Photo-neutron cross-section calculations of <SUP>142,143,144,145,146,150</SUP>Nd rare-earth isotopes for (gamma, n) reaction


KAPLAN A. , OZDOGAN H. B. E. , Aydin A., Tel E.

PHYSICS OF ATOMIC NUCLEI, vol.77, no.11, pp.1371-1377, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 77 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1134/s1063778814100081
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICS OF ATOMIC NUCLEI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1371-1377

Abstract

The theoretical photo-neutron cross sections for (gamma, n) reaction have been calculated on 142,143,144,145,146,150Nd rare-earth isotopes at photon energies of 8-23 MeV using the PCROSS, TALYS 1.2, and EMPIRE 3.1 computer codes. TALYS 1.2 two-component exciton model and EMPIRE 3.1 exciton model has been used to calculate the pre-equilibrium photo-neutron cross sections. PCROSS Weisskopf-Ewing model has been used for the reaction equilibrium cross-section calculations. The obtained cross sections have been compared with each other and against the experimental values existing in the EXFOR database. Generally, pre-equilibrium model cross-section calculations are in good agreement with the experimental data for all reactions along the incident photon energy in this study.