Determination of thermal neutron capture cross sections using cold neutron beams at the Budapest PGAA and NIPS facilities

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Abstract

We report about our methodology developed for the determination of the thermal capture cross section of various target isotopes at our PGAA and NIPS facilities, which both use a guided cold neutron beam produced by the 10 MW Budapest Research Reactor. The two facilities provide an excellent means for determining partial gamma ray cross sections for products produced in the sample by neutron capture reactions. Both stations are equipped with HPGe detectors to detect the gamma rays coming from the excited nuclei of the samples. We present examples for the determination of thermal capture cross section of various target isotopes including the radioactive 99Tc, 129I nuclei and of the 204,206,207Pb isotopes. The chopped beam option provides a good opportunity to study short-lived products.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCAPTURE GAMMA-RAY SPECTROSCOPY AND RELATED TOPICS
Subtitle of host publication12th International Symposium
Pages300-306
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 13 2006
Event12th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics - Notre Dame, IN, United States
Duration: Sep 4 2005Sep 9 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume819
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other12th International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics
CountryUnited States
CityNotre Dame, IN
Period9/4/059/9/05

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Belgya, T., Révay, Z., & Szentmiklósi, L. (2006). Determination of thermal neutron capture cross sections using cold neutron beams at the Budapest PGAA and NIPS facilities. In CAPTURE GAMMA-RAY SPECTROSCOPY AND RELATED TOPICS: 12th International Symposium (pp. 300-306). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 819). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2187875