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Author (up) n_TOF Collaboration (Mastromarco, M. et al); Domingo-Pardo, C.; Tain, J.L. url  doi
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  Title Cross section measurements of Gd-155,Gd-157(n,) induced by thermal and epithermal neutrons Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication European Physical Journal A Abbreviated Journal Eur. Phys. J. A  
  Volume 55 Issue 1 Pages 9 - 20pp  
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  Abstract Neutron capture cross section measurements on Gd-155 and Gd-157 were performed using the time-of-flight technique at the nTOF facility at CERN on isotopically enriched samples. The measurements were carried out in the nTOF experimental area EAR1, at 185 m from the neutron source, with an array of 4 C6D6 liquid scintillation detectors. At a neutron kinetic energy of 0.0253 eV, capture cross sections of 62.2(2.2) and 239.8(8.4) kilobarn have been derived for Gd-155 and Gd-157, respectively, with up to 6% deviation relative to values presently reported in nuclear data libraries, but consistent with those values within 1.6 standard deviations. A resonance shape analysis has been performed in the resolved resonance region up to 181 eV and 307 eV, respectively for Gd-155 and Gd-157, where on average, resonance parameters have been found in good agreement with evaluations. Above these energies and up to 1 keV, the observed resonance-like structure of the cross section has been analysed and characterised. From a statistical analysis of the observed neutron resonances we deduced: neutron strength function of 2.01(28)x10-4 and 2.17(41)x10-4; average total radiative width of 106.8(14) meV and 101.1(20) meV and s-wave resonance spacing 1.6(2) eV and 4.8(5) eV for n + Gd-155 and n + Gd-157 systems, respectively.  
  Address [Mastromarco, M.; Barbagallo, M.; Colonna, N.; Damone, L. A.; Mazzone, A.; Tagliente, G.; Variale, V.] Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Bari, Bari, Italy, Email: massimi@bo.infn.it  
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  Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 1434-6001 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000456675600003 Approved no  
  Is ISI yes International Collaboration yes  
  Call Number IFIC @ pastor @ Serial 3892  
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