Neutron radiative capture cross section of Cu 63,65 between 0.4 and 7.5 MeV


Journal Article

© 2018 American Physical Society. Natural copper is commonly used as cooling and shielding medium in detector arrangements designed to search for neutrinoless double-β decay. Neutron-induced background reactions on copper could potentially produce signals that are indistinguishable from the signals of interest. The present work focuses on radiative neutron capture experiments on Cu63,65 in the 0.4 to 7.5 MeV neutron energy range. The new data provide evaluations and model calculations with benchmark data needed to extend their applicability in predicting background rates in neutrinoless double-β decay experiments.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Newsome, I; Bhike, M; Krishichayan, ; Tornow, W

Published Date

  • April 26, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 97 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2469-9993

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2469-9985

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.044617

Citation Source

  • Scopus