The ORNL analysis technique for extracting [Formula presented]-delayed multi-neutron branching ratios with BRIKEN

B. C. Rasco, N. T. Brewer, R. Yokoyama, R. Grzywacz, K. P. Rykaczewski, A. Tolosa-Delgado, J. Agramunt, J. L. Taín, A. Algora, O. Hall, C. Griffin, T. Davinson, V. H. Phong, J. Liu, S. Nishimura, G. G. Kiss, N. Nepal, A. Estrade

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Abstract

Many choices are available in order to evaluate large radioactive decay networks. There are many parameters that influence the calculated [Formula presented]-decay delayed single and multi-neutron emission branching fractions. We describe assumptions about the decay model, background, and other parameters and their influence on [Formula presented]-decay delayed multi-neutron emission analysis. An analysis technique, the ORNL BRIKEN analysis procedure, for determining [Formula presented]-delayed multi-neutron branching ratios in [Formula presented]-neutron precursors produced by means of heavy-ion fragmentation is presented. The technique is based on estimating the initial activities of zero, one, and two neutrons occurring in coincidence with an ion-implant and [Formula presented] trigger. The technique allows one to extract [Formula presented]-delayed multi-neutron decay branching ratios measured with the 3He BRIKEN neutron counter. As an example, two analyses of the [Formula presented]-neutron emitter 77Cu based on different a priori assumptions are presented along with comparisons to literature values.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A
Volume911
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2018

Keywords

  • Multi-neutron emission data analysis
  • Neutron detectors

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