A novel Monte Carlo technique has been developed to determine lifetimes of excited states in the tens-to-hundreds femtoseconds range in products of low-energy heavy-ion binary reactions, with complex velocity distributions. The method is based on a detailed study of Doppler-broadened gamma-ray lineshapes. Its relevance is demonstrated in connection with the 18O(7.0MeV/u)+181Ta experiment, performed at GANIL with the AGATA+VAMOS+PARIS setup, to study neutron-rich O, C, N, ... nuclei. Excited states in O-17 and O-19, with known lifetimes, are used to validate the method over the similar to 20-400fs lifetime-sensitivity range. Emphasis is given to the unprecedented position resolution provided by gamma-tracking arrays, which turns out to be essential for reaching the required accuracy in Doppler-shift correction. The technique is anticipated to be an important tool for lifetime investigations in exotic neutron-rich nuclei, produced with intense ISOL-type beams.

Accessing tens-to-hundreds femtoseconds nuclear state lifetimes with low-energy binary heavy-ion reactions / M. Ciemała, S. Ziliani, F.C.L. Crespi, S. Leoni, B. Fornal, A. Maj, P. Bednarczyk, G. Benzoni, A. Bracco, C. Boiano, S. Bottoni, S. Brambilla, M. Bast, M. Beckers, T. Braunroth, F. Camera, N. Cieplicka-Oryńczak, E. Clément, S. Coelli, O. Dorvaux, S. Erturk, G. De France, C. Fransen, A. Goldkuhle, J. Grębosz, M.N. Harakeh, Ł.W. Iskra, B. Jacquot, A. Karpov, M. Kicińska-Habior, Y.-. Kim, M. Kmiecik, A. Lemasson, S.M. Lenzi, M. Lewitowicz, H. Li, I. Matea, K. Mazurek, C. Michelagnoli, M. Matejska-Minda, B. Million, C. Müller-Gatermann, V. Nanal, P. Napiorkowski, D.R. Napoli, R. Palit, M. Rejmund, C. Schmitt, M. Stanoiu, I. Stefan, E. Vardaci, B. Wasilewska, O. Wieland, M. Ziębliński, M. Zielińska. - In: THE EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL. A, HADRONS AND NUCLEI. - ISSN 1434-6001. - 57:5(2021 May), pp. 156.1-156.17. [10.1140/epja/s10050-021-00451-6]

Accessing tens-to-hundreds femtoseconds nuclear state lifetimes with low-energy binary heavy-ion reactions

S. Ziliani;F.C.L. Crespi;S. Leoni
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A. Bracco;S. Bottoni;F. Camera;
2021

Abstract

A novel Monte Carlo technique has been developed to determine lifetimes of excited states in the tens-to-hundreds femtoseconds range in products of low-energy heavy-ion binary reactions, with complex velocity distributions. The method is based on a detailed study of Doppler-broadened gamma-ray lineshapes. Its relevance is demonstrated in connection with the 18O(7.0MeV/u)+181Ta experiment, performed at GANIL with the AGATA+VAMOS+PARIS setup, to study neutron-rich O, C, N, ... nuclei. Excited states in O-17 and O-19, with known lifetimes, are used to validate the method over the similar to 20-400fs lifetime-sensitivity range. Emphasis is given to the unprecedented position resolution provided by gamma-tracking arrays, which turns out to be essential for reaching the required accuracy in Doppler-shift correction. The technique is anticipated to be an important tool for lifetime investigations in exotic neutron-rich nuclei, produced with intense ISOL-type beams.
Settore FIS/04 - Fisica Nucleare e Subnucleare
European Nuclear Science and Application Research 2
3-mag-2021
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