Measurement of the (197)Au(n,gamma) cross section at n_TOF: towards a new standard

C. Massimi, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts, H. Alvarez, F. Alvarez-Velarde, S. Andriamonje, J. Andrzejewski, P. Assimakopoulos, L. Audouin, G. Badurek, P. Baumann, F. Becvar, E. Berthoumieux, F. Calvino, M. Calviani, D. Cano-Ott, R. Capote, C. Carrapico, P. Cennini, V. ChepelE. Chiaveri, N. Colonna, G. Cortes, A. Couture, J. Cox, M. Dahlfors, S. David, I. Dillmann, C. Domingo-Pardo, W. Dridi, I. Duran, C. Eleftheriadis, M. Embid-Segura, L. Ferrant, A. Ferrari, R. Ferreira-Marques, K. Fujii, W. Furman, I. Goncalves, E. Gonzalez-Romero, F. Gramegna, C. Guerrero, F. Gunsing, B. Haas, R. Haight, M. Heil, A. Herrera-Martinez, M. Igashira, E. Jericha, F. Kappeler, Y. Kadi, D. Karadimos, D. Karamanis, M. Kerveno, P. Koehler, E. Kossionides, M. Krticka, C. Lampoudis, H. Leeb, A. Lindote, I. Lopes, M. Lozano, S. Lukic, J. Marganiec, S. Marrone, T. Martinez, P. Mastinu, A. Mengoni, P. M. Milazzo, C. Moreau, M. Mosconi, F. Neves, H. Oberhummer, S. O'Brien, J. Pancin, C. Papachristodoulou, C. Papadopoulos, C. Paradela, N. Patronis, A. Pavlik, P. Pavlopoulos, L. Perrot, M. T. Pigni, R. Plag, A. Plompen, A. Plukis, A. Poch, J. Praena, C. Pretel, J. Quesada, T. Rauscher, R. Reifarth, C. Rubbia, G. Rudolf, P. Rullhusen, J. Salgado, C. Santos, L. Sarchiapone, I. Savvidis, C. Stephan, G. Tagliente, J. L. Tain, L. Tassan-Got, L. Tavora, R. Terlizzi, G. Vannini, P. Vaz, A. Ventura, D. Villamarin, M. C. Vincente, V. Vlachoudis, R. Vlastou, F. Voss, S. Walter, M. Wiescher, K. Wisshak

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Two different detectors and techniques are employed at n_TOF facility, at CERN, to improve the accuracy of the neutron capture cross section of (197)Au(n,gamma): a total absorption calorimeter and a Set Of C(6)D(6). The accurate knowledge of this cross section is of great importance for all the (n,gamma) reactions study. The neutron capture cross section and nuclear resonce parameters of the (197)Au have been measured in the energy range of 1 eV to 1 kev. The present work shows in average a good agreement with evaluated data libraries, although sizeable differences have been observed for some resonances. Two new resonances have also been discovered. The accuracy of the resonance partial widths has been improved and the main nuclear quantities such as the neutron strength function have been

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcs Int Conf on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
EditorsO. Bersillon, F. Gunsing, E. Bauge, R. Jacqmin, S. Leray
Place of PublicationCEDEX A
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-2-7598-0091-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology - Nice, France
Duration: 22 Apr 200727 Apr 2007


ConferenceInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology


  • CERN


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