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Gamma-Ray Production Cross Sections in Multiple Channels for Neutron-Induced Reaction on 48Ti for En = 1 to 200 MeV

D. Dashdorj, G. E. Mitchell, J. A. Becker, U. Agvaanluvsan, L. A. Bernstein, W. Younes, P. E. Garrett, M. B. Chadwick, M. Devlin, N. Fotiades, T. Kawano, R. O. Nelson

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 157 / Number 1 / Pages 65-77

September 2007


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Prompt -ray production cross sections were measured on a 48Ti sample for incident neutron energies from 1 to 200 MeV. Partial -ray cross sections for transitions in 45-48Ti, 45-48Sc, and 43-45Ca were determined. The observation of about 130 transitions from 11 different isotopes in the present work provides a demanding test of reaction model calculations, and is the first study in this mass region to extract partial -ray cross sections for many different reaction channels over a wide range of incident neutron energies. The neutrons were produced by the Los Alamos National Laboratory spallation neutron source located at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center/Weapons Neutron Research facility. The prompt-reaction rays were detected with the large-scale Compton-suppressed GErmanium Array for Neutron Induced Excitations (GEANIE). Event neutron energies were determined by the time-of-flight technique. The -ray excitation functions were converted to partial -ray cross sections and then compared with model calculations using the enhanced GNASH reaction code. Compound nuclear, preequilibrium emission, and direct reaction mechanisms are included. Overall, the model calculations of the partial -ray cross sections are in good agreement with measured values.

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