Determination of thermal neutron capture cross-sections at budapest PGAA facility

Zsolt Révay, Tamás Belgya, Richard B. Firestone

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Abstract

Prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) is a powerful nuclear analytical technique to determine the elemental and isotopic composition of materials. The PGAA facility at Budapest, Hungary is one of the leading laboratories of the world, determining spectroscopic data for chemical analysis to be used in other laboratories. These partial gamma-ray production cross-sections and k 0 values, being proportional to the analytical sensitivities of the chemical elements, can be transformed into thermal neutron capture cross-sections, i.e. the probabilities of the (n,γ) reactions, which are of broader interest in different fields of nuclear physics. Some preliminary results on thermal neutron capture cross-sections are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications
Pages445-448
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 14 2007
Event7th Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications - Cusco, Peru
Duration: May 11 2007May 16 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume947
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other7th Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications
CountryPeru
CityCusco
Period5/11/075/16/07

Keywords

  • Prompt gamma activation analysis
  • Thermal neutron capture cross-section

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Révay, Z., Belgya, T., & Firestone, R. B. (2007). Determination of thermal neutron capture cross-sections at budapest PGAA facility. In VII Latin American Symposium on Nuclear Physics and Applications (pp. 445-448). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 947). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2813850