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Energy spectra for protons emitted in the reaction Ca-nat(n, xp) at 94 MeV
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Neutron Research.
2007 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The MEDLEY setup based at The Svedberg Laboratory (TSL), Uppsala, Sweden has previously been used to measure double-differential cross-sections for elastic nd scattering, as well as light ion production reactions for various nuclei in the interaction with neutrons around 95 MeV. When moved to the new beam line, the first experimental campaign was on light-ion production from Ca at 94 MeV in February 2005. These data sets have been analyzed for proton production in forward and backward angles. The Delta E - Delta E - E technique have been used to identify protons, and a cutoff as low as 2.5 MeV is achieved. Suppression of events induced by neutrons in the low-energy tail of the neutron field is achieved by time-of-flight techniques. The data are normalized relative to elastic np scattering measured in the 20-degree telescope. Results from an accepted neutron spectrum are presented and some methods to correct for events from low energy neutrons are presented and evaluated. The data are compared with calculations using the nuclear code TALYS. It was found that TALYS systematically overestimates the compound part, and underestimates the pre-equilibrium part of the cross-section.

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2007. , 60 p.
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UPTEC F, ISSN 1401-5757
Series
Uppsala University Neutron Physics Report, ISSN 1401-6269 ; UU-NF 07#02
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Subatomic Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-150637OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-150637DiVA: diva2:408098
Educational program
Master Programme in Engineering Physics
Uppsok
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
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Available from: 2012-06-12 Created: 2011-04-03 Last updated: 2012-06-12Bibliographically approved

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