Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 271, Issue 2, pp 425–429 | Cite as

Correction of k0-factors for non-1/v elements based on neutron spectrum measurements

  • H. Matsue
  • C. Yonezawa


Neutron spectra were measured by the time of flight method using a rotating disk chopper system in the JRR-3M prompt gamma ray analysis system. Effective g-factors for non-1/v elements such as Cd, Sm and Gd were calculated from the measured neutron spectra and the neutron cross section data, and they was used for correcting the k 0-factors. The resulting k 0-factors for the cold and thermal neutron beams agreed within 10%. Furthermore, the prompt gamma ray emission probabilities of Cd, Sm and Gd were derived from the corrected k 0-factors using other relevant physical constants.


Thermal Neutron Neutron Beam Neutron Spectrum Thermal Neutron Beam Cold Neutron Beam 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    C. Yonezawa, Non-destructive Elemental Analysis, Z. B. Alfassi (Ed.), Blackwell Science, 2001, p. 58.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    C. Yonezawa, A. K. Haji Wood, M. Hoshi, Y. Ito, E. Tachikawa, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res., A329 (1993) 207.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    G. L. Molnár, Zs. Révay, R. L. Paul, R. M. Lindstrom, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 234 (1998) 21.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    H. Matsue, C. Yonezawa, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 245 (2000) 189.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    H. Matsue, C. Yonezawa, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 249 (2001) 11.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    H. Matsue, C. Yonezawa, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 257 (2003) 565.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    H. Matsue, C. Yonezawa, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 255 (2003) 125.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    M. Suzuki, Y. Kawabata, H. Ichikawa, JAERI-M 92-201, 1992.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Y. Kawabata, M. Suzuki, J. Nucl. Sci. Technol., 30 (1993) 1050.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    I. Tamura, M. Suzuki, T. Hazawa, A. Moriai, N. Hori, F. Sasajima, K. Soyama, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res., A529 (2004) 234.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    H. Matsue, C. Yonezawa, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 262 (2004) 49.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    B. Fazekas, J. Östör, Z. Kis, A. Simonits, G. L. Molnár, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 233 (1998) 101.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    K. Shibata, T. Kawano, T. Nakagawa, O. Iwamoto, J. Katakura, T. Fukahori, S. Chiba, A. Hasegawa, T. Murata, H. Matunobu, T. Ohsawa, Y. Nakajima, T. Yoshida, A. Zukeran, M. Kawai, M. Baba, M. Ishikawa, T. Asami, T. Watanabe, Y. Watanabe, M. Igashira, N. Yamamuro, H. Kitazawa, N. Yamano, H. Takano, J. Nucl. Sci. Technol., 39 (2002) 1125.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    C. H. Westcott, AECL-1101, 1960.Google Scholar
  15. 15.
    S. Y. F. Chu, L. P. Ekström, R. B. Firestone, Isotope Explorer 3, a JAVA/HTML program available on the WWW at
  16. 16.
    R. B. Firestone, J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem., 243 (2000) 77.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    S. F. Mughabghab, M. Divadeenam, N. E. Holden, Neutron Cross Sections, Academic Press, 1981.Google Scholar
  18. 18.
    P. De Bievre, P. D. P. Taylor, Intern. J. Mass Spectrom. Ion Phys., 123 (1993) 149.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Akadémiai Kiadó 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Matsue
    • 1
  • C. Yonezawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Japan Atomic Energy Research InstituteIbaraki-kenJapan

Personalised recommendations