Measurement of thermal neutron capture cross sections of 137Np and 242Pu using prompt gamma neutron activation

Christoph Genreith, Matthias Rossbach, Eric Mauerhofer, Tamas Belgya, Guido Caspary

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Abstract

Several samples of 137Np and 242Pu were irradiated in the guided cold neutron beam of the prompt gamma activation analysis facility at the Budapest Research Reactor. The thermal neutron capture cross sections of 137Np and 242Pu were evaluated from the obtained prompt and delayed gamma ray data. The thermal neutron capture cross sections for 137Np(n,c)238Np was found to be r0∂137NpP = 170:4×7:4b and for 242Pu(n,c)243Pu to be r0∂242PuP = 19:6×3:9b.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699-703
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume296
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2013

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Keywords

  • 242Pu
  • Np
  • Prompt gamma activation
  • Thermal capture cross section

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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