Neutron capture on Zr-94: Resonance parameters and Maxwellian-averaged cross sections

G. Tagliente, P. M. Milazzo, K. Fujii, U. Abbondanno, G. Aerts, H. Alvarez, F. Alvarez-Velarde, S. Andriamonje, J. Andrzejewski, L. Audouin, G. Badurek, P. Baumann, F. Becvar, F. Belloni, E. Berthoumieux, S. Bisterzo, F. Calvino, M. Calviani, D. Cano-Ott, R. CapoteC. Carrapico, P. Cennini, V. Chepel, E. 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, A. Ferrari, R. Ferreira-Marques, W. Furman, R. Gallino, I. Goncalves, E. Gonzalez-Romero, F. Gramegna, C. Guerrero, F. Gunsing, B. Haas, R. Haight, M. Heil, A. Herrera-Martinez, E. Jericha, F. Kaeppeler, Y. Kadi, D. Karadimos, D. Karamanis, M. Kerveno, E. Kossionides, M. Krticka, C. Lamboudis, H. Leeb, A. Lindote, I. Lopes, M. Lozano, S. Lukic, J. Marganiec, S. Marrone, T. Martinez, C. Massimi, P. Mastinu, A. Mengoni, 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, M. Rosetti, C. Rubbia, G. Rudolf, P. Rullhusen, J. Salgado, C. Santos, L. Sarchiapone, I. Savvidis, C. Stephan, 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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The neutron capture cross sections of the Zr isotopes play an important role in nucleosynthesis studies. The s-process reaction flow between the Fe seed and the heavier isotopes passes through the neutron magic nucleus Zr-90 and through Zr-91,Zr-92,Zr-93,Zr-94, but only part of the flow extends to Zr-96 because of the branching point at Zr-95. Apart from their effect on the s-process flow, the comparably small isotopic (n, gamma) cross sections make Zr also an interesting structural material for nuclear reactors. The Zr-94 (n, gamma) cross section has been measured with high resolution at the spallation neutron source n_TOF at CERN and resonance parameters are reported up to 60 keV neutron energy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015801
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review C (nuclear physics)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2011


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