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Manga gives real-life look at Fukushima plant workers in action

Manga gives real-life look at Fukushima plant workers in action | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
A manga that describes the reality of daily life at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant through the eyes of a worker is enjoying popularity.
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Looking through the crystal ball at nuclear structure physics

Looking through the crystal ball at nuclear structure physics | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Nuclei are at the core of everything in day to day life. Understanding how they work and interact is a fundamental science vital to applications in the real world as well as pure research.
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Iran releases physicist after five years in jail

Iran releases physicist after five years in jail | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
Omid Kokabee, who became seriously ill while serving time on controversial treason charges, will now allowed to leave the country.
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Anthropogenic and naturally occurring radionuclide content in near surface air in Cáceres (Spain)

Anthropogenic and naturally occurring radionuclide content in near surface air in Cáceres (Spain) | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
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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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Lifetime measurement of the 4+ state of 58Ni with the recoil distance method

Lifetime measurement of the 4+ state of 58Ni with the recoil distance method | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
The quadrupole transition rate for the ${4}_{1}^{+}\ensuremath{\rightarrow}{2}_{1}^{+}$ transition of $^{58}\mathrm{Ni}$ was determined from an application of the recoil distance method with the Gamma-Ray Energy Tracking In-beam Nuclear Array (GRETINA). The present result of the $B(E2;{4}_{1}^{+}\ensuremath{\rightarrow}{2}_{1}^{+})$ was found to be ${50}_{\ensuremath{-}6}^{+11}\phantom{\rule{4pt}{0ex}}{e}^{2}\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}{\mathrm{fm}}^{4}$, which is about three times smaller than the literature value, indicating substantially less collectivity than previously believed. Shell model calculations performed with the GXPF1A effective interaction agree with the present data and the validity of the standard effective charges in understanding collectivity in the nickel isotopes is discussed.
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Cloud server an avenue for foreign nationals to use certain U.S. nuclear codes

Cloud server an avenue for foreign nationals to use certain U.S. nuclear codes | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
A cloud based server at a national lab allows researchers from across the globe access to computer codes that could help them design safer nuclear reactors, or safely transport nuclear material. Opened for business in April of last year by the Radiation Safety Information Computational Center, the server allows its users to work on projects “in the interests of the U.S. government.” So far, only 80 people have access, but Timothy Valentine, director of the center, hopes that will soon expand. The center is teaming up with Nuclear Energy Agency’s Data Bank to establish a training workshop in late fall or early winter for those who usually have limited access to the code, particularly Russian citizens.
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Performance of the Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy (VANDLE)

Performance of the Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy (VANDLE) | Nuclear Physics | Scoop.it
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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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