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Development of a measurement system for the determination of ($$n,gamma$$) cross-sections using multi-nucleon transfer reactions

Makii, Hiroyuki; Ota, Shuya*; Ishii, Tetsuro; Wakabayashi, Yasuo*; Furutaka, Kazuyoshi; Nishio, Katsuhisa; Nishinaka, Ichiro; Chiba, Satoshi; Igashira, Masayuki*; Czeszumska, A.*

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 797, p.83 - 93, 2015/10

 Times Cited Count:4 Percentile:34.2(Instruments & Instrumentation)

We have installed new experimental apparatus to measure $$gamma$$ rays from highly excited states populated by the multi-nucleon transfer reactions with heavy-ion projectiles to determine the ($$n, gamma$$) cross sections by means of the surrogate reaction method. Apparatus consists of two anti-Compton LaBr$$_{3}$$(Ce) spectrometers to measure the $$gamma$$ rays and a Si $${Delta}E$$-$$E$$ detector system to detect outgoing projectile-like particles. Reactions of 153-MeV $$^{18}$$O beams with $$^{155}$$Gd and $$^{157}$$Gd targets were used to study the performance of apparatus. By using the LaBr$$_{3}$$(Ce) scintillators with relatively large volume (101.6 mm in diameter and 127 mm in length), we have successfully measured $$gamma$$ rays from the compound nuclei, which have excitation energy above neutron separation energy, populated by $$^{155}$$Gd($$^{18}$$O, $$^{16}$$O)$$^{157}$$Gd and $$^{157}$$Gd($$^{18}$$O, $$^{16}$$O)$$^{159}$$Gd two-neutron transfer reactions. The present study has demonstrated high capability of apparatus to measure the de-excitation $$gamma$$ rays in the compound nuclei produced by the multi-nucleon transfer reactions for determination of the ($$n, gamma$$) cross sections by using the surrogate reaction method.

JAEA Reports

Workshop of the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator "Heavy Ion Science in Tandem Energy Region"; July 2-3, 2013, Nuclear Science Research Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Ishii, Tetsuro; Osa, Akihiko; Nishio, Katsuhisa; Asai, Masato; Ishikawa, Norito; Matsuda, Makoto

JAEA-Review 2014-002, 238 Pages, 2014/08


The facility of the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator has been contributing toward advancing heavy ion science researches in the fields of nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, production of RI for nuclear medicine, atomic physics, radiation effects, and so on. Due to the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake and all that, situation revolving around the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator was greatly-changed. For active discussions of this situation among scientists in the different fields, the workshop "Heavy Ion Science in Tandem Energy Region" was held although there has been no such workshop for many years. The users of the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerators made presentations of their research achievements in the last few years and reviewed the recent research trend of each fields. This workshop was held at Research building No.1 in Nuclear Research Institute on July 2nd and 3rd in 2013, having 20 oral presentations and 28 posters, and successfully carried out with as many as 60 participants and a lot of serious discussions. This review is the collection of slides of oral presentations.

Journal Articles

Surrogate reactions research at JAEA/Tokyo Tech

Chiba, Satoshi; Nishio, Katsuhisa; Makii, Hiroyuki; Aritomo, Yoshihiro*; Nishinaka, Ichiro; Ishii, Tetsuro; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Asai, Masato; Furutaka, Kazuyoshi; Hashimoto, Shintaro; et al.

Nuclear Data Sheets, 119, p.229 - 232, 2014/05

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:0.02(Physics, Nuclear)

Journal Articles

Development of anti-Compton LaBr$$_{3}$$(Ce) spectrometer for measurement of surrogate reactions

Makii, Hiroyuki; Ota, Shuya*; Ishii, Tetsuro; Nishio, Katsuhisa; Nishinaka, Ichiro; Furutaka, Kazuyoshi; Wakabayashi, Yasuo*; Chiba, Satoshi*; Igashira, Masayuki*

Nuclear Data Sheets, 119, p.361 - 364, 2014/05

 Times Cited Count:0 Percentile:10.45(Physics, Nuclear)

Anti-Compton LaBr$$_{3}$$(Ce) spectrometers have been installed at JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator facility in order to measure the $$gamma$$ rays from the highly excited states produced by surrogate reactions. Each spectrometer consists of a central LaBr$$_{3}$$(Ce) detector with a diameter of 10.2 cm and a length of 12.7 cm, and an annular BGO detector with a thickness of 2.5 cm and a length of 25.4 cm. In this contribution, we will present the results of performance test using the standard $$gamma$$ ray source and high-energy $$gamma$$ rays from the $$^{27}$$Al(p,$$gamma$$)$$^{28}$$Si reaction, and a measurement plan for (n,$$gamma$$) cross sections using a surrogate reaction at JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator facility.

Journal Articles

Ground-state configuration of the $$N=157$$ nucleus $$^{259}$$No

Asai, Masato; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Sakama, Minoru*; Haba, Hiromitsu*; Ichikawa, Takatoshi*; Ishii, Yasuo; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Ishii, Tetsuro; Nishinaka, Ichiro; Nagame, Yuichiro; et al.

Physical Review C, 87(1), p.014332_1 - 014332_6, 2013/01

 Times Cited Count:6 Percentile:44.24(Physics, Nuclear)

The spin-parity and neutron configuration of the ground state of $$^{259}$$No have been identified through $$alpha$$-decay spectroscopy. The $$^{259}$$No is the nucleus with the largest neutron number whose spin-parities and single-particle configurations have ever been identified. The neutron 9/2$$^{+}$$[615] configuration was assigned to the ground state of $$^{259}$$No as well as to the 231.4 keV level in $$^{255}$$Fm. This allowed us to establish energy spacings and order of the neutron single-particle orbitals in such heaviest nuclear region. The appearance of the 9/2$$^{+}$$[615] ground state at $$N$$=157 implies that the order of the neutron orbitals between the $$N$$=152 and 162 deformed shell gaps should change considerably with increasing neutron number.

Journal Articles

Tilted-foil technique for producing a spin-polarized radioactive isotope beam

Hirayama, Yoshikazu*; Mihara, Mototsugu*; Watanabe, Yutaka*; Jeong, S. C.*; Miyatake, Hiroari*; Momota, Sadao*; Hashimoto, Takashi*; Imai, Nobuaki*; Matsuta, Kensaku*; Ishiyama, Hironobu*; et al.

European Physical Journal A, 48(5), p.54_1 - 54_10, 2012/05

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:16.91(Physics, Nuclear)

Journal Articles

The Earthquake-damage of the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator

Matsuda, Makoto; Osa, Akihiko; Abe, Shinichi; Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; Tayama, Hidekazu; Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Masahiko; Kutsukake, Kenichi; Otokawa, Yoshinori; et al.

Dai-24-Kai Tandemu Kasokuki Oyobi Sono Shuhen Gijutsu No Kenkyukai Hokokushu, p.51 - 54, 2011/07

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Neutron one-quasiparticle states in $$^{251}$$Fm$$_{151}$$ populated via the $$alpha$$ decay of $$^{255}$$No

Asai, Masato; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Haba, Hiromitsu*; Ishii, Yasuo; Ichikawa, Takatoshi*; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Ishii, Tetsuro; Nagame, Yuichiro; Nishinaka, Ichiro; Kojima, Yasuaki*; et al.

Physical Review C, 83(1), p.014315_1 - 014315_12, 2011/01

 Times Cited Count:23 Percentile:78.59(Physics, Nuclear)

Excited states in $$^{251}$$Fm populated via the $$alpha$$ decay of $$^{255}$$No are studied in detail through $$alpha$$-$$gamma$$ coincidence and $$alpha$$ fine structure measurements. Spin-parities and neutron configurations of the excited states in $$^{251}$$Fm as well as the ground state of $$^{255}$$No are definitely identified on the basis of deduced internal conversion coefficients, lifetimes of $$gamma$$ transitions, rotational-band energies built on one-quasiparticle states, and hindrance factors of $$alpha$$ transitions. It is found that the excitation energy of the 1/2$$^{+}$$[620] state in $$N$$=151 isotones increases with the atomic number, especially at $$Z$$$$ge$$100, while that of the 1/2$$^{+}$$[631] state decreases at $$Z$$=100. Energy systematics of the one-quasiparticle states in the $$N$$=151 isotones are discussed in terms of the evolution of nuclear deformation involving the hexadecapole and hexacontatetrapole deformations.

Journal Articles

Present status of JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator facility

Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; Ishii, Tetsuro; Abe, Shinichi; Hanashima, Susumu; Osa, Akihiko; Tayama, Hidekazu; Matsuda, Makoto; Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Nakamura, Masahiko; et al.

Dai-23-Kai Tandemu Kasokuki Oyobi Sono Shuhen Gijutsu No Kenkyukai Hokokushu, p.13 - 16, 2010/11

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

In-beam $$gamma$$-ray spectroscopy of $$^{248,250,252}$$Cf by neutron-transfer reactions using a Cf target

Takahashi, Ryuta; Ishii, Tetsuro; Asai, Masato; Nagae, Daisuke*; Makii, Hiroyuki; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Ishii, Yasuo; Matsuda, Makoto; Makishima, Akiyasu*; et al.

Physical Review C, 81(5), p.057303_1 - 057303_4, 2010/05

 Times Cited Count:13 Percentile:63.65(Physics, Nuclear)

The ground-state bands of $$^{248,250,252}$$Cf have been established up to 10$$^{+}$$, 12$$^{+}$$, and 10$$^{+}$$ states, respectively, by in-beam $$gamma$$-ray spectroscopy using neutron-transfer reactions with a $$^{18}$$O beam and a highly radioactive Cf target. The deexcitation $$gamma$$ rays in $$^{248,250,252}$$Cf were identified by taking coincidences with outgoing particles of $$^{16-19}$$O measured with Si $$Delta E$$-$$E$$ detectors, and by selecting their kinetic energies. This is the first in-beam $$gamma$$-ray spectroscopy for Cf isotopes.

Journal Articles

Lifetime measurements for the first 2$$^{+}$$ states in $$^{162,164}$$Gd populated by the $$beta$$ decay of $$^{162,164}$$Eu

Nagae, Daisuke*; Ishii, Tetsuro; Takahashi, Ryuta*; Asai, Masato; Makii, Hiroyuki; Osa, Akihiko; Sato, Tetsuya; Ichikawa, Shinichi; Shimizu, Yoshifumi*; Shoji, Takuya*

AIP Conference Proceedings 1224, p.156 - 160, 2010/04

 Times Cited Count:2 Percentile:64.43

Journal Articles

Present status of JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator facility

Matsuda, Makoto; Ishii, Tetsuro; Tsukihashi, Yoshihiro; Hanashima, Susumu; Abe, Shinichi; Osa, Akihiko; Ishizaki, Nobuhiro; Tayama, Hidekazu; Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; et al.

Dai-22-Kai Tandemu Kasokuki Oyobi Sono Shuhen Gijutsu No Kenkyukai Hokokushu, p.10 - 14, 2010/01

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

Recent activities in tandem, booster and TRIAC at Tokai

Ishii, Tetsuro; Matsuda, Makoto; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Osa, Akihiko

AIP Conference Proceedings 1120 (Internet), p.235 - 240, 2009/05

Recent activities in the tandem accelerator facility were reported. The terminal voltage of 19.1 MV was achieved by replacing acceleration tubes with new ones cleaned by high-pressure water-jet method. We have also installed an ECR source on the terminal, which makes it possible to accelerate high-current noble-gas beams. By these developments together with a unique target room allowed to use radioactive and nuclear fuel targets, experiments on nuclear chemistry, nuclear physics and radiation effects of nuclear fuels have been evolved. Using the superconducting booster, nuclear reaction experiments, frequently changing incident beam energies within a short period of time, were carried out. We have succeeded in accelerating short-lived radioactivities of $$^{8}$$Li, $$^{123}$$In and $$^{143}$$Ba with the radioactive nuclear beam accelerator, TRIAC, and have performed experiments on diffusion of Li in ionic conductors and on nuclear astrophysics.

JAEA Reports

Workshop of the JAEA-Tokai Tandem Accelerator; Memorial of 100,000-hour operation; January 6-7, 2009, Nuclear Science Research Institute, Japan Atomic Energy Agency

Ishii, Tetsuro; Osa, Akihiko; Okayasu, Satoru; Ishikawa, Norito; Nishio, Katsuhisa; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Ishiyama, Hironobu*

JAEA-Review 2009-006, 286 Pages, 2009/04


Workshop of the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator was held every two years. As a memorial of 100,000-hour operation of the tandem accelerator, we reviewed developments and experiments carried out so far, together with discussion of experiments in progress and in future. As previous series of workshops, we offered an opportunity to have active discussion among scientists of different fields including accelerator, nuclear physics, nuclear chemistry, radiation effects, atomic physics and so on, aiming at extending facility and research interactively. As a memorial lecture, Dr. Akira Tonomura, fellow of Hitachi, Ltd., delivered a lecture titled "Structure of magnetic flux observed by electron beam". Prof. Shigeru Kubono of University of Tokyo encouraged us through a talk of "Expectations for the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator". This workshop was held at Nuclear Science Research Institute on January 6-7th in 2009, having 24 oral presentations and 48 posters, as many as 120 participants.

Journal Articles

A 3-quasiparticle isomer in neutron-rich $$^{183}$$Ta

Shizuma, Toshiyuki; Ishii, Tetsuro; Makii, Hiroyuki*; Hayakawa, Takehito; Matsuda, Makoto

European Physical Journal A, 39(3), p.263 - 266, 2009/03

 Times Cited Count:8 Percentile:57.14(Physics, Nuclear)

Excited states in neutron-rich $$^{183}$$Ta have been studied using a two-neutron transfer reaction of $$^{181}$$Ta($$^{18}$$O,$$^{16}$$O). In-beam $$gamma$$-rays were measured in coincidence with scattered ions detected by a high-resolution $$Delta E$$-$$E$$ Si telescope for reaction channel selection. Previously known 1-quasiparticlebands are extended to higher spins, and several levels including a $$T_{1/2}=0.9(3)$$ $$mu$$s, 3-quasiparticle isomer are identified.

Journal Articles

Observation of high-$$j$$ quasiparticle states in $$^{249}$$Cm by in-beam $$gamma$$-ray spectroscopy using heavy-ion transfer reactions

Ishii, Tetsuro; Makii, Hiroyuki*; Asai, Masato; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Matsuda, Makoto; Makishima, Akiyasu*; Shigematsu, Soichiro*; Kaneko, Junichi*; Shizuma, Toshiyuki; et al.

Physical Review C, 78(5), p.054309_1 - 054309_11, 2008/11

 Times Cited Count:14 Percentile:65.27(Physics, Nuclear)

JAEA Reports

Identification procedure of natural radon ($$^{222}$$Rn) using electrostatic collection method

Nakamura, Masahiko; Matsuda, Makoto; Nakanoya, Takamitsu; Kabumoto, Hiroshi; Kutsukake, Kenichi; Otokawa, Yoshinori; Asozu, Takuhiro; Ishii, Tetsuro; Asai, Masato; Okura, Takehisa

JAEA-Technology 2008-052, 17 Pages, 2008/07


Alpha rays (0.06 Bq/cm$$^{2}$$) were detected on the first basement passage of the Tandem Accelerator Facility. We attempted to identify the alpha-emitting nuclide with surveying this area. We found a crack of concrete at the detected spot. We inferred that radon may seep out of the crack from several phenomena observed in the survey of this area. Furthermore, we identified all nuclides emitting $$gamma$$ rays at the crack as Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials, (NORM: $$^{40}$$K, $$^{214}$$Bi, $$^{228}$$Ac and so on) by in-situ $$gamma$$-ray measurement. Radon is not easy to be collected and detected by its nature of noble gas. We have developed a convenient electrostatic collection method: after collection of the radon decay product ($$^{218}$$Po) using a Teflon sheet charged electrostatically, we have measured alpha rays and $$gamma$$ rays from this sheet. We concluded the leakage of radon from the soil caused a high counting-rate of alpha rays. The paper describes our survey works and identification procedures in detail.

Journal Articles

In-beam $$gamma$$-ray spectroscopy of neutron-rich nuclei in the uranium region through the heavy-ion transfer reaction

Ishii, Tetsuro; Makii, Hiroyuki; Asai, Masato; Koura, Hiroyuki; Shigematsu, Soichiro*; Tsukada, Kazuaki; Toyoshima, Atsushi; Matsuda, Makoto; Makishima, Akiyasu*; Shizuma, Toshiyuki; et al.

Nuclear Physics A, 805(1-4), p.257 - 259, 2008/06

no abstracts in English

Journal Articles

One-quasiparticle bands in neutron-rich $$^{187}$$W

Shizuma, Toshiyuki; Ishii, Tetsuro; Makii, Hiroyuki*; Hayakawa, Takehito; Matsuda, Makoto; Shigematsu, Soichiro*; Ideguchi, Eiji*; Zheng, Y.*; Liu, M.*; Morikawa, Tsuneyasu*; et al.

Physical Review C, 77(4), p.047303_1 - 047303_4, 2008/04

 Times Cited Count:10 Percentile:56.43(Physics, Nuclear)

Modest spin states in neutron-rich $$^{187}$$W have been populated using a $$^{186}$$W($$^{18}$$O,$$^{17}$$O) one-neutron transfer reaction. While negative-parity bands previously known are extended to higher spin, two positive-parity bands are newly identified. Configurations based on $$nu$$ i$$_{13/2}$$ orbitals are assigned to these bands from an analysis of the level energy systematics as well as the g-factors derived from in-band branching ratios.

Journal Articles

$$Q_{beta}$$ measurements of $$^{158,159}$$Pm, $$^{159,161}$$Sm, $$^{160-165}$$Eu, $$^{163}$$Gd and $$^{166}$$Tb using a total absorption BGO detector

Hayashi, Hiroaki*; Akita, Yukinori*; Suematsu, Osamu*; Shibata, Michihiro*; Asai, Masato; Sato, Tetsuya; Ichikawa, Shinichi; Nishinaka, Ichiro; Nagame, Yuichiro; Osa, Akihiko; et al.

European Physical Journal A, 34(4), p.363 - 370, 2007/12

 Times Cited Count:16 Percentile:71.54(Physics, Nuclear)

$$Q_{beta}$$ values of $$^{160-165}$$Eu and $$^{163}$$Gd were measured for the first time using a total absorption BGO detector, and the data of $$^{158,159}$$Pm, $$^{159,161}$$Sm, and $$^{166}$$Tb obtained previously were reanalyzed. These nuclei were produced by the proton-induced fission of $$^{238}$$U at the JAEA-Tokai tandem accelerator facility, and separated from the reaction products using an on-line isotope separator. The deduced mass excesses and two-neutron separation energies were compared with those of atomic mass evaluations and theoretical predictions.

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