July 2016:

Unsuccessful attempt to measure the quadrupole split groundstate of the Iodine nucleus on IN16B:

No inelastic features detected. Preliminary conclusion: The spin dependent scattering cross section sinc of the Iodine nucleus is much smaller than the

literature value of 0.3 barn. A very rough estimate gives a value of

sinc = 0.001+/-0.001 barn.

Simulation of the spectrum with sinc = 0.001 barn normalized to Vanadium:

Measured spectrum normalized to Vanadium: