Measurement of the C-12(n, p)B-12 cross section at n_TOF at CERN by in-beam activation analysis
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The integral cross section of the C-12(n,p)B-12 reaction has been determined for the first time in the neutron energy range from threshold to several GeV at the n_TOF facility at CERN. The measurement relies on the activation technique with the beta decay of B-12 measured over a period of four half-lives within the same neutron bunch in which the reaction occurs. The results indicate that model predictions, used in a variety of applications, are mostly inadequate. The value of the integral cross section reported here can be used as a benchmark for verifying or tuning model calculations.
CitationZugec, P. [et al.]. Measurement of the C-12(n, p)B-12 cross section at n_TOF at CERN by in-beam activation analysis. "Physical review C", 19 Agost 2014, vol. 90, núm. 2, p. 021601-1-021601-5.