21-25 June 2021
Clarion Congress Hotel Prague
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Cross Section Measurement and Comparison of Methods for Background Subtraction in Quasi-monoenergetic Spectrum from p(Li) reaction

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20m
3rd floor (Clarion Congress Hotel Prague)

3rd floor

Clarion Congress Hotel Prague

Freyova 945/33, 190 00 Prague 9 - Vysočany
Poster 04 Research Reactors and Particle Accelerators

Speaker

Mr KRAL, Dusan (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic)

Description

Quasi-monoenergetic neutron spectrum generated in p(Li) reaction has great importance for cross-section measurement. But only half of the neutrons are produced in monoenergetic peak and the rest is in the background without any significant peaks. For measuring nuclear reactions with threshold energy lower than the energy of neutron peak is necessary to subtract this background.

This contribution shows experimental cross sections for different pure materials and a comparison of two methods of subtraction. The first uses a combination of Monte Carlo simulation and cross-section simulation in Talys code. The second method uses the fact that the angular distribution of generated neutrons rapidly changes with increasing distance from the proton beam axis.

The experiment was done in the CANAM facility where were irradiated different materials in quasi-monoenergetic neutron field with a peak energy of neutrons 33.5 MeV. The comparison was done for Au and Co samples which have a lot of different reactions for this energy range. The experimental results were obtained via the dosimetry foils activation method including the gamma-ray spectroscopy method.

Primary author

Mr KRAL, Dusan (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic)

Co-authors

Dr ZEMAN, Miroslav (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic; Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russian Federation) Mr STASTNY, Ondrej (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic) Mrs MELYAN, Elmira (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic; Chair of Nuclear Physics, Faculty of Physics, Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Republic of Armenia) Mr HOLOMB, Robert (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic; 4Department of Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particles, Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine) Prof. KATOVSKY, Karel (Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication, Department of Electrical Power Engineering, Brno, Czech Republic)

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