Zirconium isotope found to be a neutron poison

Stephan Heinitz, Ulli Koester

Research outputpeer-review


Zirconium alloys are widely used as cladding material in nuclear reactors due to their neutron transparency. Now, it is shown that 88Zr has a surprisingly high neutron capture cross-section exceeding that of other zirconium isotopes by six orders of magnitude.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-209
Number of pages2
JournalNature Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 18 Feb 2019

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