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Experimental studies of B10(d,n)C11. Rupaal, Ajit Singh

Abstract

An experimental study of the low lying excited states of C¹¹ has been made using the B¹⁰(d ,nɣ )C¹¹ reaction at a deuteron bombarding energy of 0.8 Mev. Measurements were made of the n- ɣangular correlations of the ground state gamma transitions from the 6.49 and 4.32 Mev levels, and of the gamma ray branching ratios of the 6.49, 4.81 and 4.32 Mev levels. The apparatus used for the measurements was a combination of a NaI(T1) gamma ray spectrometer and an improved fast neutron time-of-flight spectrometer, developed by the author. Theoretical analysis of the n-ɣ angular correlations showed that the 6.49 Mev and 4.32 Mev levels are formed by the capture of p½ protons This restricts the Jπ values of these levels to (5/2)¯ or (7/2)¯. The parities of the states observed in this experiment are all known to be negative from the high energy stripping data of Cerineo and Maslin et al. A comparison of the experimental branching ratios with the theoretical branching ratios predicted by the intermediate coupling shell model is consistent with the following spin and parity assignments in C¹¹ : g.s. (3/2)¯, 2.00 Mev (1/2)¯, 4.32 Mev (5/2)¯, 4.81 Mev (3/2*)¯ and 6.49 Mev (7/2)¯. These assignments are in agreement with other recent results. The correspondence of these levels in C¹¹ with those of B¹¹ is consistent with the hypothesis of the charge independence of nuclear forces. The experimental results agree in some cases and disagree in others with the intermediate coupling shell model calculations of Kurath.

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