Section of Radiochemistry
Institute of Chemistry
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural sciences
University of Oslo
Understand the principle of neutron activation
Deconvolution of a decay curve with two components
Neutron Activation of Ag with a Pu/Be n-source (read)
How to Calculate End-of-Irradiation Yields of Ag-isotopes (read)
Questions for the Students
Use the cross-sections from the nuclear chart, the half life and a thermal neutron-flux of 2*103 n/cm2s to estimate the relative amount you will produce for a 144 s irradiation. Which nuclei will be dominant?
Determine what kind of gamma radiation to expect from the silver isotopes produced in the irradiation and their associated relative intensity (e.g. from [Berkeley/Lund database]).
Need silver disk and a neutron source, or if using RoboLab an internet connection.
It is possible to perform this exercise with RoboLab