Zirconium isotope found to be a neutron poison

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Authors

  • ILL - Institut Laue Langevin

Abstract

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.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-209
Number of pages2
JournalNature Physics
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2019

Keywords

  • Zirconium, neutron, cross-section

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