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Parity nonconservation was studied for 23 p-wave resonances in 113Cd up to En=500eV at the LANSCE pulsed neutron source using a longitudinally polarized neutron beam and the time-of-flight method. The helicity dependence of the total neutron capture cross section was measured with an enriched 113Cd target and with a target of natural cadmium. Parity violating effects were observed for several resonances in 113Cd and 111Cd. A root-mean-square value of the parity nonconserving matrix element MJ=1=2.9-0.9+1.3meV was obtained for the spin J=1 levels in the compound nucleus 114Cd. This result from the 3p-peak region of the neutron strength function is compared with the parity violation results for nuclei from the 4p-peak region.

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Copyright held by American Physical Society. First published as SJ Seestrom et al, Parity nonconservation in neutron capture on 113Cd, Physical Review C, 58:5, 2977–2985, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.58.2977.