Developments in capture- γ libraries for nonproliferation applications

A. M. Hurst, R. B. Firestone, B. W. Sleaford, D. L. Bleuel, M. S. Basunia, F. Bečvář, T. Belgya, L. A. Bernstein, J. J. Carroll, B. Detwiler, J. E. Escher, C. Genreith, B. L. Goldblum, M. Krtička, A. G. Lerch, D. A. Matters, J. W. McClory, S. R. McHale, Zs Révay, L. SzentmiklósiD. Turkoglu, A. Ureche, J. Vujic

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The neutron-capture reaction is fundamental for identifying and analyzing the γ-ray spectrum from an unknown assembly because it provides unambiguous information on the neutron-absorbing isotopes. Nondestructive-assay applications may exploit this phenomenon passively, for example, in the presence of spontaneous-fission neutrons, or actively where an external neutron source is used as a probe. There are known gaps in the Evaluated Nuclear Data File libraries corresponding to neutron-capture γ-ray data that otherwise limit transport-modeling applications. In this work, we describe how new thermal neutron-capture data are being used to improve information in the neutron-data libraries for isotopes relevant to nonproliferation applications. We address this problem by providing new experimentally-deduced partial and total neutron-capture reaction cross sections and then evaluate these data by comparison with statistical-model calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationND 2016
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology
PublisherEDP Sciences
Volume146
ISBN (Electronic)9782759890200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 13 2017
Event2016 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, ND 2016 - Bruges, Belgium
Duration: Sep 11 2016Sep 16 2016

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Other2016 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, ND 2016
CountryBelgium
CityBruges
Period9/11/169/16/16

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Hurst, A. M., Firestone, R. B., Sleaford, B. W., Bleuel, D. L., Basunia, M. S., Bečvář, F., ... Vujic, J. (2017). Developments in capture- γ libraries for nonproliferation applications. In ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology (Vol. 146). [09008] EDP Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714609008

Developments in capture- γ libraries for nonproliferation applications. / Hurst, A. M.; Firestone, R. B.; Sleaford, B. W.; Bleuel, D. L.; Basunia, M. S.; Bečvář, F.; Belgya, T.; Bernstein, L. A.; Carroll, J. J.; Detwiler, B.; Escher, J. E.; Genreith, C.; Goldblum, B. L.; Krtička, M.; Lerch, A. G.; Matters, D. A.; McClory, J. W.; McHale, S. R.; Révay, Zs; Szentmiklósi, L.; Turkoglu, D.; Ureche, A.; Vujic, J.

ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology. Vol. 146 EDP Sciences, 2017. 09008.

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Hurst, AM, Firestone, RB, Sleaford, BW, Bleuel, DL, Basunia, MS, Bečvář, F, Belgya, T, Bernstein, LA, Carroll, JJ, Detwiler, B, Escher, JE, Genreith, C, Goldblum, BL, Krtička, M, Lerch, AG, Matters, DA, McClory, JW, McHale, SR, Révay, Z, Szentmiklósi, L, Turkoglu, D, Ureche, A & Vujic, J 2017, Developments in capture- γ libraries for nonproliferation applications. in ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology. vol. 146, 09008, EDP Sciences, 2016 International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology, ND 2016, Bruges, Belgium, 9/11/16. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714609008
Hurst AM, Firestone RB, Sleaford BW, Bleuel DL, Basunia MS, Bečvář F et al. Developments in capture- γ libraries for nonproliferation applications. In ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology. Vol. 146. EDP Sciences. 2017. 09008 https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201714609008
Hurst, A. M. ; Firestone, R. B. ; Sleaford, B. W. ; Bleuel, D. L. ; Basunia, M. S. ; Bečvář, F. ; Belgya, T. ; Bernstein, L. A. ; Carroll, J. J. ; Detwiler, B. ; Escher, J. E. ; Genreith, C. ; Goldblum, B. L. ; Krtička, M. ; Lerch, A. G. ; Matters, D. A. ; McClory, J. W. ; McHale, S. R. ; Révay, Zs ; Szentmiklósi, L. ; Turkoglu, D. ; Ureche, A. ; Vujic, J. / Developments in capture- γ libraries for nonproliferation applications. ND 2016: International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology. Vol. 146 EDP Sciences, 2017.
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