Am-241 incineration measurements with activation method in the QUINTA neutron field
1 National Centre for Nuclear Research, 05-400 Otwock-Świerk, Poland
2 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Russia
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Published online: 3 April 2019
Am-241 sample was irradiated in spallation neutrons produced in ADS setup QUINTA at the JINR in Dubna. The energy was 660 MeV in the proton beam. The incineration study method was based on gamma-ray spectrometry. During the analysis of the spectra, several fission products were identified. Fission product activities yielded the number of fissions. Nevertheless, the lines are assumed to belong to the neutron capture product covered by parasitic Np-238 decay lines. The Np-238 lines as a result of neutron capture by Np-237 made impossible to determine the number of captures in Am-241.
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