On the role of activation and particle-emission data for reaction model validationM. Avrigeanu1, R.A. Forrest2, A.J. Koning3, F.L. Roman1 and V. Avrigeanu1
1 EURATOM-MEdC Fusion Association, "Horia Hulubei'' National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering, P.O. Box MG-6, 76900 Bucharest, Romania
2 EURATOM-UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon OX14 3DB, UK
3 Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG, P.O. Box 25, 1755 ZG Petten, The Netherlands
Published online: 21 May 2008
Experimental cross sections are compared with the results of calculations including all activation channels for the stable isotopes of Mn and Cu, for neutron incident energies below 20 MeV as well as up to 40-50 MeV. It results that within the former energy range, the model calculations are most sensitive to the parameters related to nuclei in the early stages of the reaction, while the model assumptions are better proved by analysis of the data in the latter energy range.
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