A study of the 90Zr(n,d)89Y reaction.
Bawa, Ahmed Cassim.
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A study has been made of the 90 Zr(n,d) 89 Y reactlion at an incident neutron energy of 22 MeV. The experimental aspect of the study was performed at the Van der Graaf facility at the National Accelerator Centre, using a particle spectrometer developed by K Bharuth-Ram and W R McMurray for the study of neutron-induced charged-particle emissions. The spectrometer, which consists of a telescope of three multiwire proportional counters and a curved plastic scintillator, permits the simultaneous accumulation of data over an angular range of 80°. Solid-angle- calculations have been performed to correct for the effect of the geometry of the system on the angular distribution of the cross-sections. A review has been made of the shell model of the nucleus, the optical potential model and the distorted waves method (or DWBA) for the analysis of direct nuclear reactions. A distorted-waves method analysis of the reaction is performed with the code DWUCK 4 and the resulting angular distribution of the various cross-sections are compared with the experimentally obtained data. ThIs comparison produces spectroscopic factors which are used to perform some analysis of the nuclear structure of the 90 Zr nucleus.