# Application of simple ramsauer model to neutron total cross sections

## Abstract

The simple nuclear Ramsauer model has been used successfully to fit neutron cross sections for three decades, but has not been widely used because the foundations of the model seem to be so unrealistic. We have shown that the Glauber calculations with the inclusion of refraction and optical model calculations essentially validate this simple model for neutron total cross sections in the neutron energy range of 5-50 MeV. This model yields a simple formula for parameterizing the energy dependence of the neutron cross section. We have applied the model to nuclei ranging from vanadium to bismuth. With the addition of a single parameter, we can improve these fits to less than 1.5%.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 641282

- Report Number(s):
- UCRL-JC-127199; CONF-970524-

ON: DE97053928; TRN: 98:008628

- DOE Contract Number:
- W-7405-ENG-48

- Resource Type:
- Conference

- Resource Relation:
- Conference: International conference on nuclear data for science and technology, Trieste (Italy), 19-24 May 1997; Other Information: PBD: 29 Apr 1997

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 66 PHYSICS; CROSS SECTIONS; PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS; NEUTRONS; NUCLEAR MODELS

### Citation Formats

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Bauer, R.W., Anderson, J.D., Grimes, S.M., and Madsen, V.A.
```*Application of simple ramsauer model to neutron total cross sections*. United States: N. p., 1997.
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Bauer, R.W., Anderson, J.D., Grimes, S.M., & Madsen, V.A.
```*Application of simple ramsauer model to neutron total cross sections*. United States.

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Bauer, R.W., Anderson, J.D., Grimes, S.M., and Madsen, V.A. Tue .
"Application of simple ramsauer model to neutron total cross sections". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/641282.
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@article{osti_641282,
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title = {Application of simple ramsauer model to neutron total cross sections},

author = {Bauer, R.W. and Anderson, J.D. and Grimes, S.M. and Madsen, V.A.},

abstractNote = {The simple nuclear Ramsauer model has been used successfully to fit neutron cross sections for three decades, but has not been widely used because the foundations of the model seem to be so unrealistic. We have shown that the Glauber calculations with the inclusion of refraction and optical model calculations essentially validate this simple model for neutron total cross sections in the neutron energy range of 5-50 MeV. This model yields a simple formula for parameterizing the energy dependence of the neutron cross section. We have applied the model to nuclei ranging from vanadium to bismuth. With the addition of a single parameter, we can improve these fits to less than 1.5%.},

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place = {United States},

year = {1997},

month = {4}

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