The Equilibrium and Pre-equilibrium Triton Emission Spectra of Some Target Nuclei for (n,xt) Reactions up to 45 MeV Energy

Tel E., KAPLAN A., Aydin A., OZKORUCUKLU S., BUYUKUSLU H., Yildirim G.

JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY, vol.29, no.4, pp.312-316, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10894-010-9278-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.312-316
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Although there have been significant research and development studies on the inertial and magnetic fusion reactor technology, there is still a long way to go to penetrate commercial fusion reactors to the energy market. Tritium self-sufficiency must be maintained for a commercial power plant. For self-sustaining (D-T) fusion driver tritium breeding ratio should be greater than 1.05. So, working out the systematics of (n,t) reaction cross sections and triton emission differential data are important for the given reaction taking place on various nuclei at different energies. In this study, (n,xt) reactions for some target nuclei as (16)O, (27)Al, (59)Co and (209)Bi have been investigated up to 45 MeV incident neutron energy. In the calculations of the triton emission spectra, the pre-equilibrium and equilibrium effects have been used. The calculated results have been compared with the experimental data taken from the literature.