Nonstatistical Effects in Neutron Capture, A Review of Recent Experiments

  • S. F. Mughabghab
  • R. E. Chrien


Recent experiments dealing with the measurements of gamma ray spectra due to thermal and resonance neutrons are examined for non- statistical effects. The thermal capture data which exhibited correlations between reduced γ-ray intensities and (d, p) strengths are quantitatively accounted for in terms of the potential capture theory of Lane and Lynn. 136Xe, 130Te, and 144Sm are presented as representative examples. In addition, the resonance capture data are reviewed for valence and doorway state effects. Ml transitions observed in thermal data are discussed in terms of a semi-direct process.


Neutron Capture Spectroscopic Factor Giant Resonance Radiative Width Resonance Capture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. F. Mughabghab
    • 1
  • R. E. Chrien
    • 1
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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