Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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Evaluation of n + 16Fe reaction cross section at 14MeV incident energy

Emmanuel F Oyidi, Nasir F Isa, Salihu S Duwa


Cross section calculations have been carried out by some earlier scientists independent of energy surface imaginary potential. These have been characterized by a lot of disparity between authors and literature values. In this work, special attention was devoted to the increase in the accuracy of the calculation of nuclear data needed for structural materials. To do this, optical model (OM) scat 2 was applied using the deformed optical para magnetization. The results showed that the total cross section is numerically the sum of the shape elastic and compound nucleus formation cross section. Results obtained are in good agreement with literature values within ± 5%.

Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics, Volume 15 (November, 2009), pp 171 - 178

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