@article{5940b259948d42ee9ccb0e8d87a6fb7e,

title = "Nuclear excitation in the reaction 207Pb(μ-, ν6n) 201Tl",

abstract = "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.",

author = "B. Budick and R. Anigstein and Kast, {J. W.}",

note = "Funding Information: Two phenomenological models have been advanced to simulate the effect of correlations on the proton momentum distribution, and consequently on the nuclear excitation function. In the first model, the single-particle momentum distribution for protons is replaced by a gaussian distribution that allows for momenta greater than 260 MeV/c \[4\].I n the second impulse approximation model, the nuclear excitation function is calculated with a momentum distribution that exhibits an exponential rather than a gaussian decrease at high momentum \[5\].A third approach to the problem of muon capture with high-energy transfer to the nucleus drops the impulse approximation and confronts the problem of nucleon correlations by exploiting the connection between the axial part of the muon capture process and pion absorption \[6\].I n this model, nuclei can be ex- Work supported in part by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. GP-34527. 1 Present address: Varian Associates, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA. Copyright: Copyright 2014 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.",

year = "1982",

month = apr,

day = "8",

doi = "10.1016/0370-2693(82)91276-X",

language = "English (US)",

volume = "110",

pages = "375--378",

journal = "Physics Letters B",

issn = "0370-2693",

publisher = "Elsevier",

number = "5",

}