Determination of (n,2n) Reaction Cross Sections for Some Nuclei with Asymmetry Parameter

Sarpun I. H. , Yalim H. A. , Unal R., Oruncak B., Aydin A., KAPLAN A., ...More

JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY, vol.29, no.4, pp.387-394, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10894-010-9293-z
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.387-394
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


The (n,2n) reaction cross sections for targets of Tl-203,Tl-205, Pb-204,Pb-206,Pb-207,Pb-208, Bi-209, Th-232 and U-238 were calculated both theoretically and semi-empirically. Theoretical calculations were done using two different computer codes: PCROSS computer code for the full exciton model and ALICE/ASH-2006 computer code for the geometry dependent hybrid (GDH) model with the incident neutron energy up to 25 MeV. Semi-empirical calculations were done using formulas derived by several researchers. The obtained results have been discussed and compared with the available experimental data taken from the literature. The different nuclear reaction program codes used in the present study show considerable differences depending upon the selected energy range. Especially PCROSS calculation results show a disagreement above the incident energy of about 16 MeV for all the studied nuclei. Moreover, even though the graphs qualitatively agree in shape, they differ in magnitude below 15 MeV.