Title: A Measurement of (n,xngamma) Cross Sections for 208Pb from Threshold up to 20 MeV
Authors: MIHAILESCU LiviuBORCEA CatalinBAUMANN P.DESSAGNE PhilippeJERICHA ErwinKARAM HabibKERVENO MaëlleKONING Arjan J.LEVEQUE N.PAVLIK AndreasPLOMPEN ArjanQUETEL ChristopheRUDOLF GerardTRESL I.
Citation: NUCLEAR PHYSICS A vol. 811 no. 1-2 p. 1-27
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC46927
ISSN: 0375-9474
URI: http://www.sciencedirect.com
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC46927
DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2008.07.016
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: Gamma production cross sections for neutron inelastic scattering, (n,2ngamma) and (n,3ngamma) reactions on 208Pb were measured at the Geel Electron Linear Accelerator (GELINA) from the respective thresholds up to at most 20 MeV. An unprecedented neutron energy resolution of 1.1 keV at 1 MeV (35 keV at 10 MeV) and a total uncertainty of about 5% was achieved for the integral gamma production cross section of the most intense transition in 208Pb. The gamma production cross section was measured for 29 transitions of the inelastic channel, 5 transitions of the (n,2ngamma) channel and one transition of the (n,3ngamma) channel. Based on the evaluated level scheme of 208Pb, the total neutron inelastic scattering cross section and the level cross sections were deduced. Four large volume HPGe (high purity germanium) detectors were used for the detection of the gamma-rays. The 88.11% enriched 208Pb sample was placed at a flight path length of 198.551 m. The cross sections were measured relative to the standard cross section by continuously monitoring the neutron flux with a fission chamber containing 235U. The results are compared with the existing experimental data from the literature and with model estimates obtained with the recent TALYS 1.00 code. A good agreement of the present data is found with both the existing experimental data and with the calculations. The present work greatly expands the number of measured gamma production cross sections and the level cross sections derived for this nucleus.
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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