IJMPCERO  Vol.6 No.3 , August 2017
Calculation of Reactions Cross Section for Neutron-Induced Reactions on 127I Isotope
Abstract: In this work, the reaction cross-section for neutron-induced reactions on 127I isotope was calculated using EXIFON code in the energy range of incident particle from 0 MeV to 30 MeV. The code is based on an analytical model for statistical multistep direct and multistep compound reactions (SMD/SMC model). In order to see the effect of nuclear structure on cross sections, the calculation was done using nuclear shell structure effect and without considering shell structure effect. Obtained results and statistical analysis showed that shell structure effect does not give significant changes to the cross-section at considered energy ranges. This shows that EXIFON code is a good tool for investigation of nuclear reaction cross section and is useful in the production of the radioisotopes of Iodine, Antimony and tellurium of high purity and in an efficient manner using cyclotron or nuclear reactors, these isotopes have potential application for field of medical science especially for diagnostics and therapeutic purposes.
Cite this paper: Ahmad, I. and Koki, F. (2017) Calculation of Reactions Cross Section for Neutron-Induced Reactions on 127I Isotope. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 6, 344-359. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2017.63031.

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