Study of the Li(d, xn) reaction for the development of accelerator-based neutron sources
1 Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science, Kyushu University, 6-1 Kasuga-koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan
2 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), 2-4 Shirakata, Tokai, Naka, Ibaraki 319-1195, Japan
3 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), 1-1 Oho, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0801, Japan
4 Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, 2-1010 Asashiro-nishi, Kumatori, Sennan, Osaka 590-0494, Japan
5 Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University, 10-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047, Japan
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Published online: 30 September 2020
Double-differential neutron production cross sections (DDXs) for deuteron-induced reactions on Li at 200 MeV were measured for emission angles ranging from 0◦ to 25◦ in steps of 5◦ by means of a time of flight (TOF) method with EJ301 liquid organic scintillators at the Research Center for Nuclear Physics (RCNP), Osaka University. The measured DDXs were compared to theoretical model calculations with the DEURACS and PHITS codes and TENDL-2017 nuclear data. It was found that the DEURACS calculation is in better agreement with the measured DDXs than the PHITS calculation, while TENDL-2017 fails to reproduce both the spectral shape and magnitude of the measured DDXs for all angles.
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