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Title: Effects of annealing on fission fragment release from electrodeposited Cf-252 thin-films

Abstract

In this work, samarium thin-films doped with a 252Cf radiotracer were used to study the effects of annealing on the release of fission fragments from electrodeposited films. An ammonium acetate molecular plating technique was utilized to perform the depositions. The fission fragment yields were measured using a unique technique involving the exposure of aluminum foils to the deposited material for a fixed time followed by gamma-ray spectroscopy to determine the rate at which the fission fragments implanted into the foils. Annealing of the electrodeposited films was found to have no effect on the release of fission fragments.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1607193
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1580294
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 955; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; Electrodeposition; Californium; Fission fragment

Citation Formats

Myhre, Kristian G., Burns, Jonathan, Sims, Nathan J., Stracener, Dan W., and Boll, Rose A.. Effects of annealing on fission fragment release from electrodeposited Cf-252 thin-films. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.163282.
Myhre, Kristian G., Burns, Jonathan, Sims, Nathan J., Stracener, Dan W., & Boll, Rose A.. Effects of annealing on fission fragment release from electrodeposited Cf-252 thin-films. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.163282
Myhre, Kristian G., Burns, Jonathan, Sims, Nathan J., Stracener, Dan W., and Boll, Rose A.. Thu . "Effects of annealing on fission fragment release from electrodeposited Cf-252 thin-films". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2019.163282. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1607193.
@article{osti_1607193,
title = {Effects of annealing on fission fragment release from electrodeposited Cf-252 thin-films},
author = {Myhre, Kristian G. and Burns, Jonathan and Sims, Nathan J. and Stracener, Dan W. and Boll, Rose A.},
abstractNote = {In this work, samarium thin-films doped with a 252Cf radiotracer were used to study the effects of annealing on the release of fission fragments from electrodeposited films. An ammonium acetate molecular plating technique was utilized to perform the depositions. The fission fragment yields were measured using a unique technique involving the exposure of aluminum foils to the deposited material for a fixed time followed by gamma-ray spectroscopy to determine the rate at which the fission fragments implanted into the foils. Annealing of the electrodeposited films was found to have no effect on the release of fission fragments.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2019.163282},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 955,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}