Neutrinoless double-β decay (0νββ) searches typically involve large-scale experiments for which backgrounds can be complex. One possible source of background near the 0νββ signature in the observed spectra is γ rays arising from inelastic neutron scattering from the materials composing or surrounding the detector. In relation to searches for the 0νββ of Xe136 to Ba136, such as the EXO-200 and KamLAND-Zen projects, inelastic neutron scattering γ-ray production cross sections for Xe136 and Xe134 are of importance for characterizing such γ rays that may inhibit the unambiguous identification of this yet-to-be-observed process. These cross sections have been measured at the University of Kentucky Accelerator Laboratory at neutron energies from 2.5 to 4.5 MeV.
|Journal||Physical Review C|
|State||Published - Jan 23 2017|
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