Investigation of 14-15 MeV (n, t) reaction cross-sections by using new evaluated empirical and semi-empirical systematic formulas

Tel E., Aydin A., KAPLAN A. , Sarer B.

JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY, vol.27, no.3, pp.188-194, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10894-007-9121-2
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.188-194


In the hybrid reactor, 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. Working out the systematics of (n, t) reaction cross-sections are of great importance for the definition of the excitation function character for the given reaction taking place on various nuclei at energies up to 20 MeV. In this study we have investigated asymmetry term effect for the (n, t) reaction cross-sections at 14-15 neutron incident energy. It has been discussed the odd-even effect and the pairing effect considering binding energy systematic of the nuclear shell model for the new experimental data and new cross-sections formulas (n, t) reactions developed by Tel et al. We have determined a different parameter groups by the classification of nuclei into even-even, even-odd and odd-even for (n, t) reactions cross-sections. The obtained empirical and semi-empirical formulas by fitting two parameter for (n, t) reactions were given. All calculated results have been compared with the experimental data and the other semi-empirical formulas.