Capture cross sections from (p,d) reactions
1 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA
2 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Published online: 13 September 2017
Cross sections for compound-nuclear reactions involving unstable targets are important for many applications, but can often not be measured directly. Several indirect methods have been proposed to determine neutron capture cross sections for unstable isotopes. We consider an approach that aims at constraining statistical calculations of capture cross sections with data obtained from light-ion transfer reactions such as (p,d). We discuss the theoretical descriptions that have to be developed in order to extract meaningful cross section constraints from such data and show some benchmark results.
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