Level densities and thermodynamical quantities of heated Mo93-98 isotopes

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Chankova R., Schiller A., Agvaanluvsan U., Algin E., Bernstein L., Guttormsen M., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.73, no.3, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.73.034311
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Level densities for Mo93-98 have been extracted using the ( He-3, alpha gamma) and ( He-3, He-3'gamma) reactions. From the level densities thermodynamical quantities such as temperature and heat capacity can be deduced. Data have been analyzed by utilizing both the microcanonical and the canonical ensemble. Structures in the microcanonical temperature are consistent with the breaking of nucleon Cooper pairs. The S shape of the heat capacity curves found within the canonical ensemble is interpreted as consistent with a pairing phase transition with a critical temperature for the quenching of pairing correlations at T-c similar to 0.7-1.0MeV.