Experimental kerma coefficients for carbon deduced from microscopic cross sections at 96 MeV incident neutron energy
2004 (English)In: Physics in Medicine and Biology, ISSN 0031-9155, E-ISSN 1361-6560, Vol. 49, no 19, 4523-4542 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The double-differential cross sections for (n, px), (n, dx), (n, tx), (n, (3)Hex) and (n, alphax) reactions in carbon have been measured at 96 MeV incident neutron energy. The various charged particles (inclusive spectra) were identified using A E-E techniques. From the experimental data, energy- and angle-differential as well as production cross sections were determined, and subsequently the partial and total kerma coefficients. The deduced partial and total kerma coefficients were compared to previous experimental results and theoretical calculations. The findings indicate that the deduced kerma coefficients for the hydrogen isotopes are in good agreement with those deduced from a previous measurement, and that the kerma coefficient values, in particular of the hydrogen isotopes, are systematically higher than values obtained from recent model calculations, which consequently resulted in a total kerma coefficient which is up to 30% higher than predicted by the calculations.
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2004. Vol. 49, no 19, 4523-4542 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-80879DOI: 10.1088/0031-9155/49/19/006ISI: 000224663300006PubMedID: 15552415OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-80879DiVA: diva2:496877
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