Gamma spectrum from neutron capture on tungsten isotopes

A. M. Hurst, N. C. Summers, B. W. Sleaford, R. B. Firestone, T. Belgya, Z. S. Revay

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An evaluation of thermal neutron capture on the stable tungsten isotopes is presented, with preliminary results for the compound systems 183,184,185,187W. The evaluation procedure compares the γ-ray cross-section data collected at the Budapest reactor, with Monte Carlo simulations of γ-ray emission following the thermal neutron-capture process. The statistical-decay code DICEBOX was used for the Monte Carlo simulations. The evaluation yields new γ rays in 185W and the confirmation of spins in 187W, raising the number of levels below which the level schemes are considered complete, thus increasing the number of levels that can be used in neutron data libraries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1491-1494
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Korean Physical Society
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011


  • EGAF
  • Level density
  • Neutron capture
  • Photon strength function
  • W
  • γ-ray cross sections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Hurst, A. M., Summers, N. C., Sleaford, B. W., Firestone, R. B., Belgya, T., & Revay, Z. S. (2011). Gamma spectrum from neutron capture on tungsten isotopes. Journal of the Korean Physical Society, 59(23), 1491-1494.