Studies of 54,56Fe neutron scattering cross sections

S. F. Hicks, J. R. Vanhoy, A. J. French, S. L. Henderson, T. J. Howard, R. L. Pecha, Z. C. Santonil, B. P. Crider, S. Liu, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, T. J. Ross, S. W. Yates

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Elastic and inelastic neutron scattering differential cross sections and γ-ray production cross sections have been measured on 54,56Fe at several incident energies in the fast neutron region between 1.5 and 4.7 MeV. All measurements were completed at the University of Kentucky Accelerator Laboratory (UKAL) using a 7-MV Model CN Van de Graaff accelerator, along with the neutron production and neutron and γ-ray detection systems located there. The facilities at UKAL allow the investigation of both elastic and inelastic scattering with nearly mono-energetic incident neutrons. Time-of-flight techniques were used to detect the scattered neutrons for the differential cross section measurements. The measured cross sections are important for fission reactor applications and also for testing global model calculations such as those found at ENDF, since describing both the elastic and inelastic scattering is important for determining the direct and compound components of the scattering mechanism. The γ-ray production cross sections are used to determine cross sections to unresolved levels in the neutron scattering experiments. Results from our measurements and comparisons to model calculations are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCGS15 2014 - Capture GammaRay Spectroscopy and Related Topics
EditorsKai Zuber, Ronald Schwengner
ISBN (Electronic)9782759817948
StatePublished - May 28 2015
Event15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014 - Dresden, Germany
Duration: Aug 25 2014Aug 29 2014

Publication series

NameEPJ Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2101-6275
ISSN (Electronic)2100-014X


Conference15th International Symposium on Capture Gamma Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, CGS15 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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