Chin. Phys. Lett.  2019, Vol. 36 Issue (11): 112501    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/36/11/112501
Measurements of the Cross-sections of Produced Short-Lived Nuclei Induced by Neutrons around 14MeV on Isotopes of Tungsten
Xiao-Jun Sun1,2, Feng-Qun Zhou1,2, Yue-Li Song1,2**, Yong Li1,2, Peng-Fei Ji2, Xin-Yi Chang2
1Henan Key Laboratory of Research for Central Plains Ancient Ceramics, Pingdingshan University, Pingdingshan 467000
2School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Pingdingshan University, Pingdingshan 467000
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Abstract New experimental cross-section data for the $^{180}$W(n,2n)$^{179{\rm m}}$W, $^{186}$W(n,2n)$^{185{\rm m}}$W and $^{186}$W(n,p)$^{186}$Ta reactions at the neutron energies of 13.5 and 14.4 MeV are obtained by the activation technique. The neutron beams are produced by means of the $^{3}$H(d,n)$^{4}$He reaction. The gamma activities of the product nuclei are measured by a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer with a coaxial high-purity germanium detector. The neutron fluence is determined using the monitor reaction $^{93}$Nb(n,2n)$^{92{\rm m}}$Nb. The results in the current work are discussed and compared with the measurement results found in the literature. It is shown that these higher accuracy experimental cross-section data around the neutron energy of 14 MeV agree with some previous experimental values from the literature within experimental uncertainties.
Received: 03 July 2019      Published: 21 October 2019
PACS:  25.40.-h (Nucleon-induced reactions)  
  28.20.-v (Neutron physics)  
  24.60.Dr (Statistical compound-nucleus reactions)  
Fund: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant Nos 11605099 and 11575090.
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