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2024XU06      Phys.Rev. C 109, 044303 (2024)

W.Z.Xu, D.P.Sun, S.Y.Wang, R.A.Bark, H.Hua, J.Meng, S.Q.Zhang, P.Jones, S.M.Wyngaardt, C.Liu, S.Wang, G.Y.Li, L.Mu, H.F.Bai, X.Xiao, Z.Q.Li, N.B.Zhang, H.Jia, R.J.Guo, X.C.Han, B.Qi, C.Y.Niu, C.G.Wang, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, M.Wiedeking, S.N.T.Majola, T.D.Bucher, T.Dinoko, B.Maqabuka, L.Makhathini, L.Mdletshe, N.A.Khumalo, O.Shirinda, K.Sowazi

First observation of band structure in 76As: Possible chirality and octupole correlations

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.109.044303
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2023BR04      Phys.Rev. C 107, 055802 (2023)

J.W.Brummer, P.Adsley, T.Rauscher, F.D.Smit, C.P.Brits, M.Kohne, N.A.Khumalo, K.C.W.Li, D.J.Marin-Lambarri, N.J.Mukwevho, F.Nemulodi, R.Neveling, P.Papka, L.Pellegri, V.Pesudo, B.M.Rebeiro, G.F.Steyn, W.Yahia-Cherif

Proton decays from α-unbound states in 22Mg and the 18Ne(α, p0)21Na cross section

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 24Mg(p, t)22Mg, E=100 MeV; measured reaction products, triton spectra, Ep, Ip. 22Mg; deduced levels, branching ratios for proton decay of the excited states. 18Ne(α, p)21Na, E(cm)=1-3 MeV; calculated exclusive σ(E) to the ground state with SMARAGD code using deduced p0 width. Comparison to TALYS, NON-SMOKER and SMARAGD calculations and other experimental results. K600 magnetic spectrometer and CAKE (Coincidence Array for K600 Experiments) array 5 double-sided silicon strip detectors at Separated-Sector Cyclotron (iThemba LABS).

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.107.055802
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2023RA04      Nucl.Phys. A1032, 122622 (2023)

Y.Rahma, S.Ouichaoui, J.Kiener, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, V.Tatischeff, A.Belhout, D.Moussa, W.Yahia-Cherif, H.Benhabiles-Mezhoud, T.D.Bucher, T.R.S.Dinoko, A.Chafa, J.L.Conradie, S.Damache, M.Debabi, I.Deloncle, J.L.Easton, M.Fouka, C.Hamadache, F.Hammache, P.Jones, B.V.Kheswa, N.A.Khumalo, T.Lamula, S.N.T.Majola, J.Ndayishimye, D.Negi, S.P.Noncolela, S.Ouziane, P.Papka, S.Peterson, M.Kumar Raju, V.Ramanathan, B.M.Rebeiro, N.de Sereville, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, O.Shirinda, M.Wiedeking, S.Wyngaardt

γ-ray emission in proton-induced nuclear reactions on natC and Mylar targets over the incident energy range, Ep = 30 - 200 MeV. Astrophysical implications

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 12C, 16O, 24Mg, 28Si, 56Fe(p, X), E=30-200 MeV; measured reaction products; deduced γ-ray production σ. The K = 200 separated sector cyclotron of iThemba LABS using a high-energy resolution, high-efficiency detection array composed of 8 Compton-suppressed clover detectors comprising 32 HP-Ge crystals for recording the γ-ray energy spectra.

doi: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2023.122622
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2022MU09      Phys.Lett. B 827, 137006 (2022)

L.Mu, S.Y.Wang, C.Liu, B.Qi, R.A.Bark, J.Meng, S.Q.Zhang, P.Jones, S.M.Wyngaardt, H.Jia, Q.B.Chen, Z.Q.Li, S.Wang, D.P.Sun, R.J.Guo, X.C.Han, W.Z.Xu, X.Xiao, P.Y.Zhu, H.W.Li, H.Hua, X.Q.Li, C.G.Li, R.Han, B.H.Sun, L.H.Zhu, T.D.Bucher, B.V.Kheswa, N.Khumalo, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, K.L.Malatji, L.Msebi, J.Ndayishimye, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, O.Shirinda, M.Wiedeking, T.Dinoko, S.S.Ntshangase

First observation of the coexistence of multiple chiral doublet bands and pseudospin doublet bands in the A ≈ 80 mass region

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 82Se(α, X)81Kr, E=65, 68 MeV; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ; deduced γ-ray energies, J, π, two nearly degenerate positive-parity bands. Comparison with the constrained covariant density functional theory and the multiparticle plus rotor model calculations.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2022.137006
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2022XI09      Phys.Rev. C 106, 064302 (2022)

X.Xiao, S.Y.Wang, C.Liu, R.A.Bark, J.Meng, S.Q.Zhang, B.Qi, H.Hua, P.Jones, S.M.Wyngaardt, S.Wang, D.P.Sun, Z.Q.Li, N.B.Zhang, H.Jia, R.J.Guo, X.C.Han, L.Mu, X.Lu, W.Z.Xu, C.Y.Niu, C.G.Wang, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, M.Wiedeking, S.N.T.Majola, T.D.Bucher, T.Dinoko, B.Maqabuka, L.Makhathini, L.Mdletshe, N.A.Khumalo, O.Shirinda, K.Sowazi

Chirality and octupole correlations in 74As

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 74Ge(α, 3np), E=58.6, 62.6 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ). 74As; deduced levels, J, π, angular distributions from the oriented states (ADO) ratio, polarization asymmetry, bands structure, high-spin states, configurations, energy staggering parameter, B(M1)/B(E2) and B(E2)/B(E1) ratios, energy displacement between bands. Systematics of the excitation energies for the yrast states above I=7 in 70,72,74As. Positive-parity bands are interpreted as chiral doublet bands. Found experimental evidence of octupole correlations existence in 74As, similar to 73Br. Comparison to triaxial particle rotor model (TPRM) calculations. AFRODITE array consisting of 8 Compton suppressed clover detectors and 2 low-energy photon spectrometer (LEPS) detectors at separated Sector Cyclotron of iThemba LABS.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.106.064302
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2021OR05      Phys.Rev. C 104, L061305 (2021)

J.N.Orce, E.J.Martin Montes, K.J.Abrahams, C.Ngwetsheni, B.A.Brown, M.Kumar Raju, C.V.Mehl, M.J.Mokgolobotho, E.H.Akakpo, D.L.Mavela, P.Adsley, R.A.Bark, N.Bernier, T.D.Bucher, N.R.Erasmus, T.S.Dinoko, P.M.Jones, N.Y.Kheswa, N.A.Khumalo, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, B.L.Lesch, S.N.T.Majola, S.S.Ntshangase, P.Papka, V.Pesudo, B.Rebeiro, O.Shirinda, M.Wiedeking, W.Yahia-Cherif

Reorientation-effect measurement of the < 2+1 Ε2 2+1 > matrix element in 36Ar

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 194Pt(36Ar, 36Ar), E=134.2 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γ(θ), (particle)γ-coin using AFRODITE array of eight HPGe clover detectors coupled to an annular, double-sided silicon detector at iThemba LABS; analyzed Coulomb excitation yields using semiclassical coupled-channel Coulomb-excitation least-squares code GOSIA. 36Ar; deduced E2 matrix element and B(E2) for the first 2+ state, diagonal E2 matrix element and spectroscopic quadrupole moment for the first 2+ state.Systematics of Q(for first 2+)/B(E2) for first 2+ in 20Ne, 24Mg, 28Si, 32S, 36Ar.

NUCLEAR MOMENTS 36Ar; measured spectroscopic quadrupole moment of the first excited 2+ state by reorientation-effect in Coulomb excitation using 194Pt(36Ar, 36Ar), E=134.2 MeV, and analyzing Coulomb excitation yields using GOSIA code. Comparison with beyond mean-field and large-scale shell-model calculations, and with experimental spectroscopic quadrupole moments for the first 2+ states in 20Ne, 24Mg, 28Si, 32S, 36Ar.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.L061305
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2020IN01      Eur.Phys.J. A 56, 68 (2020)

V.W.Ingeberg, S.Siem, M.Wiedeking, K.Sieja, D.L.Bleuel, C.P.Brits, T.D.Bucher, T.S.Dinoko, J.L.Easton, A.Gorgen, M.Guttormsen, P.Jones, B.V.Kheswa, N.A.Khumalo, A.C.Larsen, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, S.N.T.Majola, K.L.Malatji, L.Makhathini, B.Maqabuka, D.Negi, S.P.Noncolela, P.Papka, E.Sahin, R.Schwengner, G.M.Tveten, F.Zeiser, B.R.Zikhali

First application of the Oslo method in inverse kinematics

doi: 10.1140/epja/s10050-020-00070-7
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2020YA21      Phys.Rev. C 102, 025802 (2020)

W.Yahia-Cherif, S.Ouichaoui, J.Kiener, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, V.Tatischeff, A.Belhout, D.Moussa, P.Papka, H.Benhabiles-Mezhoud, T.D.Bucher, A.Chafa, J.L.Conradie, S.Damache, M.Debabi, I.Deloncle, J.L.Easton, C.Hamadache, F.Hammache, P.Jones, B.V.Kheswa, N.A.Khumalo, T.Lamula, S.N.T.Majola, J.Ndayishimye, D.Negi, S.P.Noncolela, N.de Sereville, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, O.Shirinda, M.Wiedeking, S.Wyngaardt

Measurement and analysis of nuclear γ-ray production cross sections in proton interactions with Mg, Si, and Fe nuclei abundant in astrophysical sites over the incident energy range E=30-66 MeV

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 24Mg(p, n), (p, 3He), (p, p'), (p, d), (p, 2p), (p, α), (p, p3He), 25Mg(p, 2n), (p, p'), (p, d), (p, α), (p, t), (p, 2p), (p, 3He), (p, nα), (p, pα), 26Mg(p, 3n), (p, p'), (p, d), (p, nα), (p, t), (p, nt), (p, α), (p, nα), (p, 3He), (p, 2nα), (p, dα), 28Si(p, p'), (p, d), (p, 2p), (p, 3He), (p, p3He), (p, 2pα), (p, pα), (p, dα), (p, 2α), (p, pα3He), 29Si(p, p'), (p, d), (p, t), (p, pd), (p, α), (p, pα), (p, α3He), (p, dα), (p, tα), (p, n2α), (p, p2α), 30Si(p, d), (p, t), (p, nt), (p, α), (p, nα), (p, npα), (p, 2α), (p, tα), (p, 2α), (p, ntα), (p, 2n2α), (p, d2α), 56Fe(p, p'), (p, t), (p, d), (p, 3He), (p, α), (p, pα), E=30, 42, 54, 66 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γ(θ), integrated γ-ray cross sections using natural and enriched targets and AFRODITE array with eight Compton-suppressed HPGe clover detectors at the Separated Sector Cyclotron (SSC) of iThemba LABS; deduced angular distribution coefficients and multipolarities of γ-ray transitions, branching ratios and assignments to levels in product nuclei. Comparison to theoretical predictions using the code TALYS, with modified optical model potential (OMP) parameters deformation parameters, and level density parameters. 24Mg(p, p'), E=49.5 MeV; 28Si(p, p'), E=65 MeV; 56Fe(p, p'), E=30, 65 MeV; analyzed σ(θ) data in literature using OPTMAN code; deduced optical potential model parameters, deformation parameters β2, β4 and γ. Comparison with γ-ray cross section data in literature. Discussed astrophysical implications of results of present experiment through TALYS calculation of γ-ray line emission spectra over the photon energy range of 0.1-10 MeV, expected to be generated in interactions of the low-energy cosmic rays (LECRs) in the inner Galaxy.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.102.025802
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2019LI45      Phys.Rev. C 100, 044318 (2019)

C.G.Li, Q.B.Chen, S.Q.Zhang, C.Xu, H.Hua, S.Y.Wang, R.A.Bark, S.M.Wyngaardt, Z.Shi, A.C.Dai, C.G.Wang, X.Q.Li, Z.H.Li, J.Meng, F.R.Xu, Y.L.Ye, D.X.Jiang, R.Han, C.Y.Niu, Z.Q.Chen, H.Y.Wu, X.Wang, D.W.Luo, C.G.Wu, S.Wang, D.P.Sun, C.Liu, Z.Q.Li, B.H.Sun, P.Jones, L.Msebi, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, T.Dinoko, E.A.Lawrie, S.S.Ntshangase, B.V.Kheswa, O.Shirinda, N.Khumalo, T.D.Bucher, K.L.Malatji

"Stapler" mechanism for a dipole band in 79Se

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 82Se(α, 3nα)79Se, E=65, 68 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(DCO) using AFRODITE array of eight Compton-suppressed clover detectors at the iThemba LABS accelerator facility. 79Se; deduced levels, J, π, multipolarities, negative-parity dipole band interpreted as a stapler band, B(M1)/B(E2), configuration. Comparison with calculations using the self-consistent tilted axis cranking covariant density functional theory (TAC-CDFT).

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.044318
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2019LI49      Phys.Rev. C 100, 054309 (2019)

C.Liu, S.Y.Wang, B.Qi, S.Wang, D.P.Sun, Z.Q.Li, R.A.Bark, P.Jones, J.J.Lawrie, L.Masebi, M.Wiedeking, J.Meng, S.Q.Zhang, H.Hua, X.Q.Li, C.G.Li, R.Han, S.M.Wyngaardt, B.H.Sun, L.H.Zhu, T.D.Bucher, B.V.Kheswa, K.L.Malatji, J.Ndayishimye, O.Shirinda, T.Dinoko, N.Khumalo, E.A.Lawrie, S.S.Ntshangase

New candidate chiral nucleus in the A ≈ 80 mass region: 8235Br47

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 82Se(α, 3np)82Br, E=65, 68 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(ADO), γγ(linear polarization) using the AFRODITE array at the separated-sector cyclotron (SSC) of iThemba LABS. 82Br; deduced levels, J, π, multipolarities, band structures, configurations, B(M1)/B(E2) ratios, energy staggering parameter, degenerate positive-parity chiral doublet bands; calculated valence proton and valence neutron angular momenta as functions of spin for 78,80,82Br, probability distributions for projection of total angular momentum for the chiral doublet bands in 82Br using triaxial particle rotor model (TPRM).

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.054309
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2019MA70      Phys.Rev. C 100, 044324 (2019)

S.N.T.Majola, Z.Shi, B.Y.Song, Z.P.Li, S.Q.Zhang, R.A.Bark, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, D.G.Aschman, S.P.Bvumbi, T.D.Bucher, D.M.Cullen, T.S.Dinoko, J.E.Easton, N.Erasmus, P.T.Greenlees, D.J.Hartley, J.Hirvonen, A.Korichi, U.Jakobsson, P.Jones, S.Jongile, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, S.Ketelhut, B.V.Kheswa, N.A.Khumalo, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, R.Lindsay, T.E.Madiba, L.Makhathini, S.M.Maliage, B.Maqabuka, K.L.Malatji, P.L.Masiteng, P.I.Mashita, L.Mdletshe, A.Minkova, L.Msebi, S.M.Mullins, J.Ndayishimye, D.Negi, A.Netshiya, R.Newman, S.S.Ntshangase, R.Ntshodu, B.M.Nyako, P.Papka, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, L.L.Riedinger, M.A.Riley, D.G.Roux, P.Ruotsalainen, J.J.Saren, C.Scholey, O.Shirinda, M.A.Sithole, J.Sorri, M.Stankiewicz, S.Stolze, J.Timar, J.Uusitalo, P.A.Vymers, M.Wiedeking, G.L.Zimba

β and γ bands in N=88, 90, and 92 isotones investigated with a five-dimensional collective Hamiltonian based on covariant density functional theory: Vibrations, shape coexistence, and superdeformation

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 136Xe(18O, 4n)150Sm, E=75 MeV; 148Nd(α, 2n)150Sm, E=25 MeV; 152Sm(α, 4n)152Gd, E=45 MeV; 152Sm(α, 2n)154Gd, E=25 MeV; 155Gd(3He, 4n)154Dy, E=37.5 MeV; 147Sm(12C, 3n)156Er, E=65 MeV; 155Gd(α, 3n)156Dy, E=25 MeV; 144Sm(18O, 4n)158Yb, E=78 MeV; 150Sm(12C, 4n)158Er, E=65 MeV; 156Gd(α, 2n)158Dy, E=27 MeV; 147Sm(16O, 3n)160Yb, E=73 MeV; 152Sm(12C, 4n)160Er, E=64 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(DCO), γγ(linear polarization) using the AFRODITE array at the cyclotron facility of the iThemba Labs for 11 reactions, and JUROGAM II array at Jyvaskyla for 148Nd(α, 2n)150Sm and 155Gd(α, 3n)156Dy reactions. 150Sm, 152,154Gd, 154,156,158Dy, 156,160Er, 158,160Yb; deduced levels, J, π, multipolarities, β, γ and 0+ bands, B(E2) ratios. 150,152,154Sm, 152,154,156Gd, 154,156,158Dy, 156,158,160Er, 158,160,162Yb; calculated potential energy surfaces (PES) and probability density distribution contours in (β, γ) plane; deduced staggering parameters, in-band B(E2) values, absolute transition strengths of E0 transitions, X(E0/E2) values from present and previous experimental data. Comparison with 5DCH-CDFT calculations with PC-PK1 density functional.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.044324
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2019SI41      Eur.Phys.J. A 55, 178 (2019)

M.A.Sithole, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, S.N.T.Majola, T.D.Bucher, T.R.S.Dinoko, S.S.Ntshangase, E.A.Lawrie, N.A.Khumalo, S.Jongile, L.Mdletshe, R.A.Bark, N.Erasmus, P.Jones, B.V.Kheswa, J.J.Lawrie, L.Makhathini, K.L.Malatji, B.Maqabuka, S.P.Noncolela, J.Ndayishimye, O.Shirinda, B.R.Zikhali, P.L.Masiteng

New collective structures in the 163Yb nucleus

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 152Sm(16O, 5n)163Yb, E=93 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ using AFRODITE γ-ray spectrometer at iThemba Labs; deduced 163Yb new levels and new rotational bands, the gs based band has been extended to 43/2- spin, high-K band based on neutron [505]11/2- Nilsson orbital observed and reported for the first time, observed additional new states which all decay to the yrast band, discussed band structure with reference to Cranked Shell Model (CSM) and systematically compared with neighboring nuclei; presented table of RAD ratios, γ-ray intensities, polarization asymmetries, initial and final energies, γ-muliplicities; deduced level schemes and transitions, bands 1 to 8, coincidenced (gated) γ-ray spectra, aligned angular momenta deduced for bands in 163Yb vs rotational energy.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2019-12866-3
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2018MD01      Eur.Phys.J. A 54, 176 (2018)

L.Mdletshe, S.S.Ntshangase, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, S.N.T.Majola, T.R.S.Dinoko, N.A.Khumalo, E.A.Lawrie, R.A.Bark, T.D.Bucher, N.Erasmus, P.Jones, S.Jongile, B.V.Kheswa, J.J.Lawrie, L.Makhathini, K.L.Malatji, B.Maqabuka, J.Ndayishimye, S.P.Noncolela, O.Shirinda, M.A.Sithole

Low-lying positive parity bands in 162Yb

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 150Sm(16O, 4n)162Yb, E=85 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(DCO), γγ(linear polarization) using the AFRODITE array at the cyclotron facility of the iThemba Labs; deduced levels, J, π, multipolarities, γ and second 0+ bands, and staggering parameters.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2018-12613-4
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2018NI04      Phys.Rev. C 97, 034322 (2018)

C.Y.Niu, A.C.Dai, C.Xu, H.Hua, S.Q.Zhang, S.Y.Wang, R.A.Bark, J.Meng, C.G.Wang, X.G.Wu, X.Q.Li, Z.H.Li, S.M.Wyngaardt, H.L.Zang, Z.Q.Chen, H.Y.Wu, F.R.Xu, Y.L.Ye, D.X.Jiang, R.Han, C.G.Li, X.C.Chen, Q.Liu, J.Feng, B.Yang, Z.H.Li, S.Wang, D.P.Sun, C.Liu, Z.Q.Li, N.B.Zhang, R.J.Guo, G.S.Li, C.Y.He, Y.Zheng, C.B.Li, Q.M.Chen, J.Zhong, W.K.Zhou, B.J.Zhu, L.T.Deng, M.L.Liu, J.G.Wang, P.Jones, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, M.Wiedeking, S.N.T.Majola, T.D.Bucher, T.Dinoko, B.Magabuka, L.Makhathini, L.Mdletshe, N.A.Khumalo, O.Shirinda, K.Sowazi

Spectroscopic study of the possibly triaxial transitional nucleus 75Ge

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 74Ge(α, n2p), E=58.6, 62.6 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(ADO ratios) using AFRODITE array at the Separated Sector Cyclotron of iThemba LABS, South Africa. 75Ge; deduced high-spin levels, J, π, collective bands, configurations. Systematics of level structures in N=43 isotones 75Ge, 77Se and 79Kr; calculated configuration-constrained potential energy surfaces (PES). Comparison of levels with triaxial particle rotor model calculations.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.034322
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2018ZI02      Eur.Phys.J. A 54, 59 (2018)

G.L.Zimba, S.P.Bvumbi, L.P.Masiteng, P.Jones, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, S.N.T.Majola, T.S.Dinoko, O.Shirinda, J.J.Lawrie, J.E.Easton, N.A.Khumalo, L.Msebi, P.I.Mashita, P.Papka, D.G.Roux, D.Negi

Yrare low-spin positive-parity states in N = 88 66154Dy

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 155Gd(3He, 4n), E=37.5 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ(θ_), γγ-coin, DCO ratios, polarization asymmetries using AFRODITE spectrometer array (9 HPGe clover detectors in BGO shields). 154Dy; deduced levels, J, π, γ-transitions, γ band, Kπ=2+ band, staggering parameter, γ-transitions multipolarity, kinematical moment of inertia vs rotational frequency for yrast band and for non-yrast positive-parity bands, rotational bands states energy relative to liquid-drop reference of the low spin bands. 150Sm, 152Gd, 154Dy, 156Er, 158Yb; deduced staggering parameters vs spin.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2018-12496-3
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2016LI12      Phys.Rev.Lett. 116, 112501 (2016)

C.Liu, S.Y.Wang, R.A.Bark, S.Q.Zhang, J.Meng, B.Qi, P.Jones, S.M.Wyngaardt, J.Zhao, C.Xu, S.-G.Zhou, S.Wang, D.P.Sun, L.Liu, Z.Q.Li, N.B.Zhang, H.Jia, X.Q.Li, H.Hua, Q.B.Chen, Z.G.Xiao, H.J.Li, L.H.Zhu, T.D.Bucher, T.Dinoko, J.Easton, K.Juhasz, A.Kamblawe, E.Khaleel, N.Khumalo, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, S.N.T.Majola, S.M.Mullins, S.Murray, J.Ndayishimye, D.Negi, S.P.Noncolela, S.S.Ntshangase, B.M.Nyako, J.N.Orce, P.Papka, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, O.Shirinda, P.Sithole, M.A.Stankiewicz, M.Wiedeking

Evidence for Octupole Correlations in Multiple Chiral Doublet Bands

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 70Zn(12C, 3np), E=60, 65 MeV; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ, γ-γ-coin.; deduced energy levels, J, π, medium- amd high-spin states, yrast positive- and negative-parity bands. Comparison with microscopic multidimensionally-constrained covariant density functional theory and triaxial particle rotor model calculations.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.112501
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2016NE08      Phys.Rev. C 94, 024332 (2016)

D.Negi, M.Wiedeking, E.G.Lanza, E.Litvinova, A.Vitturi, R.A.Bark, L.A.Bernstein, D.L.Bleuel, S.Bvumbi, T.D.Bucher, B.H.Daub, T.S.Dinoko, J.L.Easton, A.Gorgen, M.Guttormsen, P.Jones, B.V.Kheswa, N.A.Khumalo, A.C.Larsen, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, S.N.T.Majola, L.P.Masiteng, M.R.Nchodu, J.Ndayishimye, R.T.Newman, S.P.Noncolela, J.N.Orce, P.Papka, L.Pellegri, T.Renstrom, D.G.Roux, R.Schwengner, O.Shirinda, S.Siem

Nature of low-lying electric dipole resonance excitations in 74Ge

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 74Ge(α, α'), E=48 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, Eα, αγ-coin, γ(θ), σ(θ) for scattered α particles, relative cross sections of E1 transitions using AFRODITE array for γ detection and silicon detectors for α particles at iThemba Labs cyclotron facility. 74Ge; deduced levels, J, π, B(E1), suppression in relative cross section for the excitation of pygmy-dipole resonances (PDR) as compared to those in (γ, γ') data for excitations above 6 MeV. Comparison of B(E1) with relativistic quasiparticle time blocking approximation (RQTBA) calculations.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.94.024332
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2016OR06      Eur.Phys.J. A 52, 166 (2016)

J.N.Orce, M.Kumar Raju, N.A.Khumalo, T.S.Dinoko, P.Jones, R.A.Bark, E.A.Lawrie, S.N.T.Majola, L.M.Robledo, B.Rubio, M.Wiedeking, J.Easton, E.A.Khaleel, B.V.Kheswa, N.Kheswa, M.S.Herbert, J.J.Lawrie, P.L.Masiteng, M.R.Nchodu, J.Ndayishimye, D.Negi, S.P.Noncolela, S.S.Ntshangase, P.Papka, D.G.Roux, O.Shirinda, P.S.Sithole, S.W.Yates

Search for two-phonon octupole excitations in 146Gd

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 144Sm(α, 2n), E=26.1-26.8 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ(θ), γγ-coin. 148Gd deduced γ-ray energy spectra gated by specified γ transitions, relative γ intensities in depopulating the 6+ (3484.5 keV) state, linear polarization, B(E3) for one-photon and two-photon excitations; calculated B(E3) using GCM with Gogny D1S force.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16166-2
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2016ZI04      Phys.Rev. C 94, 054303 (2016)

G.L.Zimba, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, P.Jones, S.P.Bvumbi, L.P.Masiteng, S.N.T.Majola, T.S.Dinoko, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, D.Negi, P.Papka, D.Roux, O.Shirinda, J.E.Easton, N.A.Khumalo

Octupole correlations in N = 88 154Dy: Octupole vibration versus stable deformation

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 155Gd(3He, 4n), E=37.5 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin using AFRODITE array at the Cyclotron facility of the iThemba Laboratory. 154Dy; deduced levels, J, π, bands, B(E1)/B(E2) ratios, E1 transitions, level energy differences between the positive- and negative-parity bands, octupole deformation. Comparison with level-energy differences and B(E1)/B(E2) ratios in 150Sm, 152Gd, 224Ra.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.94.054303
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2015XU09      Phys.Rev. C 91, 061303 (2015)

C.Xu, X.Q.Li, J.Meng, S.Q.Zhang, H.Hua, S.Y.Wang, B.Qi, C.Liu, Z.G.Xiao, H.J.Li, L.H.Zhu, Z.Shi, Z.H.Li, Y.L.Ye, D.X.Jiang, J.J.Sun, Z.H.Zhang, Y.Shi, P.W.Zhao, Q.B.Chen, W.Y.Liang, R.Han, C.Y.Niu, C.G.Li, C.G.Wang, Z.H.Li, S.M.Wyngaardt, R.A.Bark, P.Papka, T.D.Bucher, A.Kamblawe, E.Khaleel, N.Khumalo, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, P.Jones, S.M.Mullins, S.Murray, M.Wiedeking, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, S.N.T.Majola, J.Ndayishimye, D.Negi, S.P.Noncolela, S.S.Ntshangase, O.Shirinda, P.Sithole, M.A.Stankiewicz, J.N.Orce, T.Dinoko, J.Easton, B.M.Nyako, K.Juhasz

Spectroscopy of 76Se: Prolate-to-oblate shape transition

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 70Zn(12C, 2nα), E=60, 65 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-, (particle)γγ-coin using AFRODITE array for γ rays and DIAMANT array for charged particles at iThemba LABS. 76Se; deduced high-spin levels, J, π, bands, configuration, kinematic and dynamic moments of inertia, band crossing frequency, shape transition. Comparison with cranked shell-model calculations. systematics of band crossings in 70,72,74,76,78,80Se, 72,74,76,78,80,82Kr.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.91.061303
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