Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 178 / Number 1 / September 2014 / Pages 66-75
Technical Paper / dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE11-90
The (n,γ) and (n,2n) capture cross sections of 238U have been measured at neutron energies of 8.04 ± 0.30 and 11.90 ± 0.35 MeV from the 7Li(p,n) reaction using an activation and off-line gamma-ray spectrometric technique. The experimentally determined 238U(n,γ) and 238U(n,2n) reaction cross sections were compared with the evaluated data of ENDF/B-VII.0, JENDL-4.0, JEFF-3.1/A, and CENDL-3.1. The experimental values were found to be in agreement with the evaluated value based on ENDF/B-VII.0, JENDL-4.0, and JEFF-3.1/A but not with CENDL-3.1. The present measurement has been compared with literature data in a wide range of neutron energies. The 238U(n,γ)239U and 238U(n,2n)237U reaction cross sections were also calculated theoretically using the TALYS 1.4 computer code and compared with the experimental data.