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Detection of uranium fission products through neutron activation
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI).
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract—Uranium compounds are used in many nuclear

power plants, and the neutron-induced fission reactions produce

many decay products. Some of these are of interest from an

efficiency or safety point of view. For this reason, it is important to

quantitatively and qualitatively know these nuclides.The objective

of this study is to experimentally determine these properties

through neutron activation and gamma ray spectroscopy. Using

a germanium semiconductor detector, gamma rays emitted from

fission daughter isotopes produced from neutron irradiation of

a uranium sample are measured. The resulting spectra are

analyzed, proving the existence of fission daughter isotopes in

the specimen. The data also provides experimental estimations

of initial half-life of these isotopes.

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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193708OAI: diva2:1033800
Available from: 2016-10-10 Created: 2016-10-10 Last updated: 2016-10-10Bibliographically approved

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