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Title: On the equivalence of experimental B(E2) values determined by various techniques

In this paper, we establish the equivalence of the various techniques for measuring B(E2) values using a statistical analysis. Data used in this work come from the recent compilation by B. Pritychenko et al. (2016). We consider only those nuclei for which the B(E2) values were measured by at least two different methods, with each method being independently performed at least twice. Our results indicate that most prevalent methods of measuring B(E2) values are equivalent, with some weak evidence that Doppler-shift attenuation method (DSAM) measurements may differ from Coulomb excitation (CE) and nuclear resonance fluorescence (NRF) measurements. However, such an evidence appears to arise from discrepant DSAM measurements of the lifetimes for 60Ni and some Sn nuclei rather than a systematic deviation in the method itself.
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  1. McMaster Univ., Hamilton, ON (Canada). Department of Physics & Astronomy
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). National Nuclear Data Center
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; AC02-98CH10886
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 955; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Reduced transition probabilities; Nuclear data analysis; Coulomb excitation
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OSTI ID: 1359700