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ORCID

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1923-3595

Date of Award

Summer 8-15-2016

Author's School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Author's Department

Chemistry

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degree Type

Dissertation

Abstract

In this work, the continuum decay of proton-rich nuclei with mass number A ≤ 17 was studied. The nuclear structure of these nuclei was assessed by measuring the decay energy, width, and momentum correlations between the decay fragments. In particular the Isobaric Analog State in 8B, the ground-state and excited states of 16Ne, the T = 3/2 states in the A = 7 isobaric chain, and the excited states of 9C and 17Ne were all studied. In addition a first measurement of 17Na was made. These states decay by emission of 1 or more protons and were populated through knockout reactions or inelastic scattering of 9C and 17Ne secondary beams produced at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The charged particles were detected in the High Resolution Array (HiRA) which, in these studies, consisted of 14 Si-CsI(Tl) telescopes. Gamma rays measured in coincidence with charged particles were measured in the 4π array of CsI(Na) called CAESAR.

Language

English (en)

Chair and Committee

Lee G. Sobotka

Committee Members

Robert Charity, Willem Dickhoff, Demetrios Sarantites, Jacob Schaefer

Comments

Permanent URL: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7936/K7QV3JX7

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