Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2018, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (10): 150 doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0485-y


Activation cross sections for reactions induced by 14 MeV neutrons on natural copper

Jing-Jie Ma 1,2 • Feng-Qun Zhou 1 • Xiao-Jun Sun 1 • Xiao-Peng Zhang 1 • Shu-Qing Yuan 1   

  1. 1 School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Pingdingshan University, Pingdingshan 467000, China
    2 Henan Quality Polytechnic, Pingdingshan 467000, China
  • Contact: Shu-Qing Yuan
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    This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 11575090 and 11605099) and the Young Key Teachers Training Porgram of He’nan Higher Education in China (No. 2015GGJS-258).

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Jing-Jie Ma, Feng-Qun Zhou, Xiao-Jun Sun, Xiao-Peng Zhang, Shu-Qing Yuan. Activation cross sections for reactions induced by 14 MeV neutrons on natural copper.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2018, 29(10): 150     doi: 10.1007/s41365-018-0485-y


cross sections for the 63Cu(n,α)60(m+g)Co,65Cu(n,2n)64Cu, and 65Cu(n,p)65Ni reactions have been studied in the neutron energy range of 13.5–14.8 MeV using the activation technique. The neutron beams were produced via the 3H(d,n)4He reaction. The neutron energies of different directions in the measurements were determined beforehand by the method of cross section ratios for the 90Zr(n,2n)89m+gZr and 93Nb(n,2n)92mNb reactions. The results in the present work were discussed and compared with measurement results found in the literatures.

Key words: Copper, Activation, Neutron, Cross section, Nuclear reaction