Measurements of the 40 Ar(n, γ)41 Ar radiative-capture cross section between 0.4 and 14.8 MeV


Journal Article

The 40Ar(n, γ)41Ar neutron capture cross section has been measured between 0.4 and 14.8 MeV neutron energy using the activation technique. The data are important for estimating backgrounds in argon-based neutrino and dark-matter detectors and in the neutrino-less double-beta decay search GERDA, which uses liquid argon as cooling and shielding medium. For the first time the 40Ar(n, γ)41Ar cross section has been measured for neutron energies above 1 MeV. Our results are compared to the evaluation ENDF/B-VII.1 and the calculated prediction TENDL-2013. The latter agrees very well with the present results. © 2014 The Authors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bhike, M; Fallin, B; Tornow, W

Published Date

  • September 7, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 736 /

Start / End Page

  • 361 - 364

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0370-2693

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.physletb.2014.07.044

Citation Source

  • Scopus