### Cross section measurement of the 191Ir(n,2n)190Ir reaction

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^{191}Ir(n,2n) reaction was experimentally determined relative to the

^{27}Al(n,α)

^{24}Na reference reaction one, for incident neutron beam energies ranging from 15.3 to 20.9 MeV, by means of the activation technique. The quasi-monoenergetic neutron beams were produced at the 5.5 MV Tandem Accelerator ofNCSR "Demokritos" via the

^{3}H(d,n)

^{4}He reaction. Following the irradiations the activity induced by the neutron beam at the targets and reference foils was measured by HPGe detectors. The cross sections for the population of the second isomeric state (m2) of

^{190}Ir and the sum of the ground and isomeric states (g+m1+0.086 m2) were independently determined. Additionally, theoretical calculations of the above cross sections were carried out using the EMPIRE code. The details of these calculations concerning the optical model parameters, are described in the present work.

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