Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Measurement of the excitation functions for Ni(,x) reactions with detailed covariance analysis
Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, 221005, Varanasi, India
2 Analytical Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, 700064, Kolkata, India
Accepted: 20 January 2024
Published online: 3 February 2024
We measured production cross sections of Co, Co, Co, Zn and Cu radioisotopes from -induced reactions of Ni by using a stacked-foil activation technique and offline -ray spectroscopy technique. The results were compared with the available experimental data as well as the theoretical calculations based on the TALYS1.9 code. The present results in the energy region from 19 MeV to 40 MeV are in consistent with the existing experimental data and the calculated results. The measured cross-sections are reported along with their uncertainties and covariance matrix after a thorough uncertainty propagation using covariance analysis. The present experimental results will significantly contribute to enlarging the literature database for -induced reactions on Ni, leading to a variety of applications.
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