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P. Benetti, A. Cesana, A. Dodaro, S. Mongelli, G.L. Raselli, M. Terrani, F. Troiani

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Abstract

The isotope242mAm is an interesting nuclide as it shows one of the known highest neutron fission cross-section. This could be useful in some special applications, like nuclear reactors for space propulsion, electricity production by direct energy conversion and small-core nuclear reactors. However its availability, in particular at high isotopic abundance, is at present a serious drawback. We have experimentally tested a growth model for the production of242mAm by means of241Am (n, γ)242 mAm reaction in thermal nuclear reactors. The obtained results are found to be in agreement with the model itself. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482 - 485
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Volume564
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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Benetti, P., Cesana, A., Dodaro, A., Mongelli, S., Raselli, G. L., Terrani, M., & Troiani, F. (2006). Production of. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 564(1), 482 - 485. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2006.04.029