Cross-section measurements of the 94 Mo(γ,n) and 90 Zr(γ,n) reactions using real photons at the HI γ S facility

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The photodisintegration reaction cross-sections for 94Mo(γ,n) and 90Zr(γ,n) have been experimentally investigated with quasi-monochromatic photon beams at the High Intensity γ-Ray Source (HIγS) facility, Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL). The measurements were focused primarily on studying the energy dependence of the photoneutron cross sections, which is the most direct way of testing statistical models, and were performed close to the respective neutron thresholds and above up to ∼ 20 MeV. Neutrons from the (γ,n) reactions were detected using a 4π assembly of 3He proportional counters developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory and presently available at TUNL. While the 94Mo(γ,n) cross section measurement aims to contribute to a broader investigation for understanding the γ-process (the mechanism responsible for the nucleosynthesis of the so-called p-nuclei), the information from the 90Zr(γ,n) data is relevant to constrain QRPA calculations of γ-ray strength functions in this mass region. In this contribution, we will present our preliminary results of the total (γ,n) excitation functions for the two photoneutron reactions on 94Mo and 90Zr.

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Cited Authors

  • Banu, A; Silano, J; Karwowski, H; Meekins, E; Bhike, M; Tornow, W; McCleskey, M

Published Date

  • May 16, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 178 /

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2100-014X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2101-6275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1051/epjconf/201817803007

Citation Source

  • Scopus