Journal of Fusion Energy

, Volume 35, Issue 5, pp 730–742 | Cite as

Cross Section Calculations of (n,2n) and (n,p) Nuclear Reactions on Germanium Isotopes at 14–15 MeV

Original Research


Neutron incident reaction cross sections of Germanium isotopes (70,72,74,76Ge) were investigated for the (n,2n) and (n,p) reactions around 14–15 MeV. Cross section calculations have been presented for 70Ge(n,2n)69Ge, 72Ge(n,2n)71Ge, 74Ge(n,2n)73Ge, 76Ge(n,2n)75Ge, 70Ge(n,p)70Ga, 72Ge(n,p)72Ga, 74Ge(n,p)74Ga, and 76Ge(n,p)76Ga reactions. Theoretical calculations were performed with four different computer codes: ALICE/ASH for the Geometry Dependent Hybrid model, TALYS 1.6 for two component Exciton model, EMPIRE 3.2 Malta for Exciton model and PCROSS for Full Exciton model with the incident neutron energy up to 20 MeV. The (n,2n) and (n,p) reaction cross section calculations were compared with empirical formulas derived by several researchers and compared with the experimental data obtained from EXFOR database as well as with evaluated Nuclear data files (ENDF/B-VII.1: USA 2014). Results show good agreement between the theoretical calculations having a major importance in nuclear data evaluation calculations and the experimental data from literature.


Nuclear reactions 70,72,74,76Ge (n,2n), (n,pEquilibrium Pre-equilibrium Cross section ALICE TALYS EMPIRE PCROSS EXFOR library 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Şahan
    • 1
  • E. Tel
    • 1
  • H. Şahan
    • 1
  • U. Gevher
    • 1
  • A. Kara
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Faculty of Arts and SciencesOsmaniye Korkut Ata UniversityOsmaniyeTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and ArchitectureSinop UniversitySinopTurkey

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