Evaluation of Neutron Nuclear Data for Mercury
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Neutron nuclear data of stable mercury isotopes (<SUP>196</SUP>Hg, <SUP>198</SUP>Hg <SUP>199</SUP>Hg, <SUP>200</SUP>Hg, <SUP>201</SUP>Hg, <SUP>202</SUP>Hg and <SUP>204</SUP>Hg) have been evaluated in the energy range of 10<SUP>-5</SUP>eV20MeV. Evaluated quantities are the total, elastic and inelastic scattering, capture, (n, 2n), (n, 3n), (n, p), (n, d), (n, α), (n, np), (n, nα) reaction and γ-ray production cross sections, the resonance parameters, and the angular and energy distributions of emitted neutrons and γ-rays. The evaluation is mainly based on nuclear reaction model calculations. Statistical-model calculation played a significant role in the determination of the reaction cross sections. The evaluated data have been compiled in the ENDF-6 format, and are used for the design study of a mercury target system proposed at the Neutron Science Research Center, Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute.
- Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology
Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology 34(12), 1171-1177, 1997-12-25
Atomic Energy Society of Japan