Partial γ-ray production cross sections for (n,xnγ) reactions in natural argon at 1-30 MeV

@article{Macmullin2012PartialP,
title={Partial γ-ray production cross sections for (n,xnγ) reactions in natural argon at 1-30 MeV},
author={S. Macmullin and M. Boswell and M. Devlin and S. Elliott and N. Fotiades and V. Guiseppe and R. Henning and T. Kawano and B. H. Laroque and R. Nelson and J. O'Donnell},
journal={Physical Review C},
year={2012},
volume={85},
pages={064614}
}

Background: Neutron-induced backgrounds are a significant concern for experiments that require extremely low levels of radioactive backgrounds such as direct dark matter searches and neutrinoless double-beta decay experiments. Unmeasured neutron scattering cross sections are often accounted for incorrectly in Monte Carlo simulations. Purpose: Determine partial gamma-ray production cross sections for (n,xng) reactions in natural argon for incident neutron energies between 1 and 30 MeV. Methods… CONTINUE READING