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Title: Reply to ''Comment on 'Statistical significance of spreading widths for doorway states' ''

Abstract

In response to the Comment of Lane, Lynn, and Moses, I demonstrate that my strength function analysis of fine structure in doorways is not sensitive to ''imperfections'' of data in the ''wings.'' The ''error weighting function'' which relates errors in reduced widths ..gamma../sub lambda/ /sup 2/ to an error in the spreading width GAMMA/sup arrow-down/ is derived for least-squares fitting based either on the Lorentz-weighted strength function or on the summed strength function favored by Lane, Lynn, and Moses. The spreading width derived from the summed strength function is shown to be more sensitive to errors in ..gamma../sub lambda/ /sup 2/ in the wings of the fine structure pattern.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742
OSTI Identifier:
5359253
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Phys. Rev., C; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 21:4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ISOBARIC ANALOGS; FINE STRUCTURE; STATISTICAL MODELS; FRAGMENTATION; MATRIX ELEMENTS; RESONANCE; STRENGTH FUNCTIONS; ENERGY LEVELS; FUNCTIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; 653001* - Nuclear Theory- Nuclear Structure, Moments, Spin, & Models; 653003 - Nuclear Theory- Nuclear Reactions & Scattering

Citation Formats

MacDonald, W M. Reply to ''Comment on 'Statistical significance of spreading widths for doorway states' ''. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.21.1642.
MacDonald, W M. Reply to ''Comment on 'Statistical significance of spreading widths for doorway states' ''. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.21.1642.
MacDonald, W M. Tue . "Reply to ''Comment on 'Statistical significance of spreading widths for doorway states' ''". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.21.1642.
@article{osti_5359253,
title = {Reply to ''Comment on 'Statistical significance of spreading widths for doorway states' ''},
author = {MacDonald, W M},
abstractNote = {In response to the Comment of Lane, Lynn, and Moses, I demonstrate that my strength function analysis of fine structure in doorways is not sensitive to ''imperfections'' of data in the ''wings.'' The ''error weighting function'' which relates errors in reduced widths ..gamma../sub lambda/ /sup 2/ to an error in the spreading width GAMMA/sup arrow-down/ is derived for least-squares fitting based either on the Lorentz-weighted strength function or on the summed strength function favored by Lane, Lynn, and Moses. The spreading width derived from the summed strength function is shown to be more sensitive to errors in ..gamma../sub lambda/ /sup 2/ in the wings of the fine structure pattern.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.21.1642},
journal = {Phys. Rev., C; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 21:4,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {4}
}