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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 303, Issue 3, pp 2497–2504 | Cite as

Neutron induced reaction cross-section of 232Th and 238U at the neutron energies of 2.45 and 14.8 MeV

  • H. Naik
  • S. V. Surayanarayana
  • S. Bishnoi
  • T. Patel
  • A. Sinha
  • A. Goswami
Article

Abstract

For 232Th and 238U, the (n) reaction cross-sections at the neutron energies of 2.45 and 14.8 MeV as well as the (n,2n) reaction cross-sections at 14.8 MeV have been determined using activation and off-line γ-ray spectrometric technique. The (n) and (n,2n) reaction cross-sections of 232Th and 238U were also calculated theoretically using the TALYS 1.6 computer code. The present data and literature data in a wide range of neutron energies were compared with the evaluated data of ENDF/B-VII.1, JENDL-4.0, JEFF-3.1/A and CENDL-3.1 and theoretical value of TALYS to examine the systematics of (n) and (n,2n) reaction cross-sections.

Keywords

(n) and (n,2n) reaction cross-sections of 232Th and 238D+D and D+T neutrons Neutron energies of 2.45 ± 0.18 and 14.8 ± 0.1 MeV Off-line γ-ray spectrometric technique TALYS calculation 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors are thankful to the staff of PURNIMA for their excellent operation of the neutron generator and kind cooperation to provide the neutron beam to carry out the experiment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Naik
    • 1
  • S. V. Surayanarayana
    • 2
  • S. Bishnoi
    • 3
  • T. Patel
    • 3
  • A. Sinha
    • 3
  • A. Goswami
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiochemistry DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Nuclear Physics DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Neutron and X-ray Physics FacilityBhabha Atomic Research CentreMumbaiIndia

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