Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 088
Number of page(s) 5
Section Fission studies
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07537

Surrogate reactions: the Weisskopf-Ewing approximation and its limitations

J. Escher1, L.A. Bernstein1, J. Burke1, F.S. Dietrich1, C. Forssén2 and B.F. Lyles1, 3

1  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, P.O. Box 808, 414 Livermore, CA 94551, USA
2  Fundamental Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden
3  Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Published online: 21 May 2008

A brief description of the Surrogate reaction method, an indirect approach for determining compound-nuclear reaction cross sections, is presented. The Weisskopf-Ewing limit, an approximation scheme that is typically employed in the analysis of Surrogate experiments, is considered and its validity and limitations are discussed.

© CEA 2008

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