A probability of roughly 1% has been measured for the formation of the first excited state of 201Tl following muon capture on 207Pb. A probability of this magnitude for 6 neutron may indicate structure in the nuclear excitation function near 54 MeV. An alternative interpretation is provided by muon capture on a correlated np pair in analogy with pion absorption.
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- Nuclear and High Energy Physics