THE YIELDS OF 129I IN NATURAL AND IN NEUTRON-INDUCED FISSION OF URANIUM

@article{Purkayastha1956THEYO,
  title={THE YIELDS OF 129I IN NATURAL AND IN NEUTRON-INDUCED FISSION OF URANIUM},
  author={B. Purkayastha and G. R. Martin},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Chemistry},
  year={1956},
  volume={34},
  pages={293-300}
}
Measurements have been made, by a radioactivation technique, of the 129I formed in uranium by pile-neutron-induced fission, and in pitchblende by the natural fission of uranium. The amount found in the pile-neutron-irradiated uranium corresponds to a fission yield of 0.90% at mass 129. The natural production of 129I in pitchblende is discussed in the light of the mass-spectrometric measurements of spontaneous fission xenon made by Thode and his collaborators. An upper limit of 1 part in 108 can… Expand
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