Disintegration by Slow Neutrons

@article{Chadwick1935DisintegrationBS,
  title={Disintegration by Slow Neutrons},
  author={J. Chadwick and M. Goldhaber},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1935},
  volume={135},
  pages={65-65}
}
FERMI and his collaborators1 have reported that neutrons slowed down by collisions in substances containing hydrogen are captured by many nuclei very much more frequently than are fast neutrons. In the cases reported, the process is one of pure capture, resulting in the formation of a higher isotope. It is to be expected that slow neutrons may cause a nuclear transformation with the emission of heavy particles if energy can be released in the process. The probability of such a reaction will… Expand
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