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2022LU01      Phys.Rev. C 105, 024305 (2022)

D.W.Luo, C.Xu, Y.K.Wang, Z.H.Li, R.A.Bark, S.Q.Zhang, H.Hua, S.Y.Wang, J.Peng, X.Q.Li, H.Y.Wu, X.Wang, C.G.Wu, Q.T.Li, J.Lin, Y.Jin, W.Z.Xu, L.Mu, J.Meng, F.R.Xu, Y.L.Ye, D.X.Jiang, P.Jones, E.A.Lawrie, P.Papka, M.F.Nkalanga, T.D.Bucher, M.V.Chisapi, L.Msebi, S.Jongile, S.Ntshangase, B.R.Zikhali, S.H.Mthembu, T.Seakamela, M.A.Sithole, O.Shirihda, A.A.Aava, L.Mdletshe, K.L.Malatji, S.Mhlongo, L.Makhathini

Collective structures in 62Cu

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 54Cr(12C, 3np), E=67 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γ(θ), γγ-coin. 62Cu; deduced levels, J, π, high-spin levels, B(M1)/B(E2), configurations, γγ(linear polarization). Comparison with calculations using the self-consistent tilted axis cranking covariant density functional theory (TAC-C DFT). Comparison with level structures in 60,64Ca. AFRODITE array at the iThemba LABS accelerator facility.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.105.024305
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2022MD01      Phys.Rev. C 106, 044325 (2022)

L.Mdletshe, X.Q.Yang, E.A.Lawrie, M.A.Sithole, S.N.T.Majola, S.S.Ntshangase, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, J.J.Lawrie, S.H.Mthembu, T.D.Bucher, L.Msebi, R.A.Bark, A.A.Avaa, M.V.Chisapi, P.Jones, S.Jongile, Z.P.Li, L.Makhathini, K.L.Malatji, A.A.Netshiya, Z.Shi, B.Y.Song, L.Wang, J.Xiang, S.Q.Zhang

Collective rotational bands at low excitation energy in 186Os: Vibrational and rotational degrees of freedom

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 186W(α, 4n), E=48 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin. 186Os; deduced levels, J, π, linear polarization asymmetries, angular distribution ratios, high-spin states, bands structure, staggering parameter; calculated levels, J, π, bands structure, potential energy surfaces, staggering parameter. Five-dimensional collective Hamiltonian based on the covariant density functional theory (5DCH-CDFT) and triaxial rotor model (TRM) calculations. Systematics of the bands alignments for 182,184,186,188,190,192Os isotopes. AFRODITE γ-ray spectrometer consisting of 11 clover HPGe detectors at iThemba LABS Separated-Sector Cyclotron.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.106.044325
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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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2022NG01      Nucl.Instrum.Methods Phys.Res. B513, 21 (2022)

P.Z.Ngcobo, R.A.Bark, A.Buffler, P.Papka, D.R.Geduld, P.Jones, L.Makhathini, P.Maleka, N.Mantengu, S.S.Ntshangase, F.D.Smit

Measurement of neutron production from an 18O target

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 18O(p, n), E30, 42, 54, 66 MeV; measured reaction products, En, In; deduced neutron yields and σ. Comparison with FLUKA simulations.

doi: 10.1016/j.nimb.2021.12.007
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2021GI14      Phys.Rev. C 104, 044313 (2021)

S.A.Gillespie, J.Henderson, K.Abrahams, F.A.Ali, L.Atar, G.C.Ball, N.Bernier, S.S.Bhattcharjee, R.Caballero-Folch, M.Bowry, A.Chester, R.Coleman, T.Drake, E.Dunling, A.B.Garnsworthy, B.Greaves, G.F.Grinyer, G.Hackman, E.Kasanda, R.LaFleur, S.Masango, D.Muecher, C.Ngwetsheni, S.S.Ntshangase, B.Olaizola, J.N.Orce, T.Rockman, Y.Saito, L.Sexton, P.Siuryte, J.Smallcombe, J.K.Smith, C.E.Svensson, E.Timakova, R.Wadsworth, J.Williams, M.S.C.Winokan, C.Y.Wu, T.Zidar

Coulomb excitation of 80, 82Kr and a change in structure approaching N=Z=40

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 196Pt, 208Pb(80Kr, 80Kr'), (82Kr, 82Kr'), E=4.17 MeV/nucleon from TRIUMF offline ion source (OLIS) and ISAC accelerator; measured Eγ, Iγ, (particle)γ-coin using TIGRESS array for γ rays, and double-sided silicon strip detectors for scattered beam- and target-like nuclei. 80,82Kr; deduced levels, J, π, Coulomb-excitation yields, and analyzed using GOSIA coupled-channels code, E2 and M1 matrix elements, B(E2) and B(M1), and spectroscopic quadrupole moments for the first 2+ and 4+ states; analyzed rotational invariants, and covariances and correlations on matrix elements. Comparison with previous experimental data for E2 matrix element and B(E2) values. Systematics of B(E2) and quadrupole moments of 74,76,78,80,82,84Kr, and those of cos(3δ) parameters for the first 2+ states in 66,68,70,72Zn, 70,72,74,76,78Ge, 72,74,76,78,80Se, 74,76,78,80,82Kr, 76,78,80,82,84Sr, and compared with expected values for an axially symmetric rotor.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.044313
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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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2021SI05      Phys.Rev. C 103, 024325 (2021)

M.A.Sithole, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, E.A.Lawrie, S.N.T.Majola, A.Kardan, T.D.Bucher, J.J.Lawrie, L.Mdletshe, S.S.Ntshangase, A.A.Netshiya, P.Jones, L.Makhathini, K.L.Malatji, P.L.Masiteng, I.Ragnarsson, B.Maqabuka, J.Ndayishimye, O.Shirinda, B.R.Zikhali, S.Jongile, G.O'Neill, L.Msebi, P.M.Someketa, D.Kenfack, S.H.Mthembu, T.C.Khumalo, M.V.Chisapi

Low- and medium-spin negative-parity bands in the 187Os nucleus

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 186W(α, 3n)187Os, E=37 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(ADO), γγ(linear polarization) using AFRODITE array of 11 Compton-suppressed HPGe clover detectors at the K=200 cyclotron facility of iThemba Labs. 187Os; deduced high-spin levels, J, π, multipolarities, bands, alignment plots, experimental Routhians, Nilsson configurations; calculated total energy surfaces contours in (ϵ2cos(γ+30°), ϵ2sin(γ+30°)) plane using the cranked Nilsson-Strutinsky-Bogoliubov (CNSB) models. Bands interpreted within the cranked shell model (CSM) and CNSB formalism.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.103.024325
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2021SI30      Phys.Rev. C 104, 044326 (2021)

M.A.Sithole, E.A.Lawrie, L.Mdletshe, S.N.T.Majola, A.Kardan, T.D.Bucher, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, J.J.Lawrie, S.S.Ntshangase, A.A.Avaa, R.A.Bark, M.V.Chisapi, P.Jones, S.Jongile, D.Kenfack, T.C.Khumalo, L.Makhathini, K.L.Malatji, B.Maqabuka, S.H.Mthembu, L.Msebi, A.A.Netshiya, G.O'Neill, O.Shirinda, P.M.Someketa, B.R.Zikhali

Structure of collective states built on the 11/2+ isomer in 187Os: Quasiparticle-plus-triaxial-rotor model and interpretation as tilted-precession bands

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 186W(α, 3n)187Os, E=37.0 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(angular anisotropy), γγ(linear polarization) using AFRODITE array for γ detection at k=200 Separated Sector Cyclotron of iThemba LABS. 187Os; deduced high-spin levels, J, π, multipolarities, rotational bands, tilted precession (TiP) bands, Nilsson configurations, alignment and Routhian plots, three-dimensional triaxially-deformed nucleus. Comparison with quasiparticle-plus-triaxial-rotor model calculations. Systematics of band structures of 183,185,187Os and those of positive-parity bands in 182,184,186,188,190,192Os.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.104.044326
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2020GA06      Acta Phys.Pol. B51, 799 (2020)

P.E.Garrett, L.Makhathini, R.A.Bark, T.r.rodriguez, S.Valbuena, V.Bildstein, T.D.Bucher, C.Burbadge, R.Dubey, T.Faestermann, R.Hertenberger, M.Kamil, E.A.Lawrie, K.G.Leach, A.D.MacLean, C.Malotana, C.Mehl, S.H.Mthembu, J.Mukwevho, C.Ngwetsheni, S.S.Ntshangase, J.Ondze, J.N.Orce, B.Rebeiro, B.Singh, S.Triambak, E.C.Vyfers, H-F.Wirth

Shape Coexistence in the Ru Isotopes; Multi-spectroscopic Study of 98Ru and Beyond-mean-field Calculations

doi: 10.5506/APhysPolB.51.799
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2020GA26      Phys.Lett. B 809, 135762 (2020)

P.E.Garrett, L.Makhathini, R.A.Bark, T.R.Rodriguez, S.Valbuena, V.Bildstein, T.D.Bucher, C.Burbadge, R.Dubey, T.Faestermann, R.Hertenberger, M.Kamil, E.A.Lawrie, K.G.Leach, A.D.MacLean, C.Mehl, S.H.Mthembu, N.J.Mukwevho, C.Ngwetsheni, S.S.Ntshangase, J.C.Nzobadila Ondze, J.N.Orce, B.Rebeiro, B.Singh, S.Triambak, E.C.Vyfers, H.-F.Wirth

Observation of the 0+2 and γ bands in 98Ru, and shape coexistence in the Ru isotopes

RADIOACTIVITY 98Rh(β+), (EC) [from 89Y(12C, 3n), E=47.5 MeV]; measured decay products, Eγ, Iγ; deduced γ-ray energies and intensities, branching, σ(θ), J, π, bands. Comparison with theoretical calculations.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2020.135762
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2020MA16      Phys.Rev. C 101, 044312 (2020)

S.N.T.Majola, M.A.Sithole, L.Mdletshe, D.Hartley, J.Timar, B.M.Nyako, J.M.Allmond, R.A.Bark, C.Beausang, L.Bianco, T.D.Bucher, S.P.Bvumbi, M.P.Carpenter, C.J.Chiara, N.Cooper, D.M.Cullen, D.Curien, T.S.Dinoko, B.J.P.Gall, P.E.Garrett, P.T.Greenlees, J.Hirvonen, U.Jakobsson, P.M.Jones, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, S.Ketelhut, B.V.Kheswa, F.G.Kondev, A.Korichi, W.D.Kulp, T.Lauritsen, E.A.Lawrie, L.Makhathini, P.L.Masiteng, B.Maqabuka, E.A.McCutchan, D.Miller, S.Miller, A.Minkova, L.Msebi, S.H.Mthembu, J.Ndayishimye, P.Nieminen, P.Z.Ngcobo, S.S.Ntshangase, J.N.Orce, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, N.Redon, L.L.Riedinger, M.A.Riley, D.G.Roux, P.Ruotsalainen, J.Piot, J.Saren, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, C.Scholey, O.Shirinda, J.Simpson, J.Sorri, I.Stefanescu, S.Stolze, J.Uusitalo, X.Wang, V.Werner, J.L.Wood, C.-H.Yu, S.Zhu, G.Zimba

First candidates for γ vibrational bands built on the [505] 11/2- neutron orbital in odd-A Dy isotopes

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 155Gd(α, 2n)157Dy, E=25 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(DCO), γγ(linear polarization) using the JUROGAM II array at the University of Jyvaskyla. 148Nd(12C, 5n)155Dy, E=65 MeV; 124Sn(36S, 5n)155Dy, E=165 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin using GAMMASPHERE array at Argonne National Laboratory. 155,157Dy; deduced high-spin levels, J, π, multipolarities, Kπ=0+ bands, Kπ=2+ γ-vibrational bands, configurations, alignments, B(M1)/B(E2) ratios. 157Dy; calculated neutron quasiparticle Routhians using cranked shell model (CSM). 154,156Dy; discussed first excited 0+ states in the core nuclei. Systematics of level energies versus spin for γ bands in 154,155,156,157,158Dy and 152,153,154,155,156Gd.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.101.044312
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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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2019MA64      Phys.Rev. C 100, 034322 (2019)

S.N.T.Majola, R.A.Bark, L.Bianco, T.D.Bucher, S.P.Bvumbi, D.M.Cullen, P.E.Garrett, P.T.Greenlees, D.Hartley, J.Hirvonen, U.Jakobsson, P.M.Jones, R.Julin, S.Juutinen, S.Ketelhut, B.V.Kheswa, A.Korichi, E.A.Lawrie, P.L.Masiteng, B.Maqabuka, L.Mdletshe, A.Minkova, J.Ndayishimye, P.Nieminen, R.Newman, B.M.Nyako, S.S.Ntshangase, P.Peura, P.Rahkila, L.L.Riedinger, M.Riley, D.Roux, P.Ruotsalainen, J.Saren, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, C.Scholey, O.Shirinda, A.Sithole, J.Sorri, S.Stolze, J.Timar, J.Uusitalo, G.Zimba

Spectroscopy of low-spin states in 157Dy: Search for evidence of enhanced octupole correlations

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 155Gd(α, 2n), E=25 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin, γγ(θ)(DCO), γγ(linear polarization) using enriched target and JUROGAM II array at Jyvaskyla. 157Dy; deduced levels, J, π, multipolarities, rotational bands, interlacing band structures, B(E1)/B(E2) ratios, reflection asymmetric structures with simplex quantum number, octupole correlations, alignments, configurations; calculated neutron quasiparticle Routhians.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.034322
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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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2019RE07      Phys.Rev. C 99, 065502 (2019)

B.M.Rebeiro, S.Triambak, P.Z.Mabika, P.Finlay, C.S.Sumithrarachchi, G.Hackman, G.C.Ball, P.E.Garrett, C.E.Svensson, D.S.Cross, R.Dunlop, A.B.Garnsworthy, R.Kshetri, J.N.Orce, M.R.Pearson, E.R.Tardiff, H.Al Falou, R.A.E.Austin, R.Churchman, M.K.Djongolov, R.D'Entremont, C.Kierans, L.Milovanovic, S.O'Hagan, S.Reeve, S.K.L.Sjue, S.J.Williams, S.S.Ntshangase

Precise branching ratio measurements in 19Ne β decay and fundamental tests of the weak interaction

RADIOACTIVITY 19Ne(β+)[from C, Si(p, X), E=500 MeV at TRIUMF facility]; measured Eγ, Iγ, electron spectra, βγ-coin using the 8π γ-ray spectrometer and SCEPTAR detector array at TRIUMF-ISAC facility. 19F; deduced levels, β+-branching ratios, precise β branch for superallowed ground-state to ground-state branch, Ft values, Vud element of the CKM quark-mixing matrix. Comparison with previous experimental results. Discussed implications for testing weak interaction symmetries.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.99.065502
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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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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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2016MA13      Eur.Phys.J. A 52, 28 (2016)

P.L.Masiteng, A.A.Pasternak, E.A.Lawrie, O.Shirinda, J.J.Lawrie, R.A.Bark, S.P.Bvumbi, N.Y.Kheswa, R.Lindsay, E.O.Lieder, R.M.Lieder, T.E.Madiba, S.M.Mullins, S.H.T.Murray, J.Ndayishimye, S.S.Ntshangase, P.Papka, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer

DSAM lifetime measurements for the chiral pair in 194Tl

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 181Ta(18O, 5n), E=91 MeV; calculated high-spin states, J, π, B(M1), B(E2) vs spin, energy vs spin for different rotational bands using recent data measured by the same group with Doppler Shift Attenuation Method (DSAM); deduced T1/2 of de-excitation of high-spin states belonging to different rotational bands. B(E2), B(M1) compared to data.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16028-y
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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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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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2014BA29      Int.J.Mod.Phys. E23, 1461001 (2014)

R.A.Bark, E.O.Lieder, R.M.Lieder, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, S.P.Bvumbi, N.Y.Kheswa, S.S.Ntshangase, T.E.Madiba, P.L.Masiteng, S.M.Mullins, S.Murray, P.Papka, O.Shirinda, Q.B.Chen, S.Q.Zhang, Z.H.Zhang, P.W.Zhao, C.Xu, J.Meng, D.G.Roux, Z.P.Li, J.Peng, B.Qi, S.Y.Wang, Z.G.Xiao

Studies of chirality in the mass 80, 100 and 190 regions

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 96Zr(14N, 4n)106Ag, E not given; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ; deduced levels, J, π, T1/2, chiral bands, B(M1), B(E2). Comparison with particle-rotor calculations.

doi: 10.1142/S0218301314610011
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2014LI19      Phys.Rev.Lett. 112, 202502 (2014)

E.O.Lieder, R.M.Lieder, R.A.Bark, Q.B.Chen, S.Q.Zhang, J.Meng, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, S.P.Bvumbi, N.Y.Kheswa, S.S.Ntshangase, T.E.Madiba, P.L.Masiteng, S.M.Mullins, S.Murray, P.Papka, D.G.Roux, O.Shirinda, Z.H.Zhang, P.W.Zhao, Z.P.Li, J.Peng, B.Qi, S.Y.Wang, Z.G.Xiao, C.Xu

Resolution of Chiral Conundrum in 106Ag: Doppler-Shift Lifetime Investigation

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 96Zr(14N, 4n), E=71 MeV; measured reaction products, Eγ, Iγ, γ-γ-coin.; deduced level scheme, J, π, high spin negative parity bands, B(M1), B(E2). Particle-rotor model calculations.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.202502
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2012RO21      Eur.Phys.J. A 48, 99 (2012)

D.G.Roux, K.R.Henninger, R.A.Bark, S.Bvumbi, E.A.Gueorguieva-Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, S.M.Mullins, S.H.T.Murray, S.S.Ntshangase, L.P.Masiteng, O.Shirinda

In-beam spectroscopy of 72Ge

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 70Zn(α, 2n), E=30 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin using AFRODITE spectrometer. 72Ge deduced levels, J, π, γ decay scheme, mixing ratio, positive parity yrast band, aligned angular momenta, quadrupole moment; calculated quasiparticle routhians.

doi: 10.1140/epja/i2012-12099-0
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2010NT01      Phys.Rev. C 82, 041305 (2010); Publisher's Note Phys.Rev. C 82, 059904 (2010)

S.S.Ntshangase, R.A.Bark, D.G.Aschman, S.Bvumbi, P.Datta, P.M.Davidson, T.S.Dinoko, M.E.A.Elbasher, K.Juhasz, E.M.A.Khaleel, A.Krasznahorkay, E.A.Lawrie, J.J.Lawrie, R.M.Lieder, S.N.T.Majola, P.L.Masiteng, H.Mohammed, S.M.Mullins, P.Nieminen, B.M.Nyako, P.Papka, D.G.Roux, J.F.Sharpey-Shafer, O.Shirinda, M.A.Stankiewicz, J.Timar, A.N.Wilson

Electric dipole moments in 230, 232U and implications for tetrahedral shapes

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 232Th(α, 4n), E=42 MeV; 232Th(α, 6n), E=61 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-, γγ(recoil)-coin. 230,232U; deduced levels, J, π, rotational bands, octupole bands, B(E1)/B(E2) ratios, electric dipole moments. Systematics of ground state and octupole bands in 226,228Ra, 228,230Th, 230,232U. Systematics of electric dipole moment in Ra, Th and U isotopes with N=130, 134, 138, 142 and 146; and comparison with Skyrme Hartree-Fock calculations in the literature.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.82.041305
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2008NE04      Phys.Rev. C 77, 037601 (2008); Erratum Phys.Rev. C 78, 069902 (2008)

R.Neveling, A.A.Cowley, Z.Buthelezi, S.V.Fortsch, H.Fujita, G.C.Hillhouse, J.J.Lawrie, G.F.Steyn, F.D.Smit, S.M.Wyngaardt, N.T.Botha, L.Mudau, S.S.Ntshangase

Analyzing power of the 40Ca(p(pol), pα) reaction at 100 MeV

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 40Ca(polarized p, pα), E=100 MeV; measured analyzing powers. comparisons with model calculations. 36Ar; deduced levels, J. DWIA calculations.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.77.037601
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2007NT01      Phys.Lett. B 651, 27 (2007)

S.S.Ntshangase, N.Rowley, R.A.Bark, S.V.Fortsch, J.J.Lawrie, E.A.Lawrie, R.Lindsay, M.Lipoglavsek, S.M.Maliage, L.J.Mudau, S.M.Mullins, O.M.Ndwandwe, R.Neveling, G.Sletten, F.D.Smit, C.Theron

Barrier distribution for a 'superheavy' nucleus-nucleus collision

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 208Pb(86Kr, X), E=396, 410, 429, 438, 450 MeV; measured total σ(θ); analyzed quasielastic σ, barrier distribution. Coupled channel calculations.

doi: 10.1016/j.physletb.2007.05.039
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2006MU17      Phys.Scr. T125, 208 (2006)

S.M.Mullins, R.A.Bark, J.Gal, E.Gueorguieva, T.Hlatshwayo, K.Juhasz, G.Kalinka, F.S.Komati, A.Krasznahorkay, J.J.Lawrie, M.Lipoglavsek, S.M.Maliage, T.Malwela, J.Molnar, S.H.T.Murray, S.Ntshangase, B.A.Nyako, M.Ramashidza, J.F.Sharpey-Schafer, J.N.Scheurer, O.Shirinda, J.Timar, P.Vymers, L.Zolnai

From Cape to Hortobagy: the marriage of DIAMANT with AFRODITE

doi: 10.1088/0031-8949/2006/T125/054
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2006PE25      Phys.Rev. C 74, 034304 (2006)

C.M.Petrache, R.A.Bark, S.T.H.Murray, M.Fantuzi, E.A.Lawrie, S.Lang, J.J.Lawrie, S.M.Maliage, D.Mengoni, S.M.Mullins, S.S.Ntshangase, D.Petrache, T.M.Ramashidzha, I.Ragnarsson

Six-quasiparticle isomer in 140Nd

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 126Te(18O, 4n), E=70 MeV; measured prompt and delayed Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin; deduced σ. 140Nd deduced high-spin levels, J, π, configurations, six-quasiparticle isomer. Afrodite array.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.74.034304
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2006RO30      Phys.Atomic Nuclei 69, 1093 (2006)

N.Rowley, N.Grar, S.S.Ntshangase, R.A.Bark, S.V.Fortsch, J.J.Lawrie, E.A.Gueorguieva, S.M.Maliage, L.J.Mudau, S.M.Mullins, O.M.Ndwandwe, R.Neveling, G.Sletten, F.D.Smith, C.Theron

Capture Cross Sections for Very Heavy Systems

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 100Mo(100Mo, X), E(cm) ≈ 170-230 MeV; analyzed total evaporation residue excitation function, barrier distribution. 208Pb(86Kr, X), E ≈ 270-320 MeV; analyzed quasielastic σ, barrier distribution, large-angle particle spectra.

doi: 10.1134/S1063778806070015
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2005BA88      J.Phys.(London) G31, S1747 (2005)

R.A.Bark, M.Lipoglavsek, S.M.Maliage, S.S.Ntshangase, A.Shevchenko

Aspects of nuclear physics research at iThemba LABS, South Africa

NUCLEAR REACTIONS 208Pb(p, γ), E=11.9 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ. 147Sm(16O, 3n), E=73 MeV; measured Eγ, Iγ, γγ-coin. 160Yb deduced high-spin levels, J, π. Afrodite array.

doi: 10.1088/0954-3899/31/10/066
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