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Total and partial photoneutron cross sections for Pb isotopes

Kondo, Takeo*; Utsunomiya, Hiroaki*; Goriely, S.*; Daoutidis, I.*; Iwamoto, Chihiro*; Akimune, Hidetoshi*; Okamoto, Akiyuki*; Yamagata, Tamio*; Kamata, Masaki*; Ito, Osamu*; Toyokawa, Hiroyuki*; Lui, Y.-W.*; Harada, Hideo   ; Kitatani, Fumito  ; Hilaire, S.*; Koning, A. J.*

Using quasi-monochromatic laser-Compton scattering $$gamma$$ rays, total photoneutron cross sections were measured for $$^{206,207,208}$$Pb near neutron threshold with a high-efficiency 4$$pi$$ neutron detector. Partial $$E$$1 and $$M$$1 photoneutron cross sections along with total cross sections were determined for $$^{207,208}$$Pb at four energies near threshold by measuring anisotropies in photoneutron emission with linearly-polarized $$gamma$$ rays. The $$E$$1 strength dominates over the $$M$$1 strength in the neutron channel where $$E$$1 photoneutron cross sections show extra strength of the pygmy dipole resonance in $$^{207,208}$$Pb near the neutron threshold corresponding to 0.32-0.42% of the Thomas-Reiche-Kuhn sum rule. Several $$mu$$$$_N^{2}$$ units of B($$M$$1)$$uparrow$$ strength were observed in $$^{207,208}$$Pb just above neutron threshold, which correspond to an $$M$$1 cross section less than 10% of the total photoneutron cross section.



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