Partial cross section of neutron-induced reactions on 136 Xe at e n = 5 MeV for 0νββ background studies


Journal Article

© 2018 IOP Publishing Ltd. Partial cross section measurements were carried out on 136Xe at Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) using 5 MeV monoenergetic neutrons. These results are important for estimating potential neutron-induced backgrounds in the nEXO and KamLAND2-Zen neutrinoless double-β decay searches that use highly enriched 136Xe. Pulsed neutron beams were produced via the 2H(d, n)3He reaction and the deexcitation γ-rays from 136Xe were observed with two 60% relative efficiency HPGe detectors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bhike, M; Esterline, JH; Fallin, B; Finch, SW; Gooden, ME; Tornow, W

Published Date

  • November 12, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/1361-6471/aaeba4

Citation Source

  • Scopus