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  • 1 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources Ion Beam Application Group Daejeon 305-350 Korea
  • 2 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences Cyclotron Application Laboratory Seoul 139-706 Korea
  • 3 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute Nuclear Data Evaluation Laboratory Daejeon 305-600 Korea
  • 4 Korea Science Service Institute Seoul 137-130 Korea
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Abstract  

Neutron capture cross sections on 63Cu and 186W were measured by fast neutron activation method at neutron energies from 1 to 2 MeV. Monoenergetic fast neutrons were produced by 3H(p,n)3He reaction. Neutron energy spread by target thickness, which was assumed to be the main factor of neutron energy spread, was estimated to be 1.5% at neutron energy of 2.077 MeV. Neutron capture cross sections on 63Cu and 186W were calculated by reference comparison method on those of 197Au(n,γ). Not only statistical errors of gamma-counts from samples but also systematic errors in the counting efficiency for HP Ge detector and the uncertainty of areal density of samples were considered in calculating neutron capture cross section. Estimated neutron capture cross sections on 63Cu and 186W were also compared with ENDF-6 data.