INELASTIC NEUTRON SCATTERING NEAR THRESHOLD,
STANFORD UNIV CALIF
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The cross section for inelastic neutron scattering is determined to the first excited states, as well as a few higher ones, of Fe56, Cu63, Zr90, Ba138, and Ce140. Inelastic neutron scattering provides information about the fluctuations in width and spacing of the compoundnucleus levels. Once these effects are understood, inelastic neutron scattering becomes a useful tool in nuclear spectroscopy, permitting spin and parity determination of nuclear levels. A need is shown for widthfluctuation corrections to the Hauser-Feshback theory.