Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 45, Issue 1, pp 155–167 | Cite as

Self-shielding and burn-out effects in the irradiation of strongly-neutron-absorbing material

  • T. Sekine
  • H. Baba
Physical Methods Section


Self-shielding and burn-out effects are discussed in the evaluation of radioisotopes formed by neutron irradiation of a strongly-neutron-absorbing material. A method of the evaluation of such effects is developed both for thermal and epithermal neutrons. Results of the calculation are discussed in comparison with the observed yields of153Gd,160Tb, and161Tb for the case of neutron irradiation of disc-shaped targets of gadolinium oxide.


Neutron Flux Thermal Neutron Neutron Irradiation Epithermal Neutron Linear Absorption Coefficient 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Sekine
    • 1
  • H. Baba
    • 1
  1. 1.Japan Atomic Energy Research InstituteIbaraki-kenJapan

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