Neutron production from thick LiF, C, Si, Ni, Mo, and Ta targets bombarded by 13.4-MeV deuterons
1 Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
2 Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
3 Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
4 Research Center for Advanced Particle Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
5 Research Center for Superheavy Elements, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
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Published online: 30 September 2020
Double-differential thick target neutron yields from LiF, C, Si, Ni, Mo, and Ta targets bombarded by 13.4-MeV deuterons were measured by using an EJ-301 liquid organic scintillator at the Center for Accelerator and Beam Applied Science, Kyushu University. The measured (d, xn) spectra were compared with the (t, xn) spectra measured by the other group at the same incident energy per nucleon (6.7 MeV/u) and theoretical model calculations by Particle and Heavy Ion Transport code System (PHITS) and DEUteron-induced Reaction Analysis Code System (DEURACS). Some bumps are observed in the (d, xn) spectra for low-Z target elements, while no specific structure was seen in the (t, xn) spectra. The PHITS calculation, in which the intra-nuclear cascade of Liége (INCL) and generalized evaporation model (GEM) were used, generally overestimates neutron spectra while the DEURACS calculation agrees with experimental ones fairly well.
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