The (γ,p) reaction in 16O and 18O at Eγ=50 - 70 MeV

Per Lilja

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis (monograph)


A measurement of the reactions 16O(γ,p)15N and 18O(γ,p)17N have been made with tagged photons in the energy range Eγ ≈ 50 – 70 MeV. The protons have been detected in ΔE-E telescopes with silicon strip detectors as ΔE detectors and HPGe crystals as E detectors. Two telescopes have been used with an average angle towards the photon beam of 70 and 110 degrees. The silicon strip detectors have been used to track the protons resulting in good angular resolution. Energy and angular distributions of differential cross sections for transitions to the ground and low lying excited states have been obtained. The present 16O(γ,p)15N cross sections are in good agreement with previous measurements. In the experiment the reaction 18O(γ,p)17N has been studied for the first time in this energy range and cross sections to a few low lying states in 17N measured. Since there are no 18O(e,e´p) data available to help identify the states populated in the residual nucleus the excited states have been partly identified using the weak coupling model.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • [unknown], [unknown], Supervisor, External person
Award date2004 Oct 1
ISBN (Print)91-628-6227-8
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Bibliographical note

Defence details

Date: 2004-10-01
Time: 13:15
Place: Lecture hall B of the department of physics

External reviewer(s)

Name: Jury, Jim
Title: Prof
Affiliation: Trent University, Canada


Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Subatomic Physics

Free keywords

  • 16O(γ
  • Photonuclear reactions
  • 18O(γ
  • p)
  • E= 50 - 70 MeV
  • tagged photons
  • differential cross sections
  • Nuclear physics
  • Kärnfysik
  • Fysicumarkivet A:2004:Lilja


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