Strong M1 Transitions in Light Nuclei

Phys. Rev. 130, 1525 – Published 15 May 1963
Dieter Kurath


The nature of strong M1 transitions, particularly those observed by inelastic electron scattering at backward angles, is investigated. Calculations of particular cases reveal a tendency to concentrate the transition strength in a few levels, in some respects similar to the familiar giant E1 resonance. The energy-weighted sum rule for such transitions is examined, and an approximation is developed which exhibits the qualitative behavior to be expected in 4N nuclei whose ground states have I=0=T. The results are compared with experiment.


  • Received 14 January 1963
  • Published in the issue dated May 1963

© 1963 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

Dieter Kurath*

  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois and University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

  • *Permanent address: Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.

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