Neutron propagation in 12C for energies 20 to 45 MeV

Harty, P.D., MacGregor, I.J.D. , McGeorge, J.C., Dancer, S.N. and Owens, R.O. (1993) Neutron propagation in 12C for energies 20 to 45 MeV. Physical Review C, 47(5), pp. 2185-2189. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.47.2185)

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Abstract

Neutron transmission in 12C has been estimated by analyzing 12C(gamma,pn) and 12C(gamma,p) data, that were collected simultaneously using the Mainz Microtron (MAMI-A) tagged-photon system, at photon energies from 80 to 157 MeV. Correction has been made for solid angle and threshold effects by use of a Monte Carlo simulation. The corrected ratio of the (gamma,pn) and (gamma,p) data gives an indication of the proportion of emitted protons that have an accompanying neutron. This ratio, which can be interpreted as a lower limit for the neutron transmission in 12C, has been found to be O.80±O.08 for the 20-45 MeV neutrons examined in this experiment. Since the data sets were collected simultaneously, systematic uncertainties associated with the tagger and proton detector cancel in the ratio.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McGeorge, Dr John and MacGregor, Professor I and Owens, Professor Robert
Authors: Harty, P.D., MacGregor, I.J.D., McGeorge, J.C., Dancer, S.N., and Owens, R.O.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Nuclear Physics
Journal Name:Physical Review C
ISSN:0556-2813
ISSN (Online):1089-490X

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