Total cross section scatttering of cold neutrons by protons in some cooled hydrogenous compounds

W. Van Dingenen, Marcel Nève De Mevergnies

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    Total neutron cross sections have been measured for some hydrogenous compounds (acetylene, ammonia, methane) condensed at different low temperatures, and for neutron wavelengths between 1 A and 12 A. From the variation of the neutron cross section as a function of temperature and neutron wavelength some Information Is derived about the dynamical behaviour of the bound protons. An interpretation of the results is tried In terms of an effective
    Debye temperature characterizing each moderator. For soIid ammonia the Debye-model fits rather weII, but for methane it seems inadequate.
    There appears to be a good correlation between the values obtained for the ineastic scattering cross section, and the results of earlier measurements on the output of cold neutron sources.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages11
    StatePublished - Jul 1963

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    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN

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