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Japan researchers use cosmic rays to see nuclear fuel

Japan researchers use cosmic rays to see nuclear fuel | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers said Thursday they had succeeded in using cosmic rays to find nuclear fuel inside a reactor, a technology that might be helpful in the complicated decommissioning at Fukushima.

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Completing the nuclear reaction puzzle of the nucleosynthesis of 92Mo

Completing the nuclear reaction puzzle of the nucleosynthesis of 92Mo | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
One of the greatest questions for modern physics to address is how elements heavier than iron are created in extreme astrophysical environments. A particularly challenging part of that question is the creation of the so-called $p$-nuclei, which are believed to be mainly produced in some types of supernovae. The lack of needed nuclear data presents an obstacle in nailing down the precise site and astrophysical conditions. In this work, we present for the first time measurements on the nuclear level density and average $\ensuremath{\gamma}$ strength function of $^{92}\mathrm{Mo}$. State-of-the-art $p$-process calculations systematically underestimate the observed solar abundance of this isotope. Our data provide stringent constraints on the $^{91}\mathrm{Nb}(p,\ensuremath{\gamma})^{92}\mathrm{Mo}$ reaction rate, which is the last unmeasured reaction in the nucleosynthesis puzzle of $^{92}\mathrm{Mo}$. Based on our results, we conclude that the $^{92}\mathrm{Mo}$ abundance anomaly is not due to the nuclear physics input to astrophysical model calculations.
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Beamline Tests Show Progress in Detector Development - News from the neutron centers - News - Neutronsources

Beamline Tests Show Progress in Detector Development - News from the neutron centers - News - Neutronsources | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Your entry into the neutron world.
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How bright is the proton? A precise determination of the photon PDF

How bright is the proton? A precise determination of the photon PDF | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
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Radioactive decay of manganese-54 is not affected by the seasons, says physicist

Radioactive decay of manganese-54 is not affected by the seasons, says physicist | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
New study suggests electron-capture process is not influenced by Earth's proximity to the Sun
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American Physical Society Names ORNL's Holifield Facility Historic Physics Site

American Physical Society Names ORNL's Holifield Facility Historic Physics Site | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
The American Physical Society (APS) on Monday honored the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, located at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as an APS Historic Physics Site.
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Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a Foothold

Fundamental Fission Modeling Finds a Foothold | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Home of America's most powerful science supercomputer Titan located at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee.
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Viewpoint: Of Gluons and Fireflies

Viewpoint: Of Gluons and Fireflies | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Improved models of gluon fluctuations within protons have been developed and applied to particle collision data, pointing to strong gluon fluctuations at high energies.
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MSU engineering grant helps smooth ride for atomic nuclei through FRIB

MSU engineering grant helps smooth ride for atomic nuclei through FRIB | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Researchers from Michigan State University's College of Engineering will use a $1.1 million grant to try to make a nucleus's journey through the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams a little more fast and efficient.
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Utilization of 134Cs/137Cs in the environment to identify the reactor units that caused atmospheric releases during the Fukushima Daiichi accident

Utilization of 134Cs/137Cs in the environment to identify the reactor units that caused atmospheric releases during the Fukushima Daiichi accident | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactor units that generated large amounts of airborne discharges during the period of March 12–21, 2011 were identified individually by analyzing the combination of measured 134Cs/137Cs depositions on ground surfaces and atmospheric transport and deposition simulations.
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Intercomparison NaI(Tl) and HPGe spectrometry to studies of natural radioactivity on geological samples

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New frontiers in nuclear physics with high-power lasers and brilliant monochromatic gamma beams - IOPscience

New frontiers in nuclear physics with high-power lasers and brilliant monochromatic gamma beams - IOPscience | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
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A simple gamma spectrometry method for evaluating the burnup of MTR-type HEU fuel elements

A simple gamma spectrometry method for evaluating the burnup of MTR-type HEU fuel elements | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
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Radii and Binding Energies in Oxygen Isotopes: A Challenge for Nuclear Forces

Radii and Binding Energies in Oxygen Isotopes: A Challenge for Nuclear Forces | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it

Ab initio calculations using elastic scattering data on oxygen are able to accurately reproduce the isotopes' binding energies but fail to describe the charge and matter radii of the most neutron-rich systems.

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Gammasphere's Starring Role in THE HULK

Gammasphere's Starring Role in THE HULK | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Not just a sci-fi plot device, real life machine reveals inner forces inside unstable atomic nuclei.
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The TRIUMF-ISAC facility: two decades of discovery with rare isotope beams - IOPscience

The TRIUMF-ISAC facility: two decades of discovery with rare isotope beams - IOPscience | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
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Making bright X-ray pulses with shapely electron bunches

Making bright X-ray pulses with shapely electron bunches | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Laser-selected electrons emit shorter pulses to probe chemical reactions.
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Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement on track for completion

Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement on track for completion | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Donors to the Chernobyl Shelter Fund have welcomed news that the New Safe Confinement being built to protect damaged Reactor 4 and support long-term decommissioning is on schedule to be slid into position in November this year.
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