Excitation curve for the reaction N__(d,n[pi])O__
Rabson, Thomas Avelyn
Bonner, T. W.
Master of Arts
A magnetic leas pair spectrometer was used to study the nuclear pairs emitted by 016 when left in the excited state toy the reaction N15(d,n pi)O16. The deuteron beam for this reaction was obtained from the Rice Institute 6 mev Van de Graaff accelerator. The 6.05 Mev nuclear pair line from 016 was investigated. The spectrometer magnet current was then adjusted to the peak of this curve, and an excitation curve was run for deuteron energies from 2.2 Mev to 4.7 Mev. The 6.05 lev state of O16 which is the first excited state, is a 0+ state as is the ground state. Since gamma ray transitions are forbidden the nucleus decays to the ground state toy emitting nuclear pairs.