Chao Wang is pursuing his Doctoral degree of Nuclear Technology and Application at Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology, Sichuan University. His research interests include neutron physics from computer simulation to experiment measurement. He has published 3 papers in reputed journals.
As a kind of important activating material, accurate measurement of 115In neutron inelastic scattering cross section data of neutron flux monitoring is of great significance. At the 2.5 MeV electrostatic accelerator of Sichuan University, the neutron inelastic scattering cross section of 115In has been measured by the activation technique at neutron energies of 2.95, 3.94 and 5.24 MeV with the neutron capture cross sections of 197Au as an internal standard. The effects of multiple scattering and flux attenuation by the target, the cooling water and the coating material of the sample were corrected using the Monte Carlo code GEANT4. Based on the experimental values, the 115In neutron inelastic scattering cross sections data were theoretically calculated between the 1 and 15 MeV with the TALYS software code, the theoretical results of this study are in reasonable agreement with the available experimental results. The results should be useful for fixing statistical model parameters and neutron activation analysis.