(gamma,2n) Reaction Cross Section Calculations on Several Structural Fusion Materials

KAPLAN A. , OZDOGAN H. B. E. , Aydin A., Tel E.

JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY, vol.32, no.4, pp.431-436, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10894-012-9590-9
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.431-436


In this study, the theoretical photo-neutron cross-sections produced by (gamma,2n) reactions for several structural fusion materials such as V-51, Mn-55, Ni-58, Zr-90,Zr-91,Zr-92,Zr-94, and Ta-181 have been carried out for incident photon energies up to 40 MeV. Reaction cross-sections as a function of photon energy have been calculated theoretically using the PCROSS and TALYS 1.2 computer codes. TALYS 1.2 default and pre-equilibrium models have been used to calculate the pre-equilibrium photo-neutron cross-sections. For the reaction equilibrium component, PCROSS Weisskopf-Ewing model calculations have been preferred. The calculated results have been compared with each other and against the experimental data in the existing databases EXFOR. Generally, TALYS 1.2 default and pre-equilibrium model cross-section calculations are in good agreement with the experimental data for all reactions along the incident photon energy in this study. Pre-equilibrium option can be recommended, if experimental data are not available or are unlikely to be produced due to the experimental difficulty.