Reaction mechanisms in the 6Li+ 52Cr system
1 Fusion Neutronics Laboratory, Institute for Plasma Research, Bhat, Gandhinagar – 382 428, India
2 Department of Physics, The M.S.University of Baroda, Vadodara 390 002, India
3 Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai - 400 085, India
4 Department of Physics, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh - 202002, India
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Published online: 29 January 2015
Reactions induced by the weakly bound 6Li projectile interacting with the intermediate mass target 52Cr are investigated. The choice of this particular reaction in our study is because it is proposed as a surrogate reaction [6Li(52Cr, d)56Fe*] for the measurement of 55Fe(n,p) reaction cross-section, which has been found to be very important in fusion reactor studies. All the conditions which have to be satisfied for using the surrogate method have been checked. The energy of 6Li beam is selected in a way so as to get equivalent neutron energy in the region of 9-14 MeV, which is of primary interest in fusion reactor application. In the present work, statistical model calculations PACE (Projection-Angular-Momentum-Coupled-Evaporation), ALICE and Continuum-Discretized–Coupled-Channel (CDCC: FRESCO) have been used to provide information for the 6Li + 52Cr system and the respective contributions of different reaction mechanisms. The present theoretical work is an important step in the direction towards studying the cross-section of the 55Fe(n, p)55Mn reaction by surrogate method.
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