Measurements of activation cross-sections for the 96Ru(n,d*)95gTc reaction for neutrons with energies between 13.3 and 15.0MeV.

Research paper by Junhua J Luo, Fei F Tuo, Xiangzhong X Kong, Rong R Liu, Li L Jiang

Indexed on: 06 Jun '08Published on: 06 Jun '08Published in: Applied Radiation and Isotopes


In this study, activation cross-sections were measured for the (9)(6)Ru(n,d*)(95g)Tc reaction at three different neutron energies from 13.5 to 14.8MeV. The fast neutrons were produced via the (3)H(d,n)(4)He reaction on a K-400 neutron generator. Induced gamma activities were measured by a high-resolution gamma-ray spectrometer with a high-purity germanium (HPGe) detector. Measurements were corrected for gamma-ray attenuations, random coincidence (pile-up), dead time and fluctuation of neutron flux. The data for (9)(6)Ru(n,d*)(95g)Tc reaction cross-sections are reported to be 196+/-18, 253+/-22 and 298+/-22mb at 13.5+/-0.2, 14.1+/-0.1 and 14.8+/-0.2MeV incident neutron energies, respectively. Results were compared with the previous works.