M'SONE MSc Abstract - 2011

Supervisor : Dr Simon Mullins : iThemba

Characterization of incomplete fusion reactions with DIAMANT and AFRODITE A

This project concerns the nuclear reaction 7Li + 170Er at 50MeV which was studied using the AFRODITE facility of iThemba LABS. Light charged-particles (alpha, proton, deuteron, triton) were detected with the DIAMANT CsI array in coincidence with gamma-rays detected by the AFRODITE spectrometer. The project will involve the data reduction to produce charged-particle-gated gamma-gamma coincidence matrices which will be analyzed with RADWARE. Insights will be gained into the incomplete fusion reaction mechanisms initiated by the break up of the incident 7Li beam.