Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 296, Issue 3, pp 1321–1329 | Cite as

Measurement of 56Fe(n, p)56Mn reaction cross-section at E n = 5.9, 9.85, 14.8 and 15.5 MeV

  • V. K. Mulik
  • H. NaikEmail author
  • S. V. Suryanarayana
  • S. D. Dhole
  • P. M. Prajapati
  • B. S. Shivashankar
  • K. C. Jagadeesan
  • S. V. Thakre
  • V. N. Bhoraskar
  • A. Goswami


The 56Fe(n, p)56Mn reaction cross-section at neutron energies of 5.9 ± 0.6, 9.85 ± 0.38, 14.8 ± 0.1 and 15.5 ± 0.7 MeV from the 7Li(p, n) as well as 3H(d, n) reactions has been experimentally measured using activation and off-line γ-ray spectrometric technique. The experimentally determined 56Fe(n, p)56Mn reaction cross-sections from the present work were compared with the latest available evaluated nuclear data libraries of ENDF/B-VII.1, JENDL-4.0 and JEFF-3.1/A. The present data along with the literature data in a wide range of neutron energies were interpreted in terms of competition between different reaction channels. The measured cross-sections were also estimated theoretically using TALYS-1.4 and EMPIRE-2.19 computer codes over neutron energies from near threshold to 20 MeV to compare with the experimental data.


Nuclear reaction 56Fe(n,p) En = 5.9−15.5 MeV Experimentally measured reaction cross-section (σ) Activation and off-line γ-ray spectrometric technique TALYS-1.4 and EMPIRE-2.19 codes Nuclear reaction model calculations 



The authors are thankful to staff of BARC-TIFR Pelletron facility for their co-operation and help to provide the proton beam to carry out the experiment. They are also thankful to Mr. Ajit Mahadakar and Mrs. Dipa Pujara from the target laboratory of Pelletron facility at TIFR, Mumbai, for providing us the Li and Ta targets. The author Mr. V. K. Mulik is thankful to BARC-PU, MOU for providing the research grant.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. K. Mulik
    • 1
  • H. Naik
    • 2
    Email author
  • S. V. Suryanarayana
    • 3
  • S. D. Dhole
    • 1
  • P. M. Prajapati
    • 4
  • B. S. Shivashankar
    • 5
  • K. C. Jagadeesan
    • 6
  • S. V. Thakre
    • 6
  • V. N. Bhoraskar
    • 1
  • A. Goswami
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PunePuneIndia
  2. 2.Radiochemistry DivisionBARCMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Nuclear Physics DivisionBARCMumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Physics DepartmentFaculty of Science, The M.S. University of BarodaVadodaraIndia
  5. 5.Department of StatisticsManipal UniversityManipalIndia
  6. 6.Radiopharmaceutical DivisionBARCMumbaiIndia

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