A survey of the fine structure of the Isovector Giant Dipole Resonance (IVGDR) was performed, using the recently commissioned Zero-degree Facility of the K600 magnetic spectrometer at iThemba LABS. Inelastic proton scattering at an incident energy of 200MeV was measured on 27Al , 40Ca , 56Fe , 58Ni and 208Pb. A high energy-resolution (ΔE≃ 40 keV FWHM) could be achieved after utilising faint-beam and dispersion-matching techniques. A considerable fine structure is observed in the energy region of the IVGDR and characteristic energy scales are extracted from the experimental data by means of a wavelet analysis. The comparison with Quasiparticle-Phonon Model (QPM) calculations provides insight into the relevance of different giant resonance decay mechanisms. Photoabsorption cross sections derived from the data assuming a dominance of relativistic Coulomb excitation are in fair agreement with previous work using real photons.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics