Measurement of thick target neutron yields from 7 MeV/u α incidence on 209Bi

K. Sugihara, N. Shigyo, E. Lee, T. Sanami, K. Tanaka

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Thick target neutron yields produced by 7 MeV/u α incidence on a 209Bi target were measured at emission angles of 0°, 45°, and 90° using EJ301 liquid scintillators and the time-of-flight method. The experimental thick target yields were compared with those calculated using the Liège IntraNuclear-Cascade (INCL) and the JAERI Quantum Molecular Dynamics (JQMD) models followed by the Generalized Evaporation Model (GEM) implemented in PHITS. The INCL model successfully reproduced the neutron energy distribution. In contrast, the JQMD model could not reproduce the distribution, even for the reactions induced by low energy composite particles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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