Statistical theory of light nucleus reactions with 1p-shell light nuclei
1 Guangxi Normal University, College of Physics, Guilin, Guangxi, China
2 China Institute of Atomic Energy, Department of Nuclear Physics, Beijing, China
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Published online: 13 September 2017
The 1p-shell light elements (Li, Be, B, C, N, and O) had long been selected as the most important materials for improving neutron economy in thermal and fast fission reactors and in the design of accelerator-driven spallation neutron sources. A statistical theory of light nucleus reactions (STLN) is proposed to describe the double-differential cross sections for both neutron and light charged particle induced nuclear reactions with 1p-shell light nuclei. The dynamics of STLN is described by the unified Hauser-Feshbach and exciton model, in which the angular momentum and parity conservations are strictly considered in equilibrium and pre-equilibrium processes. The Coulomb barriers of the incoming and outgoing charged particles, which significantly influence the open channels of the reaction, can be reasonably considered in incident channel and different outgoing channels. In kinematics, the recoiling effects in various emission processes are strictly taken into account. The analytical energy and angular spectra of the reaction products in sequential and simultaneous emission processes are obtained in terms of the new integral formula proposed in our recent paper. Taking 12C(n, xn), 9Be(n, xn), 16O(n, xn), and 9Be(p,xn) reactions as examples, we had calculated the double-differential cross sections of outgoing neutrons and compared with the experimental data. In addition, we had also calculated the partition and total kerma coefficients for 12C(n, xn) and 16O(n, xn) reactions, respectively. The existing experimental data can be remarkably well reproduced by STLN, which had been used to set up file-6 in CENDL database.
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