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The (17)O(n,alpha)(14)C reaction cross-section was determined at the high flux reactor of the Institut Laue-Langevin in Grenoble relative to the known (14)N(n(th),p)(14)C cross-section. For the flux calibration measurements, (14)N(2) from the air was used. The (17)O(n,alpha) measurements were performed with several highly enriched oxygen gas samples. This resulted in a precise value of (244 +/- 7) mb for the (17)O(n,alpha)(14)C cross-section.

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Authors: WAGEMANS J, JRC Geel (BE);WAGEMANS C, RUG, Department of Subatomic and Radiation Physics, Gent (BE);BIEBER R, Kernfysish Versneller Instituut, Groningen (NL);GELTENBORT P, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Physics Review C (1998)
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