Proposed experiment to measure γ-rays from the thermal neutron capture of gadolinium

Takatomi Yano, I. Ou, T. Izumi, R. Yamaguchi, T. Mori, M. Sakuda

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Abstract

Gadolinium-157 (157Gd) has the largest thermal neutron capture cross section among any stable nuclei. The thermal neutron capture yields γ-ray cascade with total energy of about 8 MeV. Because of these characteristics, Gd is applied for the recent neutrino detectors. Here, we propose an experiment to measure the multiplicity and the angular correlation of γ-rays from the Gd neutron capture. With these information, we expect the improved identification of the Gd neutron capture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOrigin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2011
Pages442-444
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012
EventInternational Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolutions of Galaxies 2011, OMEG 2011 - Wako, Japan
Duration: Nov 14 2011Nov 17 2011

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1484
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolutions of Galaxies 2011, OMEG 2011
CountryJapan
CityWako
Period11/14/1111/17/11

Keywords

  • Neutron capture γ -rays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Yano, T., Ou, I., Izumi, T., Yamaguchi, R., Mori, T., & Sakuda, M. (2012). Proposed experiment to measure γ-rays from the thermal neutron capture of gadolinium. In Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies 2011 (pp. 442-444). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1484). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4763447