Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter

1.7.1.5 Fission neutron, fast neutron, and fission fragment irradiation

Abstract

This chapter discusses production of atomic defects by fission neutron, fast neutron, and fission fragment irradiation. Neutrons from nuclear fission have a broad spectrum of energies. Monochromatization of reactor neutrons would lead to an intolerable loss in intensity. Nuclear reactions, initiated by accelerated particles, like (d, T), (d, Be), (d, Li) etc, give neutron beams with a narrow energy spectrum, but up to now with rather low fluxes. As damage energy cross section is most commonly used to characterize a neutron spectrum with respect to damage production, it is used to compare damage rates in different reactor spectra. Low temperature damage rate data of fast neutrons and fission fragments are summarized.

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Title
1.7.1.5 Fission neutron, fast neutron, and fission fragment 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_11
Part of
Landolt-Börnstein - Group III Condensed Matter
Volume
25
Editors
  • H. Ullmaier
  • Authors
  • P. Jung
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