• X-Ray microcomputed tomography in additive manufacturing : a review of the current technology and applications 

      Du Plessis, Anton; Yadroitsev, Igor; Yadroitsava, Ina; Le Roux, Stephan G. (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2018)
      X-ray microcomputed tomography (microCT) has become an established method of testing and analyzing additively manufactured parts in recent years, being especially useful and accurate for dimensional measurement and porosity ...
    • Wavelet signatures of K-splitting of the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance in deformed nuclei from high-resolution (p, p ) scattering off ¹⁴⁶,¹⁴⁸,¹⁵⁰Nd 

      Kureba, C. O.; Buthelezi, Z.; Carter, J.; Cooper, G. R. J.; Fearick, R. W.; Fortsch, S. V.; Jingo, M.; Kleinig, W.; Krugmann, A.; Krumbolz, A. M.; Kvasil, J.; Mabiala, Justin; Mira, J. P.; Nesterenko, V. O.; Von Neumann-Cosel, P.; Neveling, R.; Papka, P.; Reinhard, P. G.; Richter, A.; Sideras-Haddad, E.; Smit, F. D.; Steync, G. F.; Swartz, J. A.; Tamii, A.; Usman, I. T. (Elsevier, 2018)
      The phenomenon of fine structure of the Isoscalar Giant Quadrupole Resonance (ISGQR) has been studied with high energy-resolution proton inelastic scattering at iThemba LABS in the chain of stable even-mass Nd isotopes ...
    • Vacuum polarization energy of the Shifman–Voloshin soliton 

      Weigel, H.; Graham, N. (Elsevier, 2018)
      We compute the vacuum polarization energy of soliton configurations in a model with two scalar fields in one space dimension using spectral methods. The second field represents an extension of the conventional ϕ4 kink ...
    • Understanding the chiral geometry with K-Plot and Azimuthal-Plot 

      Chen, F. Q.; Meng, Jie (Jagellonian University, 2018)
      The chiral geometry of the angular momentum in the intrinsic frame is extracted from angular momentum projected wave functions in the laboratory frame by the K-Plot and Azimuthal-Plot. The method is demonstrated by an ...
    • Spin symmetry in the Dirac sea derived from the bare nucleon–nucleon interaction 

      Shen, Shihang; Liang, Haozhao; Meng, Jie; Ring, Peter; Zhang, Shuangquan (Elsevier, 2018)
      The spin symmetry in the Dirac sea has been investigated with relativistic Brueckner–Hartree–Fock theory using the bare nucleon–nucleon interaction. Taking the nucleus 16O as an example and comparing the theoretical results ...
    • Spectroscopic study of the possibly triaxial transitional nucleus 75Ge 

      Niu, C. Y.; Dai, A. C.; Xu, C.; Hua, H.; Zhang, S. Q.; Wang, S. Y.; Bark, R. A.; Meng, Jie; Wang, C. G.; Wu, X. G.; Li, X. Q.; Li, Z. H.; Wyngaardt, S. M.; Zang, H. L.; Chen, Z. Q.; Wu, H. Y.; Xu, F. R.; Ye, Y. L.; Jiang, D. X.; Han, R.; Li, C. G.; Chen, X. C.; Liu, Q.; Feng, J.; Yang, B.; Li, Z. H.; Wang, S.; Sun, D. P.; Liu, C.; Li, Z. Q.; Zhang, N. B.; Guo, R. J.; Li, G. S.; He, C. Y.; Zheng, Y.; Li, C. B.; Chen, Q. M.; Zhong, J.; Zhou, W. K.; Zhu, B. J.; Deng, L. T.; Liu, M. L.; Wang, J. G.; Jones, P.; Lawrie, E. A.; Lawrie, J. J.; Sharpey-Schafer, J. F.; Wiedeking, M.; Majola, S. N. T.; Bucher, T. D.; Dinoko, T.; Magabuka, B.; Makhathini, L.; Mdletshe, L.; Khumalo, N. A.; Shirinda, O.; Sowazi, K. (American Physical Society, 2018)
      The collective structures of 75Ge have been studied for the first time via the 74Ge(α,2p1n) 75Ge fusionevaporation reaction. Two negative-parity bands and one tentative positive-parity band built on the νp1/2, νf5/2, and ...
    • Spectral properties of simple classical and quantum reset processes 

      Rose, Dominic C.; Touchette, Hugo; Lesanovsky, Igor; Garrahan, Juan P. (American Physical Society, 2018)
      We study the spectral properties of classical and quantum Markovian processes that are reset at random times to a specific configuration or state with a reset rate that is independent of the current state of the system. ...
    • Spectral methods for coupled channels with a mass gap 

      Weigel, H.; Quandt, M.; Graham, N. (American Physical Society, 2018)
      We develop a method to compute the vacuum polarization energy for coupled scalar fields with different masses scattering off a background potential in one space dimension. As an example we consider the vacuum polarization ...
    • Snake fangs : 3D morphological and mechanical analysis by microCT, simulation, and physical compression testing 

      Du Plessis, Anton; Broeckhoven, Chris; Le Roux, Stephan G. (Oxford University Press, 2018)
      This Data Note provides data from an experimental campaign to analyse the detailed internal and external morphology and mechanical properties of venomous snake fangs. The aim of the experimental campaign was to investigate ...
    • Second T = 3/2 state in 9B and the isobaric multiplet mass equation 

      Mukwevho, N. J.; Rebeiro, B. M.; Marin-Lambarri, D. J.; Triambak, S.; Adsley, P.; Kheswa, N. Y.; Neveling, R.; Pellegri, L.; Pesudo, V.; Smit, F. D.; Akakpo, E. H.; Brümmer, J. W.; Jongile, S.; Kamil, M.; Mabika, P. Z.; Nemulodi, F.; Orce, J. N.; Papka, P.; Steyn, G. F.; Yahia-Cherif, W. (American Physical Society, 2018)
      Recent high-precision mass measurements and shell-model calculations [M. Brodeur et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 212501 (2012)] have challenged a longstanding explanation for the requirement of a cubic isobaric multiplet ...
    • Relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory in nuclear matter without the average momentum approximation 

      Tong, Hui; Ren, Xiu-Lei; Ring, Peter; Shen, Shi-Hang; Wang, Si-Bo; Meng, Jie (American Physical Society, 2018)
      Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory allows one to derive the G matrix as an effective interaction between nucleons in the nuclear medium. It depends on the center-of-mass momentum P of the two particles and on the two relative ...
    • Relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory for neutron drops 

      Shen, Shihang; Liang, Haozhao; Meng, Jie; Ring, Peter; Zhang, Shuangquan (American Physical Society, 2018)
      Neutron drops confined in an external field are studied in the framework of relativistic Brueckner-Hartree-Fock theory using the bare nucleon-nucleon interaction. The ground-state energies and radii of neutron drops with ...
    • Reexamining nuclear chiral geometry from the orientation of the angular momentum 

      Chen, Q. B.; Meng, Jie (American Physical Society, 2018)
      The paradox on the previous interpretation for the nuclear chiral geometry based on the effective angle has been clarified by reexamining the system with the particle-hole configuration π(1h11/2)1⊗ν(1h11/2)−1 and a rotor ...
    • Radon-222 measurements at Cape Point : a characterization of a 15-year time series 

      Botha, R.; Labuschagne, C.; Williams, A. G.; Bosman, G.; Brunke, E.-G.; Rossouw, A.; Lindsay, R. (National Association for Clean Air, 2018)
      Radon-222 measurements at Cape Point: A characterization of a 15-year time series The Cape Point (CPT) Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) research station have been monitoring climatically significant trace ...
    • Quantum control through measurement feedback 

      Uys, H.; Bassa, H.; Du Toit, P.; Ghosh, S.; Konrad, T. (American Physical Society, 2018)
      Measurement combined with feedback that aims to restore a presumed premeasurement quantum state will yield this state after a few measurement-feedback cycles even if the actual state of the system initially had no resemblance ...
    • Nuclear structure studies relevant to ¹³⁶Xe ββ decay 

      Rebeiro, B. M.; Triambak, S.; Garrett, P. E.; Lindsay, R.; Adsley, P.; Ball, G. C.; Bildstein, V.; Burbadge, C.; Diaz-Varela, A.; Faestermann, T.; Hertenberger, R.; Jigmeddorj, B.; Kamil, M.; Leach, K. G.; Mabika, P. Z.; Nzobadila, J. C.; Orce, J. N.; Radich, A. J.; Rand, E.; Wirth, H. F. (IOP Publishing, 2018)
      In these proceedings we briefly discuss preliminary results from ¹³⁸Ba(d, α) and ¹³⁸Ba(p, t) reactions performed using the Q3D magentic spectrometer at the Maier-Leibnitz- Laboratorium (MLL) tandem accelerator facility in ...
    • Nuclear quantum shape-phase transitions in odd-mass systems 

      Quan, S.; Li, Z. P.; Vretenar, D.; Meng, Jie (American Physical Society, 2018)
      Microscopic signatures of nuclear ground-state shape-phase transitions in odd-mass Eu isotopes are explored starting from excitation spectra and collective wave functions obtained by diagonalization of a core-quasiparticle ...
    • Neutron-rich nuclei produced at zero degrees in damped collisions induced by a beam of ¹⁸O on a ²³⁸U target 

      Stefan, I.; Fornal, B.; Leoni, S.; Azaiez, F.; Portail, C.; Thomas, J. C.; Karpovi, A. V.; Ackermann, D.; Bednarczyk, P.; Blumenfeld, Y.; Calinescu, S.; Chbihi, A.; Ciemala, M.; Cieplicka-Orynczak, N.; Crespi, F. C. L.; Franchoo, S.; Hammache, F.; Iskr, L. W.; Jacquote, B.; Janssens, R. V. F.; Kamalou, O.; Lewitowicz, M.; Olivier, L.; Lukyanov, S. M.; Maccormick, M.; Maj, A.; Marini, P.; Matea, I; Naumenko, M. A.; De Oliveira Santos, F.; Petrone, C.; Penionzhkevich, Yu E.; Rotaru, F.; Savajols, H.; Sorline, O.; Stanoiu, M.; Szpak, B.; Tarasov, O. B.; Verney, D. (Elsevier, 2018)
      Cross sections and corresponding momentum distributions have been measured for the first time at zero degrees for the exotic nuclei obtained from a beam of 18O at 8.5 MeV/A impinging on a 1 mg/cm2238U target. Sizable cross ...
    • Near-degenerate rotational bands in the Tl isotopes 

      Lawrie, E. A.; Ndayishimye, J.; Masiteng, P. L.; Shirinda, O. (Jagellonian University, 2018)
      Sets of near-degenerate rotational bands built on configurations involving nh9/2 particle and vi13/2 holes were observed in the neighbouring 193;194Tl isotopes. Such sets of bands, involving particle and hole configurations and ...
    • Multiple chiral doublets in four-j shells particle rotor model : five possible chiral doublets in ¹³⁶₆₀Nd₇₆ 

      Chen, Q. B.; Lv, B. F.; Petrache, C. M.; Meng, Jie (Elsevier, 2018)
      A particle rotor model, which couples nucleons in four single-jshells to a triaxial rotor core, is developed to investigate the five pairs of nearly degenerate doublet bands recently reported in the even-even nucleus 136Nd. ...