Thermodynamic properties of Fe-56,Fe-57

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Algin E., Agvaanluvsan U., Guttormsen M., Larsen A. C., Mitchell G. E., Rekstad J., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol.78, no.5, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevc.78.054321
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW C
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Nuclear level densities for Fe-56,Fe-57 have been extracted from the primary gamma-ray spectra using (He-3, He-3(')gamma) and (He-3, alpha gamma) reactions. Nuclear thermodynamic properties for Fe-56 and Fe-57 are investigated using the experimental level densities. These properties include entropy, Helmholtz free energy, caloric curves, chemical potential, and heat capacity. In particular, the breaking of Cooper pairs and single-quasiparticle entropy are discussed and shown to be important concepts for describing nuclear level density. Microscopic model calculations are performed for level densities of Fe-56,Fe-57. The experimental and calculated level densities are compared. The average number of broken Cooper pairs and the parity distribution are extracted as a function of excitation energy for Fe-56,Fe-57 from the model calculations.