Statistical nuclear properties and synthesis of 138La
1 iThemba LABS, P.O. Box 722, 7129 Somerset West, South Africa
2 Physics Department, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602, Stellenbosch, South Africa
3 Department of Physics, University of Oslo, N-0316 Oslo, Norway
4 Institut d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 226, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium
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Published online: 28 May 2015
The synthesis of the neutron deficient 138La nucleus has been a puzzle for a long time. It has not been clear whether it is produced through photodisintegration processes or neutrino induced reactions due to unavailability of experimental data for nuclear level densities and γ strength functions of 138,139La nuclei. In the present work these nuclear properties have been measured and are used to investigate the synthesis of 138La. The results support the neutrino interactions as a dominant production process for 138La.
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