Fission cross section calculations for Bi-209 target nucleus based on fission reaction models in high energy regions

KAPLAN A. , ÇAPALI V. , Ozdogan H.

International Workshop on Theoretical and Experimental Studies in Nuclear Applications and Technology (TESNAT), Osmaniye, Turkey, 23 - 26 April 2015, vol.100 identifier identifier


Implementation of projects of new generation nuclear power plants requires the solving of material science and technological issues in developing of reactor materials. Melts of heavy metals (Pb, Bi and Pb-Bi) due to their nuclear and thermophysical properties, are the candidate coolants for fast reactors and accelerator-driven systems (ADS). In this study, alpha, gamma, p, n and He-3 induced fission cross section calculations for Bi-209 target nucleus at high-energy regions for (alpha,f), (gamma,f), (p,f), (n,f) and (He-3,f) reactions have been investigated using different fission reaction models. Mamdouh Table, Sierk, Rotating Liquid Drop and Fission Path models of theoretical fission barriers of TALYS 1.6 code have been used for the fission cross section calculations. The calculated results have been compared with the experimental data taken from the EXFOR database. TALYS 1.6 Sierk model calculations exhibit generally good agreement with the experimental measurements for all reactions used in this study.