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Measurement of Neutron-Induced Reaction Cross Sections in Zirconium Isotopes at Thermal, 2.45 MeV and 9.85 MeV Energies

P. M. Prajapati, S. Mukherjee, H. Naik, A. Goswami, S. V. Suryanarayana, S. C. Sharma, B. S. Shivashankar, V. K. Mulik, K. C. Jagdeesan, S. V. Thakre, S. Bisnoi, T. Patel, K. K. Rasheed, S. Ganesan

Nuclear Science and Engineering

Volume 171 / Number 1 / May 2012 / Pages 78-84


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The 94Zr(n,)95Zr and 90Zr(n,p)90Ym reaction cross sections were measured at neutron energies En of 2.45 MeV and 9.85 ± 0.38 MeV (average) using an activation and off-line gamma-ray spectrometric technique. In addition to these, the thermal neutron capture cross sections of 94Zr(n,)95Zr and 96Zr(n,)97Zr were also measured using the same technique. The experimentally measured neutron cross-section data were compared with the latest available evaluated nuclear data libraries from ENDF/B-VII, JENDL 4.0, and TENDL 2010.

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