The surprisingly large neutron capture cross-section of 88Zr

  title={The surprisingly large neutron capture cross-section of 88Zr},
  author={Jennifer A. Shusterman and Nicholas D. Scielzo and Keenan J. Thomas and Eric B. Norman and Suzanne E. Lapi and C. Shaun Loveless and Nickie J Peters and John David Robertson and Dawn A. Shaughnessy and Anton P. Tonchev},
The probability that a nucleus will absorb a neutron—the neutron capture cross-section—is important to many areas of nuclear science, including stellar nucleosynthesis, reactor performance, nuclear medicine and defence applications. Although neutron capture cross-sections have been measured for most stable nuclei, fewer results exist for radioactive isotopes, and statistical-model predictions typically have large uncertainties1. There are almost no nuclear data for neutron-induced reactions of… 
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