Statistical Model Calculations for (n,γ) Reactions
1 Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 46556, USA
2 ExtreMe Matter Institute EMMI, GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung, Planckstraße 1, 64291 Darmstadt, Germany
3 Cyclotron Institute, Texas A & M University, Collage Station, Texas 77843, USA
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Published online: 28 May 2015
Hauser-Feshbach (HF) cross sections are of enormous importance for a wide range of applications, from waste transmutation and nuclear technologies, to medical applications, and nuclear astrophysics. It is a well-observed result that diﬀerent nuclear input models sensitively aﬀect HF cross section calculations. Less well known however are the eﬀects on calculations originating from model-specific implementation details (such as level density parameter, matching energy, back-shift and giant dipole parameters), as well as eﬀects from non-model aspects, such as experimental data truncation and transmission function energy binning. To investigate the eﬀects or these various aspects, Maxwellian-averaged neutron capture cross sections have been calculated for approximately 340 nuclei. The relative eﬀects of these model details will be discussed.
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