Comparison between electron and neutron Compton scattering studies

Raymond Moreh, Yacov Finkelstein, Maarten Vos

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Abstract

We compare two techniques: Electron Compton Scattering (ECS) and neutron Compton scattering (NCS) and show that using certain incident energies, both can measure the atomic kinetic energy of atoms in molecules and solids. The information obtained is related to the Doppler broadening of nuclear levels and is very useful for deducing the widths of excited levels in many nuclei in self absorption measurements. A comparison between the atomic kinetic energies measured by the two methods on the same samples is made. Some results are also compared with calculated atomic kinetic energies obtained using the harmonic approximation where the vibrational frequencies were taken from IR/Raman optical measurements. The advantages of the ECS method are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCGS15 2014 - Capture GammaRay Spectroscopy and Related Topics
EditorsKai Zuber, Ronald Schwengner
PublisherEDP Sciences
ISBN (Electronic)9782759817948
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 May 2015
Event15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: 25 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume93
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X

Conference

Conference15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityDresden
Period25/08/1429/08/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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