Examination of the low-energy enhancement of the γ -ray strength function of Fe 56
© 2018 American Physical Society. A model-independent technique was used to determine the γ-ray strength function (γSF) of Fe56 down to γ-ray energies less than 1 MeV for the first time with GRETINA using the (p,p′) reaction at 16 MeV. No difference was observed in the energy dependence of the γSF built on 2+ and 4+ final states, supporting the Brink hypothesis. In addition, angular distribution and polarization measurements were performed. The angular distributions are consistent with dipole radiation. The polarization results show a small bias towards magnetic character in the region of the enhancement.
Jones, M. D.; MacChiavelli, A. O.; Wiedeking, M.; Bernstein, L. A.; Crawford, H. L.; Campbell, C. M.; Clark, R. M.; Cromaz, M.; Fallon, P.; Lee, I. Y.; Salathe, M.; Wiens, A.; Ayangeakaa, A. D.; Bleuel, D. L.; Bottoni, S.; Carpenter, M. P.; Davids, H. M.; Elson, J.; Görgen, A.; Guttormsen, M.; Janssens, R. V.F.; Kinnison, J. E.; Kirsch, L.; Larsen, A. C.; Lauritsen, T.; Reviol, W.; Sarantites, D. G.; Siem, S.; Voinov, A. V.; and Zhu, S., "Examination of the low-energy enhancement of the γ -ray strength function of Fe 56" (2018). Physics & Astronomy Open Access Publications. 119.