Lutetium thermometry for Oklo natural reactors: a new look at old data

@inproceedings{Gould2012LutetiumTF,
  title={Lutetium thermometry for Oklo natural reactors: a new look at old data},
  author={C. Gould and Ė. Sharapov},
  year={2012}
}
Lutetium thermometry has been used to analyze Oklo natural nuclear reactor zones but leads to widely varying and puzzling predictions for the temperatures $T_O$ which in turn impacts bounds on time variation of the fine structure constant $\alpha$. We revisit results for reactor zone RZ10 in light of new measurements of the isomer branching ratio $B^g$ in $^{175}$Lu neutron capture at 5 and 25 keV. We recalculate predictions for $T_O$ as a function of $B^g$ using realistic models of the Oklo… Expand

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