Journal article

THERMONUCLEAR REACTION-RATES FOR PROTON-INDUCED REACTIONS ON K-41 AND NEUTRON-INDUCED REACTIONS ON CA-41

ME SEVIOR, MR ANDERSON, LW MITCHELL, SR KENNETT, DG SARGOOD

NUCLEAR PHYSICS A | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1982

Abstract

The yield of γ-rays from the reaction 41K(p, γ)42Ca has been measured as a function of bombarding energy over the range 0.68-2.48 MeV and from the reaction 41K(p, αγ)38Ar over the range 1.20-2.48 MeV, and the yield of neutrons from the reaction 41K(p, n)41Ca has been measured from threshold to a bombarding energy of 2.48 MeV. The energy dependence of the cross sections is compared with statistical-model calculations with global optical-model parameters in all particle channels. The calculations seriously overestimate the cross section for the neutron channel and underestimate those for the other channels. A reduction in the imaginary well depth in the neutron channel leads to good agreement ..

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