Investigation of gamma strength functions and level density models effects on photon induced reaction cross-section calculations for the fusion structural materials Ti-46,Ti-50, V-51, Ni-58 and Cu-63

Ozdogan H., ŞEKERCİ M. , KAPLAN A.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.143, pp.6-10, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 143
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2018.10.011
  • Page Numbers: pp.6-10


Scientists have been focused on fusion reactor studies to overcome the increasing energy demand. The materials, which have the potential to be used in fusion reactors must be resistant to the harmful effects of radiation in the manner of material itself. Selection of the appropriate materials to be used in nuclear reactors has a crucial importance to achieve the maximum efficiency and security. Ti, V, Ni and Cu are known as some of the constructional fusion materials. Existence of many knowledge about those materials provides countless advantages to the researchers and one of them is the cross-section, which basically means the probability of a nuclear reaction's occurrence. In addition to the cross-section, there exist some other parameters, which could be pointed as gamma strength function and level density models that affect the theoretical calculations. In this study, photon induced reaction cross-sections of Ti-46,Ti-50, V-51, Ni-58 and Cu-63 target isotopes have been calculated by using TALYS 1.8 code with different gamma strength functions in the giant dipole resonance region. For gamma strength functions Kopecky-Uhl generalised Lorentzian Model, Brink-Axel Lorentzian Model, Hartree-Fock BCS tables, Hartree-Fock-Bogolyubov tables and Goriely's Hybrid Model have been employed. To appoint the best gamma strength function model, the relative variance calculations have been performed. Also, reaction cross-sections have been recalculated by using the best gamma strength function models through the different level density options. Constant Temperature Fermi Gas Model, Back Shifted Fermi Gas Model and Generalised Super Fluid Model have been employed for level density calculations. Experimental data for the investigated reactions have been taken from EXFOR library and used for comparisons of the obtained calculation results.