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Abstract

Investigations into neutron energy reactions have important ramifications in nuclear physics and astrophysics. The neutron activation technique can be used to determine the individual signature of different elements. The material to be studied is placed in close proximity to a radioactive source so that it absorbs radiation and becomes radioactive. The sample will decay at a particular rate so the amount of gamma radiation released on decay gives a good indication of the compounds present. This study provides the results of experiments concerning the nobel gas Argon when reacted with Chlorine and Sulphur isotopes. The experiment was carried out in a Geel Electron Linear Accelerator - GELINA - studying the neutron energy range from 10meV to 100keV. To achieve valuable results from the Argon data the mass loss of the sample must be considered when it has undergone radioactive decay. The data collected will allow improvements to be made in standards databases, therefore providing more accurate information for physicists to utilize in their research. As a result of the data collected the Maxwellian averaged value for the Argon reactions was calculated in temperature regions associated with astrophysics.

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Authors: GOEMINNE G, Department of Subatomic and Radiation Physics, RUG, Gent (BE);WAGEMANS C, Department of Subatomic and Radiation Physics, RUG, Gent (BE);WAGEMANS J, EC, JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);SEROT O, EC, JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);LOISELET M, Cyclotron Research Centre, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve (BE);GAELENS M, Cyclotron Research Centre, UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Physics (2000), further details unknown
Availability: Nuclear Physics (Journal)
Record Number: 200012131 / Last updated on: 2000-07-21
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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