Nuclear Physics – Publications


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1997 – 2004 Nuclear Physics Publications


a)      Work done at iThemba LABS 

A. A. Cowley, J. Mabiala, E. Z. Buthelezi, S. V. Förtsch, R. Neveling, F. D. Smit, G. F. Steyn and J. J.
van Zyl

Analyzing power distribution in the 12C(p , pa)8Be(g.s.) reaction at an incident energy of 100 MeV

European Physics Letters, EPL, 85 (2009) 22001-1-5

A. Shevchenko, O. Burda, J. Carter, G. R. J. Cooper, R. W. Fearick, S.V. Förtsch, H. Fujita, Y. Fujita,Y. Kalmykov, D. Lacroix, J. J. Lawrie, P. von Neumann-Cosel, R. Neveling, V. Yu. Ponomarev, A. Richter, E. Sideras-Haddad, F. D. Smit, and J. Wambach

Global investigation of the fine structure of the isoscalar giant quadrupole resonance

PHYSICAL REVIEW, C79, 044305 (2009)


a)      Work done at iThemba LABS 

Kheswa N Y; Buthelezi E Z; Lawrie J J
Making of targets for physics experiments at iThemba LABS
Nucl Instrum & Methos in Phys Research, Physics Research A 590 (2008) 114-117

Buck B; Merchant A C; Perez S M

Negative parity bands in even-even isotopes of Ra,Th, U and Pu
Journal of Physics G:  Nuclear and Particle Physics, J.Phys.G: Nucl.Part Phys. 35 (2008)  
085101 (19pp)

Perez S M ; Richter W A; Brown BA; Horoi M

Correlations between magnetic moments and b decays of mirror nuclei

Phys Review C77, 064311  (2008) 

Cowley A A; Bezuidenhout J; Buthelezi E Z; Dimitro S S; Förtsch S V; Hillhouse G C; Hodgson P E ; Jacobs N M; Neveling R; Smit F D; Stander J A; Steyn G F;  van  Zyl J J

Reaction mechanism for  proton-induced 3He emission into the continuum at incident energies  
between 100 and 200 MeV

Nuclear Phys. A 805 (2008)  473-475
E. A. Lawrie, P. A.  Vymers,  J. J. Lawrie,  Ch. Vieu, R. A. Bark,  R.  Lindsay, G. K. Mabala, S. M. Maliage, 
P. L.  Masiteng, S. M. Mullins, S. H. T. Murray,I.  Ragnarsson, T. M. Ramashidzha, C. Schück,
J. F. Sharpey-Schafer, and O. Shirinda
Possible chirality in the doubly-odd 198Tl  nucleus: Residual interaction at play

PHYSICAL  REVIEW C 78, 021305(R) (2008)
R.T Newman, R. Lindsay, K.P. Maphoto, N.A. Mlwilo, A.K. Mohanty, D.G. Roux, R.J. de Meijer, 
I. N Hlatshwayo
Determination  of soil, sand and ore primordial radionuclide concentrations by full – spectrum  
analyses of high – purity germanium detector spectra

Applied Radiation and isotopes 66  (2008) 855-859


R. Neveling, A.A. Cowley, Z. Buthelezi, S.V. Förtsch, H Fujita, G.C. Hillhouse, J.J Lawrie, G.F. Steyn,
F.D. Smit, S.M. Wyngaardt, N.T. Botha, L. Mudua and S.S Ntshangase

Analyzing power of the 40 Ca(p, pα) reaction at 100 MeV
PHYSICAL REVIEW C77, 037601 (2008) C77, 037601 (2008)



Talha S.A, Lindsay R, Newman R.T, de Meijer R.J, Maleka P.P, Hlatshwayo I.N, Mlwilo N.A, Mohanty A.K

y-Ray spectrometry of radon in water and the role of radon to representatively sample aquifers

Applied radiation and isotopes 66 (2008) 1623-1626 
Lindsay R, Newman R.T, Speelman W.J  Applied Radiation and Isotopes

A study of airborne radon levels in Paarl houses (South Africa) and associated source terms,
using electrets ion chambers and gamma – ray spectrometry

Applied radiation and isotopes 66 (2008) 1611-1614

R. Neveling, A.A. Cowley, Z. Buthelezi, S.V. Förtsch, H. Fujita, G.C. Hillhouse, J.J. Lawrie, G.F. Steyn,
F.D. Smit, S.M. Wyngaardt, N.T. Botha, L. Mudau, S.S. Ntshangase

Analyzing power of the 40Ca(p,pa) reaction at 100 Me

Phys. Rev. C 77 (2008) 037601


b)         Experiments done elsewhere by iThemba LABS staff (as team or part of team) 

E. O. Lieder, A. A. Pasternak, R. M. Lieder, A. D. Efimov, V. M. Mikhajlov, B. G. Carlsson, I. Ragnarsson,W. Gast,Ts. Venkova, T. Morek, S. Chmel, G. de Angelis, D. R. Napoli, A. Gadea, D. Bazzacco, R. Menegazzo, S. Lunardi, W. Urban, Ch. Droste, T. Rzaca-Urban, G. Duchêne, A. Dewald


Investigation of lifetimes in quadrupole bands of 142Gd
Eur. Phys. J. A 35 (2008) 135



a)      Work done at iThemba LABS

S.S. Ntshangase, N. Rowley, R.A. Bark, S. V. Förtsch, J.J. Lawrie, E.A. Lawrie, R. Lindsay, M. Lipoglavsek, S.M. Maliage, L.J. Mudau, S.M. Mullins, O.M. Ndwandwe, R. Neveling, G. Sletten, F.D. Smit, C. Theron


Barrier Distribution for a Superheavy Nucleus-Nucleus Collision
Phys. Lett. B 651 (2007) 27 

A. A. Cowley, J. Bezuidenhout, S. S. Dimitrova, P. E. Hodgson, S. V. Förtsch, G. C. Hillhouse, N. M. Jacobs, R. Neveling, F. D. Smit, J. A. Stander, G. F. Steyn,J. J. van Zyl


Multistep direct mechanism in the (p,3He) inclusive reaction on 59Co and 93Nb at incident energies 
between 100 and 160 MeV

Phys. Rev. C 75 (2007) 054617


S. V. Förtsch, F. Cerutti, P. Colleoni, E. Gadioli, E. Gadioli Erba, A. Mairani, G. F. Steyn, J. J. Lawrie, F. D. Smit, S. H. Connell, R. W. Fearick, T. Thovhogi


Contributions of complete fusion and break-up fusion to intermediate mass fragment productionin the low
energy interaction of 12C and 27Al

Nucl. Phys. A 797 (2007) 1


O. Burda, N. Botha, J. Carter, R. W. Fearick, S. V. Förtsch, C. Fransen, H. Fujita, J. D. Holt, M. Kuhar, A. Lenhardt, P. von Neumann-Cosel, R. Neveling, N. Pietralla,V. Yu. Ponomarev, A. Richter, O. Scholten, E.Sideras-Haddad, F. D. Smit, J. Wambach


High Energy-Resolution Inelastic Electron and Proton Scattering and the Nature of Mixed-Symmetry 
2+ States in 94Mo

Phys. Rev. Lett. 99 (2007) 092503


R. Nolte, M.S. Allie, F.D. Brooks, A. Buffler, V. Dangendorf, J.P. Meulders, H. Schuhmacher, F.D. Smit, M. Weierganz

Cross Sections for neutron-induced fission of  235U, 238U, 209Bi, and natPb in the Energy Range from 33 to 200 MeV measured relative to n-p scattering


Nucl. Sci. and Eng. 156 (2007) 197


b)         Experiments done elsewhere by iThemba LABS staff (as team or part of team)

A. Byelikov, T. Adachi, H. Fujita, Y. Fujita, K. Hatanaka, A. Heger, Y. Kalmykov, K. Kawase, K. Langanke, G. Martinez-Pinedo, K. Nakanishi, P. von Neumann-Cosel, R. Neveling, A. Richter, N. Sakamoto,Y. Sakemi, S. Shevchenko, Y. Shimbara, Y. Shimizu,F.D. Smit, Y. Tameshige, A. Tamii,S.E. Woosley, M. Yosoi

Gamow-Teller Strength in the Exotic Odd-Odd Nuclei 138La and 180Ta and its relevance for neutrino nucleosynthesis



Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 (2007) 082501


E.W. Grewe, D. Frekers, S. Rakers, T. Adachi, C. Bäumer, N. T. Botha, H. Dohmann, H. Fujita, Y. Fujita,K. Hatanaka, K. Nakanishi, A. Negret, R. Neveling, L. Popescu, Y. Sakemi, Y. Shimbara, Y. Shimizu, F. D. Smit, Y. Tameshige, A. Tamii, J. Thies, P. von Brentano, M. Yosoi, R. G. T. Zegers


(3He,t) reaction on the double β decay nucleus 48Ca and the importance of nuclear matrix elements

Phys. Rev. C 76 (2007) 054307


Y. Fujita, R. Neveling, H. Fujita, T. Adachi, N. T. Botha, K. Hatanaka, T. Kaneda, H. Matsubara,
K. Nakanishi, Y. Sakemi, Y. Shimizu, F. D. Smit, A. Tamii, and M. Yosoi

Gamow-Teller strengths in A = 34 isobars: Comparison of the mirror transitions Tz = +1 → 0 and
Tz = −1 → 0


Phys. Rev. C 75 (2007) 057305



a)      Work done at iThemba LABS

M. Lipoglavšek, A. Likar, M. Vencelj, T. Vidmar, R.A. Bark, E. Gueorguieva, F. Komati, J.J. Lawrie, S.M. Maliage, S.M. Mullins,S.H.T. Murray, and T.M. Ramashidzha


Measuring high-energy γ-rays with Ge clover detectors

Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 557 (2006) 523


M Yalçinkaya, E Ganioglu, M N Erduran, B Akkus, M Bostan, G Gürdal, S Ertürk, D Balabanski, G Rainovski, M Danchev, R Dragomirova, A Minkova, K Vyvey, R Beetge, R W Fearick, G K Mabala, D G Roux, W Whittaker, B R S Babu, J J Lawrie, S Naguleswaran, R T Newman, C Rigolet,
J V Pilcher, F D Smit, J F Sharpey-Schafer


Study of fission fragments produced by 14N + 235U reaction
Eur. Phys. J A (2006) direct

E. Z. Buthelezi, F. Cerutti, E. Gadioli, G. F. Steyn, A. Pepe, S. H. Connell, A. A. Cowley

Excitation functions of evaporation residues in the interaction of 16O with 103Rh at incident energies
up to 400 MeV
Eur. Phys. J. A 28 (2006) 193         


A Likar, M. Lipoglavsek, M. Vencelj, T. Vidmar, R. A. Bark, E. Gueorguieva, F. Komati, J. J. Lawrie,
S. M. Maliage, S. M. Mullins, S. H. T. Murray, and T. M. Ramashidzha

Proton capture to continuum states of 209Bi
Phys Rev. C 73, 044609 (2006)                       

H. Machner, D. G. Aschman, K. Baruth-Ram, J. Carter, A. A. Cowley, F. Goldenbaum, B. M. Nangu,
J. V. Pilcher, E. Sideras-Haddad, J. P. F. Sellschop, F. D. Smit, B. Spoelstra, and D. Steyn,

Isotopic production cross sections in proton-nucleus collisions at 200 MeV
Phys Rev. C 73, 044606 (2006)


b)         Experiments done elsewhere by iThemba LABS staff (as team or part of team)

Y. Kalmykov, T. Adachi, G. P. A. Berg, H. Fujita, K. Fujita, Y. Fujita, K. Hatanaka, J. Kamiya, K. Nakanishi, P. von Neumann-Cosel, V. Y. Ponomarev, A. Richter, N. Sakamoto, Y. Sakemi, A. Shevchenko, Y.Shimbara, Y. Shimizu, F. D. Smit, T. Wakasa, J. Wambach, and M. Yosoi


Fine Structure of the Gamow-Teller Resonance in 90N and Level Density of 1+ States

Phys. Rev. Lett. 96 (2006) 012502




a)      Work done at iThemba LABS

A Auce, A Ingemarsson, R Johansson, M Lantz, G Libell, R F Carlson, M J Shachno, A A Cowley, G C Hillhouse, M N Jacobs, J A Stander, J J van Zyl, S V Förtsch, J J Lawrie, F D Smit, G F Steyn.

Reaction cross sections for protons on 12C, 40Ca, 90Zr, and 208Pb at energies between 80 and 180 MeV. 
Phys Rev C 71 (2005) 064606

G F Steyn, S V Förtsch, J J Lawrie, R Bassini, E Gadioli, C Birattari, S H Connell.

Detection of single and resonant projectile fragments in 12C induced reactions to the continuum. 

Nucl. Ins.t and Meth A 538 (2005) 559





L.J. Mudau , F. Cerutti, E. Gadioli, A. Mairani, S.V. Förtsch, E.Z. Buthelezi, G.F. Steyn, S.H. Connell, J.J. Lawrie, R. Neveling, F.D. Smit , E. Sideras-Haddad

Production of 3He and 6He fragments in the interaction of 12C with 93Nb at 400 MeV

Nucl. Phys. A 761 (2005) 190


J M Sisterson, F D Brooks, A Buffler, M S Allie, D T L Jones and M B Chadwick

Cross section measurements for neutron induced reactions in copper at neutron energies of 70.7 and 
110.8 MeV

Nucl Inst. and Meth. B 240 (2005) 617

N J Ncapayi, S M Mullins, M Benetar, E Gueorgueiva, J J Lawrie, G K Mabala, S Mukherjee, S H T Murray,
K P Mutshena, R T Newman, J F Sharpey-Schafer, F D Smit, P Vymers

Characterization of quasiparticle states at and beyond stability in ytterbium isotopes: Spectroscopy 
of 175Yb, 176Yb and 177Yb   

Eur. Phys. J A 26 (2005) 265



G K Mabala, E Gueorguieva, J F Sharpey-Schafer, M Benetar, R W Fearick, K I Korir, J J Lawrie, S M Mullins, S H T Murray, N J Ncapayi, R T Newman, D G Roux, F D Smit, R Wyss

Shears band with a large dynamic moment of inertia in 197Bi
Eur. Phys. J A 25(2005) 49


b)         Experiments done elsewhere by iThemba LABS staff (as team or part of team)

T Kutsarova, C Schück, E Gueorguieva, A Minkova, I Zartova, F Hannachi, A Korichi, A Lopez-Martens

Coexisting oblate and strongly triaxial structures in 191Pt

Eur. Phys. J. A 23(2005)69

S D Covrig, E J Beise, R Carr, K K Gustafsson, L Hannelius, M-C Herda, C E Jones, J Lui, R D McKeown,
R Neveling, A W Rauf, G Smith

The cryogenic target for the G0 experiment at Jefferson Lab

Nucl. Inst. and Meth. A 551 (2005) 218

D S Armstrong, R Neveling et al.   (G0 Collaboration)

Strange-Quark Contributions to Parity-Violating Asymmetries in the Forward G0 Electron-Proton 
Scattering Experiment
Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 (2005) 092001



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