Accession Number : AD0294564

Title :   THE NUCLEAR PROPERTIES OF RHENIUM

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : WETHINGTON,JOHN A.,JR. ; KARAM,R.A. ; BISSELLE,C.A.

Report Date : 08 DEC 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The resolution of a scintillation spectrometer is from about 6 to 20 percent; cons quently, there is no p ssibility of improving the data of Groshev et al with the present equipment. Si ce the activation cross section of rhenium is known, the spectrum of gamma rays from thermal eutron capture is know , and the energy and half-life of the decay gamma photons are known, one can calculate the magnitude of secondary gamma photon production in rhenium shields for thermal reactors. With the emphasis that is now being placed on small fast re ctors, the most productive line of reshis energy quite attractive. High energy neutron interactions with heavy ele ents can result in a number of processes ot possible with lower energy neutrons; consequently, res arch in his area should be productive. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GAMMA RAYS, *NUCLEAR REACTIONS, *RHENIUM, NEUTRON CAPTURE GAMMA RAYS, PHOTONS, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, RADIOCHEMISTRY, THERMAL NEUTRONS

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