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The $^{135}$Cs(n,$\gamma$) cross section at 30 and 500 keV

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N. Patronis, P. A. Assimakopoulos, S. Dababneh, M. Heil, F. Kaeppeler, D. Karamanis, P. E. Koehler, R. Plag
N. Patronis, P. A. Assimakopoulos, S. Dababneh, M. Heil, F. Kaeppeler, D. Karamanis, P. E. Koehler, R. Plag

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The neutron capture cross section of the unstable isotope $^{135}$Cs was measured relative to that of gold by means of the activation method. The sample was produced by ion implantation in a high resolution mass separator and irradiated with quasi-monoenergetic neutrons at 30 keV and 500 keV, using the $^{7}$Li(p,n)$^{7}$Be reaction. After the irradiations at the above energies, one more irradiation with thermal neutrons was used for defining the sample mass and for measuring the half-life of $^{136}$Cs. The neutron capture cross section was  determined as 164 $\pm$ 10 mbarn and 34.8 $\pm$ 3.0 mbarn at 30 keV and 500 keV, respectively, and were used to normalize the theoretically derived cross section shape.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12681/hnps.3346

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