Cu-65 isomeric cross sections for (n,alpha) reaction using approximately 14 MeV neutrons

Durusoy A., Reyhancan İ. A., Akçalı Ö.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.99, pp.86-89, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 99
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2015.02.013
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.86-89
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, activation cross-section measurements for the Cu-65(n,alpha)Co-62m (T-1/2=13.86 min.) reaction at six different neutron energies ranging from 13.6 and 14.9 MeV are presented. The fast neutrons were produced via H-3(d, n)He-4 reactions from an SAMES T-400 neutron generator. An activation technique was used to measure induced gamma activities. A high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer with a highpurity germanium (HpGe) detector was used to acquire the data. The measured cross section data were corrected for gamma-ray attenuations, pulse pile-up effects, dead time, variations in neutron flux, and contributions from scattered low-energy neutrons. The measured cross sections were compared with statistical model calculations (TALYS 1.6 code), the experimental data available in the literature and the data obtained from TENDL. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.