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Parity violation has been studied recently for neutron resonances in 117Sn. The neutron resonance spectroscopy is essential for the analysis of the parity violation data. We have measured neutron resonances in 117Sn for neutron energies from 1 to 1500 eV using the time-of-flight method and the (n,γ) reaction. The sample was enriched to 87.6% 117Sn. Neutron scattering and radiative widths were determined, and orbital angular momentum assignments were made with a Bayesian analysis. The s-wave and p-wave strength functions and average level spacings were determined.

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Copyright held by American Physical Society. First published as DA Smith et al, Neutron resonance spectroscopy of 117Sn from 1 eV to 1.5 keV, Physical Review C, 59:5, 2836–2843, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.59.2836.