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Dipole strength in 78 Se below the neutron separation energy from a combined analysis of 77 Se(n, γ) and 78 Se(γ , γ') experiments
Schramm, G.; Massarczyk, R.; Junghans, A. R.; Belgya, T.; Beyer, R.; Birgersson, E.; Grosse, E.; Kempe, M.; Kis, Z.; Kosev, K.; Krticka, M.; Matic, A.; Schilling, K. D.; Schwengner, R.; Szentmiklosi, L.; Wagner, A.; Weil, J. L.;
The dipole strength function and the nuclear level density of the compound nucleus 78Se were studied in a combined analysis of a cold neutron capture experiment on 77Se performed at the research reactor in Budapest and a photon-scattering experiment on 78Se performed at the electron linear accelerator ELBE with bremsstrahlung produced at a kinetic electron energy of 11.5 MeV. In the combined analysis we developed the extreme statistical code γ DEX for the simulation of radiative cascade deexcitations occurring in neutron capture and photon scattering. Comparisons of experimental and simulated neutron capture spectra allow us to estimate a temperature of T = 900 keV for the level density according to the constant-temperature model for 78Se. Using γ DEX, we were also able to estimate ground-state branching ratios and intensities of inelastic transitions for states in 78Se excited via photon scattering. In this way, we derived the photoabsorption cross section from 4 MeV up to the neutron separation energy from the measured photon-scattering data. The results obtained match the photoabsorption cross section derived from (γ , n) measurements and show an enhancement of dipole strength around 9 MeV.
Keywords: Nuclear level density, Strength functions, Statistical model

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