EPJ Web of Conf.
Volume 284, 202315th International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (ND2022)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Nuclear Reaction Measurements|
|Published online||26 May 2023|
Activation cross-sections for short-lived reaction products on hafnium isotopes induced by 1 – 20 MeV neutrons
1 Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1784 Sofia, Bulgaria
2 European Commission, Joint Research Centre, 2440 Geel, Belgium
3 Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency, 1400 Wien, Austria
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 26 May 2023
Results of new activation cross-section measurements for production of 178m1Hf (T1/2 = 4.0 s) and 179m1Hf (T1/2 = 18.67 s) are presented for the following reactions: 178Hf(n,n´)178m1Hf, 179Hf(n,2n)178m1Hf, 180Hf(n,3n)178m1Hf, 179Hf(n,n´)179m1Hf, and 180Hf(n,2n)179m1Hf. The irradiations were carried out at the 7-MV Van de Graaff accelerator at EC-JRC, Geel. Neutrons in the 1-3 MeV energy range were produced via the 3H(p,n)3He reaction. Deuteron beam and a deuterium gas target were used to produce 5 and 6 MeV neutrons. For the production of quasi-monoenergetic neutrons between 16 and 19.5 MeV the 3H(d,n)4He reactions was employed. Both samples with natural composition and isotopic enrichment were employed to differentiate reactions leading to the same product. An automated pneumatic system was used for the sample irradiation, transport and radioactivity measurements. The radioactivity of the samples was determined by standard gamma-spectrometry using HPGe detector. The results obtained in the present work are compared with the data from other authors and TENDL-2017 evaluation.
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