Experimental Study of Neutron Shell Structure in Chromium-53 via Neutron Transfer to Chromium-52
Physics & Astronomy
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A measurement of the 52Cr(d,p) 53Cr reaction at 16 MeV was performed using the Florida State University Super-Enge Split-Pole Spectrograph to determine single-neutron energies for the 2p3/2, 2p1/2, and 1f5/2 orbits. We were able to observe 24 unique states in 53Cr. Using the energies and angular distributions we were able to calculate energy centroids. We discuss these preliminary results in the context of other N = 29 isotones and prospects for future work.
Brown-Simms, Dylan Todd, "Experimental Study of Neutron Shell Structure in Chromium-53 via Neutron Transfer to Chromium-52" (2023). Physics and Astronomy Honors Papers. 10.
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