Nuclear level densities and γ -ray strength functions of Ta 180,181,182

C. P. Brits, K. L. Malatji, M. Wiedeking, B. V. Kheswa, S. Goriely, F. L.Bello Garrote, D. L. Bleuel, F. Giacoppo, A. Görgen, M. Guttormsen, K. Hadynska-Klek, T. W. Hagen, S. Hilaire, V. W. Ingeberg, H. Jia, M. Klintefjord, A. C. Larsen, S. N.T. Majola, P. Papka, S. PéruB. Qi, T. Renstrøm, S. J. Rose, E. Sahin, S. Siem, G. M. Tveten, F. Zeiser

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Particle-γ coincidence experiments were performed at the Oslo Cyclotron Laboratory with the Ta181(d,X) and Ta181(He3,X) reactions to measure the nuclear level densities (NLDs) and γ-ray strength functions (γSFs) of Ta180,181,182 using the Oslo method. The back-shifted Fermi-gas, constant temperature plus Fermi gas, and Hartree-Fock-Bogoliubov plus combinatorial models were used for the absolute normalizations of the experimental NLDs at the neutron separation energies. The NLDs and γSFs are used to calculate the corresponding Ta181(n,γ) cross sections and these are compared to results from other techniques. The energy region of the scissors resonance strength is investigated and from the data and comparison to prior work it is concluded that the scissors strength splits into two distinct parts. This splitting may allow for the determination of triaxiality and a γ deformation of 14.9 ±1.8 was determined for Ta181.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054330
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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