Coherent scattering cross sections of some lanthanides for 241Am and 137Cs gamma rays at low momentum transfer
DOS in Physics, Manasagangotri, University of Mysore,
Received in final form: 25 December 2013
Published online: 18 March 2014
In this paper, we report the coherent scattering cross sections of some lanthanides at low momentum transfer in four angular ranges of (0°−4°), (0°−6°), (0°−8°) and for 241Am (59.54 keV) and 137Cs (661.6 keV) gamma rays. The coherent scattering cross sections were derived by subtracting the small contribution of the corresponding angle integrated incoherent scattering cross sections from the experimentally measured total (coherent + incoherent) scattering cross sections for the elements and energies of interest. The coherent scattering cross sections were found to agree with the corresponding theoretical cross sections within the range of experimental errors. The theoretical coherent scattering cross sections were computed by numerically integrating the S-matrix data of the elements in the angular ranges of interest. The incoherent scattering cross sections were based on the compilations which make use of the non-relativistic Hartree-Fock (NRHF) model for the atomic charge distribution.
Key words: Atomic Physics
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