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Hadrons and Nuclei
Eur. Phys. J. A 7, 197-200

Precise determination of the neutron scattering length of lead isotopes 204Pb, 207Pb and 208Pb by neutron interferometry

A. Ioffe1,2 - O. Ermakov3 - I. Karpikhin3 - P. Krupchitsky3 - P. Mikula4 - P. Lukas4 - M. Vrana4

1 Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia , Columbia, MO 65211, USA
2 National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, 20899, USA
3 Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117259 Moscow, Russia
4 Nuclear Physics Institute of CAS, 25068 Rez near Prague, Czech Republic

Received: 6 July 1999 Communicated by B. Povh

The neutron scattering length of lead isotopes 204Pb, 207Pb and208Pb are determined by a set of neutron interferometry experiments. The obtained values b(208) = 9.494(30)fm, b(207) = 9.286(16)fm, b(204) = 10.893(78)fm have much higher accuracy then current table data. Together with the precise value of b for natural lead, these results represent a complete set of data and allow one to calculate b(206) = 9.221(69)fm, which is in the very good agreement with the present day experimental value.

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