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Large Impact of the Decay of Niobium Isomers on the Reactor (v)over-bar(e) Summation Calculations



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Fraile Prieto, Luis Mario and Vedia Fernández, María Victoria and otros, .. (2019) Large Impact of the Decay of Niobium Isomers on the Reactor (v)over-bar(e) Summation Calculations. Physical review letters, 122 (4). ISSN 0031-9007

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.042502


Even mass neutron-rich niobium isotopes are among the principal contributors to the reactor antineutrino energy spectrum. They are also among the most challenging to measure due to the refractory nature of niobium, and because they exhibit isomeric states lying very close in energy. The beta-intensity distributions of Nb-100gs,Nb-100m and Nb-102gs,Nb-02m beta decays have been determined using the total absorption.-ray spectroscopy technique. The measurements were performed at the upgraded Ion Guide Isotope Separator On-Line facility at the University of Jyvaskyla. Here, the double Penning trap system JYFLTRAP was employed to disentangle the beta decay of the isomeric states. The new data obtained in this challenging measurement have a large impact in antineutrino summation calculations. For the first time the discrepancy between the summation model and the reactor antineutrino measurements in the region of the shape distortion has been reduced.

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© 2019 American Physical Society. Artículo firmado por 44 autores. This work has been supported by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad under Grants No. FPA2011-24553, No. AIC-A-2011-0696, No. FPA2014-52823-C2-1P, No. FPA2015-65035-P, No. FPI/BES-2014-068222, and the program Severo Ochoa (SEV-2014-0398), by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación under the FPU12/01527 Grant, by the European Commission under the FP7/EURATOM Contract No. 605203 and the FP7/ENSAR Contract No. 262010, and by the Junta para la Ampliación de Estudios Programme (CSIC JAE-Doc contract) co-financed by ESF. V. G. thanks the support of K. Zygmunt. This work was supported by the Academy of Finland under the Finnish Centre of Excellence Programme (Project No. 213503, Nuclear and Accelerator-Based Physics Research at JYFL). It was also supported by the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Grant No. ST/F012012/1.

Uncontrolled Keywords:Total absorption spectrometer; Nuclear-data; Simulation; Spectra; Beams
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:55108
Deposited On:28 May 2019 11:37
Last Modified:29 May 2019 07:57

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