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Resonance capture of neutrons in infinite homogeneous media

Schermer, R. and Corngold, N. (1959) Resonance capture of neutrons in infinite homogeneous media. Proceedings of the Physical Society of London, 73 (4). pp. 561-571. ISSN 0370-1328. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:SCHpps59

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Abstract

In a previous paper, a variational principle was introduced for 1 - p, the capture probability for neutrons slowing down in a homogeneous medium of infinite extent. In the present paper, the variational principle is used together with simple but accurate trial functions to obtain expressions for (i) corrections to the commonly used 'narrow resonance' formula for capture and (ii) interference effects in the capture of neutrons by closely spaced resonances.


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Additional Information:© Institute of Physics and IOP Publishing Limited 1959. Received 10 November 1958. Print publication: Issue 4 (1 April 1959). The authors acknowledge with thanks the computational assistance given them by Mr. William Bornstein.
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Alternative URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0370-1328/73/4/304
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:05 Oct 2005
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