Evaluation of iridium (n,xn) reactionsS. 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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