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Title: Distinguishing fissions of 232Th, 237Np and 238U with beta-delayed gamma rays

Abstract

Measurements of beta-delayed gamma-ray spectra following 14-MeV neutron-induced fissions of 232Th, 238U, and 237Np were conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s 88-Inch Cyclotron. Spectra were collected for times ranging from 1 minute to 14 hours after irradiation. Lastly, intensity ratios of gamma-ray lines were extracted from the data that allow identification of the fissioning isotope.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3]
  1. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Nuclear Engineering
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Contributing Org.:
Nuclear Science and Security Consortium
OSTI Identifier:
1454517
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0000979; AC02-05CH11231; AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 304; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-583X
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Fission; Beta-delayed gamma rays; Germanium detectors; Plastic scintillation detectors; Nuclear forensics

Citation Formats

Iyengar, A., Norman, E. B., Howard, C., Angell, C., Kaplan, A., Ressler, J. J., Chodash, P., Swanberg, E., Czeszumska, A., Wang, B., Yee, R., and Shugart, H. A. Distinguishing fissions of 232Th, 237Np and 238U with beta-delayed gamma rays. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2013.03.054.
Iyengar, A., Norman, E. B., Howard, C., Angell, C., Kaplan, A., Ressler, J. J., Chodash, P., Swanberg, E., Czeszumska, A., Wang, B., Yee, R., & Shugart, H. A. Distinguishing fissions of 232Th, 237Np and 238U with beta-delayed gamma rays. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2013.03.054.
Iyengar, A., Norman, E. B., Howard, C., Angell, C., Kaplan, A., Ressler, J. J., Chodash, P., Swanberg, E., Czeszumska, A., Wang, B., Yee, R., and Shugart, H. A. Mon . "Distinguishing fissions of 232Th, 237Np and 238U with beta-delayed gamma rays". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2013.03.054. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1454517.
@article{osti_1454517,
title = {Distinguishing fissions of 232Th, 237Np and 238U with beta-delayed gamma rays},
author = {Iyengar, A. and Norman, E. B. and Howard, C. and Angell, C. and Kaplan, A. and Ressler, J. J. and Chodash, P. and Swanberg, E. and Czeszumska, A. and Wang, B. and Yee, R. and Shugart, H. A.},
abstractNote = {Measurements of beta-delayed gamma-ray spectra following 14-MeV neutron-induced fissions of 232Th, 238U, and 237Np were conducted at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s 88-Inch Cyclotron. Spectra were collected for times ranging from 1 minute to 14 hours after irradiation. Lastly, intensity ratios of gamma-ray lines were extracted from the data that allow identification of the fissioning isotope.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nimb.2013.03.054},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms},
number = C,
volume = 304,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {4}
}

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