The study of (n,d) reaction cross sections for new evaluated semi-empirical formula using optical model

Boeluekdemir M. H. , Tel E., Okuducu S., Aydin A.

Journal of Fusion Energy, vol.28, no.4, pp.398-403, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10894-009-9211-4
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Fusion Energy
  • Page Numbers: pp.398-403


Nuclear fusion can be one of the most attractive sources of energy from the viewpoint of safety and minimal environmental impact. The neutron scattering cross sections data have a critical importance on fusion reactor (and in the fusion-fission hybrid) reactors. So, the study of the systematic of (n,d) etc., reaction cross sections is of great importance in the definition of the excitation function character for reaction taking place on various nuclei at energies up to 20 MeV. In this study, non-elastic cross-sections have been calculated by using optical model for (n,d) reactions at 14-15 MeV energy. The excitation function character and reaction Q-values depending on the asymmetry term effect for the (n,d) reaction have been investigated. New coefficients have been obtained and the semi-empirical formulas including optical model non-elastic effects by fitting two parameters for the (n,d) reaction cross-sections have been suggested. The obtained cross-section formulas with new coefficients have been compared with the available experimental data and discussed. © 2009 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.