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.
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- Analytical Chemistry
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis