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, vol.35, no.6, pp.1068-1072, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2007.11.001
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.