Neutron Scattering on 238U and 232Th

Vladimir Maslov, Yurij Porodzinskij, Mamoru Baba, Akira Hasegawa, Aleksandr Kagalenk, Nikolai Kornilov

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Consistent analysis of neutron scattering data of 238U and 232Th with Hauser-Feshbach-Moldauer theory and coupled channel model is carried out. Collective bands structures are reproduced within soft deformable rotator model. The direct excitation of ground state and vibrational band levels is calculated within rigid rotator and soft (deformable) rotator models, respectively. Structures evident in measured neutron emission spectra are correlated with excitation of vibrational levels of Kπ = 0 and Kπ = 0+, 2+ bands. Prompt fission neutron spectra data are described. Contributions of neutrons, emitted in (n, nf) reactions are shown to be strongly dependent on the emissive fission contribution to the observed fission cross section.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-151
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug
Externally publishedYes


  • Coupled channels
  • Inelastic scattering cross section
  • Neutron emission spectra
  • Prompt fission neutron spectra
  • Thorium 232
  • Uranium 238

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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