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Title: Measurement of neutron capture on Xe 136

136Xe is a 0νββ decay candidate isotope, and is used in multiple experiments searching for this hypothetical decay mode. These experiments require precise information about neutron capture for their background characterization and minimization. Thermal and resonant neutron capture on 136Xe have been measured at the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. A neutron beam ranging from thermal energy to greater than 100 keV was incident on a gas cell filled with isotopically pure 136Xe. The relative neutron capture cross sections for neutrons at thermal energies and the first resonance at 2.154 keV have been measured. Furthermore, the γ cascades for these captures have been measured, and cascade models have been developed which may be used by 0νββ experiments using 136Xe.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [3] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
  2. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States); Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  3. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  4. Charles Univ. in Prague, Prague (Czech Republic)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
DOE-IU-12191-2
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985; PRVCAN
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012191; AC52-06NA25396; AC52-07NA27344
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 94; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1481203
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1327431

Albert, J. B., Daugherty, S. J., Johnson, T. N., O'Conner, T., Kaufman, L. J., Couture, A., Ullmann, J. L., and Krtička, M.. Measurement of neutron capture on Xe136. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.94.034617.
Albert, J. B., Daugherty, S. J., Johnson, T. N., O'Conner, T., Kaufman, L. J., Couture, A., Ullmann, J. L., & Krtička, M.. Measurement of neutron capture on Xe136. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.94.034617.
Albert, J. B., Daugherty, S. J., Johnson, T. N., O'Conner, T., Kaufman, L. J., Couture, A., Ullmann, J. L., and Krtička, M.. 2016. "Measurement of neutron capture on Xe136". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.94.034617. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1481203.
@article{osti_1481203,
title = {Measurement of neutron capture on Xe136},
author = {Albert, J. B. and Daugherty, S. J. and Johnson, T. N. and O'Conner, T. and Kaufman, L. J. and Couture, A. and Ullmann, J. L. and Krtička, M.},
abstractNote = {136Xe is a 0νββ decay candidate isotope, and is used in multiple experiments searching for this hypothetical decay mode. These experiments require precise information about neutron capture for their background characterization and minimization. Thermal and resonant neutron capture on 136Xe have been measured at the Detector for Advanced Neutron Capture Experiments (DANCE) at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center. A neutron beam ranging from thermal energy to greater than 100 keV was incident on a gas cell filled with isotopically pure 136Xe. The relative neutron capture cross sections for neutrons at thermal energies and the first resonance at 2.154 keV have been measured. Furthermore, the γ cascades for these captures have been measured, and cascade models have been developed which may be used by 0νββ experiments using 136Xe.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.94.034617},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 3,
volume = 94,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}