Photon scattering from Zr90 below neutron emission threshold

R. Alarcon, R. M. Laszewski, A. M. Nathan, S. D. Hoblit

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Cross sections for elastic and inelastic scattering of monochromatic photons from Zr90 have been measured for excitations between 8.1 and 10.5 MeV. The observed inelastic cross sections i correspond to transitions to the 02+, 21+, 22+, and 23+ states. A simple theoretical description using the Brink-Axel hypothesis and estimates of the level density and of the total photon interaction cross section T gives predictions for the individual cross sections that are in very good agreement with data. The E1 strength corresponding to the inferred T amounts to about B(E1)0.5 e2 fm2 for the energy range under consideration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)954-958
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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