23-27 January 2017
Bormio, Italy
Europe/Berlin timezone

Gamma spectroscopy in rare earth nucleus <sup>150</sup>Sm

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Bormio, Italy

Bormio, Italy



Mr Lumkile Msebi (University of Johannesburg)


Heavy-Ion fusion-evaporation reactions produce compound nuclei with high excitation energies and angular momenta after fusing with a projectile nucleus. The compound nucleus decays by emitting neutrons and becomes a residual nucleus which decays emitting gamma rays. Gamma-ray spectroscopy is employed to study the decay nature of the gamma rays emitted. New bands and gamma-ray transitions have been observed and dipole transitions decaying from the 02 + state to lowest lying negative state have been confirmed. Systematic analysis shows that 150Sm exhibits strikingly similarities with other N=88 isotones although being a complex nucleus.

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Mr Lumkile Msebi (University of Johannesburg)


Dr Elena Lawrie (iThemba Labs) Prof. John Sharpey-Schafer (iThemba Labs, UWC) Dr Paulus Masiteng (University of Joannesburg) Dr Pete Jones (iThemba Labs, Cape Town) Dr Siyabonga Majola (University of Cape Town) Dr Suzan Bvumbi (University of Johannesburg) Dr Tshepo Dinoko (iThemba Labs, UWC)

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