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Title: Proposed experiment to measure {gamma}-rays from the thermal neutron capture of gadolinium

Abstract

Gadolinium-157 ({sup 157}Gd) has the largest thermal neutron capture cross section among any stable nuclei. The thermal neutron capture yields {gamma}-ray cascade with total energy of about 8 MeV. Because of these characteristics, Gd is applied for the recent neutrino detectors. Here, we propose an experiment to measure the multiplicity and the angular correlation of {gamma}-rays from the Gd neutron capture. With these information, we expect the improved identification of the Gd neutron capture.

Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Okayama University, Okayama, 700-8530 (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075787
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1484; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Conference on origin of matter and evolution of galaxies 2011, Wako (Japan), 14-17 Nov 2011; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ANGULAR CORRELATION; CAPTURE; CROSS SECTIONS; ENERGY LEVELS; GADOLINIUM 157; GADOLINIUM 157 TARGET; MEV RANGE; MULTIPLICITY; NEUTRINOS; NEUTRON REACTIONS; NUCLEAR CASCADES; NUCLEAR REACTION YIELD; THERMAL NEUTRONS

Citation Formats

Yano, Takatomi, Ou, I., Izumi, T., Yamaguchi, R., Mori, T., and Sakuda, M. Proposed experiment to measure {gamma}-rays from the thermal neutron capture of gadolinium. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4763447.
Yano, Takatomi, Ou, I., Izumi, T., Yamaguchi, R., Mori, T., & Sakuda, M. Proposed experiment to measure {gamma}-rays from the thermal neutron capture of gadolinium. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4763447.
Yano, Takatomi, Ou, I., Izumi, T., Yamaguchi, R., Mori, T., and Sakuda, M. Mon . "Proposed experiment to measure {gamma}-rays from the thermal neutron capture of gadolinium". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4763447.
@article{osti_22075787,
title = {Proposed experiment to measure {gamma}-rays from the thermal neutron capture of gadolinium},
author = {Yano, Takatomi and Ou, I. and Izumi, T. and Yamaguchi, R. and Mori, T. and Sakuda, M.},
abstractNote = {Gadolinium-157 ({sup 157}Gd) has the largest thermal neutron capture cross section among any stable nuclei. The thermal neutron capture yields {gamma}-ray cascade with total energy of about 8 MeV. Because of these characteristics, Gd is applied for the recent neutrino detectors. Here, we propose an experiment to measure the multiplicity and the angular correlation of {gamma}-rays from the Gd neutron capture. With these information, we expect the improved identification of the Gd neutron capture.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4763447},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1484,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {11}
}