Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 067
Number of page(s) 4
Section Nuclear models
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07571

Evaluation of iridium (n,xn) reactions

S. Cowell1, P. Talou1, 2, T. Kawano1 and M.B. Chadwick1

1  Nuclear Physics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA
2  DEN/DER/SPRC/LEPh, CEA Cadarache, France

Published online: 21 May 2008

Recent experimental data, including detailed studies of the 191Ir and 193Ir metastable states have significantly improved our understanding of the nuclear structure for many iridium isotopes. Combining experimental γ production cross sections with the results of the reaction theory code GNASH, improved evaluations of neutron induced cross sections on several iridium isotopes have been completed. With a focus on improved descriptions of nuclear structure and pre-equilibrium modeling, 191Ir(n, xn) cross sections are presented.

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