Open Access
ND 2007
Article Number 369
Number of page(s) 4
Section Medical and environmental applications
Published online 17 June 2008
International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology 2007
DOI: 10.1051/ndata:07624

The nuclear reaction model code MEDICUS

Agim I. Ibishi1, 2

1  Cyclotron Department, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 103, 1090 Brussels, Belgium
2  Faculty of Science, Free University of Brussels, Nieuwelaan 149/b 529, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Published online: 21 May 2008

The new computer code MEDICUS has been used to calculate cross sections of nuclear reactions. The code, implemented in MATLAB 6.5, Mathematica 5, and FORTRAN 95 programming languages, can be run in graphical and command line mode. Graphical User Interface (GUI) has been built that allows the user to perform calculations and to plot results just by mouse clicking. The MS Windows XP and Red Hat Linux platforms are supported. MEDICUS is a modern nuclear reaction code that can compute charged particle-, photon-, and neutron- induced reactions in the energy range from thresholds to about 200 MeV. The calculation of the cross sections of nuclear reactions are done in the framework of the Exact Many-Body Nuclear Cluster Model (EMBNCM), Direct Nuclear Reactions, Pre-equilibrium Reactions, Optical Model, DWBA, and Exciton Model with Cluster Emission. The code can be used also for the calculation of nuclear cluster structure of nuclei. We have calculated nuclear cluster models for some nuclei such as 177Lu, 90Y, and 27Al. It has been found that nucleus 27Al can be represented through the two different nuclear cluster models: 25Mg + d and 24Na + 3He. Cross sections in function of energy for the reaction 27Al(3He, x)22Na, established as a production method of 22Na, are calculated by the code MEDICUS. Theoretical calculations of cross sections are in good agreement with experimental results. Reaction mechanisms are taken into account.

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