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Investigation of fission and spallation reactions by Induced Activity Method

Grant number: 16/18902-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2016 - November 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Nuclear Physics
Principal Investigator:Gayane Karapetyan
Grantee:Gayane Karapetyan
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Airton Deppman


The main aim of the present project is to establish and to implement a new research area based on the induced-activity method (IAM), by the creation and establishment of a scientific group at Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH) da Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). The IAM exploits gamma-ray spectrometry, that is used for the cross section determination. The induced gamma-activity allows to study the main features of the reaction mechanism, such as reaction residues formation, determination of the main parameters of the charge distribution. We shall be able to construct the mass yield distribution, based on the isobaric distribution of the fragments. This project has also the goal to estimate the fissility in the case of actinide and pre-actinide targets. We shall determine the main kinematical features of reaction products and their analysis, in the frame of the two-step vector model. We shall study and calculate the isomer cross section ratios, and estimate the average initial angular momentum of the reaction remnant by using the statistical model of Huizenga-Vandenbosch. The cross sections from different targets materials will be studied, analyzed and calculated here in CCNH-UFABC, by using the experimentally obtained $\gamma$-spectra. The grants BEPE FAPESP 2013/01754-9 and 2014/00284-1 had been successful accomplished. Those grants have provided a prominent source of material for our published results. The scientific independence along the last years, and the results of my research with the post-doc grant FAPESP 2011/00314-0 and its ramifications BEPE motivates us to propose extensions of the work successfully developed heretofore. It shall be accomplished by establishing new lines of research in an emergent center, namely, the CCNH-UFABC, being pioneers not solely at UFABC, however in Brazil, concerning the IAM. (AU)

Scientific publications (6)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
KARAPETYAN, G. The nuclear configurational entropy approach to dynamical QCD effects. Physics Letters B, v. 786, p. 418-421, NOV 10 2018. Web of Science Citations: 7.
BALABEKYAN, A. R.; KARAPETYAN, G.; DEMEKHINA, N. A.; GAGINYAN, S. V.; DRNOYAN, D. R.; ZHEMENIK, V. I.; ADAM, J.; ZAVORKA, L.; SOLNYSHKIN, A. A.; TSOUPKO-SITNIKOV, V. M.; KHUSHVAKTOV, J. Isotopic Dependence of Fragment Production Cross Sections in the Reactions of Deuterons on Enriched Lead and Tin Isotopes. PHYSICS OF ATOMIC NUCLEI, v. 81, n. 6, p. 804-809, NOV 2018. Web of Science Citations: 0.
KARAPETYAN, G. Configurational entropy and rho and phi mesons production in QCD. Physics Letters B, v. 781, p. 201-205, JUN 10 2018. Web of Science Citations: 9.
ANDRADE, II, E.; KARAPETYAN, G. S.; DEPPMAN, A.; BERNAL-CASTILLO, J. L.; GUIMARAES, VALDIR; BALABEKYAN, A. R.; ADAM, J.; GARCIA, F.; GUZMAN, F. Systematic study of fission modes in the proton-induced fission of actinide and pre-actinide. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS, v. 45, n. 1 JAN 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
KARAPETYAN, G. The nuclear configurational entropy impact parameter dependence in the Color-Glass Condensate. EPL, v. 118, n. 3 MAY 2017. Web of Science Citations: 13.
KARAPETYAN, G. Fine-tuning the Color-Glass Condensate with the nuclear configurational entropy. EPL, v. 117, n. 1 JAN 2017. Web of Science Citations: 15.

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