Widths of the 6.92 and 7.12 MeV levels in 16O and the influence of the effective temperature

R. Moreh, W. C. Sellyey, D. Sutton, R. Vodhanel

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The radiative widths of two 16O levels were determined using photon scattering and self-absorption measurements. The results were Γ0(6.917)=0.0940.004 eV and Γ0(7.117)=0.0540.004 eV. The effective temperature Te of the O atom in a water target is calculated by accounting for the effect of the zero-point molecular vibrations of the atom. The influence of this new value of Te on the Doppler broadening of the nuclear level and hence on the resulting value of Γ0 as deduced from a self-absorption measurement is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2314-2316
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes


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