Level density parameter dependence of the fission cross sections of some subactinide nuclei induced by protons with the incident energy up to 250 MeV

Aydin A., Yalim H. A., Tel E., Sarer B., Unal R., Sarpun I. H., ...More

ANNALS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY, vol.36, no.9, pp.1307-1312, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anucene.2009.07.010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1307-1312
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study aims to show the dependence on the choice of the ratio of the level density parameters a(f) and a(n) corresponding to the saddle point of fission and equilibrium deformation of nucleus, respectively, of the proton induced fission cross sections of some subactinide targets. The method was employed using different level density parameter ratios for each fission cross section calculation in ALICE/ASH computer code. The ALICE/ASH code calculations were compared both with the available experimental data and with the Prokofiev systematics data. It is found that the fission cross sections dependent heavily on the choice of level density parameter ratio in the fission and neutron emission channels, a(f)/a(n), for some subactinide nuclei. To get a good description of the measured fission cross sections for subactinide nuclei, we used a ratio of the level density parameters in the fission and neutron emission channels. a(f)/a(n), depending both on the target-nucleus and on the energy of the projectile, in agreement with results published in literature. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.