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Measurement of the MACS of 159Tb(n, γ) at kT=30 keV by Activation

Praena, J.; Mastinu, P.F.; Pignatari, M.; Quesada, J.M.; Capote, R.; Morilla, Y.


J. Praena

P.F. Mastinu

M. Pignatari

J.M. Quesada

R. Capote

Y. Morilla


The measurement of the Maxwellian-Averaged Cross-Section (MACS) of the 159 Tb(n, γ) reaction at kT=30 keV by the activation technique is presented. An innovative method for the generation of Maxwellian neutron spectra at kT=30 keV is used. An experimental value of 2166±181 mb agrees well with the MACS value derived from the ENDF/B-VII.1 evaluation, but is higher than KADoNiS recommended value of 1580±150 mb. Astrophysical implications are studied. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.


Praena, J., Mastinu, P., Pignatari, M., Quesada, J., Capote, R., & Morilla, Y. (2014). Measurement of the MACS of 159Tb(n, γ) at kT=30 keV by Activation. Nuclear data sheets, 120, 205-207.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2014
Publication Date 2014-06
Deposit Date Jun 29, 2018
Journal Nuclear Data Sheets
Print ISSN 0090-3752
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 120
Pages 205-207
Keywords Nuclear and High Energy Physics
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