Home / Store / Journals / Electronic Articles / Nuclear Science and Engineering / Volume 41 / Number 2
T. Gozani, G. D. Trimble
Nuclear Science and Engineering
Volume 41 / Number 2 / August 1970 / Pages 164-176
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Careful measurements and calculations of the neutron spectrum in an aqueous solution of erbium nitrate are described. The validity of the infinite medium calculation is scrutinizingly studied. As a result it is shown that the discrepancy between measurement and calculation is caused by a too high (by about 10%) absorption cross section of erbium. This result is substantiated by two independent integral tests; the fundamental time eigenvalue of the system and the neutron conservation test.
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