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    • ENSTAR detector forη- mesic studies

      A Chatterjee B J Roy V Jha P Shukla H Machner

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      We have initiated a search for a new type of nuclear matter, theη-mesic nucleus, using beams from the multi-GeV hadron facility, COSY at Juelich, Germany. A large acceptance scintillator detector, ENSTAR has been designed and built at BARC, Mumbai and fully assembled and tested at COSY. A test run for calibration and evaluation has been completed. In this contribution we present the design and technical details of the ENSTAR detector and how it will be used to detect protons and pions (the decay products ofη-mesic bound state). The detector is made of plastic scintillators arranged in three concentric cylindrical layers. The readout of the detectors is by means of optical fibres. The layers are used to generate ΔEE spectra for particle identification and total energy information of stopped particles. The granularity of the detector allows for position (θ and ϕø determination making the event reconstruction kinematically complete

    • Isospin symmetry violation, meson production and η-nucleus interaction studies

      B J Roy V Jha A Chatterjee H Machner

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      We have studied isospin symmetry violation in nuclear reactions by measuring simultaneously the cross-section of the following two reactionsp +d3H π+ andp +d3He π0. The experiment was perfomed at the cooler synchrotron accelerator COSY, Jülich at several beam energies close to the correspondingη production threshold. We also have ongoing programmes onη-nucleus final-state interaction studies viap+6 Li →7 Be +η reactions, high resolution search for dibaryonic resonances and lambda-proton final state interaction studies. The experimental details and results obtained so far are presented here

    • Study ofη-nucleus interaction through the formation ofη-nucleus bound state

      V Jha B J Roy A Chatterjee H Machner

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      The question of possible existence ofη-mesic nuclei is quite intriguing. Answer to this question will deeply enrich our understanding ofη-nucleus interaction which is not so well-understood. We review the experimental efforts for the search ofη-mesic nuclei and describe the physics motivation behind it. We present the description of an experiment for the search ofη-nucleus bound state using the GeV proton beam, currently being performed at COSY

    • Reaction mechanism study of 7Li(7Li, 6He) reaction at above Coulomb barrier energies

      V V Parkar V Jha S Santra B J Roy K Ramachandran A Shrivastava K Mahata A Chatterjee S Kailas

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      The elastic scattering and the 6He angular distributions were measured in 7Li + 7Li reaction at two energies, $E_{lab} = 20$ and 25 MeV. FRDWBA calculations have been performed to explain the measured 6He data. The calculations were very sensitive to the choice of the optical model potentials in entrance and exit channels. The one-step proton transfer was found to be the dominant reaction mechanism in 6He production.

    • Fission time-scale from the measurement of pre-scission light particles and 𝛾-ray multiplicities

      K Ramachandran A Chatterjee A Navin K Mahata A Shrivastava V Tripathi S Kailas V Nanal R G Pillay A Saxena R G Thomas D R Chakrabarty V M Datar Suresh Kumar P K Sahu

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      An overview of the experimental result on simultaneous measurement of pre-scission neutron, proton, 𝛼-particle and GDR 𝛾-ray multiplicities for the reaction 28Si+175Lu at 159 MeV using the BARC–TIFR Pelletron–LINAC accelerator facility is given. The data were analysed using deformation-dependent particle transmission coefficients, binding energies and level densities which are incorporated in the code JOANNE2 to extract fission time-scales and mean deformation of the saddle-to-scission emitter. The neutron, light charged particle and GDR 𝛾-ray multiplicity data could be explained consistently. The emission of neutrons seems to be favoured towards larger deformation as compared to charged particles. The pre-saddle time-scale is deduced as (0–2) × 10−21 s whereas the saddle-to-scission time-scale is (36–39) × 10−21 s. The total fission time-scale is deduced as (36–41) × 10−21 s.

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