Elastic and inelastic scattering of 1.5-MeV neutrons by the even-A isotopes of zirconium and molybdenum

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This article discusses elastic and inelastic scattering of 1.5-MeV neutrons by the even-A isotopes of zirconium and molybdenum.

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Creation Date: September 1974
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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McDaniel, Floyd Del. (Floyd Delbert), 1942-

University of North Texas; University of Kentucky

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Brandenberger, J. D.

University of Kentucky

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Leighton, H. G.

University of North Texas

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Glasgow, G. P.

University of Kentucky

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Publisher Name: American Physical Society
Place of Publication: [College Park, Maryland]
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  • Creation: September 1974
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This article discusses elastic and inelastic scattering of 1.5-MeV neutrons by the even-A isotopes of zirconium and molybdenum.

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Copyright 1974 American Physical Society. The following article appeared in Physical Review C, 10:3, http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevC.10.1087

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Abstract: Differential elastic and inelastic cross sections were measured for 1.5-MeV neutrons scattered by the even-A isotopes of zirconium and molybdenum. The scattering samples were enriched isotopes of ⁹⁰Zr, ⁹²Zr, ⁹⁴Zr, ⁹²Mo, ⁹⁴Mo, ⁹⁶Mo, and ¹⁰⁰Mo. The cross sections were measured using a dynamically biased neutron time-of-flight spectrometer. The differential cross sections have root-mean-square relative and normalization uncertainties of 2 to 3.5% and 7 to 7.5%, respectively, for elastic scattering, and 6 to 13% and 9 to 15%, respectively, for inelastic scattering. Isotopes with similar level structures have almost identical elastic angular distributions. The entire set of data was theoretically fitted using the optical-statistical model with resonance-width-fluctuation corrections. The calculated elastic differential cross section was assumed to be an incoherent sum of shape-elastic and compound-elastic scattering. At the minima in the angular distributions the cross sections were dominated by compound-elastic scattering.

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12 p.

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Keyword(s): nuclear reactions | deduced optical model parameters | isotopically enriched samples | neutron time of flight | dynamic bias | compound-elastic scattering | level width fluctuations
Source: Physical Review C, 1974, College Park: American Physical Society, pp. 1087-1098
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UNT College of Arts and Sciences
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UNT Scholarly Works
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  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.10.1087
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc146595
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Publication Title: Applied Physics Letters
Volume: 72
Publication Title: Physical Review C
Volume: 10
Issue: 3
Page Start: 1087
Page End: 1098
Peer Reviewed: Yes