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Title: Nuclear Forensics and Radiochemistry: Reaction Networks

Abstract

In the intense neutron flux of a nuclear explosion the production of isotopes may occur through successive neutron induced reactions. The pathway to these isotopes illustrates both the complexity of the problem and the need for high quality nuclear data. The growth and decay of radioactive isotopes can follow a similarly complex network. The Bateman equation will be described and modified to apply to the transmutation of isotopes in a high flux reactor. A alternative model of growth and decay, the GD code, that can be applied to fission products will also be described.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1410610
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-30696
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Rundberg, Robert S. Nuclear Forensics and Radiochemistry: Reaction Networks. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1410610.
Rundberg, Robert S. Nuclear Forensics and Radiochemistry: Reaction Networks. United States. doi:10.2172/1410610.
Rundberg, Robert S. Wed . "Nuclear Forensics and Radiochemistry: Reaction Networks". United States. doi:10.2172/1410610. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410610.
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abstractNote = {In the intense neutron flux of a nuclear explosion the production of isotopes may occur through successive neutron induced reactions. The pathway to these isotopes illustrates both the complexity of the problem and the need for high quality nuclear data. The growth and decay of radioactive isotopes can follow a similarly complex network. The Bateman equation will be described and modified to apply to the transmutation of isotopes in a high flux reactor. A alternative model of growth and decay, the GD code, that can be applied to fission products will also be described.},
doi = {10.2172/1410610},
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place = {United States},
year = {Wed Nov 22 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Nov 22 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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