The reaction54Xe(n, α)52Te at neutron energies from 12.5 to 18.0 MeV


Journal Article

The reaction54Xe(n, α)52Te was investigated in the neutron energy range 12.5 to 18.0 MeV. A high pressure gas scintillator filled either with pure xenon of natural isotopic abundance or with a mixture of xenon and helium was used as a target and as a detector simultaneously. The helium served as a monitor, (n, α)-spectra were measured and analyzed by evaporation theory. Large components of direct processes were found. The level density parameter of52Te was determined as (17.0±1.7) MeV-1. The cross section excitation function is given as well as the branching ratios for evaporation and direct processes as a function of neutron energy. © 1967 Springer-Verlag.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mack, G; Tornow, W

Published Date

  • August 1, 1967

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 207 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 359 - 374

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1434-601X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1434-6001

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF01326349

Citation Source

  • Scopus