Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter

1.7.1.4 Thermal neutron irradiation

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This chapter discusses production of atomic defects by thermal neutron irradiation. The kinetic energy of thermal neutrons is too low to produce stable displacements in metals by recoil events. But when a neutron is captured by a nucleus it may initiate a cascade of γ-rays with a total energy up to the neutron’s binding energy. Cross sections for capturing of thermal neutrons σth and damage rate data are tabulated.

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1.7.1.4 Thermal neutron irradiation
Book Title
Atomic Defects in Metals
In
1.7.1 Production of atomic defects in pure, polycrystalline metals
Book DOI
10.1007/b37800
Chapter DOI
10.1007/10011948_10
Part of
Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter
Volume
25
Editors
  • H. Ullmaier
  • Authors
  • P. Jung
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