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"A New Approach to Estimating the Probability for β-delayed Neutron Emission"
E.A. McCutchan, A.A. Sonzogni, T.D. Johnson, D. Abriola, M. Birch and B. Singh
Nucl. Data Sheets 120 (2014) 62-65
The probability for neutron emission following β decay, Pn, is a crucial property for a wide range of physics and applications including nuclear structure, r-process nucleosynthesis, the control of nuclear reactors, and the post-processing of nuclear fuel. Despite much experimental effort, knowledge of Pn values is still lacking in very neutron-rich nuclei, requiring predictions from either systematics or theoretical models. Traditionally, systematic predictions were made by investigating the Pn value as a function of the decay Q value and the neutron separation energy in the daughter nucleus. A new approach to Pn systematics is presented which incorporates the half-life of the decay and the Q value for β-delayed neutron emission. This prescription correlates the known data better, and thus improves the estimation of Pn values for neutron-rich nuclei. Such an approach can be applied to generate input values for r-process network calculations or in the modeling of advanced fuel cycles.
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