High Energy Proton Spallation -- Fission of Uranium

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The fission and spallation reactions caused in uranium by bombardment with high energy protons (340 t o 350 MeV) were investigated. The reaction products were separated from the target by chemical processes and identified by their radioactive properties. The relative yields of the observed fission products were measured, and the results plotted as a function of mass number. Several of the spallation products were identified and their yields estimated. An attempt was made to determine the most probable atomic number for a nuclide of given mass formed directly from fission. Studies were made of the relative yields along several isobaric ... continued below

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Folger, R.L.; Stevenson, P.C. & Seaborg, G.T. May 28, 1951.

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The fission and spallation reactions caused in uranium by bombardment with high energy protons (340 t o 350 MeV) were investigated. The reaction products were separated from the target by chemical processes and identified by their radioactive properties. The relative yields of the observed fission products were measured, and the results plotted as a function of mass number. Several of the spallation products were identified and their yields estimated. An attempt was made to determine the most probable atomic number for a nuclide of given mass formed directly from fission. Studies were made of the relative yields along several isobaric chains as a function of atomic number. From these data predictions of the mass and charge of the fissioning nucleus are made.

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  • Report No.: UCRL--1195-Rev.
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-05CH11231
  • DOI: 10.2172/915046 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 915046
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc886328

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Folger, R.L.; Stevenson, P.C. & Seaborg, G.T. High Energy Proton Spallation -- Fission of Uranium, report, May 28, 1951; Berkeley, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886328/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.