A Study on F-19(n,alpha) Reaction Cross Section

Ugur F. A. , Tel E., Gokce A. A.

JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY, cilt.32, ss.414-418, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10894-012-9587-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.414-418


In this study, cross sections of neutron induced reactions have been investigated for fluorine target nucleus. The calculations have been made on the excitation functions of F-19 (n,alpha), F-19(n,x alpha) reactions. Fluorine (F) and its molten salt compounds (LiF) can serve as a coolant which can be used at high temperatures without reaching a high vapor pressure and also the molten salt compounds are also a good neutron moderator. In these calculations, the pre-equilibrium and equilibrium effects have been investigated. The pre-equilibrium calculations involve the full exciton model and the cascade exciton model. The equilibrium effects are calculated according to the Weisskopf-Ewing model. Also in the present work, reaction cross sections have calculated by using evaluated empirical formulas developed by Tel et al. at 14-15 MeV energy. The obtained results have been discussed and compared with the available experimental data.