Neutron capture experiments with 4π DANCE Calorimeter
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
2 Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545
3 MonAme Scientific Research Center, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
4 Charles University in Prague, CZ-180 00 Prague 8, Czech Republic
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In recent years we have performed a series of neutron capture experiments with the DANCE detector array located at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. The radiative decay spectrum from the compound nucleus contains important information about nuclear structure and the reaction mechanism. The primary goals of the measurements are to obtain improved capture cross sections, to determine properties of the photon strength function, to improve neutron level densities and strength functions by determining the spin and parity of the capturing states. We shall present examples of our recent results.
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