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Differential Cross-Section Measurement for the 10B(n,)7Li Reaction

Guohui Zhang, Guoyou Tang, Jinxiang Chen, Songbai Zhang, Zhaomin Shi, Jing Yuan, Zemin Chen, Yu. M. Gledenov, M. Sedysheva, G. Khuukhenkhuu

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 142 / Number 2 / October 2002 / Pages 203-206

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The differential cross sections of the 10B(n, )7Li reaction were measured at 4.17, 5.02, 5.74, and 6.52 MeV by using a gridded ionization chamber. Neutrons were produced through the D(d,n)3He reaction. The absolute neutron flux was determined through the 238U(n,f) reaction. The experiment shows that as the neutron energy increases from 4.17 to 6.52 MeV, the differential cross section changes from almost 90-deg symmetry to obviously backward peaked in the center-of-mass reference system.

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