Measurements and statistical model calculations of activation cross-sections for Mg-26(n,alpha)Ne-23 reaction between 13.6 and 14.9 MeV neutron energies

Elmah A., Reyhancan I. A.

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, cilt.35, sa.6, ss.1068-1072, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.anucene.2007.11.001
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1068-1072


Activation cross-sections were measured at neutron energies from 13.6 to 14.9 MeV for the reaction Mg-26(n,alpha)Ne-23. The production of relatively short-lived activity and the spectra accumulation have been carried out by the cyclic activation method. Corrections were made for the effects of gamma-ray attenuation, random coincidence summing (pulse pile-up), dead time, and scattered low energy neutron contribution. Statistical model calculations for which the pre-equilibrium emission effects are taken into consideration were also performed. Results were compared with the previous investigations. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.