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Closed Access item The influence of the unknown de-excitation pattern in the analysis of β-decay total absorption spectra

Authors:Taín, José Luis
Cano Ott, Daniel
Keywords:β-Decay strength distribution, Total absorption γ-ray spectroscopy, Data analysis, Monte Carlo methods
Issue Date:16-Oct-2006
Publisher:Elsevier
Citation:Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A - Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 571(3): 719-727 (2007)
Abstract:The method of analysis of β-decay total absorption spectra in order to obtain β-strength distributions is studied. The influence on the final result of unknown branching ratios in the electromagnetic de-excitation of levels in the daughter nucleus is investigated with the help of the statistical model of the population and decay of the nucleus. The total decay strength appears to be rather insensitive to assumptions on the branching ratios and the systematic uncertainty on the shape of the strength distribution is quantified.
Description:9 pages, 6 figures.-- PACS nrs.: 23.40.Hc; 29.30.Kv; 29.85.+c; 02.70.Uu.-- ISI Article Identifier: 000244576000021
Printed version published on Feb 11, 2007.
Publisher version (URL):http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.09.084
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10261/9083
ISSN:0168-9002
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