin-lattice relaxation study of 7Li and 93Nb nuclei in Ti- or Fe-doped LiNbO3:Mg single crystals

    Tae Ho Yeom

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available In this study, to understand the effects of paramagnetic impurities, we investigated the temperature dependent of the spin-lattice relaxation times of pure LiNbO3, LiNbO3:Mg, LiNbO3:Mg/Ti, LiNbO3:Mg/Fe, and LiNbO3:Mg/Fe (thermally treated at 500°C single crystals. The results for the LiNbO3:Mg single crystals doped with Fe3+ or Ti3+ are discussed with respect to the site distribution and atomic mobility of Li and Nb. In addition, the effects of a thermal treatment on LiNbO3:Mg/Fe single crystals were examined based on the T1 analysis of 7Li and 93Nb. It was found that the presence of impurities in the crystals induced systematic changes of activation energies concerning atomic mobility.

  1. A Comprehensive Theoretical Analysis of 6,7Li + 64Zn Elastic Scattering in a Wide Angular Range Around the Coulomb Barrier

    Ibraheem, Awad A.; Aygun, M.

    2016-06-01

    In this paper, the elastic scattering angular distributions of 6,7Li on 64Zn have been investigated by using various nuclear potentials. For this, we use the phenomenological Woods-Saxon potential, the real double folding potential with the density-independent M3Y effective interaction supplemented with an imaginary part in Woods-Saxon form and the double folding potentials multiplied with a normalization factor of the real and imaginary parts via the density-independent and CDM3Y6 density-dependent versions of the M3Y effective interaction have been used. The results have been compared with each other as well as with the experimental data. It has been observed that the agreement between the theoretical results and earlier reported data is perfect. Finally, the change of the total reaction cross sections with energy has been investigated.

  2. Neutron capture radiography to determine the concentration of natural boron in leaves using the nuclear reaction 10B(n,α)7Li

    Neutron capture radiography (NCR) is a nuclear analytical imaging method. It is based on using thermal neutron induced nuclear reactions, such as (n,p), (n,α) or (n,f). Clearly NCR can be used for the detection of only those nuclides whose cross-section (σ) for one of these nuclear reactions is not too low. With σ being indicated in barns (1 barn 10-28m2) in brackets, this is the case especially with 14N (1.83), 35Cl (0.48), 40K (4.4) for (n,p) reactions; 6Li (941.4), 10B (3836), 17O (0.24), 35S (0.14), 40K (0.39) for (n,α) reactions; and 235U (583) and 239Pu (742) for neutron induced fissions (n,f). Some of these nuclear reactions are characteristic of stable isotopes (14N, 6Li, 10B, 17O) of chemical elements that are highly relevant for biology but have no radioactive isotope usable in practice. It is possible to use these stable isotopes for the labelling and analytical imaging of the corresponding elements almost as easily as with radioactive tracers when they exist. Some of these nuclear reactions are characteristic of stable isotopes (14N, 6Li, 10B, 17O) of chemical elements that are highly relevant for biology but have no radioactive isotope usable in practice. It is possible to use these stable isotopes for the labelling and analytical imaging of the corresponding elements almost as easily as with radioactive tracers when they exist. In conventional NCR studies, the biological specimen (a histological section in most cases) is laid against an appropriate detector (most often a film of cellulose nitrate or polycarbonate), and then this whole assembly is irradiated with thermal neutrons. The impact of the ionizing particles (p,α, fission fragments) emitted by the nuclear reactions creates latent tracks in the detecting film. Using an appropriate chemical treatment (most often by dipping the detectors in a strong alkaline solution), the latent tracks are enlarged to the size of tracks visible with an optical microscope. The features (especially the size

  3. On uncertainty quantification of lithium-ion batteries: Application to an LiC6/LiCoO2 cell

    Hadigol, Mohammad; Maute, Kurt; Doostan, Alireza

    2015-12-01

    In this work, a stochastic, physics-based model for Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is presented in order to study the effects of parametric model uncertainties on the cell capacity, voltage, and concentrations. To this end, the proposed uncertainty quantification (UQ) approach, based on sparse polynomial chaos expansions, relies on a small number of battery simulations. Within this UQ framework, the identification of most important uncertainty sources is achieved by performing a global sensitivity analysis via computing the so-called Sobol' indices. Such information aids in designing more efficient and targeted quality control procedures, which consequently may result in reducing the LIB production cost. An LiC6/LiCoO2 cell with 19 uncertain parameters discharged at 0.25C, 1C and 4C rates is considered to study the performance and accuracy of the proposed UQ approach. The results suggest that, for the considered cell, the battery discharge rate is a key factor affecting not only the performance variability of the cell, but also the determination of most important random inputs.

  4. Detection of thermal neutrons using ZnS(Ag):6LiF neutron scintillator read out with WLS fibers and SiPMs

    Hildebrandt, M.; Stoykov, A.; Mosset, J.-B.; Greuter, U.; Schlumpf, N.

    2016-07-01

    In this paper we present the development of a one-dimensional multi-channel thermal neutron detection system for the application in neutron scattering instrumentation, e.g. strain-scanning diffractometers. The detection system is based on ZnS(Ag):6LiF neutron scintillator with embedded WLS fibers which are read out with a SiPM. A dedicated signal processing system allows us to suppress the SiPM dark counts and to extract the signals from the neutron absorption events. For a single-channel detection unit which represents the elementary building block of this detection system we achieved a neutron detection efficiency of ~65% at 1.2 Å, a background count rate <10-3 Hz and a gamma-sensitivity <10-6 (measured with a 60Co source), while the dead time is ~20 μs and the multi-count ratio is < 1 %. This performance was achieved even for SiPM dark count rates of up to ~2 MHz.

  5. In situ 7Li and 133Cs Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigations on the Role of Cs+ Additive in Lithium-Metal Deposition Process

    Hu, Jian Z.; Zhao, Zhenchao; Hu, Mary Y.; Feng, Ju; Deng, Xuchu; Chen, Xilin; Xu, Wu; Liu, Jun; Zhang, Jiguang

    2016-02-01

    Application of Li metal electrode in rechargeable lithium battery is hindered by safety concerns due to dendritic growth on the electrode over several charge-discharge cycles. We have found previously that adding low concentration Cs+ in electrolytes can promote smooth deposition of lithium onto metal electrode during repeated charge-discharge cycling using idea Li|Cu battery without the using of a separator. In this work, quantitative in situ 7Li and 133Cs NMR investigations using real planar symmetric lithium battery cells with and without Cs+ additives were carried out. It is found that the deposited lithium atoms on electrodes are highly porous. Detailed analysis of the data were carried out by separating the 7Li signal from deposited lithium that was oriented parallel to the electrode surface with the signal from the Li-metal nanorodes oriented perpendicular or nearly perpendicular to the electrode surface. The results demonstrate that addition of Cs+ can significantly enhance both the formation of uniform Li nanorods, and the reversibility of electrode. In situ 133Cs NMR directly confirms that Cs+ migrates to the electrode to form a positively charged electrostatic shield during cycling process. Combining the quantitative analysis of the orientation dependent signals of deposited metal Li and previous ex-situ results, different Li deposition models are proposed. During cycling process, more “active” lithium participates in the Li transfer between the electrode and nanorods for the battery with Cs+, while for the battery without Cs+ more dead and thinker lithium rods are formed and Li transfer between dendrites from different electrodes dominates.

  6. Fuskite® preliminary experimental tests based on permeation against vacuum for hydrogen recovery as a potential application in Pb15.7Li loop systems

    Highlights: • Full material characterization as far as hydrogen transport properties are concern. • Quantification of permeator leaks and material degasification. • Analysis of H2 recovered by means of permeation against vacuum in different conditions. • Hydrogen recovery efficiencies determination. - Abstract: Tritium recovery in fusion reactors is one of the main goals in R and D, as a limited inventory is available and its uneconomic production. That is the reason why efficient technologies are indispensable to be developed in order to achieve fast tritium recovery and its subsequent reuse in the system for increasing its self-sufficiency. In this work a flexible tritium recovery demonstrator prototype based on permeation against vacuum concept has been designed and manufactured, as well as all necessary equipment for a Pb15.7Li loop implementation in order to test and demonstrate that an in-pipe integrated solution is possible, and at the same time, to validate the manufacturing process. Thus, efficient rates for more optimized future models could be then extrapolated. The aim of this paper is to show the different testing results that have been carried out in this research project. These results include permeation properties of the material considered for the permeator, as long as it has been manufactured with a novel technique, Selective Laser Melting. They also include vacuum tests on the permeator to quantify possible leakages and to set up and analyze the capability to generate vacuum inside the permeator, and finally, permeation tests with the prototype, in a first stage with a gas mixture of hydrogen and argon inside the loop instead of Pb15.7Li

  7. Fuskite® preliminary experimental tests based on permeation against vacuum for hydrogen recovery as a potential application in Pb15.7Li loop systems.

    Sacristán, R., E-mail: mrosa.sacristan@sener.es [SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, C/ Provença 392, 5a, 08025 Barcelona (Spain); Veredas, G. [EURATOM-CIEMAT Fusion Assoc., Fusion Technology Division, Av. Complutense 40, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Bonjoch, I. [SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, C/ Provença 392, 5a, 08025 Barcelona (Spain); Peñalva, I. [UPV/EHU, Departamento de Ingeniería Nuclear y Mecánica de Fluidos, Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao (Spain); Calderón, E. [SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, C/ Provença 392, 5a, 08025 Barcelona (Spain); Alberro, G. [UPV/EHU, Departamento de Ingeniería Nuclear y Mecánica de Fluidos, Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao (Spain); Balart, D. [SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, Avda. Zugazarte 56, 48930 Las Arenas, Vizcaya (Spain); Sarrionandia-Ibarra, A. [UPV/EHU, Departamento de Ingeniería Nuclear y Mecánica de Fluidos, Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao (Spain); Pérez, V. [SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, Avda. Zugazarte 56, 48930 Las Arenas, Vizcaya (Spain); Ibarra, A. [EURATOM-CIEMAT Fusion Assoc., Fusion Technology Division, Av. Complutense 40, 28040 Madrid (Spain); Legarda, F. [UPV/EHU, Departamento de Ingeniería Nuclear y Mecánica de Fluidos, Alameda de Urquijo s/n, 48013 Bilbao (Spain)

    2014-10-15

    Highlights: • Full material characterization as far as hydrogen transport properties are concern. • Quantification of permeator leaks and material degasification. • Analysis of H{sub 2} recovered by means of permeation against vacuum in different conditions. • Hydrogen recovery efficiencies determination. - Abstract: Tritium recovery in fusion reactors is one of the main goals in R and D, as a limited inventory is available and its uneconomic production. That is the reason why efficient technologies are indispensable to be developed in order to achieve fast tritium recovery and its subsequent reuse in the system for increasing its self-sufficiency. In this work a flexible tritium recovery demonstrator prototype based on permeation against vacuum concept has been designed and manufactured, as well as all necessary equipment for a Pb15.7Li loop implementation in order to test and demonstrate that an in-pipe integrated solution is possible, and at the same time, to validate the manufacturing process. Thus, efficient rates for more optimized future models could be then extrapolated. The aim of this paper is to show the different testing results that have been carried out in this research project. These results include permeation properties of the material considered for the permeator, as long as it has been manufactured with a novel technique, Selective Laser Melting. They also include vacuum tests on the permeator to quantify possible leakages and to set up and analyze the capability to generate vacuum inside the permeator, and finally, permeation tests with the prototype, in a first stage with a gas mixture of hydrogen and argon inside the loop instead of Pb15.7Li.

  8. Study of 12Be using the 11Be(9Be,8Be) transfer reaction at TRIUMF ISAC-II

    Braid, Ryan; Sarazin, Fred; TIGRESS Collaboration; (PCB)2 Collaboration

    2015-10-01

    Recent results at TRIUMF and NSCL have called into question the structure of 12Be, therefore another look at this nucleus is desirable. The structure is important information for theoretical models, since it constrains the mechanism that produces parity inversion in 11Be. The 12Be structure was probed in July 2014 using the (PCB)2 array (Printed Circuit Board Based Charged Particle) inside TIGRESS (TRIUMF - ISAC Gamma Ray Escape Suppressed Spectrometer) at TRIUMF using the 11Be(9Be,8Be)12Be reaction at 55 MeV in inverse kinematics. A second set of data at 30 MeV was collected. This reaction has numerous advantages over the traditional (d,p) method, foremost of which is the 8Be --> 2 α breakup since it allows for very clean identification and tagging. Additionally, TIGRESS will allow precise γ-tagging for the excited states. The initial data and analysis will be presented in this talk. This work is partially supported by the US Department of Energy through Grant/Contract No. DE-FG03-93ER40789 (Colorado School of Mines).

  9. Statistical theory of light-nucleus reactions and application to the 9Be (p,xn) reaction

    Sun, Xiaojun; Zhang, Jingshang

    2016-01-01

    A statistical theory of light nucleus reactions (STLN) is proposed to describe both neutron and light charged particle induced nuclear reactions with 1 p -shell light nuclei involved. The dynamics of STLN is described by the unified Hauser-Feshbach and exciton model, in which the angular momentum and parity conservations are strictly considered in equilibrium and pre-equilibrium processes. The Coulomb barriers of the incoming and outgoing charged particles, which significantly influence the open channels of the reaction, can be reasonably considered in the incident channel and different outgoing channels. In kinematics, the recoiling effects in various emission processes are strictly taken into account. The analytical double-differential cross sections of the reaction products in sequential and simultaneous emission processes are obtained in terms of the new integral formula proposed in our recent paper [Phys. Rev. C 92, 061601(R) (2015), 10.1103/PhysRevC.92.061601]. Taking the 9Be(p ,x n ) reaction as an example, we calculate the double-differential cross sections of outgoing neutrons and charged particles using the punf code in the frame of STLN. The existing experimental double-differential cross sections of neutrons at Ep=18 MeV can be remarkably well reproduced, which indicates that the punf code is a powerful tool to set up "file-6" in the reaction data library for light charged particle induced nuclear reactions with 1 p -shell light nuclei involved.

  10. Neutron dose estimation via LET spectrometry using CR-39 detector for the reaction 9 Be (p, n

    G S Sahoo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available CR-39 detectors, widely used for neutron dosimetry in accelerator radiation environment, have also been applied in tissue microdosimetry by generating the linear energy transfer (LET spectrum. In this work, the neutron dose has been estimated via LET spectrometry for 9 Be (p, n reaction which is useful for personnel monitoring around particle accelerators and accelerator based therapy facilities. Neutrons were generated by the interaction of protons of 6 different energies from 4-24 MeV with a thick Be target. The LET spectra were obtained from the major and minor radii of each track and the thickness of removed surface. From the LET spectra, the absorbed dose (DLET and the dose equivalent (HLET were estimated using Q-L relationship as given by International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP 60. The track density in CR-39 detector and hence the neutron yield was found to be increasing with the increase in projectile (proton energy. Similar observations were also obtained for absorbed dose (DLET and dose equivalents (HLET .

  11. Photoneutron cross sections measurements in 9Be, 13C e 17O with thermal neutron capture gamma-rays

    Photoneutron cross sections measurements of 9Be, 13C and 17O have been obtained in the energy interval between 1,6 and 10,8 MeV, using neutron capture gamma-rays with high resolution in energy (3 a 21 eV), produced by 21 target materials, placed inside a tangential beam port, near the core of the IPEN/CNEN-SP IEA-R1 (5 MW) research reactor. The samples have been irradiated inside a 4π geometry neutron detector system 'Long Counter', 520,5 cm away from the capture target. The capture gamma-ray flux was determined by means of the analysis of the gamma spectrum obtained by using a Ge(Li) solid-state detector (EG and G ORTEC, 25 cm3, 5%), previously calibrated with capture gamma-rays from a standard target of Nitrogen (Melamine). The neutron photoproduction cross section has been measured for each target capture gamma-ray spectrum (compound cross section). A inversion matrix methodology to solve inversion problems for unfolding the set of experimental compound cross sections, was used in order to obtain the cross sections at specific excitation energy values (principal gamma line energies of the capture targets). The cross sections obtained at the energy values of the principal gamma lines were compared with experimental data reported by other authors, with have employed different gamma-ray sources. A good agreement was observed among the experimental data in this work with reported in the literature. (author)

  12. Fluctuations on the X-ray intensity beam using a portable X-ray probe based on 6LiI(Eu) crystal

    X-rays are produced by accelerating electrons with a high voltage and allowing them to collide with a metal target. This high voltage presents fluctuations that define peak, minimum, and average voltages. Different voltages are applied to the X-ray tube depending on the radiographic applications. A rectifier circuit converts the alternating high voltage to unidirectional high voltage to accelerate electrons in this tube. The fluctuations on the energy in the electron beam depend on the mode of rectification. Both energy of the electrons and X rays intensity fluctuates. A portable probe built with a 6LiI(Eu) detector coupled to a 10 m light guide and a Hamamatsu photon counting head H9319 was used to measuring X ray intensities. This system is designed to collect up to 10000 counts in intervals of 10 ms to 1 s. Counts were accumulated in time intervals of 10 ms during 10 s. The system starts the count before activating the X-ray apparatus, which is on during a time interval of 100ms. During this period, counts may overflow in consequence high voltage was adjusted to be 40kV, in order to avoid such a problem. For each of these points dose was measured using an ionization chamber. The objectives of this work are to study fluctuations on the X-ray beam and to calibrate the portable probe for measuring radiation doses. Counting rates measured for each 10 ms presented strong variations due to high voltages fluctuations. Both dose and counting rate when correlated with distances between source and detector followed the inverse square law and presented values of R2 near of unit. A calibration curve of the portable system for dose measurements showed also R2 value near of unity. (author)

  13. Diffraction dissociation of {sup 7}Li and {sup 7}Be relativistic nuclei on proton targets through the {sup 3}H({sup 3}He)+{sup 4}He channels

    Fetisov, V. N., E-mail: ffetisov@mail.ru [Russian Academy of Sciences, Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)

    2015-07-15

    For the fragmentation of {sup 7}Li and {sup 7}Be relativistic nuclei (with momenta of, respectively, P = 3 GeV/c and P = 1.6 GeV/c per nucleon) on proton targets through the {sup 3}H({sup 3}He) + {sup 4}He channels, the differential cross sections with respect to the momentum transfer Q to the fragments were calculated on the basis of the cluster version of Akhiezer–Glauber–Sitenko diffraction theory by employing the twobody cluster model for the {sup 7}Li ({sup 3}H + {sup 4}He) and {sup 7}Be ({sup 3}He + {sup 4}He) nuclei. These calculations, performed in the impulse approximation in the interaction of intranuclear clusters with the target nucleus, explained a strong suppression of the cross sections for reactions on protons at Q lower than 100 MeV/c and higher than 350 MeV/c and the observed irregularities in the behavior off the cross section for {sup 7}Li fragmentation on complex track-emulsion nuclei. Cross-section values close to their experimental counterparts were obtained upon setting the coefficient of two-body clustering in the {sup 7}Li and {sup 7}Be nuclei to k ≃ 0.7.

  14. Near-threshold 7Li(p,n)7Be neutrons on the practical conditions using thick Li-target and Gaussian proton energies for BNCT

    The near threshold 7Li(p,n)7Be neutrons generated by incident proton energy having Gaussian distribution with mean energies from 1.85 to 1.95 MeV, were studied as a practical neutron source for BNCT wherein an RFQ accelerator and a thick Li-target are used. Gaussian energy distributions with the standard deviation of 0, 10, 20 and 40 keV for mean proton energies from 1.85 to 1.95 MeV were surveyed in 0.01 MeV increments. A thick liquid Li-target whose dimensions were established in our previous experiments (i.e., 1 mm-thick with 50 mm width and 50 mm length) was considered in this study. The suitable incident proton energy and physical dimensions of Pb layer which serves as a gamma absorber and a Polyethylene layer which is used as a BDE were surveyed by means of the concepts of TPD. Dose distribution were calculated by using MCNP5. A proton beam with mean energy of 1.92 MeV and a Gaussian energy distribution with a standard deviation of 20 keV at a current of 10 mA was selected from the viewpoint of irradiation time and practically achievable proton current. The suitable thicknesses of Pb gamma absorber was estimated to be about 3 cm. The estimated thickness of the polyethylene BDE was about 24 mm for an ideal proton current of 13 mA, and was 18 mm for a practical proton current of 10 mA. - Highlights: • Proton enrgy from 1.85 to 1.95 MeV were studied for near threshold 7Li(p,n)7Be neutrons. • Practical conditions were applied for RFQ type accelerator and a thick Li-target. • Gaussian distribution of proton energies were checked for the standard deviation of 0, 10, 20 and 40 keV. • The mean energy of 1.92 MeV protons with Gaussian distribution of 20 keV was feasible. • The suitable thicknesses of Lead layer as gamma absorber was about 3 cm. • The suitable thicknesses of polyethylene BDE was about 24 mm at the proton current of 13 mA

  15. Development of liquid-lithium film jet-flow for the target of 7Li(p,n)7Be reactions for BNCT

    A feasibility study on liquid lithium target in the form of a flowing film was performed to evaluate its potential use as a neutron generation target of 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction in BNCT. The target is a windowless-type flowing film on a concave wall. Its configuration was adapted for a proton beam which is 30 mm in diameter and with energy and current of up to 3 MeV and 20 mA, respectively. The flowing film of liquid lithium was 0.6 mm in thickness, 50 mm in width and 50 mm in length. The shapes of the nozzle and concave back wall, which create a stable flowing film jet, were decided based on water experiments. A lithium hydrodynamic experiment was performed to observe the stability of liquid lithium flow behavior. The flowing film of liquid lithium was found to be feasible at temperatures below the liquid lithium boiling saturation of 342 °C at the surface pressure of 1×10−3 Pa. Using a proto-type liquid lithium-circulating loop for BNCT, the stability of the film flow was confirmed for velocities up to 30 m/s at 220 °C and 250 °C in vacuum at a pressure lower than 10−3 Pa. It is expected that for practical use, a flowing liquid lithium target of a windowless type can solve the problem of radiation damage and target cooling. - Highlights: • A feasibility study of liquid lithium target was performed for the 7Li(p,n)7Be reaction for BNCT. • The flowing film on the concave wall is a windowless type target. • The flowing film of liquid lithium was feasible at temperatures below 342 °C at a pressure of 1×10−3 Pa. • The stability of the film flow was confirmed up to 30 m/s at 220 °C at a pressure of 10−3 Pa. • Flowing liquid lithium target of a windowless type can solve both radiation damage and cooling

  16. Nuclear shadowing in polarized DIS on ^6LiD at small x and its effect on the extraction of the deuteron spin structure function g_{1}^{d}(x,Q^2)

    Guzey, V.

    2000-01-01

    We consider the effect of nuclear shadowing in polarized deep inelastic scattering (DIS) on ^6LiD at small Bjorken x and its relevance to the extraction of the deuteron spin structure function g_{1}^{d}(x,Q^2). Using models, which describe nuclear shadowing in unpolarized DIS, we demonstrate that the nuclear shadowing correction to g_{1}^{d}(x,Q^2) is significant.

  17. Contribution to the study of the inelastic scattering 6Li(n,n') on the 0+ level situated at 3.56 MeV with 14 MeV neutrons

    This work is dedicated to the experimental study of the 14 MeV neutron scattering on the 3.56 MeV level of 6Li. The 14 MeV neutrons are produced through the reaction T(d,n)α where the 175 keV deuterons come from the ARIANE accelerator. The measurement of the neutron energy has been performed by a time-of-flight spectrometer. In order to reduce the gamma background noise, an electronic device has been designed to build a n-γ identification system at low threshold (about 0.5 MeV). The target is made of Lithium enriched in 6Li at a ratio of 96%. The results concerning the differential cross-section of 6Li(n,n') with Q=-3.56 MeV for the following values of the scattered angle (in the laboratory frame) 15, 45 and 60 degrees are respectively (4±1.5) mb/sr, (2.2±1) mb/sr and (1.4±0.6) mb/sr

  18. [sup 7]Li-NMR determination of stability constants as a function of temperature for lithium-crown ether complexes in a molten salt mixtures

    Gerhard, A. (Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States) Univ. of Witten/Herdecke (Germany)); Cobranchi, D.P.; Garland, B.A.; Highley, A.M.; Huang, Y.H.; Konya, G.; Eyring, E.M. (Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)); Zahl, A.; Eldik, R. van (Univ. of Witten/Herdecke (Germany)); Petrucci, S. (Polytechnic Univ., Farmingdale, NY (United States))

    1994-08-11

    The stability constants of several crown ethers with lithium ion were determined by [sup 7]Li-NMR measurements. A room temperature, basic molten salt of the composition of 55/45 mol % 1-methyl-3-ethyl-imidazolium chloride to aluminum (III) chloride was used as solvent. On the basis of a 1:1 complex formation the following order was found for the stability constants of the investigated crown ethers: 18-crown-6 < 12-crown-4 < benzo-15-crown-5 < 15-crown-5. A temperature dependence study for 12-crown-4, benzo-15-crown-5, and 15-crown-5 was undertaken for the range 5-84[degree]C. Values of [Delta]H and [Delta]S were calculated. At 5.5[degree]C the splitting of the single, fast exchange peak into two separate signals was observed for benzo-15-crown-5, providing further evidence for the formation of the 1:1 complex. 34 refs., 4 figs., 5 tabs.

  19. Spectroscopy of particle-phonon coupled states in $^{133}$Sb by the cluster transfer reaction of $^{132}$Sn on $^{7}$Li: an advanced test of nuclear interactions

    We propose to investigate, with MINIBALL coupled to T-REX, the one-valence-proton $^{133}$Sb nucleus by the cluster transfer reaction of $^{132}$Sn on $^{7}$Li. The excited 133Sb will be populated by transfer of a triton into $^{132}$Sn, followed by the emission of an $\\alpha$-particle (detected in T-REX) and 2 neutrons. The aim of the experiment is to locate states arising from the coupling of the valence proton of $^{133}$Sb to the collective low-lying phonon excitations of $^{132}$Sn (in particular the 3$^−$). According to calculations in the weak-coupling approach, these states lie in the 4$\\, - \\,$5 MeV excitation energy region and in the spin interval 1/2$\\, - \\,$ 19/2, i.e., in the region populated by the cluster transfer reaction. The results will be used to perform advanced tests of different types of nuclear interactions, usually employed in the description of particle-phonon coupled excitations. States arising from couplings of the proton with simpler core excitations, involving few nucleons only...

  20. Quasi-monoenergetic neutron energy spectra for 246 and 389 MeV (7)Li(p,n) reactions at angles from 0 degrees to 300 degrees

    Iwamoto, Y; Nakamura, T; Nakashima, H; Mares, V; Itoga, T; Matsumoto, T; Nakane, Y; Feldbaumer, E; Jaegerhofer, L; Pioch, C; Tamii, A; Satoh, D; Masuda, A; Sato, T; Iwase, H; Yashima, H; Nishiyama, J; Hagiwara, M; Hatanaka, K; Sakamoto, Y

    2011-01-01

    The authors measured the neutron energy spectra of a quasi-monoenergetic (7)Li(p,n) neutron source with 246 and 389 MeV protons set at seven angles (0 degrees, 2.5 degrees, 5 degrees, 10 degrees, 15 degrees, 20 degrees and 30 degrees), using a time-of-flight (TOF) method employing organic scintillators NE213 at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP) of Osaka University. The energy spectra of the source neutrons were precisely deduced down to 2 MeV at 0 degrees and 10 MeV at other angles. The cross-sections of the peak neutron production reaction at 0 degrees were on the 35-40 mb line of other experimental data, and the peak neutron angular distribution agreed well with the Taddeucci formula. Neutron energy spectra below 100 MeV at all angles were comparable, but the shapes of the continuum above 150 MeV changed considerably with the angle. In order to consider the correction required to derive the response in the peak region from the measured total response for high-energy neutron monitors such as DAR...