Measurement of the photoabsorption cross section of 24Mg. Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Accurate nuclear data is a key factor in determining the suitability and reliability of many theoretical nuclear models and large-scale calculations. One of the main ingredients of these calculations is how nuclei respond to an electromagnetic field. The excitation of the isovector giant dipole resonance (GDR) is of particular importance in both nuclear structure studies as well as being the main mode of interaction of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays with the extra-galactic medium. This study investigates the photoabsorption cross section in the region of the GDR in 24Mg through the use of proton inelastic scattering and the equivalent virtual photon method. The K600 spectrometer at the iThemba LABS facility was used to obtain high resolution, low background 24Mg(p,p)24Mg* inelastic scattering data. The virtual photon absorption method is described and the result of applying the method is presented and compared to a previous real photon absorption cross section.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Physics Conference Series

author list (cited authors)

  • Bekker, J., Pellegri, L., Wiedeking, M., Adsley, P., Neveling, R., & Donaldson, L. M.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Bekker, JAC||Pellegri, L||Wiedeking, M||Adsley, P||Neveling, R||Donaldson, LM

publication date

  • September 2023