Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Measurement of alpha-induced reaction cross-sections on Mo with detailed covariance analysis
Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, 221005, Varanasi, India
2 Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Variable Energy Cyclotron Center, 700064, Kolkata, India
Accepted: 30 April 2022
Published online: 17 May 2022
In the present study we have measured the excitation functions for the nuclear reactions Mo(,x)Ru, Mo(,x)Ru, Mo(,x)Ru, Mo(,x)Tc, Mo(,x)Tc and Mo(,x)Tc in the energy range 9–32 MeV. We have used the stacked foil activation technique followed by the offline gamma-ray spectroscopy technique to measure the excitation functions. In this study we have also documented detailed uncertainty analysis for these nuclear reactions and their corresponding covariance matrix are also presented. The excitation functions are compared with the available experimental data from EXFOR data library and the theoretical prediction from TALYS nuclear reaction code.
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