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Title: Spin dependence in heavy ion induced nuclear reactions
Author: Windham, Gordon
ISNI:       0000 0001 3570 7303
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 1986
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The interest of this work is to explore the spin dependent effects of projectile structure in nuclear heavy ion induced reactions. The projectiles are considered to consist of two clusters which remain inert, the intercluster wavefunctions are obtained by the use of the orthogonality condition model. Excitation to the low lying projectile states is included by the use of coupled channels calculations. The projectile excited states are included by allowing excitation in the inter cluster wavefunctions. Coupling to the excited states is performed by multipole terms arising from a single folding model, which is used consistently throughout the work. The effects of projectile excitation are considered in two areas, elastic and inelastic scattering, and transfer reactions. It is found that the inclusion of the projectile excited states has a very strong effect on the spin dependent elastic observables, in particular the vector analysing powers. In contrast to earlier analysis it is found that projectile excitation plays a dominant role in reproducing the experimentally observed vector analysing powers for the elastic scattering of 6Li from 16O and 28Si at 22.8 MeV. Projectile excitation is also seen to produce strong spin dependent effects in the elastic scattering of Li from 120Sn at 44 MeV and of 19Ffrom 28Si at 60 MeV. The inclusion of projectile excitation via CCBA calculations produces changes in the transfer cross section for the 28Si (19F, 16O)31P(1/2+ ,g.s.) reaction. The observed changes can be understood in terms of the effects of spin dependence in the reaction path. The inclusion of projectile excitation however does not significantly improve the quality of the agreement with experimental data.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Atomic physics & molecular physics