• Empirical relation and establishment of shell effects in $(n, 2n)$ reaction cross-sections at 14 MeV

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      Cross-sections; empirical relation; shell effects; odd–even effects; magic numbers.

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      The experimental data for $(n, 2n)$ reaction cross-sections around 14 MeV neutron energy have been collected from the literature and analysed for the isotopes having $1 \leq Z \leq 82$. The empirical relations for the reaction cross-sections have been obtained, which show fairly good fits with the experimental values. The shell effects have been established at magic nucleon numbers for $(n, 2n)$ reaction cross-sections around 14 MeV neutron energy. The odd–even effects have also been observed as the cross-sections for odd-mass nuclei are higher than their neighbouring even–even nuclei.

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      Sneh Lata Goyal1 Pratibha Gur1

      1. Department of Applied Physics, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar 125 001, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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