Neutron Physics

  • K. H. Beckurts
  • K. Wirtz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Production and Nuclear Interaction of Neutrons

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      Pages 1-21
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      Pages 22-54
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      Pages 55-65
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      Pages 65-80
  3. The Theory of Neutron Fields

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      Pages 81-103
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      Pages 103-116
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      Pages 116-137
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      Pages 167-180
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      Pages 180-232
  4. The Determination of Flux and Spectrum in a Neutron Field

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      Pages 233-264
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      Pages 265-285
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      Pages 286-296
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      Pages 312-341
  5. The Determination of Neutron Transport Parameters

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 407-444

About this book

Introduction

This book is based upon a series of lectures I have occasionally given at the University of Gottingen since 1951. They were meant to introduce the students of experimental physics to the work in a neutron physics laboratory dealing with the problem of measuring neutron flux, diffusion length, Fermi age, effective neutron temperature, absorption cross sections and similar problems. Moreover, these lectures were intended to prepare the students for a subsequent lecture covering the physics of nuclear reactors. The original character of this series of lectures has been retained in the book. It is intended for use by students as well as anyone desiring to work on neutron physics measurements. The first half mainly covers the theory of neutron fields, i. e. essentially diffusion and slowing down theory. The second half is largely concerned with measurements in neutron fields. The appendix contains information and data which, in our experience, are frequently required in a neutron laboratory. The field of nuclear physics proper is briefly touched upon in the first two chapters, but only to the extent necessary for the understanding of the following chapters. The multitude of applications of neutron radiation has not been covered. The conclusion of this manuscript coincided with the end of my long period of activity with the Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik at Gottingen. To Professor HEISENBERG lowe thanks for his advice and suggestions for many of the subjects treated here.

Keywords

Cross section diffusion fields neutron nuclear physics nuclear reactor physics radiation

Authors and affiliations

  • K. H. Beckurts
    • 1
  • K. Wirtz
    • 1
  1. 1.Kernforschungszentrum KarlsruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-87614-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1964
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87616-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87614-1
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