Using (n,xnγ) reactions to probe nuclear structure

S. W. Yates, T. B. Brown, C. D. Hannant, J. R. Vanhoy, N. Warr

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Building on nuclear spectroscopic methods developed with the (n,n') reaction, we have examined reactions with higher-energy neutrons to determine their utility for studying the structure of nuclei. Studies have been performed with spallation neutrons from the LANSCE/WNR facility and reaction channels with as many as 27 emitted nucleons have been observed. At the University of Kentucky accelerator laboratory, the 2H(d,n) and 3H(d,n) reactions have been used to produce neutrons with energies up to 22 MeV. Spectroscopic measurements at these lower energies, where the (n,2nγ) and (n,3nγ) reactions dominate, appear to have greater potential for yielding new spectroscopic information than those at higher energies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-298
Number of pages4
JournalActa Physica Hungarica, Series A: Heavy Ion Physics
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - 2000


  • High energy neutron induced reactions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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