Radiative strength functions in Mo93-98

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Guttormsen M., Chankova R., Agvaanluvsan U., Algin E., Bernstein L., Ingebretsen F., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.71, no.4, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.71.044307
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: No


Radiative strength functions (RSFs) in Mo93-98 have been extracted using the (He-3,alpha gamma) and (He-3,He-3'gamma) reactions. The RSFs are U shaped as function of gamma energy with a minimum at around E-gamma=3 MeV. The minimum values increase with neutron number because of the increase in the low-energy tail of the giant electric dipole resonance with nuclear deformation. The unexpected strong increase in strength below E-gamma=3 MeV, here called soft pole, is established for all Mo93-98 isotopes. The soft pole is present at all initial excitation energies in the 5-8-MeV region.