Elastic Cross Section for the Reactions 235U(n, n) and 238U(n, n) at Low Energies Using Woods-Saxon and Coulomb Potentials

  •  L. M. Sandoval    
  •  R. Arceo    
  •  G. Le´on-Soto    
  •  O. Pedraza    
  •  J. Mart´ınez-Castro    
  •  L. A. L´opez    


The elastic cross section for neutrons by Uranium atoms is calculated for the reactions 235U(n, n) and 238U(n, n) in the regime of low energies using Coulomb andWoods-Saxon potentials. The parameters used in the calculations were chosen by comparison with experimental data previously published by reducing chi-square. Using the same parameters in the equations the ratio 238U/235U is calculated. The results are shown next to the experimental data to illustrate the agreement of the model in the range of energies from 1.5 keV to 1.0 MeV .

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9639
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9647
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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