Accession Number:

AD0647902

Title:

RESEARCH IN EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL LOW-ENERGY NUCLEAR PHYSICS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Oct 65-30 Sep 66,

Corporate Author:

FLORIDA STATE UNIV TALLAHASSEE TANDEM ACCELERATOR LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

Nine research groups involving eleven faculty members have used the Tandem Van de Graaff Accelerator to advance scientific knowledge in the following areas Isobaric Analogue states, alpha particle interactions, spectroscopy of the f72 shell, nucleon transfer and direct reactions, Coulomb excitation, collective excitation mechanisms, charged particle induced fission, and atomic high energy conversion processes. The study of the isobaric analogue states which was initiated at this laboratory, was the subject of an international conference held in Tallahassee in March, 1966. An active program in Theoretical Nuclear Physics is part of the tandem accelerator research program. In addition to collaboration in the design of experiments and the analysis of the results, fundamental problems in nuclear reactions were investigated by the theory group. The accelerator technology of the system was advanced during the past year with the replacement of several vacuum stations and the preliminary test of potassium vapor exchange which is especially important for the production of negative helium ions. Under optimum conditions an alpha particle beam of 0.5 micro amperes is available for experimental use. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Nuclear Instrumentation
  • Particle Accelerators
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE