Excited states of 96Nb from the 96Zr(p, nγ)96Nb reaction

B. D. Kern, T. Fényes, A. Krasznahorkay, Zs Dombrádi, S. Brant, V. Paar

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The γ-ray spectra of the 96Zi(p, nγ)96Nb reaction have been measured with Ge(Li) detectors at different bombarding proton energies between 1.3 and 5.1 MeV. γγ coincidences were observed at Ep = 4.7 and 5.0 MeV. On the basis of experimental results a level scheme of 96Nb was deduced, and γ-threshold energies and γ-branching ratios were determined. Computed Hauser-Feshbach (p, n′) cross sections have been compared with experimental data obtained from the γ-ray measurements, and level spins and parities have been determined. The energies of 96Nb levels were calculated on the basis of the parabolic rule, derived from the cluster-vibration model. The Racah multipole decomposition method was used also for the theoretical interpretation of several 96Nb multiplet states.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)301-320
Number of pages20
JournalNuclear Physics, Section A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - nov. 26 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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