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Tables for simplifying calculations of activities produced by thermal neutrons

Il Nuovo Cimento

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02802483

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Abstract

The method of calculation described is useful for the types of work of which examples are given. It is also useful in making rapid comparison of the activities that might be expected from several different elements. For instance, suppose it is desired to know which of the three elements, cobalt, nickel, or vanadium is, under similar conditions, activated to the greatest extent by thermal neutrons. If reference is made to a cross-section table only, the values may be misleading unless properly interpreted by a suitable comparison of half-lives and abundances. In this table all the variables have been combined and the desired information can be obtained directly from the values of A 3??, the activity produced per gram per second of irradiation, under the stated conditions. Hence, it is easily seen that, under similar circumstances of irradiation, vanadium is most easily activated even though the cross section of one of the cobalt isotopes is nearly five times that of vanadium and the cross section of one of the nickel isotopes is three times that of vanadium. ?? 1954 Societa?? Italiana di Fisica.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Tables for simplifying calculations of activities produced by thermal neutrons
Series title:
Il Nuovo Cimento
DOI:
10.1007/BF02802483
Volume
12
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1954
Language:
English
Publisher:
Societa?? Italiana di Fisica
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Il Nuovo Cimento
First page:
550
Last page:
571