Is there a repository where one can find unpolarized nuclear Compton scattering data $\gamma (Z,N)\rightarrow \gamma (Z,N)$ for specific nuclei $(Z,N)$? or even some parametrization of structure functions that loosely follows the data?


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  • $\begingroup$ I don't know of any, but check out dmoz.org/Science/Physics/Particle/Software, as well as the PSI website. They mention a free service (you don't run it on your machine) that simulates scattering events. $\endgroup$ – JamalS Jul 5 '14 at 21:11

Try exploring the National Nuclear Data Center. If I search the Evaluated Nuclear Structure Data File for "incident particle: g" and "outgoing particle: g" I get datasets for most, but not all, nuclei. There are other databases hosted by the NNDC as well, and all are well-referenced to the experimental literature.

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    $\begingroup$ Of course, the ENSDFs are a bear to read and interpret. But then most major simulation packages already know how to do that. $\endgroup$ – dmckee Jul 6 '14 at 0:41

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