Neutron scattering cross sections and partial kerma values for oxygen, nitrogen and calcium at 18<En<60 MeV

M. S. Islam, R. W. Finlay, J. S. Petler, J. Rapaport, R. Alarcon, J. Wierzbicki

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Abstract

Recent measurements of differential elastic and inelastic neutron scattering from oxygen, nitrogen and calcium at 18<En<26 MeV are presented and analysed in terms of the optical model. These data, together with earlier measurements of scattering and total cross sections, are used to construct model potentials that may be used to calculate various quantities of interest in neutron dosimetry in an energy region (20-60 MeV) where very few cross section data are available. The heavy-ion-recoil contribution to kerma is obtained directly from the data at each energy. The value of proton inelastic scattering data for validating potential models at high energy is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number001
Pages (from-to)315-328
Number of pages14
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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