The electrodeposition of Sm targets for (n, alpha) studies
A method of electrodeposition from ethanol was developed for production of (149)Sm targets of area 50x60mm(2) to be used for experiments. Targets of 60ug,cm(2) Sm were obtained with an Sm yield of 50% and a Sm mass fraction of 35% after calcination of the layers at 450 degrees Celsius. Target substrates were 20um aluminium foils mounted on brass frames. A water-cooling jig was constructed to protect the glue used for mounting during the calcination process. The layers were characterized by inductively-coupled plasma sourced mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and by neutron activation analysis (NAA).
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 19th World Conference of INTDS, Oak Ridge (US), 5-9th October, 1998
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Record Number: 199910813 / Last updated on: 1999-06-07
Original language: en
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