INVESTIGATION OF THE Nb-93 NEUTRON CROSS-SECTIONS IN RESONANCE ENERGY RANGE

Authors & Affiliations

Grigoriev Yu.V.1, Kitaev V.Ya.1, Zhuravlev B.V.1, Sinitsa V.V.1, Borzakov S.B.2, Faikov-Stanchik H.2, Ilchev G.2, Mezentseva Zh.V.2, Panteleev Ts.Ts.2, Kim G.N.3
1State Scientific Centre - A.I. Leipunsky Institute for Physics and Power Engineering, Obninsk, Russia
2Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia
3University of Science and Technology, PAL, Pohang, Korea

Abstract

The results of gamma-ray multiplicity spectra and transmission measurements for 93Nb in energy range 21.5 eV-100 keV are presented. Gamma spectra from 1 to 7 multiplicity were measured on the 501 m and 121 m flight paths of the IBR-30 using a 16-section scintillation detector with a NaI(Tl) crystals of a total volume of 36 l and a 16-section liquid scintillation detector of a total volume of 80 l for metallic samples of 50, 80 mm in diameter and 1, 1.5 mm thickness with 100% 93Nb. Besides, the total and scattering cross-section of 93Nb were measured by means batteries of B-10 and He-3 counters on the 124 m, 504 m and 1006 m flight paths of the IBR-30. Spectra of multiplicity distribution were obtained for resolved resonances in the energy region E=30-6000 eV and for energy groups in the energy region E=21.5 eV- 100 keV. They were used for determination of the average multiplicity, resonance parameters and capture cross-section in energy groups and for low-laying resonances of 93Nb. Standard capture cross-sections of 238U and experimental gamma-ray multiplicity spectra were also used for determination of capture cross-section 93Nb in energy groups. Similar values were calculated using the ENDF/B-6 and JENDL-3 evaluated data libraries with the help of the GRUKON computer program. Within the limits of experimental errors there is observed an agreement between the experiment and calculation, but in some groups the experimental values differ from the calculated ones.

Keywords
total cross-sections, capture cross-sections, resonance parameters, 93Nb, gamma-ray multiplicity spectra, Spectra of multiplicity distribution

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References

UDC 539.17.013

Problems of Atomic Science and Technology. Series: Nuclear Constants", issue 1, 2001