Measurements of cross-sections of (n,xn) threshold reactions in various materials
Nuclear Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences, Řež near Prague, Czech Republic
2 Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
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Experimental cross-section data for (n,xn) reactions with x higher than four and neutron energies over ~30 MeV are very scarce. We performed seven successful (n,xn) cross-section measurements in two campaigns exploiting the quasi-monoenergetic neutron source at The Svedberg Laboratory in Uppsala, Sweden. Neutron energies from the 7Li(p,n)7Be based source were in the region 22 to 94 MeV. We carried out additional five irradiations with neutron energies from 17 up to 34 MeV using the quasi-monoenergetic neutron source of the Nuclear Physics Institute in Řež. We have irradiated Al, Au, Bi, I, In, Ta and Y materials in the form of thin foils. We observed good agreement with the few existing experimental data about corresponding cross-sections in EXFOR database and also with the calculations performed in deterministic code TALYS.
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