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Radioactivity analysis in niobium activation foils

By G.E. Mueller

Abstract

The motivation for this study was to measure and analyze the activity of six (6) niobium (Nb) foils (the x-rays from an internal transition in Nb-93m) and apply this information with previously obtained activation foil data. The niobium data was used to determine the epithermal to MeV range for the neutron spectrum and fluence. The foil activation data was re-evaluated in a spectrum analysis code (STAY`SL) to provide new estimates of the exposure at the Los Alamos Spallation Radiation Effect Facility (LASREF). The activity of the niobium foils was measured and analyzed at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC) under the direction of Professor William Miller. The spectrum analysis was performed at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) by Professor Gary Mueller

Topics: Radioactivity, Irradiation, 36 Materials Science, Spallation, Neutron Flux, 66 Physics, Foils, Niobium 93, Ge Semiconductor Detectors, Niobium
Publisher: Missouri Univ., Rolla, MO (United States)
Year: 1995
DOI identifier: 10.2172/426967
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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