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The design and construction of an active-target detector for the study of the 20Ne(α,α’)20Ne* reaction

dc.contributor.advisorPapka, Paulen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorBrummer, Johann Wiggerten_ZA
dc.contributor.otherStellenbosch University. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Physics.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-14T07:43:52Z
dc.date.available2015-12-14T07:43:52Z
dc.date.issued2015-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/98025
dc.descriptionThesis (MSc)--Stellenbosch University, 2015.en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThe existence of an excited 3a resonant state in 12C, which is crucial for the thermonuclear fusion of carbon in red giant stars, was predicted by Fred Hoyle in 1954. Since the experimental observation of the Hoyle state in 1957, studies have evolved to examine a-decay processes in other light nuclides such as 8Be and 16O. Populating a-cluster states and observation of the subsequent decay becomes difficult for a-conjugate nuclei heavier than 12C. A study of 20Ne carried out using the 22Ne(p,t)20Ne* reaction revealed a candidate for a 0+ 5a state at 22.5 MeV known as the 20Ne Hoyle analogue.
dc.format.extentxiii, 96 pages : colour illustrationsen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherStellenbosch : Stellenbosch Universityen_ZA
dc.subjectTime projection chambers (Nuclear physics)en_ZA
dc.subjectMagnetic spectrometeren_ZA
dc.subjectHoyle-like stateen_ZA
dc.subjectCluster in nucleien_ZA
dc.subjectNeon -- Isotopesen_ZA
dc.subjectUCTDen_ZA
dc.titleThe design and construction of an active-target detector for the study of the 20Ne(α,α’)20Ne* reactionen_ZA
dc.typeThesisen_ZA
dc.rights.holderStellenbosch Universityen_ZA


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