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# A 10B-based neutron detector with stacked Multiwire Proportional Counters and macrostructured cathodes

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# Nuclear Physics

Selected contemporary works in Nuclear Physics
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## Systematic study of proton capture reactions in medium-mass nuclei relevant to the p process: The case of 103Rh and 113,115In

The cross sections of the $^{103}\mathrm{Rh}(p,\ensuremath{\gamma})^{104}\mathrm{Pd}$ and the $^{113,115}\mathrm{In}(p,\ensuremath{\gamma})^{114,116}\mathrm{Sn}$ reactions have been determined from $\ensuremath{\gamma}$ angular distribution measurements carried out at beam energies from 2 to 3.5 MeV. An array of four highly efficient HPGe detectors all shielded with BGO crystals for Compton background suppression was used. Astrophysical $S$ factors and reaction rates were deduced from the measured cross sections. Statistical model calculations were performed using the Hauser-Feshbach (HF) code TALYS and were compared with the new data. A good agreement between theory and experiment was found. In addition, the effect of different combinations of the nuclear input parameters entering the HF calculations on the ground-state reaction rates was investigated. It was found that these rates differ by a factor 3 at the most, being thus within the average discrepancies observed between calculated $p$-nuclei abundances and observations, if certain combinations of optical model potentials, nuclear level densities, and $\ensuremath{\gamma}$-ray strength functions are used.
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## Unexpectedly large charge radii of neutron-rich calcium isotopes

Doubly magic atomic nuclei [mdash] having a magic number of both protons and neutrons [mdash] are very stable. Now, experiments revealing unexpectedly large charge radii for a series of Ca isotopes put the doubly magic nature of the 52Ca nucleus into question.
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## The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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## Five ways particle accelerators have changed the world (without a Higgs boson in sight)

The Large Hadron Collider is probably the world’s most famous science experiment. The 27km-long ring-shaped particle accelerator beneath the edge of the...
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## Subterranean production of neutrons, 39Ar and 21Ne: Rates and uncertainties

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## TRIUMF's Four Decades of Discovery

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## Geoneutrinos

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## Can Four Neutrons Tango?

Evidence that the four-neutron system known as the tetraneutron exists as a resonance has been uncovered in an experiment at the RIKEN Radioactive Ion Beam Factory.
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Radiation is everywhere. The question is: How much?
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It comes with a printable infographic, too!

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## The skin of a nucleus

Ab initio calculations of an atomic nucleus with 48 nucleons set a benchmark for computational nuclear physics and provide new insights into the properties of the atomic nucleus and strongly interacting matter.
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## Measuring the activity of a 51Cr neutrino source based on the gamma-radiation spectrum

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## X-rays and plasma. News pathway for fusion?

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## International Conference on Nuclear Data for Science and Technology ND2016

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## The Man Who Survived A Proton Beam To The Brain

Daven Hiskey runs the wildly popular interesting fact website Today I Found Out. To subscribe to his “Daily Knowledge” newsletter, click
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## On Uncertainty Quantification in Particle Accelerators Modelling

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## The Cyclotron patent

On January 26, 1932, Ernest Lawrence applied for a patent on the cyclotron.
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## Neutron History Articles

Your entry into the neutron world.
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Great collection of articles on neutron history, focused on scattering by neutronsources.org

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## The quest for an electric dipole moment of the neutron

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## UC Berkeley to lead new \$25M nuclear science and security consortium

Multi-institution consortium to focus on research that supports nuclear nonproliferation
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## German Experiment Takes Tentative Steps Towards A Fusion Reactor

Yesterday, one of the grandest experimental fusion reactors in the world flared to life, converting hydrogen into a plasma for less than a second.
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## Oak Ridge Scientists Produce First Plutonium-238 in 30 Years | American Institute of Physics

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## High-resolving mass spectrographs and spectrometers

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## The status of the study of solar CNO neutrinos in the Borexino experiment

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## Measurement of the equilibrium charge state distributions of Ni, Co, and Cu beams in Mo at 2 MeV/u: review and evaluation of the relevant semi-empirical models

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