Accession Number : AD0273541

Title :   THE NUCLEAR PROPERTIES OF RHENIUM

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : KARAM,R.A. ; PARKINSON,T.F. ; MUNNO,F.J.

Report Date : 08 MAR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The nuclear reactions Re-185 (n,p) W-185, Re-187 (n,p) W-187, Re-185 (n,alpha) Ta-182, Re-187 (n,alpha) Ta-184, Re-185 (n,2n) Re-184 and Re-187 (n,2n) Re-186 wih 14 Mev neutrons are discussed theoretically. It appears that the (n,alpha) reactions are not possible. The (n,p) reactions are possible but not very probable. The (n,2n) reactions have the largest cross sections of any of these reactions. The Re-187 (n,2n) Re-186 reactions cross section was calculated to be 2.3 barns compared to a preliminary experimental value of 2.49 ! 50% barns. (Author)

Descriptors :   *NEUTRON CROSS SECTIONS, *RHENIUM, GAMMA NEUTRON REACTIONS, ISOTOPES, NUCLEAR PHYSICS, NUCLEAR REACTIONS, RADIOCHEMISTRY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE