Measurements of 90,91,92,93,94,96-Zr neutron capture cross sections at the n_TOF facility at CERN
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Neutron capture cross sections for zirconium isotopes have important implications in the field of nuclear astrophysics. In particular they play a key role in ascertaining the neutron density in the He burning zone of the Red Giant stars. Neutron capture cross sections of 90,91,92,93,94,96Zr have been measured over the energy range from 1 eV to 1 MeV at the spallation neutron facility n_TOF at CERN. Based on these data, capture resonance strengths and Maxwellian-averaged cross sections were determined with much improved accuracy.
CitationCalviño, F. [et al.]. Measurements of 90,91,92,93,94,96-Zr neutron capture cross sections at the n_TOF facility at CERN. A: Nuclei in the Cosmos. "10th Symposium on Nuclei in the Cosmos". Mackinac Island, Michigan: 2008, p. 1-5.