Angular distribution of γ rays from the p -wave resonance of Sn 118

J. Koga, S. Takada, S. Endo, H. Fujioka, K. Hirota, K. Ishizaki, A. Kimura, M. Kitaguchi, Y. Niinomi, T. Okudaira, K. Sakai, T. Shima, H. M. Shimizu, Y. Tani, T. Yamamoto, H. Yoshikawa, T. Yoshioka

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The neutron energy-dependent angular distribution of γ rays from the Sn117(n,γ) reaction was measured with germanium detectors and a pulsed neutron beam. The angular distribution was clearly observed in γ-ray emissions with an energy of 9327 keV which corresponds to the transition from a neutron resonance of Sn117+n to the ground state of Sn118. The angular distribution causes an angular-dependent asymmetric resonance shape. An asymmetry ALH was defined as (NL-NH)/(NL+NH), where NL and NH are integrated values for lower- and higher-energy regions of a neutron resonance, respectively. We found that the ALH has the angular dependence of (Acosθγ+B), where θγ is the γ-ray emission angle with respect to the incident neutron momentum, with A=0.394±0.073 and B=0.118±0.029 in the 1.33 eV p-wave resonance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054615
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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