Using (d,pγ) as a surrogate reaction for (n,γ)

R. Hatarik, L. A. Bernstein, J. T. Burke, D. L. Bleuel, Jolie Cizewski, J. Gibelin, A. M. Hatarik, S. R. Lesher, P. D. O'Malley, L. Phair, T. Swan

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To benchmark the validity of using the (d,pγ) reaction as a surrogate for (n,γ), the 171,173Yb(d,pγ) reactions were measured with the goal to reproduce the known neutron capture cross section ratio of these nuclei. Preliminary surrogate results reproduced the measured values within 15%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)445-449
Number of pages5
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Apr 23 2009
Event13th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics - Cologne, Germany
Duration: Aug 25 2009Aug 29 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Plant Science
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


  • Neutron capture
  • Surrogate reactions

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