The weighted average yields for 177,178mTa in (γ, xn) reactions have been measured for the first time at the 20, 40, and 55 MeV boundary energies of bremsstrahlung γ-quanta. Simulation results using the TALYS-1.9 program code demonstrate the dominance of statistical processes.
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We would like to express our gratitude to S.S. Belyshev from the Scientific Research Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University, for help in irradiating the samples with a split microtron.
The reported study was funded by RFBR and BRFBR, project number 20-57-00009.
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Zheltonozhsky, V.A., Zheltonozhskaya, M.V., Savrasov, A.V. et al. Studying the Population of 178m,177Ta in (γ, xn) Reactions. Phys. Part. Nuclei Lett. 18, 315–318 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1547477121030122
- cross sections
- activation method
- gamma spectrometry
- xn) reactions
- code TALYS-1.9