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.
|Pages (from-to)||482 - 485|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
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