Energy levels in certain light nuclei
Baggett, Lester M.
Doctor of Philosophy
A great portion of the experimental work in nuclear physics today has as its object the determination and study of energy levels in the nucleus. The energies of these levels can be determined by various types of experiments. In the work to be described in this thesis, two different types of experiments were conducted, both with the object of studying energy levels of nuclei. Energy levels in excited C14 and N14 were studied by measuring the energy of the gamma rays emitted by these excited states. The excited levels were obtained by bombarding C13 with deuterons. Energy levels in Be8 and Be9 were studied by observing resonances in the yield of product particles in the various reactions of Li6 and Li7 with deuterons. Since the two experiments are of such a different nature, this thesis will be written in two parts---one to describe each experiment.