Probing nuclear structure with fast neutrons

Steven W. Yates

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The advantages of using inelastic neutron scattering with detection of the emitted γ rays, i.e., the (n,n'γ) reaction, for exploring the structure of stable nuclei are reviewed. Examples of the information available with these techniques are provided and progress in understanding multiphonon excitations is described. The unique nuclear structure of 94Zr is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)517-523
Number of pages7
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - 2009
Event13th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics - Cologne, Germany
Duration: Aug 25 2009Aug 29 2009


  • Collective levels
  • Inelastic neutron scattering
  • Lifetimes
  • Nuclear structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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