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Neutron Emission Spectra of Triton Beams of 20.22-MeV Fully Stopped in Targets of H2O, D2O, LiF, Si, Ni, Mo, Ta, W, Pt, and Au

M. Drosg, D. M. Drake

Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 182 / Number 2 / February 2016 / Pages 256-260

Technical Note /

First Online Publication:January 15, 2016
Updated:February 2, 2016

The Ion Beam Facility of Los Alamos National Laboratory could routinely provide accelerated bunched triton beams to be used in neutron time-of-flight experiments. Exploratory measurements at 0 deg were done to determine the neutron yield with target materials throughout the periodic system yielding absolute specific double-differential neutron yields. Only a few of these measurements were made public previously. The results of these measurements having a mainly demonstrative purpose are presented here because of their uniqueness. For lithium and beryllium, double-differential neutron emission cross sections are given at 17.2 and 15.2 MeV, respectively.

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