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A laser-induced repetitive fast neutron source applied for gold activation analysis

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4 Author(s)
Lee, Sungman ; Quantum Optics Division, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute, Daejeon 305-600, South Korea ; Park, Sangsoon ; Lee, Kitae ; Cha, Hyungki

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A laser-induced repetitively operated fast neutron source was developed for applications in laser-driven nuclear physics research. The developed neutron source, which has a neutron yield of approximately 4 × 105 n/pulse and can be operated up to a pulse repetition rate of 10 Hz, was applied for a gold activation analysis. Relatively strong delayed gamma spectra of the activated gold were measured at 333 keV and 355 keV, and proved the possibility of the neutron source for activation analyses. In addition, the nuclear reactions responsible for the measured gamma spectra of gold were elucidated by the 14 MeV fast neutrons resulting from the D(t,n)He4 nuclear reaction, for which the required tritium originated from the primary fusion reaction, D(d,p)T3.

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Review of Scientific Instruments  (Volume:83 ,  Issue: 12 )

Date of Publication:

Dec 2012

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