Radiative capture (n,y) cross sections, in addition to their theoretical interest, are of great practical importance to the technology of reactor design. A knowledge of the absolute excitation functions of the various materials employed in reactors permits calculation of the effect of these materials on the reactivity of a reactor, and also enables shielding calculations to be made.
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Physics & Astronomy
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Sam J. Bame Jr.
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, University of California
Cubitt, Richard L.. "The Absolute Excitation Functions for the I 127 (n,y) I 128 and Na 23 (n,y) and Na 24 Reactions." (1959). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/phyc_etds/104