MEASUREMENTS OF DISCRETE GAMMA-RAY PRODUCTION CROSS SECTIONS FOR THE INTERACTIONS OF 14.9MeV NEUTRONS WITH COBALT
Institute of Low Energy Nuclear Physics
Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
Differential production cross sections for 63 discrete gamma-rays from 14.9MeV neutron induced 59Co(n,xγ) reactions were measured with a Ge(Le) detector at 30° to 140°. The pulsed-beam time-of-flight technique was employed for background reduction. probable reaction types and transitions of the better part of gamma-ray lines were assigned. Neutron inelastic scattering cross sections for 10 levels and total neutron inelastic scattering cross section of 59Co in 14.9MeV incident neutron energy were obtained.
KEYWORDS: nuclear reaction, cobalt, 14.9MeV neutron, pulsed-beam time-of-flight technique, discrete gamma-ray production cross section, neutron inelastic scattering cross section