The next generation nuclear instruments: AGATA and NEDA, and nuclear structure studies near N=Z line
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The next generation nuclear instruments: AGATA and NEDA, and nuclear structure studies near N=Z line

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The next generation nuclear instruments: AGATA and NEDA, and nuclear structure studies near N=Z line

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dc.contributor.advisor Gadea, Andrés
dc.contributor.author Hüyük, Tayfun
dc.contributor.other Departament de Física Atòmica, Molecular i Nuclear es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-25T06:50:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-26T04:45:06Z
dc.date.issued 2017 es_ES
dc.date.submitted 29-09-2017 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/61013
dc.description.abstract The first part of this thesis is devoted to the development of a large array of neutron detectors NEDA (NEutron Detector Array) and their conceptual design using Monte-Carlo simulations. Prior to the development of NEDA, the neutron detection with liquid scintillators is discussed in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3, the design criteria and simulations of NEDA are discussed. NEDA aims to build a neutron detector array with high efficiency, based on liquid scintillators. NEDA will be coupled to the high-purity γ-ray detector arrays, like AGATA, EXOGAM, to be used as a trigger or complementary detector in the contemporary nuclear physics experiments, which aim to investigate the structure of the exotic nuclei. The importance of NEDA is related to its capability to filter the reaction channels including multiple neutron evaporation with high efficiency. The simulations of the conceptual design of NEDA for the near-future campaign at GANIL are presented. The NEDA detectors together with the Neutron Wall promise up to 7.62(11)% and 1.89(11)% efficiencies for two- and three-neutron detection comparing to the Neutron Wall standalone 3.93(10)% and 0.55(14)%, respectively. The results of this study has been published in The European Physical Journal - Section: A (2016) 52: 55 and our study has been selected for the cover of the March 2016 issue. In the framework of NEDA, besides the simulations, I have been actively participating to the tests, which aimed to characterize the prototypes and their functionality with digital sampling electronics. The preparation and the outcomes of these tests are also discussed in Chapter 4. The second part is devoted to the analysis of two experiments. Hence, the nuclear instrumentation, like HPGe arrays (AGATA and EXOGAM), liquid scintillator based neutron detector array (the Neutron Wall) and CsI scintillator based light-particle detector array (DIAMANT) used in the experiments have been described in Chapter 5. The first experiment has been done at GANIL with EXOGAM - Neutron Wall - DIAMANT setup using fusion-evaporation reaction S-32 + Si-28. The analysis of this experiment provided experience on the data analysis of an experiment where the Neutron Wall involved, which the NEDA detectors will replace. The preparation, analysis and the results of this experiment are discussed in Chapter 6. The second experimental activity has been done at GSI - Fragment Separator Facility (FRS) using the AGATA - PreSPEC setup to investigate the collectivity in the isomeric state 12+. The unstable Fe-52 beam at relativistic energies with an isomeric ratio of 14(2)% underwent Coulomb excitation by heavy Au-197 target. The reaction cross sections have been calculated prior to the experiment using the code DWEIKO, using Global Optical Potentials calculated by T. Furumoto. A comparison has been done between the calculated and measured cross sections of 0+ → 2(1)+ and 0+ → 2(2)+ excitations. The reduced matrix element of the candidate for the 12+ → 14+ has been measured experimentally and compared with the LSSM calculations, suggesting a larger degree of collectivity in the involved states. The detector setup, analysis and results of this experiment are discussed in Chapter 7. es_ES
dc.format.extent 200 p. es_ES
dc.language.iso en es_ES
dc.subject Physics es_ES
dc.subject Nuclear Physics es_ES
dc.subject Nuclear Structure es_ES
dc.subject Detectors es_ES
dc.subject AGATA es_ES
dc.subject NEDA es_ES
dc.subject Experimental Nuclear Physics es_ES
dc.subject Neutron Detection es_ES
dc.subject Nuclear Instrumentation es_ES
dc.subject Ge Semiconductor Detectors es_ES
dc.subject Liquid Scintillator Detectors es_ES
dc.title The next generation nuclear instruments: AGATA and NEDA, and nuclear structure studies near N=Z line es_ES
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis es_ES
dc.subject.unesco 220717 - REACCION NUCLEAR Y DISPERSION es_ES
dc.subject.unesco 220719 - ESTRUCTURA NUCLEAR es_ES
dc.subject.unesco 220806 - DETECTORES DE PARTICULAS es_ES
dc.embargo.terms 0 days es_ES

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