Neutron-induced inelastic γ-production cross sections on 58,60,64Ni
1 Horia Hulubei National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Reactorului 30, 077125 Bucharest-Măgurele, Romania
2 Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IPHC UMR 7178, F – 67000 Strasbourg, France
3 University of Helsinki, Department of Chemistry, Helsinki, Finland
4 European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Retieseweg 111, B – 2440 Geel, Belgium
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Published online: 26 May 2023
This paper reports partial results of a (n, n’γ) measurement on nickel. The inelastic channel was measured using the Gamma Array for Inelastic Neutron Scattering (GAINS) spectrometer at the 100-m measurement cabin of the Geel Electron Linear Accelerator (GELINA) neutron source of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) in Geel, Belgium. Using γ spectroscopy, we were able to extract angle-integrated production cross sections for several γ rays but we report here only the results for the main transition in 58Ni. We discuss however in detail the observed discrepancy between our data and other experiments (especially the work of Voss et al.). We also shortly comment on the quality of the neutron-target optical model potential in describing the inelastic data in this mass region. The calculations were performed using the talys 1.9 code in the default settings.
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