Thermal neutron capture γ-ray spectrum of molybdenum and ruthenium Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • The thermal neutron capture γ rays from natural molybdenum and ruthenium have been studied using a pair spectrometer and the tangential facility at the McMaster University Nuclear Reactor. Precise transition, level, and neutron separation energies of different isotopes are inferred. The separation energies are: Sn(93Mo) = 8069.76 ± 0.09, Sn(95Mo) = 7369.10 ± 0.10, Sn(96Mo) = 9154.31 ± 0.05, Sn(97Mo) = 6821.15 ± 0.25, Sn(98Mo) = 8642.55 ± 0.07, Sn(99Mo) = 5925.42 ± 0.15, Sn(100Ru) = 9673.48 ± 0.05, and Sn(102Ru) = 9219.64 ± 0.05 keV. The M1 strength functions of 100Ru,102Ru, 96Mo, and 98Mo are (34 ± 15) × 10−9, (82 ± 41) × 10−9, (22 ± 7) × 10−9, and (25 ± 8) × 10−9 MeV−3, respectively. All values but that for 102Ru agree with the global average of (20 ± 6) × 10−9 MeV−3. The average [Formula: see text] of 96Mo observed is 247 ± 175 e2 fm4 MeV−1.

publication date

  • June 1, 1991