Excitation function for 63Cu(n,p)63Ni reaction in neutron energy range up to 15 MeV

K. Takamiya, Y. Ota, M. Akamine, S. Shibata, T. Shibata, Y. Ito, M. Imamura, Y. Uwamino, N. Nogawa, M. Baba, S. Iwasaki, S. Matsuyama

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The excitation function for the 63Cu(n,p)63Ni reaction has been measured by activation method using the 4.5 MV Dynamitron accelerator of the Fast Neutron Laboratory of Tohoku University. Copper plates and hollow spherical copper shells were irradiated by neutrons of various energy up to 14.9 MeV produced by the T(p,n), D(d,n), and T(d,n) reactions. The 63Ni produced in the irradiated copper target was chemically separated. The β-rays emitted from the extracted 63Ni were measured by a liquid scintillation method. The cross sections obtained were compared with the evaluated data files of JENDL-3.3, ENDF/B-VI and FENDL/A-2.0. Consequently, it is found that FENDL/A-2.0 is consistent with our experimental data in the energy range studied in this work. The effect of proton shell appeared in the excitation function obtained is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1321-1324
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct


  • Atomic bomb radiation dosimetry
  • Chemical separation
  • Cu(n
  • E<15 MeV
  • Excitation function
  • Liquid scintillation method
  • Plate and hollow sphere targets
  • d-D
  • d-T and p-T neutrons
  • p)Ni

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation


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