Resonances in odd-odd 182Ta

C. P. Brits, M. Wiedeking, F. L. Bello Garrote, D. L. Bleuel, F. Giacoppo, A. Görgen, M. Guttormsen, K. Hadynska-Klek, T. W. Hagen, V. W. Ingeberg, B. V. Kheswa, M. Klintefjord, A. C. Larsen, K. L. Malatji, H. T. Nyhus, P. Papka, T. Renstrøm, S. Rose, E. Sahin, S. SiemG. M. Tveten, F. Zeiser

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Enhanced γ-decay on the tail of the giant electric dipole resonance, such as the scissors or pygmy resonances, can have significant impact on (n,γ) reaction rates. These rates are important input for modeling processes that take place in astrophysical environments and nuclear reactors. Recent results from the University of Oslo indicate the existence of a significant enhancement in the photon strength function for nuclei in the actinide region due to the scissors resonance. Further, the M1 strength distribution of the scissors resonances in rare earth nuclei has been studied extensively over the years. To investigate the evolution and persistence of the scissor resonance in other mass regions, an experiment was performed utilizing the NaI(Tl) γ-ray detector array (CACTUS) and silicon particle telescopes (SiRi) at the University of Oslo Cyclotron laboratory. Particle-γ coincidences from the 181Ta(d,p)182Ta and 181Ta(d,d')181Ta reactions were used to measure the nuclear level density and photon strength function of the well-deformed 181Ta and 182Ta systems, to investigate the existence of resonances below the neutron separation energy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationND 2016
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
EditorsPeter Siegler, Wim Mondelaers, Arjan Plompen, Franz-Josef Hambsch, Peter Schillebeeckx, Stefan Kopecky, Jan Heyse, Stephan Oberstedt
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890200
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, ND 2016 - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 11 Sept 201616 Sept 2016

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Conference2016 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, ND 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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