Determination of neutron-induced activation cross sections using nirr-1

  • U Sadiq
  • S Jonah
  • R Nasiru
  • Y Zakari
Keywords: Thermal capture cross section, Resonance integral, k0-factors.


Thermal Activation cross-sections for the (n, γ) reaction were experimentally measured using NIRR-1 facilities. The irradiated target isotopes were 71Ga, 109Ag, 55Mn 94Zr; 96Zr; 238U, 74Se, 75As and 48Ca. In order to obtain reliable activation cross sections, careful attention was paid to neutron irradiation and to the measurement of induced activity. The values obtained for the ten (n, γ) reactions were compared against the comprehensive evaluated values listed in Mughabghab, (2003) and other evaluated data libraries. The values were found to compare well with values evaluated by Mughabghab and those from other libraries.

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eISSN: 2006-6996
print ISSN: 2006-6996